December Job Blast

Summer Principals Academy


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.

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Since you graduated, have you switched positions? Been promoted? Opened a school? Let us know by completing this (very brief) survey.


Hunter College High School - Science Teacher (New York, NY)

Hunter College High School is seeking someone to teach seventh and ninth grade science from January through June. If you know of anyone who might be interesting please spread the word.

Hunter is a 7-12 gifted and talented free school run by CUNY in Manhattan. You can learn more about us at David Joffe (SPA '11) is the Assistant Principal.

LOOKING FORWARD: 2015 - 2016

Scholar Academies (PA, NJ, DC, TN)

Become a Founding Member of Our Leadership Teams

Scholar Academies transforms low-performing schools to ensure every child has the knowledge and character to pursue the path to college and opportunities beyond. We currently operate six elementary and middle schools, serving nearly 3,000 students in high-poverty areas of Philadelphia, PA, Trenton, NJ and Washington, DC.

In fall 2015, we are excited to be expanding to Memphis, TN, and will open our first elementary school in the region. We also hope to open a new turnaround school in Washington D.C., at a charter or district school to be named in early 2015. Scholar Academies is currently recruiting for the following leadership roles at each school:

· Founding Chief of Staff – The second in command in a school building, this individual manages the day to day operations of the school.

· Founding Director of Curriculum & Instruction – This individual is responsible for teacher development and coaching, and ensures consistent and engaging instruction in all classrooms.

· Founding Director of Culture – This Director brings a vision of excellent school culture to life, coaches teachers towards this vision, and creates a learning environment that is joyful, consistent, and achievement focused.

· Founding Director of Special Support -- This person is responsible for the professional development of Special Education staff, and oversees all functions of staff roles related to student support.

Finally, we are recruiting for an Incubated School Director in Memphis, who will be charged with opening our next turnaround campus in Memphis (likely in the 2016-17 school year). The Incubated School Director will spend a year immersing themselves in the Scholar Academies network model, visiting and learning from high performing schools, and developing in the Scholar Academies’ leadership competencies.

We encourage you to learn more about each of these openings, and apply today, at:

Rocketship Education (CA, WI, TN)

School Leadership opportunities are available for individuals to start as Assistant Principals to gain school leadership experience before successfully running high-performing Rocketship schools in either existing or new regions.

We are seeking both teacher and school leader candidates for San Jose, CA, Milwaukee, WI, and Nashville, TN. We are also looking for candiates who are interested in training in one of our current regions before joining the Founding Team in Washington, DC (2016-17) or Memphis, TN (2017-18).

Want to learn more? Contact Denice Leong, Director of Talent Recruitment, Applications are available at

Achievement First (NY, CT, RI)

Achievement First, a non-profit 501(c)3 charter school management organization, will operate 29 public charter schools in Brooklyn, Connecticut and Rhode Island for the 2014-15 school year. The mission of Achievement First is to close the achievement gap and deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all children, regardless of race or economic status. Achievement First currently educates more than 9,100 students in historically underserved and underserved neighborhoods, with over 90% of our students identifying as Black and Latino. With its college-preparatory focus, the Achievement First approach is attaining breakthrough academic gains throughout the network. Beyond our students and schools, Achievement First is an engaged and prominent partner in the larger conversation about how to improve public education and student achievement in our country.

Achievement First Dean

Achievement First is looking for educators to lead our teachers and make an impact on our scholars as an Academic Dean or Dean of School Culture. As a member of the leadership team, Achievement First Deans coach a portfolio of teachers to reach ambitious academic goals while maintaining a strong and positive classroom culture. Apply here!

Achievement First Principal in Residence

This residency is for current school leaders looking to grow, plan, and learn as they prepare to become an Achievement First principal in NY, CT, or RI. Principals-in-residence are paired and coached by a current high performing principal in the network and are part of a larger cohort, which provides many opportunities to share, learn, and exchange best practices throughout the year. Apply here or contact Kristina Mercado,, with your resume for more information.

Achievement First Professional Development Opportunity

The Achievement First School Leader Immersion Program (SLIP) is a three day exclusive opportunity for current or aspiring school leaders to develop the skills and mindset necessary to lead at a high-performing charter school. SLIP participants will join a cohort of rising school leaders from around the country in an intensive weekend clinic featuring professional development in observation and coaching led by Achievement First staff members. To learn more, please submit your resume to Kristina Mercado or apply here.

Cresthaven Academy Charter School (NJ)

Cresthaven Academy Charter School has been approved to open its doors in the fall of 2016. Next year will be a planning year. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to open a school and serve as the principal/academic lead.

The Principal will be responsible for the overall administration and management of Cresthaven Academy Charter School, which includes setting vision and direction for academic programs, shaping school design, and driving the staffing and culture development efforts. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Principal will also oversee planning and evaluation, administration, personnel, and parent and community relations. This is an ideal opportunity for an exceptional instructional leader to help move the needle on student growth and learning.

Cresthaven Academy Charter School seeks to serve Plainfield, New Jersey, through a research based, rigorous K-8 school model. The founders of Cresthaven Academy Charter School are all part of the fabric of the Plainfield community, having lived there, served as community members, teachers, parents, administrators and leaders in its schools and in those of nearby sections of New Jersey. We know this community, its challenges, and the potential of its children. We embrace their diversity, including those whose native language is not English, and those with disabilities. The mission of Cresthaven Charter School is to provide our students with a high quality, holistic education, empower them to become successful scholars, and instill integrity, leadership and responsible citizenship as core values. Specifically, Cresthaven Academy Charter School (or “the School”) seeks to open with 75 kindergarten students in its first year and serve approximately 675 students when it is at full enrollment as a K-8 school.

For more information or to apply, contact Ken Schultz at


Establish Excellence: Become A Founder

Collegiate Hall will open its doors to sixty 4th and sixty 5th grade students in August 2015 in one of Tulsa's most deserving communities and the most critical ingredient to our students’ success is excellent teachers.

Collegiate Hall is looking for passionate, committed educators who work relentlessly to hone their craft, who thrive as a part of a team, and who are committed to ensuring every child is successful. We are looking to fill the following positions for the 2015-16 school year:

  • Founding Dean of Students - Collegiate Hall is searching for a founding Dean of Students who is eager to establish a culture of excellence for students and families. Candidates must have an unwavering belief that every child can and must graduate from college. Responsibilities include implementing a school-wide behavior management system with meaningful incentives and consequences, working closely with teachers and the Head of School to build a consistent school-wide culture, and working with families to ensure that every child has the opportunity to be successful behaviorally and academically at Collegiate Hall.

  • Founding Intervention Coordinator - Collegiate Hall is searching for a founding Intervention Coordinator who works relentlessly to ensure that every student at Collegiate Hall finds academic success. Candidates must have an unwavering belief that every child can and must graduate from college. Responsibilities including managing data, coordinating literacy and math interventions for all Collegiate Hall students, and working closely with teachers to ensure that students are achieve to their fullest potential.

  • Founding Operations Associate - Collegiate Hall is searching for a founding Operations Associate who is dedicated to ensuring that every moment at Collegiate Hall is dedicated to student achievement. Candidates must have an unwavering belief that every child can and must graduate from college. Responsibilities may include the organization and management of finances, state and federal grant reporting, human resources, facility maintenance and operations, transportation, technology, vendor relationships, student enrollment data and compliance with staff.

  • Founding Teaching Team: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Special Education - Collegiate Hall is searching for members of it's founding teaching team. Candidates must have an unwavering belief that every child can and must graduate from college. All founding teachers will have the opportunity to build Collegiate Hall's academic program and establish our track record of success by:
    • Engaging in 35 days of PD annually and 3 hours of PD weekly
    • Establishing the vision, curriculum, and assessments for their core content
    • Teaching four sections of their core content
    • Leading a book club and math club
    • Supporting small groups of students through tutoring sessions and monthly Saturday Academies

To learn more about Collegiate Hall Charter School or how you can join our team, please visit or contact Nikhil Kawlra, (SPA '12) Head of School, at (918) 202-8526 or


College Bound Academy is a free, college preparatory K-4 charter school that will open in August, 2015 with 96 kindergarten students.

Our Mission

Through rigorous academics, character development, and a joyful, achievement-oriented school culture, College Bound Academy Charter School equips every K–4 scholar with the freedom to succeed in middle and high school, graduate from college and access the professional career of their choice.

Our Core Beliefs

We believe that education equals freedom.

We believe that demographics do not determine destiny.

We believe that college starts in kindergarten.

Job Opportunities:

Operations Manager - The Operations Manager is entrusted with advancing the mission of the school through the development and implementation of a budget, coordination of external and internal operations, and fundraising and grant writing all of which will be done in collaboration with the Head of School. The Director of Operations is chargedwith managing the operational side of the school, from financial management to vendor relationships to facilityoperations, as well as managing and maximizing the impact of potential Office Assistant. (Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred.)

Dean of Scholar Advancement – The Dean of Scholar Advancement is responsible for overseeing the pre-referral andreferral process of special education, as well as overseeing the creation of, and execution of the IEP process for specialeducation students. As the Special Education teacher and Coordinator, the Dean of Scholar Advancement is responsible for implementing individual education plans for all qualified students.

Lead Kinder Teacher (Literacy, Literacy, Math, Science/Social Studies) – A lead teacher takes responsibility for the high academic achievement and character development of every child in his or her classroom while working as apositive, supportive team player. Teachers are entrusted with advancing the mission of the school through the development of a standards-aligned curriculum, responsiveness to feedback provided and collaboration with the Head of School on areas of instructional and/or curricular need at the school. College Bound Academy Teachers will be departmentalized beginning in Kindergarten. There will be one Math teacher, two literacy teachers and one Science/Social Studies teacher in each grade. As a founding teacher, lead teachers will be responsible for creating curriculum (with supplemental resources) and fine-tuning systems implemented in College Bound Academy’s founding year.

If interested in any of the positions, send your resume and indicate the position in an email to If you have questions,


Rainier Prep is seeking a Director of Academics to oversee all aspects of curriculum, instruction and assessment within the school community. The Director of Academics will supervise all lead teachers, and will design and implement all coaching and professional development programming for teachers and staff. The Director of Academics works closely with the School Leader to ensure that a professional culture of student and adult learning is present and that all academic outcomes and benchmarks are achieved. This position requires a self-motivated, collaborative professional who is deeply knowledgeable in the field of adult learning, truly enjoys working with fellow educators and diverse students, values education and understands the essential need for an effective and aligned curricular framework and instructional approach at Rainier Prep. The Director of Academics will be an essential member of the School Leadership Team and will directly report to the School Leader.

Rainier Prep is a rigorous 5th-8th grade school committed to serving low-income and minority youth by preparing all students to excel at four-year colleges and to serve as leaders in their communities. We emphasize critical thinking and foundational skill building, value diversity and hold high expectations for all scholars and staff in the school community. For more information, visit our website. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume via email to

Explore Charter Schools (Brooklyn, NY)

Explore Schools is looking for a Principal to lead its twelve year old flag ship school, Explore Charter School, in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The Principal will leverage an effective leadership team to meet ambitious goals, build a unified, high-performing team culture and actively engage families and the community. The ideal candidate is an outstanding strategic planner and people manager, who believes and invests in developing talent, while possessing a strong understanding of academic rigor and effective instruction. Prior experience being a principal isn’t required, though candidates should have experience in some kind of school or teacher leader role. For more information, contact Ron Rapatalo.

KIPP AMP Middle School (Brooklyn, NY)

KIPP AMP (Always Mentally Prepared) Academy Charter School was founded in 2005. KIPP AMP currently serves students in grades five through eight in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. The student body is 98% African American, with 91% on federal free or reduced price lunch.

The Principal is responsible for the overall administration and management of KIPP AMP Academy Charter School, including academic programs, school vision, school design, staffing, and culture development. Areas of responsibility include planning and evaluation, policy development and administration, personnel and fiscal management, and parent and community relations. This full-time position reports to the Managing Director of Schools.

Workshops at TC

DASA Training

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.

The workshop will be offered on the following dates and is limited to 45 participants.

To register visit

21st Century Global Capacities Workshop Series

Studies in Educational Innovation presents the 2014/15 21st Century Global Capacities Workshop Series. Join SEI's global education experts as they explore how schools around the world approach education for 21st Century Global Capacities and how this translates into transformative change.

How to Make the Most of e-Portfolios and a Global Capacities Framework

January 21, 2015

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

In this hands-on workshop, curriculum leaders, ICT staff, and teachers will learn about the latest developments in education-based e-portfolios—why and how they are used, and to what effect. Participants will then have the opportunity to examine how a 21st Century Global Capacities Framework can be used to organize and activate e-portfolios to enable stronger K12 alignment across grades and disciplines as well as deeper levels of student learning.

Global Competence Certificate at TC

Prepare Yourself and Your Students for Global Citizenship in the 21st Century!

The Global Competence Certificate (GCC) Program is the first-of-its-kind online graduate level certificate program in global competence education for teachers. Developed by Teachers College, Columbia University, World Savvy, and Asia Society, the GCC helps educators integrate global competence into their practice while building their own global citizenship and teacher-leadership skills. The GCC combines engaging and interactive online coursework, immersive fieldwork with partners across the globe, and collaborative practice groups with interdisciplinary peers. Participants earn a Certificate in Global Competence plus either 48 Continuing Education Units or 12 Graduate Credits.

Summer Principals Academy

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