Middle School Principal

Posted on: November 15, 2021 | |

ReGeneration Schools is a school management organization that oversees four K-8 elementary schools in Chicago, IL, and Cincinnati, OH, that serves over 1,700 low-income students. Our mission is to ensure that all children have access to a high-quality, college preparatory education through academic excellence and the content of their character. We are accomplishing this mission every day, moving from the bottom 17% of the state to the top 39% for student achievement.

We are looking for a dynamic Middle School Principal (CICS Basil, 5th-8th) to lead culturally responsive learning communities that are academically rigorous and joyful. Reporting to the Assistant Superintendent, this individual will lead their school in instructional leadership, school culture, and staff management.

Who Should Apply?

Our School Principals are instructional leaders who inspire staff and students to achieve exceptional outcomes that will prepare students to and through college and build student’s confidence through core values and self-love. Our school leaders are passionate, driven, 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. Experienced and successful teachers (consider for Principal Fellow), Instructional Deans and Coaches, Assistant Principals, and School Principals are encouraged to apply. If this resonates with you, apply today!

Instructional Leadership

Provide exemplary leadership and support to all staff to achieve outstanding performance in the school’s mission of preparing students to and through college.
Lead teachers in understanding and implementing the school’s curriculum.?
Develop the instructional practice and expertise of teachers and future school leaders through frequent observation and feedback and weekly professional development.
Work with teachers to interpret data and create action plans for school improvement.
Lead teachers in creating coherence in instructional practice/routines within the school.
Oversee teacher evaluation and retention.
Ensure teachers are implementing special education requirements in partnership with the school Case Manager and Director of Specialized Services.

School Culture

Provide and model leadership to all staff, students, and families in establishing a joyful, structured, and achievement-oriented school culture.?
Foster consistency in academic and behavioral expectations in and out of classrooms.
Create coherency in culture and routines within the school.
Provide leadership on creating and maintaining a common language and common standards around school culture throughout the school.?
Field all questions and concerns from key stakeholders.?
Engage parents and community partners, and provide proactive support to meet student needs.
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom.

Staff Management

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 standards for student academic and behavioral performance.
In collaboration with Instructional Leaders and Executive Leadership Team, design and execute a successful professional development model for school staff.

School Leader Support

The Assistant Superintendent conducts weekly full-day virtual observation with School Principals. 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. The Associate Superintendent conducted weekly school walkthroughs focusing 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.
Willingness to work long hours to get the job done successfully.
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 towards 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 an urban district or charter school setting required, and 2 years of leadership/coaching experience preferred.
Strong math content preferred.
Illinois State license is a bonus but not required.
Bachelor’s degree is required.

Start Date: ASAP. The school year is July – June for school leaders with winter, spring, and summer breaks.

ReGeneration Schools offers a generous benefits package and relocation packet for out-of-state hires. In addition to extensive professional development, all staff 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.