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Head of School

Paul Cuffee School | Providence RI 02908 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 01/31/2014

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Paul Cuffee School is currently seeking a Head of School,

Beginning July 1, 2014.


Paul Cuffee School, an independent K12 public charter school in Providence, RI, strives to meet the individual needs of our diverse community of students through a program that promotes social and civic skill building as well as outstanding academic learning. We admit our 776 students by public lottery. Our student population is 80% low income households; 90% non-white, and 19% with special needs. We offer a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum that integrates students’ physical and social well-being and sense of civic responsibility. Our students develop the cognitive, civic and emotional skills, behaviors, and habits that lead to success in life.


Paul Cuffee School Mission Statement:

Paul Cuffee School, a K12 public charter school of choice, educates a diverse community of students from Providence, Rhode Island. We respect each individual and the world we share. This quality of our community is central to our mission. In the spirit of Paul Cuffee’s life, we teach students to value and practice personal initiative, perseverance, and social responsibility. Our School accomplishes these goals through a rigorous academic program which, enriched with maritime experiences, fosters discovery and critical thinking. We prepare students for higher education, lifelong learning, and active citizenship.


Paul Cuffee School seeks an experienced, successful educator, leader, and administrator who will passionately embrace and further develop the PCS community, mission, and culture. We are looking for a leader who can:

  •  Manage with passion, creativity and vigor the academic, administrative, human resource, operational and financial demands of a 776 member independent K12 public charter school, operating in 3 divisions, located in a diverse, low income community.
  • Build and lead a superb senior leadership team that not only will provide instructional leadership but also will nurture and evolve the respectful culture that is an essential strength of the PCS community, building on the school community’s existing unique assets, strong faculty corps and collaborative consensus driven culture.
  •  Excel in developing relationships on all levels in the community through effective communication and consensus building.
  • Lead with integrity and emotional intelligence—The HOS must visibly represent PCS in Providence with all public and private stakeholders. Equally important, the HOS must listen powerfully and vulnerably to the members of the community and help our students thrive.


QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree and prior teaching or administrative experience in public, charter or private schools.



We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff. Please send a resume and compelling letter of interest, and a personal statement or statement of educational philosophy via SchoolSpring at Thank you for your interest in this position.


It is the policy of Paul Cuffee School not to discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, physical or mental disability, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, uniformed military service, protected activity (i.e., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in proceedings covered by the anti-discrimination status) or any characteristics protected by law with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotions and other terms and conditions of employment.

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Location Providence, RI, United States
Categories Head of School/Principal
Organization Type Charter School

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Contact Name Andrea Carrera
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Primary Phone 4014532626
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