January 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.

Teach for America Alumni

Heading to Teach for America's 25th Anniversary Summit in DC this February? We'll be there and would love to to see you! Let us know here that you'll be in attendance. We will reach out to you with details for a SPA gathering.


Academic Director: School in the Square (NY)

We are as committed to teacher learning as we are to student learning and are searching for educators who are reflective, passionate, and who want to join us as we build an engaging learning community that respects adolescents.

Academic Director: As instructional leader the AD will be responsible for designing our professional development and adult learning experiences, coaching and providing feedback to teachers, and modeling effective teaching practices in their own classes. This position likely involves approximately 30% classroom teaching.

Apply: To be considered in our first round hiring cycle please submit your resume and cover letter by 1/29/16 to Evan Meyers, Executive Director, at jobs@schoolinthesquare.org. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Teachers: two teachers to teach English language arts and social studies, two teachers to teach mathematics and science and one special education teacher. In addition to teaching content courses, all teachers serve as student advisors. To be considered in our first round hiring cycle please submit your resume and cover letter by 2/5/16 to Evan Meyers, Executive Director, at jobs@schoolinthesquare.org .

K-12 Coordinator of Mathematics: Locust Valley High School (NY)

Locust Valley High School seeks a highly competent K-12 Coordinator of Mathematics who has an SDA, SDL or SAS. Anyone interested can apply on olas at:www.olasjobs.org/longisland Lisa Czerniecki is the Assistant Principal and a 2013 SPA graduate.

Middle School Principal: Brooklyn Prospect (NY)

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School is seeking an experienced Middle School Principal to join our team!

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to lead and grow Brooklyn Prospect Charter School’s already highly successful programs. Our flagship middle school is replicating and will open with 100 6th grade students in the 2016 -17 academic year, and will grow one grade per year with 100 new students arriving in 6th grade in subsequent years. The middle school principal (“Principal”) is the instructional leader of the Brooklyn Prospect Charter Middle School. Working under the direction of the Director of Academics, the Principal is responsible for implementing the existing cultural and instructional visions of the middle school. The Principal oversees the day-to-day activities of the educational program and is the first point of contact for teachers and parents. The Principal, in consultation with the Director of Academics, is responsible for the hiring, training and evaluation of middle school faculty.

Serving kindergarten through twelfth grade, Brooklyn Prospect pairs students with excellent teachers in a college preparatory environment using the International Baccalaureate program. We prepare students to become global citizens and help them to develop the love of learning that provides the foundation for lifelong personal and academic success. Brooklyn Prospect is committed to:

  • Teaching the skills and habits of mind necessary for success in the global community

  • Recruiting, training and retaining excellent teachers

  • Reflecting the diversity of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods

To learn more and apply, click here.

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

Teachers: Atlas Preparatory School (CO)

At Atlas Prep, all students will embrace self-fulfillment through the three pillars of success: education, character and community, so that they can pursue their best self. We are a 5 through 12 charter school that educates the whole child, and no matter what path our students take to or beyond Atlas Prep, they take the most important thing with them: the ability to be successful and become their highest potential.

We are shifting the paradigm for the educator, offering sustainable work days, professional compensation packages, and autonomy in the classroom. Teaching is a profession, and at Atlas we esteem educators because the highest paid individuals at our organization are classroom teachers. It's time to change the American paradigm of education. Join us.

Grades 5-8 Teacher

Atlas Preparatory School seeks Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade faculty in the following areas: History, Math, Reading, Science, Writing, Special Education. Teachers will teach a full load of classes, collaborate with grade-level team, and maintain effective communication with advisee families.

Founding High School Teacher

Atlas Preparatory School seeks Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Grade faculty in the following areas: Foreign Language, History, Math, Reading, Science, Writing, Technology, Construction, Art, and Special Education. Teachers will teach a full load of classes, collaborate with grade-level team, and maintain effective communication with advisee families.

Principal: King's Highway Elementary School (CT)

Description: An exceptional educational leader with building-level administrative experience, preferably in a similar, high performing district, who has demonstrated the following skills and abilities:

- Ability to continue the tradition of academic and extracurricular excellence and implement the mission of the Westport Public Schools

- Strong understanding of curriculum and instruction

- Ability to maintain a caring and supportive school climate

- Strong interpersonal skills

- Effective team-building and collaboration skills

- Effective and clear communication skills

- Ability to creatively problem solve

- Connecticut Intermediate Administrator Certification

Apply online at www.westport.k12.ct.us/employment

Application Deadline: January 31, 2016

Start Date: July 1, 2016

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

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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