Deputy Chief Academic Officer at Baltimore
Friendship Public Charter Schools - Washington, DC

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As the nation's first multi-campus charter school, Friendship Public Charter School has been producing college-ready students for over 15 years. From Preschool through 12th grade, Friendship invests in providing a rigorous academic curriculum that enables our children to excel as ethical, literate, and well-rounded leaders in a 21st century economy. We surpass our peers across the District in public education with a 91% graduation and college entrance rate. To this end, we also hold the quality, success, and development of our teachers with paramount importance. We provide a number of professional growth and development opportunities which have yielded both the 2010 and 2011 DC Teachers of the Year, and three outstanding school principals who launched their careers in our classrooms.

  • Drive Friendship Public Charter School’s mission and guiding principles to ensure the highest levels of achievement and schools culture amongst principals, teachers, staff and students
  • Lead, manage, and develop a high-functioning team of leaders and educators who are focused on driving superior academic performance
  • Evaluate school and grade level performance data to identify, develop and modify instruction to ensure effective instructional strategies
  • Guide staff in achieving high performance through goal setting, providing meaningful feedback and constructive evaluations
  • Engage parents and stakeholders in school and extracurricular activities to foster a community approach to learning and development
  • Maintain compliance with state and federal regulations for academic and operational standards/requirements

  • Commitment to providing a world-class education to students from historically underserved communities
  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate in Education Administration or related field
  • 2 or more years of school leadership with demonstrated exemplary results in an urban setting
  • 3- 5 years of successful classroom experience with demonstrated exemplary results, preferably within an urban setting
  • Superior knowledge of and experience with implementing effective instructional and behavioral methods for educating urban youth
  • Proven leadership capabilities
  • Demonstrated success managing staff through planning, motivating, rewarding, and providing targeted feedback and professional development
  • A passion for educational excellence, data-driven instruction, and a personal commitment to accountability for results
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

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