Founding Principal - The Delaware Met Charter School
The Delaware Met Charter School | Wilmington DE 19801 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 02/13/2013
The Delaware Met
The Delaware Met seeks a catalytic and forward-focused leader to serve
as the founding principal of a Big Picture Learning high school in Wilmington,
Delaware. Big Picture Learning is a
nationally acclaimed school design which incorporates a small, highly
personalized and high performance learning environment with a rigorous and
relevant cross-disciplinary approach where students are encouraged and enabled
to discover and develop their own unique interests and passions through
real-world learning. For further
information, go to www.bigpicture.org. The
Delaware MET will open its doors to 264 students in grades 9-10 in the fall of 2014
and grow to serve 528 students in grades 9-12.
The Principal will be the Delaware MET’s instructional leader and will
hold primary responsibility for ensuring the academic success of all students. The
Principal will develop and manage the school’s academic program and will
support, develop and evaluate instructional staff in accordance with the
educational program and articulated curriculum for the school. The Principal will report directly to the Board
of Directors and will collaborate with the school’s Charter Management
Organization (CMO) to manage the day-to-day operations of the school.
in a shared dialogue with the board and CMO to implement a cohesive, clear vision
and ensure the school meets its mission and academic goals.
and sustain a school culture and community that embodies the Delaware Met’s
commitment to the principles of the Big Picture Learning school design.
all criteria and requirements of the Big Picture Learning school design to
high expectations and rigorous learning across the school.
that student enrollment and retention targets are met.
the collection and analysis of multiple sources of data, including DCAS, and
employ the results to continually improve learning and engagement among all
hire, develop, supervise, and evaluate instructional staff in collaboration
with the CMO and Big Picture Learning, using model specific indicators and
with the faculty to establish and commit to clear student achievement goals and
provide direction and encouragement to all instructional staff in the
accomplishment of goals.
with the CMO to plan, implement, and support the professional development of
instructional staff as part of the school-wide professional development plan
that is tied to student outcomes.
and promote diverse instructional leadership in support of the school’s mission
and continued growth and sustainability.
strong relationships with students, parents, families, and the community.
with the board and CMO to meet all Department of Education reporting
Collaborate with the board and CMO to plan and
organize program goals and objectives, ensuring the implementation of the
school’s Operational Plan and budgets to support the plan.
Facilitate a collaborative school environment that
values shared leadership and the participation of teachers and students in the
leadership of the school.
a safe and clean facility.
Big Picture Learning Design
The Big Picture school, program, and curriculum designs incorporate
these features and components:
personalized learning program wrapped around each learner’s passions and
interests, helping him or her to develop and pursue productive career pathways.
learning continuum resulting in high school diplomas and, in some cases, work
and job-specific readiness certificates in a diverse range of
to core academic, technical, and workplace skills and knowledge as well as to
important non-cognitive skills and understandings.
pathways that include community colleges and technical schools.
with the community college system.
relationships with businesses and the communities in which the school is
personalized learning centers in non-traditional learning environments.
applications that provide students with options for flexibly addressing
learning and work.
with internships and mentoring.
portfolio of tools to authentically assess student learning and performance.
and evaluation system addressed to immediate and longitudinal student
performance and impact data.
“seat time” requirements for obtaining academic credits, including
demonstrations and non-traditional means of certifying proficiency.
follow-up program to ensure success at work and further learning.
Degree from an accredited college or university
(5) years of instructional/classroom experience
certification from any state and/or educational leadership experience in a
charter or private school
to accountability for all aspects of school’s charter, academic performance agreement,
and school operations
within the Big Picture Learning design, preferred
leadership experience in a public or non-public school serving diverse and
low-income student populations, preferred
of creativity, teamwork, and out-of-the-box thinking
organizational, communications, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
to prioritize and effectively manage competing tasks and responsibilities
to sustain a calm, reasonable approach and to communicate effectively in
stressful or problematic situations
The Delaware Met engages employees without regard to race, color,
religion, creed, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or any other
characteristic covered by law. All who believe they meet the stated
qualifications are invited to apply. The Delaware Met is an equal opportunity
$80,000 - $100,000 Commensurate with education and experience
How to Apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three
references to Jenifer MacFarland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: March 15, 2013
|Location||Wilmington, DE, United States|
|Categories||Head of School/Principal|
|Organization Type||Charter School|
|Grade Level||High School|
|Contact Name||Jenifer MacFarland|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|