April 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 post opportunities in this blast, send a short blurb to SPA Assistant Director, Donna Gray at grayd@tcprincipal.org


Leadership Opportunities: Achievement Schools

Join the effort to build excellent neighborhood schools for all students and apply to leadership opportunities with the Achievement Schools today!

The Achievement Schools represent an unprecedented effort to provide an excellent neighborhood school for every child in the Frayser community of Memphis. A network of five zoned, neighborhood turnaround schools, the vision of the Achievement Schools is for every child in Frayser to attend an excellent neighborhood school. Since 2012, the Achievement Schools have been partnering with families and community members to provide an excellent education to students in Frayser. The Achievement Schools currently operate five schools in Memphis: Corning Achievement Elementary, Frayser Achievement Elementary, Georgian Hills Achievement Elementary, Whitney Achievement Elementary, and Westside Achievement Middle. We are currently looking for leaders at all levels- from Principals to Assistant Principals to Network Leaders.

Learn more on our website at www.achievementschools.org or apply today!

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.

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

Principal: DREAM Charter School (NY)

DREAM Charter School is currently looking for our Founding High School Principal and I hope that you can help us find the right candidate for this opportunity.

With the support and oversight of DREAM's Head of School, our Founding High School Principal will be responsible for conceptualizing and executing the creation of DREAM's first high school - opening its doors during the 2017-2018 school year.

The ideal candidate will be an instructional leader who has a record of achievement as a High School Teacher, Department Chair, Coach, or Dean and who embraces DREAM’s mission and values. S/he should also be confident and comfortable in building internal and external relationships with potential students, teachers, donors and our community. Click here for full details about our position.

Please send any referrals you have in mind to Lauren Klein (lklein@dreamschoolnyc.org) on our Talent team or apply directly on the website.

James Whitcomb Riley

James Whitcomb Riley is a Pre K to 8th grade school on the north side of Indianapolis. It is a high poverty school just south of Butler Tarkington and Butler University located in a beautifully restored facility. With tremendous support from community organizations, the school is working to change culture inside the building, perceptions outside the building and the achievement of all of its students. Indianapolis Public Schools is looking for an experienced school leader who has a proven track record of results in turnaround situations.

Apply here!

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 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.

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.

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 K-8 students.

Art Teacher Part Time Position

This part-time position teaching position provides art instruction to K-8 students.

Instructional Support Teacher Part Time Position

This part-time position teaching position provides additional, instructional support to K-8 students.

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.

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.

Math Teacher Full Time Position

This full-time position teaching position provides math instruction to Grade 6-8 students.

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.

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.

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.

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

Principal - Phalen Leadership Academy (IN)

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

Reimagining Education


Teachers College, Columbia University is launching a new Summer Institute for educators, policy makers, and parents who live and work in racially and ethnically diverse communities in the cities or suburbs. As the demographics of the nation shift rapidly we see families of color moving to once all-white suburbs and white, non-Hispanic families moving into gentrifying pockets of cities. The result is a growing number of diverse communities, college campuses and public schools. The challenge for our nation today is to at long last create truly integrated learning environments that tap into the educational benefits of racially diverse schools and classrooms. Our summer institute will demonstrate how educators can fulfill this critical mission and best prepare all students for the 21st Century.

For registration information click here

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.

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, Donna Gray at grayd@tcprincipal.org.

Summer Principals Academy

The Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College, Columbia University is a transformative graduate program that is committed to promoting equity and excellence in education and overcoming the gap in educational access and achievement between the most and least advantaged groups in this country.