Pennsylvania, High School Principal, (ISPA)

K12 Inc.
EXTON, Pennsylvania, United States
Closing date
Dec 30, 2021

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Job Category
Administrator, Principal
Grade Level
High School
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Get to know Insight PA Cyber Charter School (ISPA)!

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K12, a Stride Company, believes in Education for ANY ONE. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.

Passionate Educators are needed at the Stride K12 partner school, Insight PA Cyber Charter School. We want you to be a part of our talented team!

The mission of Insight PA Cyber Charter School is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!


The Academic Administrator/Principal directs and coordinates educational, administrative and counseling activities of students in their program by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Ensures conformance of educational programs to state and local school board standards through evaluation, development and coordination activities;
  • As needed, researches and implements non-K12 curriculum resources that meet state standards;
  • Manages teaching staff; Manages Master and Lead Teachers and programs;
  • Helps articulate the school’s mission and vision with the aim of ensuring all stakeholders have a common understanding and are positioned to work cooperatively in order to achieve desired results; Utilizes/relies heavily upon communication technologies and practices that most effectively support a predominantly virtual / remote work environment;
  • Confers with teachers, students, and parents concerning educational and behavioral problems in school; Coordinates with teacher and K12 Enrollment regarding expulsions and withdrawals;
  • Ensures that the school is meeting the needs of students while complying with local, state, and federal laws, including laws pertaining to special education;
  • Develops and oversees implementation of the school’s Student Achievement Improvement Plan.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises 50 - 75 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) regular employees and/or contractors. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Other Responsibilities

The below statements are intended to help describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required; other duties may be assigned.
  • Supports the Operations Managers with the development of school enrollment policies, procedures and special enrollment compliancy projects;
  • Embraces school retention efforts.

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in business, education or related field of study AND
  • Five (5) years of educational experience AND
  • One (1) year of supervisory experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: PA Principal Certification for appropriate grade bands.

Other Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrable leadership, organizational and time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.); Web proficiency.
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time
  • Ability to pass required background check

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience as an on-line / virtual educator
  • State Supervisory Certificate or working toward it

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This is a flexible position with opportunities for in-office or remote work options. The noise level in the office is usually moderate (computers, printers, light foot traffic).
  • This position will include limited travel and will include limited overnight travel. This is estimated to be less than 20% of the time. Travel will be required for community events, PD and state testing.

Job Performance Requirements

The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  1. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  2. Ability to exhibit mental dexterity to “dial” a telephone, to enter data into a computer, to read a computer screen and printed material, to hear and understand speech at normal office/workplace levels, and on the telephone, and to speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in the workplace and on the telephone.
  3. Ability to physically lift up to 10 pounds.
  4. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret workplace documents, technical procedures, research studies, and governmental regulations.
  5. Ability to write reports with clarity.
  6. Ability to interface diplomatically with all members of the school community - administrators, teachers, parents, students, Board members, support staff, colleagues, and outside professional contacts.
  7. Ability to coordinate and use technology for a variety of workplace purposes and communications.
  8. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is at-will as governed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The at-will nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer of Insight PA Cyber Charter School.
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