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Summer School Assistant Principal/CDF Freedom Schools® Site Coordinator (Elementary or Middle Schoo

Reynolds School District
Fairview, OR, US
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Job Title: Summer School Assistant Principal/CDF Freedom Schools® Site Coordinator (Elementary or Middle School)

Department: Teaching & Learning

Classification: Administrator

Reports to: District Summer Coordinator, Executive Director of Schools

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Summary: The Summer School Assistant Principal will collaboratively develop and implement instructional, curricular, assessment, operational, budgetary, and personnel functions of Children's Defense Fund's (CDF) Freedom Schools® and related summer programs to ensure high levels of student engagement and improve individual student performance.

The summer school assistant principal will ensure all aspects of summer programs follow guidance and policy from both the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority as they relate to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

This assignment will require the summer school assistant principal to work intermittently (planning phase) from January - June 2022, then daily during six-week summer culminating mid to early August 2022. There are 29 school days and 6 additional days of pre-and post-service. Additionally, there are mandatory trainings. CDF Freedom Schools® training for Site Coordinators will be held virtually, from March 24 - 27, 2022, and the National Training will be held virtually from June 1-4, 2022.

Job Goals:

To use leadership, instructional, managerial, and administrative skills to ensure racial equity, academic growth and achievement, and the educational development of each student.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Begin the planning phase of program development for the summer school program in spring.Follow and adhere to the guidelines and requirements of summer school grant(s).Work with principals and teachers to identify, recruit, and retain students.Collaboratively lead teacher in-service.Supervise interns, teachers, and staff.Monitor progress and keep data on student achievement.Coordinate with transportation and nutrition department to provide services to students.Communicate with families about the summer school program.Be a point of contact for teachers, interns, staff, and community for information or in case of emergency.Address needs as they arise including those related to instruction, attendance, and student conduct.Possesses an effective, proactive communication style welcoming to students, families, staff.Work on-site during summer programming to be available to staff, students, and families.

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required:

Knowledge of curriculum, cultural competence, education code, district policies, culturally responsive teaching, English Language Development strategies and best practices, special education processes, inquiry-based, hands-on instruction, and strategies to support students' social and emotional well-being.

Skills to appropriately manage personnel and programs, communicate effectively, and to lead the development of inquiry-based, hands-on instruction and systems to support students' healthy lifestyle and social and emotional well-being.

Abilities to sit or stand for prolonged periods, provide direction to others, and make independent judgments; keep and maintain accurate records, meet deadlines, communicate with individuals of varied cultural and educational backgrounds, and communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Ability to read, write, and interpret documents such as curriculum guides, budgets, test results, labor contracts; grant applications, statutes, and policies; ability to understand and generate written memorandums, employee evaluations, routine reports, and correspondence with business and public contacts. Significant physical abilities include manual dexterity, talking/hearing conversations, near/far visual acuity/depth perception/visual accommodation.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

In collaboration with direct supervisor and building leaders, recruit, screen, hire, and assign summer school personnel including teachers and support staff. Supervise and support summer school staff members. Observe in-class performance of teachers and provide coaching as needed regarding classroom environment, instructional practices, and student performance.

Makes Decisions and Resolves Conflict

Essential Duties:
  • Bases decisions on data.Affirms students' identities.Implements an equity lens in decision-making.Consults with the appropriate personnel before making a decision.Adheres to district policy in all decisions.Considers a variety of alternatives before making a decision.Uses interpersonal skills to support students, parents, and staff members to resolve concerns.

Experience Required:

A minimum of five (5) years' proven successful K-12 teaching experience with proven results in improving the academic performance and closing the achievement gap is required; Experience working in a richly diverse school community and environment; bilingual or multilingual skills are highly desirable; understanding and sensitivity to the needs of cultural and ethnic groups and individuals with disabilities.

Education and Training Required:

Minimum 5 years of teaching experience, a demonstrated ability to take on leadership roles in a K-12 school; Master's degree from an accredited university; Oregon Administrative License or qualifications to receive one required; Bilingual preferred; Previous experience working in a diverse school setting; Valid driver's license; Oregon fingerprint and criminal check clearance.

If you'd like to read more about CDF Freedom Schools™, visit this link:

CDF's mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. The CDF Freedom Schools® program is a direct service initiative coordinated nationally by the Children's Defense Fund in partnership with local community organizations. It is an educational and cultural enrichment program that provides summer options for children and strengthens family and community involvement. The program serves children in grades kindergarten through twelfth for six to eight weeks. The activity based Integrated Reading Curriculum, which is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, integrates reading, conflict resolution, and social action, and is designed to promote social, cultural, and historical awareness. A multi-year assessment of CDF Freedom Schools® program sites continuously demonstrates the effectiveness of the Integrated Reading Curriculum, which has proven to avert children's summer learning loss in reading achievement.


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