Elementary School Principal

Soleil Academy
LA South, CA, LA East, CA
Leadership Position
$115K - $125K/year
Grades
Kindergarten - 5th
Description

OUR MISSION

Through academic rigor, character development, and a structured learning environment, Soleil Academy Charter School ensures that every transitional kindergarten through 5th grade scholar has the foundation necessary for college success and a future bright with opportunity.

THE POSITION

The Principal will act as Soleil Academy’s most critical lever in ensuring student achievement and forging a successful academic program. The Principal oversees the leadership team and shares management responsibilities of teachers with the Deans. Similarly, the Principal shares management responsibilities of operations staff with the Operations Manager and Director.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES

To students:

  • Monitor and ensure the effective delivery of instruction, including English Learner and Special Education Programs
  • Create and maintain a joyful, safe, structured, and engaging school and classroom environment that grows as a community of individuals working together to learn.
  • Oversee the development and administration of a variety of formal and informal assessments to measure student growth and mastery and to improve instruction
  • Implement, monitor, and sustain school-wide systems and expectations
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of intervention strategies for struggling students
  • Oversee and provide supervision before school, during student lunch, and after school as assigned in order to maintain student safety
  • Oversee the implementation of programs to support English Learners and students with special needs
  • Coordinate and oversee the administration of the CAASPP, ELPAC, and other state and national norm-referenced tests

To staff:

  • Provide daily school leadership, including all instructional, operational, and financial components
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of the school’s academic and operational systems, including instructional and academic strategic planning and curriculum development across two satellite campuses
  • Recruit, hire, supervise, train, and evaluate high quality staff
  • Serve as the school’s primary spokesperson and communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • Attend monthly board meetings and assist Executive Director in preparation of reports to the Board regarding school academic, cultural, and operational health
  • Evaluate school performance on multiple measures and adjust programs accordingly to maximize achievement for all learners
  • Develop annual strategic plan and ensure follow through with all stakeholders
  • Oversee, manage, and develop the leadership team
  • Oversee and lead high quality professional development for the school
  • Oversee and support student recruitment and enrollment to fulfill our mission and vision
  • Attend and monitor implementation of IEPs and evaluate effectiveness of Special Education and EL Program
  • Ensure implementation of daily academic schedule and oversee development of the staff schedule
  • Ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students and employees
  • Engage in professional growth opportunities
  • Build and sustain a school culture based on the school’s BRIGHT core values
  • Create structures for and oversee meaningful parental involvement
  • Develop the school annual performance report, the SARC, and the LCAP
  • Oversee the execution of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
  • Co-lead Cafecitos, ELAC/DELAC, and PAC Meetings
  • Ensure that the school follows all applicable policies and State and Federal laws

THE QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master’s Degree preferred, Bachelor’s Degree required, and a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, instructional expertise with meeting the needs of similar student populations in urban areas
  • California teaching certification and Administrative credentials will be favorably considered and not required
  • Demonstrated classroom success on both internal and national assessments
  • Knowledge of applicable education laws and regulatory compliance
  • Knowledge of school finance, budgetary planning, and accounting principles
  • Training or relevant experience in school management
  • Experience having led teachers required
  • Experience having developed and led professional development preferred
  • Detail-oriented, organized professional with ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Reflective leader, able to recognize strengths and weaknesses and proactively works to address weaknesses
  • Strong communicator capable of effectively addressing various stakeholders within the Lynwood community
  • Critical thinker, problem solver, committed to realizing the school’s mission and success
  • TB Clearance
  • COVID-19 Vaccination (Up to date)

Preferred:

  • Bilingual in Spanish

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Soleil Academy Charter School offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement options. We also provide generous time off to support an overall work-life balance, while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all scholars.

THE APPLICATION

Soleil Charter School acknowledges and agrees that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity. Soleil Charter School shall not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by California or federal law. Equal employment opportunity shall be extended to all aspects  of the  employer-­‐employee  relationship,  including but  not limited  to recruitment, selection, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall, and dismissal from employment.