Assistant Principal
MERRICK ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL - Queens, NY

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The Merrick Academy - Queens Public Charter School has made a commitment to the students, parents and the southeast Queens community to provide an academic program that will prepare students to meet and exceed New York State performance standards in addition to the Common Core Standards. Merrick Academy-Queens Public Charter School opened in 2000 as one of the first charter schools among the 5 boroughs of New York City.

Position Overview:
Merrick Academy is immediately seeking an Assistant Principal for the 2013-2014 school year. The Assistant Principal is responsible for planning, executing and finalizing projects within budget and on-schedule. A dedication to student development, student learning and achievement are at the core of this position which will achieve this through extensive work with instructional staff and the school leadership. This full-time, exempt position is a direct report to the School’s Principal.
This exciting and challenging opportunity is scheduled to start on or before August 5, 2013.

Requirements: Education & Experience
- Valid NYS Building Leader Certification
- Relevant NYS Teaching (Grades 1-6) Certification
- A Master’s Degree from a competitive college or university
- A minimum of five years teaching experience in grades 3-6 using data to drive instruction and success on state assessments .
- Minimum of 2 years daily supervisory experience in an educational setting
- Ability to adhere to multiple deadlines and fulfill requests in a timely manner
- Demonstrated success developing and maintaining a strong school culture
- Ability to recognize good instruction based on current teaching methods
- Knowledge of various instruction and teaching methodologies
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Excellent organizational, planning and implementation skills
- Proficiency using Microsoft software
- Familiarity with ATS (NYC) reports, and developing varied data analyses reports
- Cover letter, resume, (3) three professional references and salary history required.

Primary Duties: Coaching, Feedback and Leadership Development
Support the instructional leadership team to Coach a portfolio of teachers in instruction and the establishment of expectations/routines.
- Coach the Dean of Students and teacher-coaches to become more effective instructional and cultural leaders.
- Help teachers to develop instructional strategies and intervention programs that elevate achievement among struggling students
- Meet with teachers to co-plan units and daily lessons
- Work closely with School Principal to establish a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and creative school culture
- Partner with Director of School Operations to ensure smooth entry, dismissal and transit to and from school
- Create individual plans for students with behavior challenges; partner with teachers to provide extra interventions
- Support teachers to hold all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations
- Observe and coach Teachers daily

Professional Development
- Work with each team member to set clear, measureable, outcome-oriented academic goals for the year and plan professional development opportunities around those academic goals
- Continually monitor and report on progress/regression within school and staff performance
-Ensure access to and participation in high-quality internal and external professional development for staff
- Facilitate high quality professional development on an individual basis for overall improvement of instruction
- Accurately identify and prioritize professional development needs through careful analysis of student data, teacher growth areas and school goals; maximize the impact of formal PD time and ensure that all sessions are thoroughly and thoughtfully planned, engaging and actionable
- Plan and lead professional development for teachers to improve the quality of instruction
- Train and orient staff members in Merrick's curricular systems and key pedagogical issues
- Train and assess staff in classroom management, student engagement and parent involvement

Leadership & Planning
- Create and lead the “parent onboarding” process, meeting one-on-one and communicating regularly with new parents to introduce them to the school’s culture and priorities
- Help to build and manage positive communications between school and P.T.O/P.T.A
- Proactively circulate throughout classrooms and hallways during the day to gain valuable context on student behavior and help support positive school culture

Perform Other Duties As Assigned


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