Middle School (Grades 5-8) Principal

Posted on: January 13, 2023 | |

Desired Start Date: July 2023
Salary Range: $112K ($90K for Principal Fellow)
Status: In-Person. Full Time

ReGeneration Schools, founded in 2016, is a network of 7 charter schools located in Illinois and Ohio. ReGeneration serves over 1800 students of whom 99% are minority and 86% are low-income. U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 School Ranking listed all ReGeneration elementary schools among the top ten charter elementary schools in Illinois.

Our mission is to ensure that all children have equal access to a high-quality, college-preparatory education through academic excellence and the content of their character. Through rigorous academics, teaching excellence, character development, and high expectations, ReGeneration is nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.

We are looking for a dynamic instructional leader, Middle School Principal, Grades 5-8 (or Principal Fellow), to lead culturally responsive learning communities that are academically rigorous and joyful. Reporting to the Assistant Superintendent, the Middle School Principal will lead the CICS Washington Park campus in Chicago, IL, in instructional leadership and teacher development, school culture, staff management, and family engagement.

Who Should Apply?
Our School Principals are instructional leaders who inspire staff and students to achieve exceptional outcomes that will prepare students to graduate college. We nurture a child’s confidence by helping them achieve academic mastery, cultivating their curiosity through robust discussions, and fostering compassion through character development.

Our instructional school leaders are passionate, driven, social justice-oriented, with an unyielding belief that all students deserve the best education to give them access to transformational opportunities. They are also self-reflective, open to feedback, and committed to continuously improving. Instructional Deans and Coaches, Assistant Principals, and School Principals are encouraged to apply. If this resonates with you, apply today!

Instructional Leadership + Teacher Development (60%)
– Provide exemplary leadership and support to all staff to achieve outstanding performance in the school’s mission of preparing students to graduate from college.
– Lead teachers in understanding and implementing the school’s curriculum and ensure alignment with state standards.
– Develop the instructional practice and expertise of teachers and future instructional leaders through frequent observation, real-time feedback, and weekly professional development.
– Work with teachers to interpret data and create action plans to optimize student growth.
– Lead teachers in creating coherence in instructional practice/routines within the school.
– Oversee teacher evaluation and retention.
– Ensure teachers implement special education requirements in partnership with the school Case Manager and Director of Specialized Services.

School Culture (15%)
– Model leadership to all staff, students, and families to establish a joyful, courteous, collaborative, and achievement-oriented school culture.
– Foster consistency in academic and behavioral expectations in and out of classrooms.
– Work jointly with school staff, parents, and community partners to support students’ academic and socio-emotional development.
– Drive to advance the minds and lives of students that support ReGeneration’s mission.

Staff Management (15%)
– In collaboration with the Director of Talent, recruit and retain high performing teachers and staff.
– Develop, coach, and manage teacher performance to create a high performing team.
– Hold teachers and school staff accountable for meeting high student academic and behavioral performance standard.
– Design and execute a successful professional development model for school staff in collaboration with Instructional Leaders and the Executive Leadership Team.

Family Engagement (10%)
– Communicate regularly with families on supporting their child(ren) performance, school policies, and special events.
– Respond promptly and effectively address family concerns.
– Build positive relationships with students and families.

School Leader Support
The Assistant Superintendent conducts weekly full-day observations with School Principals and Principal Fellows. This includes classroom observations and feedback, building strong staff culture (including system and routines), debriefing to establish norms (instruction and culture), data-driven instruction dives and feedback, leading staff professional development, grade-level support, and more. Best practice closely aligns with Relay Graduate School of Education – National Principal Academy Fellowship. Weekly school walkthroughs focus on instruction, culture, and student transitions to norm actionable steps. We will review and adjust school operation plans and walkthroughs based on guidance from the city, county, state officials, and CDC to ensure a safe learning environment.

– Believes low-income students can become college and career-ready.
– High expectations for personal and team performance.
– Flexible to changing priorities and conditions.
– Communicates in an inspiring way.
– Organized and able to multitask to meet deadlines.
– Communicates clearly and effectively verbally and in writing.
– Strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members.
– Belief and alignment with ReGeneration’s core beliefs and educational philosophy.
– Experience using data to lead others toward the improvement of student outcomes.
– Reflective about personal strengths and weaknesses and able to effectively balance confidence with humility.
– At least 3 years of teaching experience with excellent academic results in a public or charter school setting is required, and 2 years of leadership/coaching experience is preferred.
– State license is not required, but is a bonus, for the state of Illinois.
– Bachelor’s degree is required.

ReGeneration Schools offers a generous benefits package. In addition to extensive professional development, each staff member is equipped with a laptop, email, and necessary supplies. School leader relocation stipend provided for out-of-state hires.

ReGeneration is committed to building a talented team that reflects diversity in experiences and culture that will enable our scholars to thrive. We also work to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about race and identity issues for our staff and students. ReGeneration is an equal-opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, or disability.