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5 May 2020

Principal or Vice Principal Secondary (6-12) Assistant Principal

Lotus School for Excellence
 Aurora, Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

SECONDARY (6-12) ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

About Lotus School for Excellence:

Lotus School for Excellence is a K-12, college-prep public charter school with a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus.

All employees at Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) work together to create academic, social, and ethical leaders. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability for this position. However, LSE expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and successful outcomes for our students.

Position Summary:

The Secondary (6-12) Assistant Principal demonstrates outstanding leadership, management and supervisory skills to promote learning for each student.  The Secondary Assistant Principal, along with each member of the secondary admin team, will be a visible instructional leader of the school, daily interacting with students, teachers, parents, and community members to promote a safe, positive, and productive environment that is conducive to achieving the school’s vision and mission. The Secondary AP is an instructional leader – coordinating, counseling and supervising a variety of personnel and programs; supporting, coaching, mentoring and evaluating staff; and fostering collaboration between teachers and among staff and parents. 

 

Essential Functions:

Instruction:

  • Partner with Secondary (6-12) Principal to provide highly effective, regular instructional coaching that is differentiated to coach each teacher to breakthrough academic results
  • Lead planning meetings with teachers to ensure teachers consistently and effectively deliver rigorous Colorado Academic Standards (CAS)  – aligned content to students daily
  • Support teachers in analyzing student work and data to close instructional gaps and ensure strong student mastery of daily objectives and grade-level content standards
  • Consistently / effectively model revolutionary instructional and classroom management strategies
  • Work with the Secondary (6-12) Principal in overseeing Specialized Services, including IEPs, 504s and ALP plans
  • Facilitate LSE Remote Learning Program, including support of staff and students
  • Provide oversight of the Secondary MTSS process
  • The Secondary AP will perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Secondary Principal and K-12 Executive Director

 

Culture:

  • Support the Secondary Principal and admin team to implement strong systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming school environment, including serving as the Administrator on Duty
  • Use real-time coaching to support teachers in creating strong classroom routines and procedures ensuring all classrooms are physically and emotionally safe and conducive to student learning
  • Support the school-wide incentive (PBIS) and discipline systems, student events, and family and community engagement opportunities
  • Ensure school-wide student safety and maximize learning time by upholding school-wide behavioral expectations and supporting larger student discipline issues
  • Provide daily leadership during community gatherings that set the tone for academic programs
  • Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit input and share student social and academic progress, while empowering teachers to do the same
  • Assist with student recruitment and enrollment

 

Assessments:

  • Provide oversight of secondary testing and standardized assessments (including but not limited to CMAS, iReady, PSAT/SAT and AP exams)

 

Minimum Qualifications (or preferences where noted): 

  • Current Colorado Teaching License and Colorado Principal License (preferred or in the process of receiving it)
  • Master’s Degree in Education or a related field
  • English Language Acquisition (ELA) certified via Colorado Department of Education (strongly preferred)
  • Minimum of two years of experience as a school leader (preferably at the secondary level)
  • Minimum of five years of teaching experience in a diverse setting at the middle or high school level (strongly preferred)
  • Minimum of one year of instructional coaching at the middle or high school level (strongly preferred)
  • Has experience in sheltered instruction and supporting English Learners (required)
  • Speaks Spanish and/or has experience working with English Learners (preferred)
  • Has experience with remote (distance / virtual) learning programs
  • Prior charter school experience (preferred)

 

Reports to: Secondary (6-12) Principal

Supervisory Relationship: The Secondary Assistant Principal will supervise licensed teachers and support staff as assigned 

 

Job Type: Full-time (218-day schedule)

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • $70,000.00 to $85,000.00 / year (BOE)
  • Participation in CO PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k contribution option
  • Funding of 100 percent of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans
  • Approximately three weeks of summer vacation, approximately four weeks of school holidays and vacations, and 10 days of paid time off annually

How to Apply

To be considered, please submit a resume and a cover letter to: HR@lotusschool.org

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Job Tags: BOE. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.