Assistant Principal - Middle School

  • Full-time
  • Department: School Leadership
  • Start Date: Next year opening

Company Description

KIPP KC is part of a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory charter schools with a track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and in life.  

Together with families and communities, KIPP Kansas City Public Schools works to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence they need to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. We are a Pre-K through 10th grade school located in the historical 18th and Vine District. We are part of a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory charter schools with a track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in life. KIPP KC opened its first school, KIPP Endeavor Academy, in 2007 with approximately 31 fifth grade students. Today, KIPP Kansas City has grown to serve students in Pre-Kindergarten through 11th grade and is currently educating approximately 850 students.

Job Description

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Instructional Leadership

  • Manage a cohort of teachers to achieve their individual development goals, coordinate action plans for professional growth, and evaluate progress in each goal

  • Provide continuous coaching and evaluation on all competencies of the KIPP Teaching Competency Model

  • Support the development of teacher-driven professional goals through a regular observation feedback cycle and data cycle

  • Perform quarterly performance reviews of a cohort of teachers

  • Collaborate with the School Leader to plan and implement teacher professional development, including coordination of action research collaboratives and whole-staff professional development sessions

Curriculum & Assessment Leadership

  • Support and facilitate assessment operations and data analysis systems

  • Support Content Leads in curriculum alignment, development, data analysis, and planning and running team meetings

  • Oversee and ensure accountable implementation of assessment design and data analysis; accountable forms of assessment

  • Evaluate school performance data to make holistic as well as individual recommendations for improving school-wide instructional practices

School Culture & Character Development Leadership

  • Design processes and protocols for enhancing school culture and determine when and how to modify rituals, systems and practices for the overall betterment of the school

  • Oversee consistent implementation and upholding of cultural expectations

  • Support teachers with student accountability and discipline matters, including coordinating and facilitating student-teacher interventions and parent-teacher-student interventions.

  • Manage responses to parent concerns not resolved at the teacher or Grade Chair level

 School Operations

  • Support academic and cultural programming in determined grade levels

  • Support in management of detention, lunch duty, or other duties as assigned by Principal


Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • At least 4 years of teaching experience and a strong record of helping underserved students achieve academic success

  • Experience with curriculum development and instructional methodology

  • Past experience leading adults in a school environment

  • Flexibility and willingness to actively participate in school community including, but not limited to: teaching classes and tutoring students, chaperoning overnight school trips, working with parents and families

  • Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail; outstanding written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment

  • Proactive problem solver who demonstrates initiative and teamwork

  • Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work

  • Commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of educational equity

Additional Information

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, KIPP KC offers a comprehensive benefits package including health coverage and retirement.

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