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School Leader/Principal

Family Urban Schools of Excellence | Baton Rouge LA 70805 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 03/14/2014

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School Leader/Principal

Start Date: June/July, 2014

Location: FUSE at Dalton Academy, Baton Rouge, LA

About Family Urban Schools of Excellence:

Embracing the philosophy of Jumoke – “a child is loved” – the mission of Family Urban Schools of Excellence (FUSE) is to prepare children to successfully compete in the global market place, overcoming any cultural, social or economic challenges. FUSE believes in the power of transformational educational practice. We refuse to accept any easy victories in this work. Every day our educators and administrators take on the challenge of transforming the lives of their students, families and colleagues by striving for excellence against all odds. The results we achieve transform the realm of what is possible for children who might otherwise never have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our commitment to changing the face of public education through excellence in charter school management encompasses bold partnerships with traditional districts in addition to our core work of creating new high-quality charter school seats.  For more information about the FUSE mission, model, our schools and team, please visit our website at

About the School Leader/Principal:

FUSE seeks a dynamic, courageous and innovative School Leader who is committed to excellence for every child and will accept nothing less. This individual must be a highly motivated, mission-driven leader who sweats the small stuff without losing sight of the big picture.  The ideal Principal candidate will have a proven track record of:

  • Driving for results
  • Using data to initiate and sustain change 
  • Inspiring, engaging, and empowering staff and families
  • Establishing and maintaining a culture of high expectations
  • Building effective coalitions and implementation of shared decision-making
  • Ensuring fidelity to curriculum, instructional excellence and best-practices in assessment
  • Embracing the challenges facing urban schools with a mantra of “No Excuses” and a willingness to do “Whatever it takes.”



Certification/License:  Appropriate State Licensure (LA Ed Leadership Level I)

Education:  An accredited Master’s Degree plus additional coursework supporting administrative certification

Experience:  At least six years of teaching experience at the elementary and/or middle school level, preferably in more than one grade level


  • Knowledge of teaching methods and educational pedagogy
  • Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts
  • Knowledge of administration and supervision concepts
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to prepare oral or written communications for distribution to employees, students and parents.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and conflicting time constraints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, parents and others
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to leadership, performance and professional growth.



Essential Responsibilities of the School Leader/Princpal include but are not limited to:

  • Develops school programs and objectives consistent with school district goals and philosophy of achieving academic and social excellence for its students.

  • Provides leadership and direction to staff with regard to the ongoing evaluation and improvement of educational programs, including curricular and extra-curricular activities.                                                          

  • Promotes a school environment conducive to individualized instruction, cooperative curriculum development and student learning as evidenced by student’s performance on state and district standardized assessments.

  • Recommends the selection of texts and other teaching materials.

  • Anticipates and addresses problems that may arise in a resourceful and consistent manner.

  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in education by attending seminars, workshops and professional meetings, and by reading educational journals and conducting research.

  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping for all -student records as required by law. Coordinates with the Human Resources Office for the proper maintenance of employee personnel files. 

  • Works with community groups, youth organizations and other organizations to further student achievement.

  • Ensures that parents are kept informed of their children's progress

  • Encourages teaching staff to keep abreast of developments in the educational field, to engage in staff development, and to continue to grow professionally.

  • Provides opportunities for workshops to improve skills in teaching, the use of learning aides, libraries and computer technology.

  • Organizes and conducts regular meetings with teachers for continuing development of instructional techniques.

  • Involves staff in the evaluation of programs and the planning of new programs.

  • Reviews qualifications of academic candidates and recommends for hire to the CEO the most qualified teaching, paraprofessional and academic support staff for the school, consistent with Board policies.

  • Conducts orientation for new employees in accordance with District policies.

  • Supervises and evaluates teaching staff in accordance with district approved evaluation plan, and makes recommendations regarding goals, areas needing improvement and continued employment. 

  • Informs and advises the Chief Executive Officer in a timely manner about the programs, practices, progress and problems of the school and reports to the CEO such matters as deemed material to the understanding and proper managing of the school’s educational program, or as may be requested.

  • Attends Parent Association meetings when appropriate meetings and actively updates parents on the status of school matters, educational and extra curricular activities and responds to concerns and issues raised by parents.

  • Travels to policy, informational and professional meetings as required


Terms of Employment & Work Schedule

Twelve month work year. Standard administrator work schedule, including attendance at Board meetings and other meetings as needed.


To view additional information on this position and to apply, please visit

FUSE is an equal opportunity employer and people from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Location Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Categories Head of School/Principal
Organization Type Charter School
Grade Level Pre-School/Early Childhood, Elementary 1-3, Elementary 4-6
Experience Years 6 yrs

Location Maptop

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Contact Name FUSE HR
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Phone 860-904-5859
Primary Fax 860-244-9618
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