Brilla Public Charter Schools Elementary School Assistant Principal: 3rd-4th Grade in Bronx, New York
Brilla Public Charter Schools
Assistant Principal: 3rd-4th Grade
About Brilla Charter Schools
Brilla Public Charter Schools is a network of K-8th grade schools that currently serves nearly 1,800 students from Mott Haven, University Heights, and other neighborhoods in the Bronx. The network is growing from its current four elementary and two middle schools to five elementary and five middle schools educating some 4,000 students in the Bronx and Paterson, NJ. The Charter Management Organization (CMO) for Brilla Schools Network is Seton Education Partners, an organization inspired by the Catholic educational tradition, that also manages the Seton Teaching Fellows missionary program and El Camino, an after-school Catholic faith formation program. At the heart of the Seton educational mission is our dedication to help students become young men and women of good character and spirit who are prepared for excellence in high school, college, and beyond.
Brilla combines a Classical approach to education – an emphasis on an ennobling and content-rich curriculum, inductive inquiry-driven instruction, and virtue formation that fosters an encounter with Truth, Beauty, and Goodness – with co-teaching practices and individualized online instructional support. We approach the formation of our students holistically and maintain high academic expectations. Ours is a joyful community that honors the dignity of each student, our staff members, and the families we serve.
The primary responsibility of the Assistant Principal (AP) is to facilitate excellence in alignment with and execution of the Brilla mission and Strategic Priorities set forth by the Principal. Supervised directly by the Principal, the AP (3-4) is the lead instructional authority and support for teachers in 3rd - 4th Grade. The AP (3-4) ensures continuity of instructional practice and fidelity to the curriculum, while providing guidance in matters of classroom creativity, innovation, and adaptation to meet the needs of a particular cohort. The AP (3-4) assists the Principal in the planning and execution of Professional Development exercises, Onboarding, MIPs, Data and Assessment Initiatives , and Cultural Initiatives. The AP supervises the school-wide approach to Tier 2 and Tier 3 behaviors in collaboration with the other AP, the Behavioral Specialist, the Student Services Coordinator, and other personnel ensuring that systems and procedures are being followed to meet the needs of all students. The AP (3-4) supports the Principal by conducting both formal and informal classroom observations and contributing to the teacher evaluation process as directed by the Principal. The AP (3-4) will regularly create and facilitate professional learning opportunities for a variety of community stakeholders.
Additionally, the AP directly supervises one campus Instructional Coach. Together, the AP (3-4) and the Instructional Coach support teachers by reviewing assessment data, identifying instructional strategies to meet Tier 1, 2, & 3 instructional and behavioral needs, guide collaboration among grade-level team members, observe classrooms and provide live coaching feedback, and reinforce standards and expectations for instructional excellence.
The AP (3-4) will be a highly motivated collaborator who goes above and beyond prescribed duties in support of the principal, teachers, and their students, while also taking initiative to solve problems and address challenges. A successful AP (3-4) will be a positive and supportive presence on the campus, committed to the demonstration of Brilla’s Core Virtues, calm and confident despite any adversity, and deeply dedicated to the Brilla mission. The AP (3-4) will work to ensure that all aspects of the Brilla mission are executed with fidelity, excellence, and joy.
Core Competencies & Responsibilities
Brilla Assistant Principals Set the Standard
Instructional expertise and command of curricular materials for 3rd - 4th Grade.
Supervise Instructional Coach.
Review assessment data for teachers (3rd-4th) and develop Intervention support plans.
Observe and provide Live Coaching and instructional support for teachers (3-4).
Evaluate 3-4 grade-level teachers - ensuring deadlines, surveys, data and assessment and other professional responsibilities are met and completed with quality and fidelity
Provide Professional Development and support that will cultivate 3rd-4th Grade teachers’ instructional competence.
Model best practices and provide actionable feedback that can be implemented to increase student and teacher outcomes.
Work with the Principal, Instructional Coach, Students Services team, and Behavioral Specialist to design, model, facilitate, and hold others accountable to the Tier 2 and Tier 3 behavioral and academic processes and systems established; help ensure that student behavior and school culture meet the needs of all students while sustaining staff morale.
Maintain high standards of professional attire, modeling of core virtues, execution of professional norms, and enthusiastic, regular engagement in ongoing professional development and community-building.
Brilla Assistant Principals Honor the Team
Contribute to school culture through consistent implementation of behavior management strategies, attendance at school and Brilla-sponsored activities and events, and regular, professional communication.
Model and hold others accountable to consistent school-wide approaches to student and teacher routines throughout the school day and school year with fidelity and positivity.
Plan, facilitate, and attend regular, mission-critical programming including weekly network leadership meetings, school leadership meetings, SSO meetings, IEP meetings, summer development sessions, data days, parent workshops, family conferences, and other administrative activities.
Strive to be available by phone after school hours until 7:00pm each workday to address any student or family questions or concerns (cell phone stipended).
Perform other duties as assigned including, but not limited to, attending network/school walkthroughs, test preparation, small group instruction, model teaching, reviewing report cards and comments, reviewing and finalizing incident reports, mediating parent concerns, Parent University facilitation, maintaining communication logs, ensuring accurate attendance, and supporting external professional development activities.
Brilla Assistant Principals Make it Count
Design, schedule, and facilitate purposeful meetings including coaching debriefs, assessment data review, intervention consultation and planning, and cultural event support.
Tactically delegate tasks to Instructional Coach that leverage skills and capacities to support teachers.
Collaborate and correspond with other APs and instructional leaders across the network - embodying the “One School” mentality.
Assist in the creation of school and grade-level schedules, special schedules, programmatic initiatives, and test prep schedules with Principal.
Develop and maintain school-level data dashboards.
Help to ensure that students maintain growth rates through the consistent use and modeling of data.
Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with and leading students & colleagues from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
Organize and manage time and commitments efficiently to maximize productivity and intentionality throughout the school day and school year; assist teachers to do likewise.
Brilla Assistant Principals know It Starts with Them
Demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset and collaborate proactively with colleagues.
Consistently perform duties in a manner that gives expression to courage, justice, wisdom, and self-control, while championing a positive, flexible attitude and solution-based approach to challenges.
Actively solicit and welcome feedback from colleagues and leaders across the network in order to strengthen competencies and capacities - demonstrate a willingness to be held accountable for successes and failures.
Reflect and seek to understand both individual strengths and areas for growth, committing to continuous personal growth and professional development as an educator, mentor, and leader.
Maintain a willingness to challenge assumptions and beliefs about teaching and learning in order to best meet the needs of students and the mission of the organization.
Pursue a deeper understanding of our curriculum and seek to grow as a classical educator (deepening content mastery, reading classic texts, and exploring Classical pedagogy).
The confidence that education can awaken the imagination to limitless possibility, stir the heart to love what is good, and inflame the mind to seek understanding of truth.
An unwavering, confident, and enthusiastic commitment to the educational mission of the Brilla Schools Network in service to the school community.
A relentless dedication to providing all students with an academically robust, inspiring, and joyful learning experience.
Aptitude in creating the conditions for educators to realize their calling through exercising their diverse gifts and passionately awakening the passion for learning in children.
An appreciation for the continuing development of character and virtue in children and adults, alike .
Experience as a leader in student achievement.
Commitment to a student-focused approach to instruction that is joyful, collaborative, and rigorous.
Sensitivity to and capacity for leading students and colleagues from diverse cultural, economic, and ability backgrounds.
Possession of current teaching certification as an elementary school teacher.
Familiarity with and appreciation for the Classical liberal arts tradition (highly desirable).
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work well in a team.
Ability to build, monitor, and maintain systems that improve organizational efficiency.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; flexible, able to work independently as well as taking direction as needed.
Ability to demonstrate courage, justice, wisdom, and self-control, while championing a positive, flexible attitude and solution-based approach to challenges.
Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution in Education-related field (Master’s Degree preferred).
Brilla provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees.
The base pay range for this position is 115,000 - 138,806 per year. Pay may vary within the stated range, depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus for some roles may be provided as part of the compensation package subject to executive leadership approval, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, depending on the position offered.
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