KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Steven Nichols
Email: snichols@kippmemphis.org

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Assistant Principal - Middle School

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KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Steven Nichols
Email: snichols@kippmemphis.org

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools is Searching for a Middle School Assistant Principal 

Position Overview:

At KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools the Assistant Principal will work with the school leader to actualize the school’s vision.  In addition to driving the vision for pedagogy that drives student achievement at KMCS, the Assistant Principal creates and manages strong systems and structures to support teachers in executing this vision to meet our school goals. The Assistant Principal also helps to design professional development for our teachers, guiding them to become strong classroom managers and competent instructional leaders in their classrooms.  The primary components of the job include:
  • Setting high, but achievable standards for student achievement
  • Coaching and managing teaching performance
  • Analyzing student data and facilitating next steps to ensure continued achievement
  • Works with School Leader to manage family partnership and involvement
  • Overseeing grade-level culture and discipline
  • Success in this role will be measured by grade-level student achievement and ability to align priorities, instruction, and grade-level culture to the school-wide vision, mission and values.
Responsibilities:
Works with School Leader to manage academic systems for the teaching staff on a weekly and quarterly basis
  • Develop the school year academic dates calendar, including internal and external deadlines for the data team and teachers
  • Develop systems to facilitate submission of proficiency benchmarks, report card grades and comments
  • Communicate academic deadlines
  • Work with School Leader to create and print meaningful weekly reports for each grade level  
  • Support the school leader in creating instructional reports 
Formalize instructional systems and instructional alignment across content areas
  • Create professional development for grade- and subject-specific instruction for teachers
  • Organize a library with documents to support instructional coaching (articles, observation forms, sample “best practice” observations)
  • Compile descriptions of our philosophy and approach to various subject areas including curriculum used, minutes by grade level, pedagogical approach
  • Read and provide feedback on long-term plans; ensure that long-term plans and assessments are vertically aligned in terms of rigor 
Design and support professional development efforts
  • In collaboration with the school leader, help create the yearly PD Overview 
  • Assess school-wide and group-based (ex: co-teacher, grade level, veteran) instructional needs based on student achievement data to determine professional development needs
  • Collaborate with the school leader and staff to plan differentiated summer professional development based on teacher needs and school goals starting in year two   
  • Coordinate tracked PD offerings during the school year
  • Coordinate external partnerships by developing session objectives and outcomes in advance with external trainers and the school leader
  • Develop and lead professional development for teaching fellows throughout the year
Coordinates school-wide discipline plan and efforts
  • Model effective classroom management techniques
  • Support teachers with implementing behavior management
  • Work with students, families, and teachers to issue logical consequences for behavior and follows-up
Support staff culture
  • Backwards plan staff culture supports with leadership team and admin team.
  • Other duties as assigned
Manage Teachers
  • Hold O3s with all direct reports once each week  
  • When working with teaching fellows, develop a trajectory of progress based on the KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and desired characteristics
  • BA or BS required; and MA or MS preferred
  • Experience working in low income communities is preferred
  • Four years of successful full-time teaching experience serving a similar student population
  • Excellent organizational, planning and implementation skills  
  • Relentless results-orientation and strong sense of purpose
  • Experience with Instructional Leadership (coaching teachers, leading professional development, performance management)
  • Ability to establish relationships and communicate effectively with multiple constituencies
  • Reflective and able to execute in an efficient and effective manner with managers, peers and support personnel
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to the KIPP Memphis' vision, mission and values
Essential competencies
  • Student-Focus
  • Cultural Competence
  • Self-Awareness
  • Continuous Learning
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Decision Making
  • Instructional Leadership
WHO WE ARE
KIPP Memphis is part of KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), a national network of free, open-enrollment, public schools that are successful in helping students from educationally under-served communities develop the knowledge, skills, character, and habits needed to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond.  There are currently 224 KIPP schools serving nearly 100,000 students. Today, KIPP Memphis serves over 2,600 students in our seven schools in Memphis and almost 800 alumni on their journeys to and through college with our KIPP Through College Program.

WHAT WE DO & WHY IT MATTERS
Nationwide, only 10% of students from low income communities graduate from college, compared to 84% of their more affluent peers. Preparing our students for successful and choice-filled lives of independence and impact drives the work of all KIPP school leaders, teachers, and staff. Nationally, KIPP alumni graduate from college at 4 times the national average, which is good, but not good enough. Our goal is for 75% of our alumni to graduate from college and be prepared to live a personally and financially satisfying life.

OUR SCHOOLS
KIPP Memphis serves over 2,600 students in grades K-12, at seven schools in north and south Memphis. Each of our elementary schools’ partner with Porter-Leath to provide a high-quality pre-K instructional experience for our communities.

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.