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Principal, Roosevelt High School

Partnership for Los Angeles Schools | Los Angeles CA 90033 USA | Full Time - School Year, Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 04/04/2013

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The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (the Partnership) was founded in 2007 as the cornerstone of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s strategy to improve education in Los Angeles.  An independent, nonprofit organization, the Partnership contracts with LAUSD to transform and turn around historically under-performing schools in LAUSD. The Partnership currently manages 17 schools in three communities – Boyle Heights (East LA), Central LA (south of downtown), and Watts – and serves approximately 16,500 students.

Partnership schools operate with autonomies and flexibilities from LAUSD policies, while working with existing staff under current labor contracts. The Partnership School Transformation model includes four key levers: Great School Leaders, Teacher Effectiveness, Targeted Student Supports, and Family and Community Engagement (more details of our model can be found at

The Partnership features several innovative programs to support school leaders, including a deep focus on teacher and leadership development, ongoing leadership coaching for all principals, direct and personalized support from the Senior Director and other members of the instruction team on a regular basis, and network-wide leadership development sessions led by the Chief Academic Officer.



456 S. Mathews Street, Los Angeles, CA  90033

Roosevelt High School was founded in 1922 and is located in Boyle Heights, a community that has great pride in their local high school. Their rich heritage is supported by an extensive alumni network and multigenerational families who live in the community and have attended the school.  Roosevelt High School is currently a single track calendar school serving approximately 1,950 students in grades 9 -12, with the following demographics:
99% Latino, 25% English Learners, 12% students with disabilities, and 100% economically disadvantaged.

Roosevelt is currently reorganizing its campus which will result in the consolidation of five of its current seven small schools into one larger school (with two academies). The remaining two small schools will continue to operate as separate schools, one on the main campus and one at a satellite site. The newly consolidated school will need an experienced, highly effective instructional leader who can dramatically increase student achievement over the next few years. Highest priorities for the campus are creating a shared vision for the newly formed school, building a strong school culture and conditions for learning, developing and supporting teachers, and ensuring the program of study meets all students’ needs.

Teacher effectiveness has been and will continue to be a priority in the coming years. The emphasis is on development opportunities, collaboration and expanded use of a new, multiple measure evaluation system. Roosevelt will be focusing on developing a program of study that best positions students for A-G success and allows for more students to access the intervention, credit recovery, and enrichment/AP courses that they need to be college ready. Blended learning programs support math and literacy instruction, increasing students’ access to technology and teachers’ options for meeting students at their individual levels. Additionally, Roosevelt will be in a position to continue and/or expand some of the unique course offerings that have been developed over the past several years by teachers from the various small schools.   



The Partnership is seeking highly effective, transformational urban school leaders to drive change and ensure success in building and sustaining a positive academic culture and safe climate for children and adults, and reaching high levels of student achievement in all of its schools.  The Principal will be responsible for ensuring that all students have the tools they need to be academically successful; that all members of the community (students, teachers, parents and guardians) have high expectations for student conduct and student achievement, and that academic performance improves significantly across the school. The Principal will be an experienced, committed, and entrepreneurial school leader who is excited by the challenge of school transformation and who has demonstrated success at dramatically improving student achievement at a high poverty school.



The Principal will be responsible for success in the following key areas:

1)      Shared Vision

  • Builds a shared vision for high student achievement and for college and career readiness
  • Promotes a culture of shared accountability
  • Effectively manages change and innovates to improve student achievement


2)      Supervision of Instruction

  • Supervises classroom instruction (Curriculum, Content and Pedagogy)
  • Utilizes multiple data sources to inform teaching and learning and to evaluate instructional program outcomes
  • Manages performance of all instructional staff through rigorous and effective evaluations


3)      Investing in Teacher Quality

  • Differentiates professional development opportunities to ensure growth for all staff
  • Increases teacher effectiveness by hiring, placing, and retaining effective staff
  • Promotes and supports leadership team and teacher leadership opportunities


4)      Culture of Learning and Positive Behavior

  • Creates and maintains a positive culture of learning aligned to the school’s vision and mission
  • Models and sets high expectations for professional behavior


5)      Family and Community Engagement

  • Engages families and community members as partners and values cultures as a resource
  • Maintains open lines of communication using multiple approaches to outreach

6)      Systems and Operations

  • Develops, implements, and monitors a clear plan for school improvement and adjusts systems and strategy based on progress
  • Organizes school time effectively to support instructional and staff development priorities
  • Allocates resources effectively to support shared vision and school goals
  • Complies with legal and ethical requirements in relationships with all stakeholders and follows all applicable state, federal, and district policies, procedures and guidelines



The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualities and qualifications:

  • Evidence of dramatic and sustained impact on student achievement; will need to provide multiple examples
  • Demonstration of strong instructional leadership skills, with an emphasis on successful teacher development and extensive knowledge of the Common Core Standards
  • Completion of rigorous classroom observation training preferred; LAUSD candidates will be required to have completed observer training and show evidence of certification
  • Knowledge of research-based best practices in the field of education pedagogy including curriculum design; professional development and assessments required
  • Strong ability to understand and lead the implementation of instructional practices that accelerate student achievement
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with blended learning models preferred
  • Ability and interest in leading a diverse team of adults to high levels of performance
  • Inspiring leader, able to quickly build trust and strong working relationships with students, teachers, classified staff, parents and other community members
  • Successful classroom teaching and school leadership experience, preferably in urban schools
  • Passion for improving education and for increasing achievement and life outcomes for low-income students of color; a belief that all students can reach high levels of achievement with support from adults
  • Ability to model an open and honest dialogue with all stakeholders; someone who is able to have difficult conversations when needed in order to create the best working environment for students and adults
  • Strategic planning and project management experience preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Reflective, someone who is self-aware and open to new ideas and opinions
  • Spanish proficiency strongly preferred



Total compensation ranges from $126,777 to $153,156 based on experience and performance.  Compensation comes from two sources: LAUSD provides the base salary and the Partnership supplements its principals for working a longer school calendar as well as for additional experience and/or performance (by providing an additional yearly stipend and/or one-time signing bonus). 



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Location Los Angeles, CA, United States
Categories Head of School/Principal
Organization Type Public School
Grade Level High School

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Contact Name Phyllis Bradford
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Phone 323-493-8352
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