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Lower Elementary Principal: 2024-2025

Company: Match Education
Location: Hyde Park
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Match Charter Public School is a free, high-performing charter public school in Boston. We are a PreK-12 school serving 1,250 students. Our mission is to prepare students for success in college and careers in order to achieve economic security and mobility. Students gain acceptance to our schools via an annual blind public lottery open to all Boston residents.Our families bring amazing racial and cultural diversity to the school community - they represent over 20 different countries of origin with over 20 different languages spoken at home. 94% of our students are people of color. Our students bring a diversity of needs to our school, and we are prepared to serve them. 21% of our students qualify for special education services; 18% of our student body are English Language Learners.Match's core values are Equity, Freedom, Teamwork, Innovation, and Accountability. We are working to reframe our organizational processes and policies to be truly anti-racist. At Match, we believe that three aspects of our work and organization - a staff that is diverse by race and other factors, a professional environment that is inclusive of all perspectives, and a curriculum in our PreK-12 school that is culturally competent - are vital to our goals and mission. See our full statement on diversity here.Position: Lower Elementary School Principal (PreK-2nd Grade)Location: Match Community Day (Hyde Park, MA)Start date: July, 2024THE OPPORTUNITYMatch seeks an educator with a track record of success to provide leadership in the elementary school as the Lower Elementary Principal starting in the 2024-25 school year. Match Community Day is a PreK-5th grade school campus with approximately 600 students. The Lower Elementary Principal will manage the growth and development of our PreK-2nd grade program in partnership with the Upper Elementary Principal, who will lead 3rd-5th grade.This is an incredible opportunity for someone who has achieved success as a school leader in an urban school, or an experienced educator with leadership experience ready to take the next step. This position is based at Match Community Day, located at 100 Poydras St. in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. The Lower Elementary Principal reports to Match's Chief Schools Officer. Compensation for this position starts at $140.107 and can be higher based on prior leadership experience. Match offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes significant coverage of health insurance costs and student loan repayment assistance. Hours for the position are 7:00am-2:45pm on Mondays and Fridays, 7:00am-3:45pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 7:00-4:30pm on Wednesdays. KEY RESPONSIBILITIESThe main priority for the Lower Elementary Principal is to build and maintain a strong school program for PreK-2nd grade, where students are learning, growing, and mastering grade level content. The Principal needs to be a supportive team player and serve as an advocate for the school. This position requires an appetite for collaborative decision-making, diligent communication, and a passionate student-centered perspective to leadership.The growth, performance, and retention of teachers and other school staff. This work will be the primary focus of the Principal. The Principal, in his or her work as an academic leader, is responsible for the management, development, and performance of the school faculty. This work is all encompassing and includes hiring decisions, evaluation, development and retention of faculty members through weekly PD sessions, summer training, weekly meetings, observations, and more. The Principal manages the school leadership team, who supervise and coach teachers, staff, and associate teachers.Strategic Planning and Change Management. The Principal will work collaboratively with the elementary school leadership team, the instructional leadership team, and the network support team on the long-range planning process for the elementary school, including staff development, retention, and growth pathways, course offerings, course sequences, and refinement of curriculum.Leadership and vision on curriculum, assessments, and pedagogy. The Principal will be responsible for collaborating closely with lower school instructional leaders, and the Match network academic team to ensure that the Match School curriculum, assessments, and instructional methods are effectively implemented to ensure that Match's instructional vision and approach are reflected in every Match classroom. Student culture . The Principal will have overall responsibility for creating a school culture that is safe, joyful, and focused on learning. This includes both making sure the day-to-day culture and enforcement of policies is strong, and dealing with more specific, more severe, student issues. This does not mean that the Principal will be responsible for processing all discipline infractions. It does mean that s/he is responsible for creating a team and leading that team to address all discipline issues both large and small.Family and Community. As the head of the school, the Principal ensures family engagement and authentic partnerships with families is a priority. There needs to be relentless relationship building and communication with students and families. The Principal supports faculty in communicating personal and academic progress of students and keep abreast of communication relating to student learning, discipline, and procedures;QUALIFICATIONSResearch has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. Our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described or you have a less traditional background. An unwavering commitment to Match's mission of college success and beyond.Prior experience in education leadership, ideally as a principal or assistant principal. At least 5 years of teaching experience with a proven record of student success.Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusionExcellent interpersonal and communication skills.Thoughtful, collaborative and decisive decision making Excitement about the possibility of receiving feedback and using it to grow continually.Possess a student-centered perspective and a desire to see all students succeed. PM20ABOUT MATCH EDUCATIONMatch Education ( is the shared brand name of The Match Charter Public School, and The Match School Foundation, Inc.Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate a high-performing urban public charter school in Boston. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform.The Match Foundation, Inc., and Match Charter Public School prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.PI54b5afb50bac-25660-34448371

Keywords: Match Education, Boston , Lower Elementary Principal: 2024-2025, Education / Teaching , Hyde Park, Massachusetts

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