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Middle School Principal

Bronx Charter School for Excellence | Bronx NY 10462 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 12/03/2012

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“Our nation has no greater responsibility than helping all children realize their full potential, [but] great schools don’t happen by chance. Great schools happen by design. The National Blue Ribbon Schools are the best of what our country has to offer. They are models for schools across the country.”  -Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education


About Us

The Bronx Charter School for Excellence (BCSE) is a recipient of the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award – the U.S. Department of Education’s highest honor for schools. Following nearly a ten-month selection process, BCSE met an extensive set of criteria evaluating the school’s performance over a span of five years. Since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out and honored the top 3% of national schools (public, private, charter, and magnet) that strive for the highest level of achievement, including those that beat the odds. BCSE is one of only three charter schools in the entire state of New York that garnered the honor this year.


Additionally, BCSE is ranked the 4th highest performing K–8 public school in New York State, which includes all traditional public schools and charter schools. Located in Parkchester, New York, we offer a challenging academic program complemented by parent-driven initiatives, school-wide events and an extensive extra-curricular offering. BCSE has received an ‘A’ in NYC Department of Education Project Reports for the last four years.


Principal Role

We are seeking an experienced and innovative educator with exemplary academic and professional credentials for the position of Middle School Principal.  Our ideal candidate is a visionary who desires to put his/her experience, knowledge and drive to action. The primary role of the Middle School Principal is to lead curriculum instruction, to manage faculty and staff, and to coordinate operations in the building. This position will require establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with parents and community members, in addition to teachers and students. Ideal candidates are individuals who have demonstrated exceptional academic results in the classroom.



 All candidates must possess an unwavering commitment to children and believe that all children can and will learn given proper instruction. They would create a conscious community of continuous learning for all faculty, staff, and students.  Candidates should foster a culture of high expectations for all students and a culture of respect for all community members and guests.  They ought to establish an instructional vision and focused plan for improving student achievement.  Candidates will set the tone for an inspiring school climate that will challenge and motivate our diverse students, teachers, and families to achieve academic excellence, develop as people, and positively impact the communities in which they live. Candidates should understand and embrace our focus on our social-emotional development philosophy, including training teachers and working with students and specialists to develop individual support for student growth.  They have a duty to articulate and support the School’s mission and vision while understanding and promoting its history. Finally candidates must establish a positive and achievement-oriented culture, which reflects BCSE’s core values and high expectations.

The Principal is a member of the senior staff and reports directly to the Head of the School. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:


Student Achievement

o Lead and oversee the school’s instructional program

o Analyze data with other teachers regularly to maximize student performance

o Ensure that all students  are performing at high levels and developing as critical thinkers


Teacher Development and Evaluation

o Plan and/or lead appropriate professional development opportunities for all teachers

o Formally hire, induct, supervise, observe, and evaluate all school staff

o Guide teachers through the process of collaborative reflection and planning

o Support teacher analysis and use of assessment data to reflect on teaching practices, make instructional decisions, inform lesson plans, and meet the needs of diverse learners


School Leadership

o Model BCSE values and set the standard for professional behavior

o Supervise the academic dean, dean of students, and school manager

o Create a data-centered and achievement-oriented school culture

o Facilitate the development of supportive communities among students, parents, faculty, staff and external stakeholders to ensure that all members are engaged and valued.

o Interview and select teachers and support staff

o Communicate regularly with teachers, parents, and students both informally and through memos

o Ensure that the school is run smoothly, safely, efficiently, and on budget

o Leads or assists the Head of School and other administrative team members in determining and implementing strategic institutional initiatives and 5th -8th grade programs


Skills and Characteristics

o Very strong classroom management and discipline skills

o Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially with students and parents

o Extremely high standards for student achievement

o Willingness to aggressively seek administrative certification 

o Belief in the BCSE mission and educational model

o Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and relentless attitude toward success

o Resourcefulness, flexibility, team player and an entrepreneurial spirit are key qualities  

o Fluency in a second language a plus (preferably Spanish)


Educational Background and Work Experience

o Master’s degree required, degree or certificate in educational leadership, administration or supervision preferred

o Proven track record of achieving strong academic results, and be able to describe instructional strategies and school-wide interventions used to achieve these results

o Successful past experience leading, motivating and coaching a team of teachers, staff and parents

o At least 5 years of teaching experience incorporating learning goals beyond the state standards

o At least 2 years in school leadership of a school serving more than 200 students

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Location Bronx, NY, United States
Categories Head of School/Principal
Organization Type Charter School
Grade Level Middle School/Junior High
Teaching field Other
Experience Years 7 yrs

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Jose Rivera
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Phone 7188287301
Primary Fax 7188287302
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