February Jobs & Opportunities Blast

Summer Principals Academy - New York City


Summer Principals Academy Students and Alumni:

We know you're all doing great things in your schools and communities. We also know you're always looking for new challenges, and new challenges are looking for you. To that end, take a look at the latest job opportunities for committed educators like yourselves. Contact information accompanies each posting, but please do not hesitate to let us know if there's any way we can support your next career move.

If you'd like to see opportunities at your school included in this blast, please send a short blurb to SPA Assistant Director, Caroline Wachtler at carolinedwachtler@gmail.com.


Regional Director: California Charter Schools Association (CA)

The California Charter Schools Association is seeking a Regional Director for West Contra Costa, a Bay Area community with a growing number of students enrolled in charter schools. This position will focus on building strong relationships with elected officials and staff at the district and county level as well as charter leaders across the community to support the development of high quality schools for all students. For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.ccsa.org/about/careers/regional-director-west-contra-costa.html

Preferred Capabilities:

  • At least 7 years of professional work experience
  • Experience working at a charter school preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of charter law and the benefits/challenges of operating a charter school
  • Demonstrated passion for education reform and understanding of local and statewide education reform climate
  • Experience working to motivate a variety of constituents
  • Exceptional leadership and relationship-building skills
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with Excel and database management systems
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a self-starter
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Spanish speaking preferred

School Leader Fellowship: Building Excellent Schools (Nationwide)

BES seeks outstanding individuals to design, found and lead urban charter schools of uncompromising academic excellence in cities across the nation, including Las Vegas. Over a Fellowship year, BES Fellows found schools rooted in the study of the nation's strongest charter schools and receive significant practice-based training from the expert staff at BES. Visit the web site or contact Sarah Hernandez, the Manager of Fellowship Recruitment.

Leadership Opportunities: KIPP (Nationwide)


KIPP seeks exemplary candidates who are interested in serving as founding principals for its newest elementary, middle, and high schools. Each prospective founding KIPP principal must be accepted into and successfully complete the Fisher Fellowship (a component of the KIPP School Leadership Programs), a one-year paid fellowship which prepares Fellows through development and coaching to open KIPP schools.

The Fisher Fellowship prepares fellows to found and lead a new KIPP school in urban and rural communities where they are needed most. The fellowship includes an intensive Summer Institute in Chicago, residencies at KIPP schools nationwide, and individualized coaching from experienced KIPP school leaders. The fellowship programming is designed to provide in-depth support and insight into the processes and best practices involved in school leadership—including topics as varied as instructional leadership, performance management, staff recruitment and selection, and developing school culture. The program culminates in Summer 2017, when the Fisher Fellows will open their schools to their first cohorts of students.


The Miles Family Fellowship prepares fellows to lead a KIPP school in two years, as a founder or successor school leader. The fellowship includes an intensive Summer Institute in Chicago and individualized support through a site visit and year-long leadership coaching.

Miles Family Fellows work as employees of a specific KIPP school and region as generalist Assistant Principals/Deans. In addition to the school-based responsibilities associated with their role, they are afforded the opportunity to take part in intensive leadership development programming throughout the one-year fellowship. As part of the Miles Family Fellowship, fellows are expected to actively participate in the year-long developmental process and proactively pursue their own development through engagement and commitment to the learning process.

KIPP currently has 183 schools serving nearly 70,000 students and plans to expand to serving 120,000 students in the next 5 years. There are still a few opportunities to open schools in 2017, if we find the right leader. Contact Maggie Raible (mraible@kipp.org) to discuss the opportunity.

Superintendent: North Adams Public Schools (MA)

The North Adams Public Schools School Committee is seeking an accomplished educator to become its Superintendent of Schools. Qualifications: Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts; Master’s degree required, advanced degree preferred; minimum of 10 years in education, including 5 years central office and/or administrative experience and a minimum of 3 years teaching experience; successful experience in school finance and business management; familiarity with school-based technology. For information: Pat Correira, MASC The North Adams Search, Massachusetts Association of School Committees, One McKinley Square, Boston, MA 02109; (617) 523-8454; FAX (617) 742-4125; e-mail: nolsen@masc.org Download application.

Teaching and Leadership Opportunities: Denver, CO

Denver is in a prime position to help shape your career and support you to become a true leader in education – in any role you may play in our schools. Whatever your professional goals may be, our Mile High community will help you reach them. The Make Your Mark Denver campaign is a collaboration between the Denver Mayor’s office, Denver Public Schools, and Denver-based charter management organizations to accelerate efforts around the recruitment and retention of teachers and leaders of color.

Interested in learning more about school leadership in Denver? Visit our hiring partners’ websites for information on their internal pathways to becoming a principal.

Teaching Positions: Unity Charter School (NJ)

Technology Teacher Full Time Position

This full-time position teaching position provides technology instruction to students K-8 Grade, including keyboarding, simple coding and software application. The position includes health benefits and participation in the State retirement plans.

Art Teacher Part Time Position

This part-time position teaching position provides art instruction to students K-8 Grade, including drawing, sculpturing and art history. The position includes participation in the State retirement plans.

Instructional Support Teacher Part Time Position

This part-time position teaching position provides additional, instructional support to students K-8 Grade, including assistance to students on the concepts taught, as well as enriched services to accelerated students. The position includes participation in the State retirement plans.

Director of Special Services Part Time Position

This part-time position provides guidance to the special education program and child study team. Oversight of the program would include in school visits 5-6 days per month and communication with the existing staff as issues arise. The position includes participation in the State retirement plans.

School Psychologist Part Time Position

This part-time position would participate as part of the School’s child study team, in the capacity of the school psychologist. The position includes participation in the State retirement plans.

Math Teacher Full Time Position

This full-time position teaching position provides math instruction to students 6-8 Grade. The position includes health benefits and participation in the State retirement plans.

Special Education Teacher Full Time Position

This full-time position teaching position provides special education instruction to students with Individual Educational Programs, serving students from Grade K-8. The position includes health benefits and participation in the State retirement plans.

Please email resume to: info@unitycharterschool.org

Leadership Opportunities: Carmen Schools of Science and Technology (WI)

Carmen Middle/High School of Science and Technology is a charter middle and high school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are in our second founding year and will grow to add an 11th grade and an 8th grade in the next school year. We currently have leadership opportunities and teaching opportunities available.

Carmen’s mission is to graduate all students as critical thinkers and self-directed learners prepared for success in college, meaningful careers, community involvement, and family life. At Carmen High School of Science and Technology, we envision Students Achieving proficiency in scientific inquiry, creative discovery, and constructive problem-solving; professional-level skills in the uses of 21st century technology; and admission to colleges that will enable them to become civic leaders, authors, artists, scientists, teachers, doctors, or successful in any other family- and community- sustaining career.

Habits of Mind: All students and staff pursue excellence in communication, analysis, problem-solving, applying values in decision making, social interaction, developing a global perspective, effective citizenship, and aesthetic engagement. All students and staff display passion for learning and appreciation for good work. All students and staff welcome new perspectives and challenging ideas.

Habits of the Heart: Everyone strives to bridge cultures through learning, work, service, and celebration. Everyone contributes to a vital and compassionate community. Everyone respects the multiple traditions that sustain democracy and build a just society.

Leadership Positions Available: Dean of Culture, Director of Curriculum and Instruction,

Teacher Positions Available: HS Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, HS English, HS Social Studies, Special Ed. Teacher, and Dance.

Please contact the High School Principal and Campus Director, Sylvia Beevas (SPA '08) at beevas-smiths@carmenhighschool.org or 414-837-4000 ext.128. Please visit our website www.carmenhighschool.org.

Leadership Opportunities: Kindezi Academy (IN)

Kindezi Academy is a charter elementary school launching in Fall 2016 in Indianapolis, IN. Rooted in the core beliefs that all children can and will learn and every child is a leader, Kindezi's model is rooted in the 3 pillars: strong academic achievement, leadership development, and building leadership networks.

We develop personalized learning environments to ensure every student achieves. Our blended learning model allows for small group instruction tailored to students’ learning levels. Our integrated STEM curricular framework pushes students to utilize design thinking to connect their content disciplines to develop solutions to real world programs. Because education alone is not sufficient to prepare our students to be pioneers for change, we focus on character and leadership education alongside academics. We implement a school-wide leadership curriculum and provide robust student and family empowerment programs through community partnerships.

We are currently recruiting an Academic Dean, Dean of Culture, and Blended Learning Manager for our administrative team.

For more information, visit: www.kindeziacademy.org. Interested applicants should email resume and cover letter to School Leader, Shanae Staples (SPA '13), at sstaples@kindeziacademy.org

Teachers: Girls Athletic Leadership Schools (CO & CA)

GALS seeks to hire NCLB highly qualified teachers skilled at integrating movement and hands-on learning into a standards-based academic environment focused on the overall health, wellness, and success of girls. GALS teachers will be responsible for:

  • Delivering detailed unit plans and daily lessons
  • Delivering engaging, inquiry-based instruction infused with movement and fieldwork
  • Assessing students’ learning via a variety of tools and presentations of learning
  • Serve as academic, character, and wellness advisers

2016-2017 GALS Denver Middle School Positions

Available Positions

  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts
  • Special Eduction
  • Geometry (Part Time)

Nina Safane (SPA '13) is the Co-Founder/6-8 Head of School at GALS Middle School in Denver.

Application Process

Please send your resume and a personal statement explaining how your interests and professional experiences align with and qualify you to be part of GALS’s vision and mission as well as the challenges you anticipate encountering while working in a growing urban school. Documents should be in Word format sent via email to hiring@galschoolsdenver.org, Attn: Dolores Schaack.

2016-2017 GALS Denver High School Positions

Available Positions

  • Physics
  • Spanish (all levels)
  • Language Arts - particularly Language & Composition
  • US History (AP and non-AP)
  • Special Education

Application Process

Please send your resume and a personal statement explaining how your interests and professional experiences align with and qualify you to be part of GALS’s vision and mission as well as the challenges you anticipate encountering while working in a growing urban school.

Documents should be in Word format sent via email to hiring@galschoolsdenver.org, Attn: Jessica Dauchy

2016-2017 GALS Los Angeles Middle School Positions

Click here to visit the GALS LA website for more information.

Teacher - East New York Middle School of Excellence (NY)

7th Grade ICT Special Education Teacher

(Licensed in Middle School Special Education with Mathematics Extension)

- work closely with a general education teacher in two ICT classes

- plan and implement lessons focusing on small group instruction as well as class level instruction

- develop and maintain curriculum map with emphases on scaffolding and support for special education students

- participate in professional developments activities and collaborative learning groups

- maintain data binders for special education students

- analyze and improve instructional practices based on data

For more information, reach out to Christopher Suk Ku Lee at christopherculee@gmail.com.

The America Achieves Fellowship (CO, MI, NY)

The America Achieves Fellowship for Teachers and Principals (AAFTP) supports some of the country’s most outstanding educators in their effort to impact education practice, policy, and public conversation beyond their classrooms and school. The highly-selective Fellowship provides a platform for sharing best practices, developing resources and tools, scaling effective teaching and school leadership, and giving educators a voice in local, state, and national discussions about public education. This is a two year residency.

Teachers and Principals who are selected will receive deep content and skills training helping them to leverage their voices to influence policy and the public debate on current issues of our time, including opportunities to advance the profession, assessment and accountability, and academic standards. Fellows also receive a competitive stipend for their time. Learn more about our work on our website or please refer to this FAQ sheet. The application cycle begins 1/14/2016 and will close on 2/28/2016. Apply here.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Monica Lewis at Monica.Lewis@AmericaAchieves.org.

School Leader Fellowship: Equitas (CA)

School Leader Fellowship

Equitas Academy provides a structured, achievement-based community that prepares students to graduate from four-year colleges and universities. We currently operate two Elementary Schools and a Middle School, with moderate growth expected in the future. We are seeking our next passionate School Leader to shadow our existing School Directors, with the intent to open our next school. This is a unique opportunity to build capacity as you gear up to becoming a School Director.


Assist in the day-to-day operations of running the school, including:

· Student behavior support and outreach to families

· Adult culture building

· Planning and facilitation of weekly professional development sessions

· Observation/feedback cycles and coaching with teachers

· Student enrollment

· School operations

· Student achievement data analysis

· Strategic decision making as part of the Leadership Team

· Special projects support at the Middle School

· Other duties as assigned

More information can be found on our website at www.equitasacademy.org

Mind Trust (Indianapolis)

Do you have a "break-the-mold" idea for a charter school? The Mind Trust is seeking individuals or teams to present ideas for new, transformative school models at the School Design Competition in Indianapolis in April 2016. Apply for a $10,000 planning grant to develop your idea and compete for $50,000 to make your design a reality. Help us rethink the model! Apply here.

Charter School Design Challenge. Through the Design Challenge, we seek to create the next wave of charter schools by identifying the nation's most innovative social entrepreneurs and encouraging them to design transformational charter school models that have never before been tried. In order to start the conversation, we’re hosting our inaugural School Design Competition to bring together passionate educators, entrepreneurs, innovators and designers to identify truly break-the-mold school models.

Applicants to the competition are eligible to apply for a $10,000 planning grant to assist them in developing their ideas. The winner of the competition will receive a $50,000 grant to refine their plan in anticipation of submitting it to The Mind Trust's full Charter School Design Challenge. The Mind Trust will ultimately award $250,000 grants to four never before seen school models to launch in Indianapolis.

Do you have an idea for an innovative school model? The Mind Trust is now recruiting for its third class of fellows to help launch high-quality, autonomous schools within the Indianapolis’s largest school district. Be part of this cutting edge partnership that offers new schools low to no cost facilities. For more information or to apply, click here.

Innovation School Fellowship. We seek talented leaders to launch high-quality, autonomous schools within our city’s largest school district. Innovation School Fellows have the unprecedented opportunity to launch schools that have the freedoms, flexibilities, and autonomies of charter schools and the financial support and services of district schools, including a school building at little to no cost. Additionally, Fellows receive one or two years of full salary, healthcare, and benefits to develop their school model, during which they receive significant support from The Mind Trust.

Principal - Ryan Fellowship (Nationwide)

The Ryan Fellowship is a highly individualized principal development and coaching program designed to support new principals in autonomous schools across the country. Ryan Fellows undergo a rigorous selection process (with about an 8% acceptance rate) before completing a one-year paid Fellowship which includes Accelerate Summer Institute (in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University) and a 6-month Field Study at an autonomous school in their region. The Fellowship year is followed by two years of ongoing training and advisory support during the Fellows’ first two years as principals.

Ryan Fellow principals have had strong success in accelerating academic achievement for their students. For example, high school students at Ryan Fellow-led schools more than doubled their reading growth (2.2 years) compared to their national peers (1 year) based on 2014-15 Lexile growth; and K-8 students at Ryan Fellow-led schools grew 68% in math and 60% in ELA on the NWEA assessment (compared to the national average of 50% for both math and ELA).

If you would like more information about The Ryan Fellowship, please contact Stephanie Shear, Director of Talent, at sshear@accelerateinstitute.org. You can also schedule a time to connect over the phone by using this link (please make sure you click “confirm” and receive a confirmation email).

Principal - Phalen Leadership Academy (IN)

- Do you get up every morning humming “Eye of the Tiger”?

- Is every day a “go get ‘em"day?

- Do you thrive on challenge?

- Do you regularly deliver on the next-to-impossible?

- Does team success=scholar success?

- Are you an innovator who yearns to have a real impact?

- Are you ready to lead your community of families, scholars, and staff with distinction, empathy and honor?

If you self-identify with all of the above, consider yourself PLA ready! If you are seeking a high-spirited, positive, entrepreneurial environment with the opportunity to grow in a stable and collaborative environment, join the Phalen Leadership Academies team.

Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) has a proven track record of innovation, precedence and success:

- CEO and Founder, Earl Martin Phalen is a nationally recognized social entrepreneur

- PLA is one of the first Indianapolis network to launch with cutting edge blended-learning focus

- PLA is the winner of the prestigious Mind Trust Innovation School Fellowship

- PLA is the first network to launch an Indianapolis Innovation School

- Culture, community and connection is a part of our winning philosophy which sets us apart.

Position Location: Indianapolis, IN (relocation incentive available for right hire)

The Principal of Phalen Leadership Academy is a founding leader and responsible for leading and developing a high performing faculty who will prepare our students. The principal is responsible for managing and overseeing all functions of the school site including the 2016 foundational planning, the August 2017 launch, all aspects of the instructional program, school environment, and the operational and fiscal well being of the school.

To apply, please visit www.phalenacademies.org and complete online application. Questions? Contact Helen Dixon, Director of Recruitment @ hdixon@phalenacademies.org or 312.623.5180.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we will contact those candidates with whom we are able to schedule interviews. Phalen Leadership Academies is an equal opportunity employer. For other opportunities available with Phalen Leadership Academies, please visit the website at www.phalenacademies.org

Field Trip Resource (NY)

Looking for a field trip? There are over 200 places in New York City that provide opportunities, but its tough to find the right one. Explorable Places (www.explorableplaces.com) will help you find a field trip related to what you are teaching. Search our curated collection of places by subject, activity, age, price and location to find just what you are looking for.

Common Core Resource: Math Maze

Math Maze provides a way for learners to practice math skills and strategies in an exciting gaming environment. Students can play in groups of 2 - 6 and before they realize it, they are actually learning math while having tons of fun. What makes Math Maze unique is that the game removes resistance to learning math and most importantly helps players build their Math-Esteem. If you want your students to excel in mathematic, then you need the Math Maze game because it will help your students develop math skills and a healthy attitude about their ability to do math. For more information visit www.mathmaze.us.

Trainings for NY Certification at Teachers College

DASA (Dignity for All Students Act)
School Violence Prevention & Intervention
Child Abuse Identification & Reporting

DASA (Dignity for All Students Act)
Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention.
All new teachers and school-related professionals applying for New York State certification must take this state mandated 6-hour workshop in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. This workshop meets the Dignity for All Students (DASA) training requirement of the NYS Education Department for state certification.

Register today, seats are limited.

School Violence Prevention & Intervention
All applicants for certification are required to complete 2 clock hours of coursework or training in school violence prevention and intervention in accordance with section 3004 of the Education Law. This training is available from Teachers College, Columbia University who is a provider approved by the New York State Education Department.

Register today, seats are limited.

Child Abuse Identification & Reporting
All applicants for certification are required to complete 2 clock hours of coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse and maltreatment in accordance with Sections 3003(4) and 3004 of the Education Law. This training is available from Teachers College, Columbia University who is a provider approved by the New York State Education Department.

Register today, seats are limited.

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If you'd like to see opportunities at your school included in this blast, please send a short blurb to SPA Assistant Director, Caroline Wachtler at carolinedwachtler@gmail.com.