The Leadership School is a new, innovative charter public school that opened in August 2022 to serve students and families within the boundaries of the Normandy Schools Collaborative. The school currently serves kindergarten through second grade and will add a grade each year, growing to 450 kindergarten through eighth grade students over six years. The Leadership School exists to grow our students’ leadership capacity through earnest engagement in an academically rigorous, culturally relevant, and relationship-oriented environment. In addition to providing a strong foundation of relationships and belonging and the toolkit of academic skills, our students will have authentic opportunities to practice and exercise leadership—in one’s own life and the world around them.
Minimum Qualifications for Founding Teacher Candidates What you bring: Passion and commitment to the mission of The Leadership School Valid Missouri Teaching Certification: Early Childhood (Birth-3rd), Elementary (1-6) or relevant Elective Strong instructional, classroom management and discipline skills Proven record of success in the classroom Excitement to learn and grow as a teacher and a leader Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to effectively analyze data to improve student achievement Ability to create a positive, structured environment for students to observe, understand, and exemplify leadership Ability to work independently with diverse constituents while maintain high professional standards Ability to connect with students and respond to their changing academic and personal needs Ability and eagerness to give and receive thoughtful, constructive feedback Commitment to educational equity Charismatic self-starting and highly resourceful personality Persistence, adaptability, innovation and a want to continuously improve and grow Creativity and collaboration in a changing and agile environment Humility, strong work ethic, and an entrepreneurial ‘roll up my sleeves’ attitude
What we offer you: A community where whole-child education takes center stage, and where individualized learning, student leadership, and authentic hands-on experiences are at the core of continuous innovation Opportunities to get out of the box you have been teaching in, implement your ideas, and incorporate new learning methods Planning time held sacred by providing planning and collaboration time daily Teachers benefit from a weekly observation-feedback coaching cycle with an instructional coach. Opportunities to serve in leadership roles while still doing what you love: teaching! Competitive salary and access to comprehensive benefits: medical, dental, vision Member of State of Missouri PSRS/PEERS