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Middle School Principal (2018-2019 School Year)

POSITION INFORMATION

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time Middle School Principal for the 2018-2019 school year. Administrative certification desirable, but not required. Experience with urban youth and personalized learning required. 

Overview of Our School

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is a K4-12 Christian School. The school is a student-centered environment where young learners take ownership of their education not only in academics, but also physical health, creativity, and faith. Our graduates will go on to achieve their highest potential and make our city, and ultimately the world, a better place.

VISION

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy develops students to be tomorrow’s leaders.  They will be known for their strength of character, courage, intellect, impactful contributions and their faith.

MISSION

We will develop the leaders of tomorrow by:

  • Providing exceptional Christian based education
  • Offering am uninterrupted K-12 educational experience
  • Educating the whole child – mind, body and soul
  • Maximizing the potential of each individual student through personalized instruction
  • Integrating family, faith, academics and athletics/arts
  • Emphasizing grit, persistence and personal responsibility
  • Offering a safe, stimulating and welcoming school environment

Reporting structures: The Middle School Principal will report to the Superintendent.  The middle school principal will manage the 6th to 8th grade staff, including teachers, instructional assistants, special educators, and other service providers.  

Position Description

The Middle School Principal serves as the academic leader of the middle school.  He or she is responsible for executing the school’s vision and providing an uninterrupted pathway to student achievement that includes personalized instruction, innovative curriculum, world-class teachers and superior opportunities to participate in athletics, performing arts and community service. This leader will serve as a role model of mature Christian faith for our students and their families.

Critical to the role is the ability to manage many priorities including curriculum planning and development, program evaluation, teacher observation and supervision, data-driven instruction, financial management, resource scheduling and facilities operations.  Performance responsibilities include:

Instructional Leadership

  • Develop academic goals and performance benchmark.  Ensure accountability and performance management of teachers to ensure student achievement gains are realized.  
  • Build a high-performing, consistent data-driven culture across the school.  Use the data to make instructional, program and evaluation decisions.
  • Implement a coaching, observation and feedback cycle that effectively develops staff.
  • Vertically plan and align with elementary school leadership to ensure a strong, aligned learning continuum throughout the K to 12 system.

School Culture 

  • Develop and promote a strong school culture as well as the school’s core values, philosophy, and faith identity.   
  • Build collaborations and partnerships throughout the community to add value to the school and assist in student recruitment.
  • Oversee student discipline ensuring that student discipline is addressed in a consistent, fair and timely manner.
  • Build and retain staff, students, and families to ensure a high teacher and student retention rate.

Human Capital 

  • Determine the schools’ staffing plan aligned to the four-year school build-out.
  • Market, recruit and admit founding teachers and staff members for the school.
  • In partnership with the superintendent, build a human capital strategy, talent partnerships and career paths for the school staff.  
  • Oversee middle school staff performance management and annual evaluations. 

Spiritual Leadership

  • Nurture the faith and development of the school community.
  • Ensure high-quality faith experiences and formation for all students.
  • Provide ongoing opportunities for students, families and staff to celebrate faith.

Resource Management

  • In partnership with the CFO, create the middle school annual budget.  Oversee and monitor the budget and distribute resources to maintain a balanced budget.
  • Manage use of school facilities; supervise maintenance to ensure a safe and clean school.
  • Develop and implement building policies and procedures.
  • Oversee all operations, programs, and extracurricular activities of the school.

Required Qualifications

  • A belief in the ability of every child and a commitment to ensure excellence for each student
  • Three to five years as a high-performing, urban school leader
  • Master’s degree and an administrator's license preferred
  • Active membership and participation in a local church
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; bilingual in Spanish is a plus
  • Team player committed to the St. Augustine Preparatory mission and model
  • Lastly and most important, the candidate must demonstrate and possess the highest integrity and be able to live the values and culture of St. Augustine Preparatory School

Non-Discriminatory Policy

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin or any other basis prohibited by law when hiring, promoting, establishing wages, or providing benefits.
 
As a faith-based institution based on biblical principles, St. Augustine Preparatory Academy hires employees who agree with the school's Mission Statement and Statement of Beliefs and adhere to biblical standards of conduct.

 

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