Principal in Residence - IDEA Lower Rio Grande Valley Region (19-20)

Weslaco, TX, United States
Dec 19, 2018
Job Category
Administrator, Principal
Position at IDEA Public Schools

Become a Principal in Residence at IDEA and change the educational landscape for thousands of children in under-resourced communities.

IDEA Public Schools is seeking t he best and brightest instructional leaders in the nation to join our Principal in Residence 2019-2020 cohort. The Principal in Residence Program is for transformational school leaders who desire to change the educational landscape for thousands of children in underserved communities.

This program is unique in that each PIR (Principal in Residence) becomes part of the core "Lead Team" at their school site, working to support teachers, leaders, students, and families every single day while sharing responsibility for critical school achievement goals. Residents are full time salaried instructional leaders that will receive personalized feedback and coaching throughout their residency in preparation to launch and/or lead their own IDEA school.


IDEA Public Schools is a nationally recognized PK-12 public charter network with 79 schools serving nearly 45,000 students in Texas, Louisiana, and soon to be Florida.

We're believers and fighters committed to giving children - no matter their socioeconomic background, ethnicity, or neighborhood they reside in - the tools needed to reach their full potential.

Together, we spend our day ensuring that no matter what, our students are in an environment where they will develop good character, be challenged academically, and succeed on their road to and through college.


PK-12 leaders who demonstrate...
  • A belief that all students can go to and through college
  • At least two years in a role where the majority of your time is focused on instructional leadership of adults (likely a mid-level leadership role in a school, such as assistant principal or dean)
  • A strong desire to launch and/or lead a school in one of our new or existing regions
  • At least three years of Pre K-12 teaching experience
  • Demonstrated instructional leadership experience with proven results
  • A receptiveness and hunger for feedback


- Hard Work: Closing the Achievement Gap requires that everyone gives 100 percent. Every Day.

- Drive: Our goals are ambitious, but we are, too.

- Positive Change: Together, we know our vision of College For All Children is possible.


In addition to responding to questions that highlight your desire to become a PIR via the application in Jobvite, be sure to attach the following in your application submission:
  • Your resume and cover letter
  • Two years of student achievement results from teachers and/or leaders you've directly managed with an overview of the results and how you achieved them
  • A "ready to use" lesson plan you created or modified that you categorize as exemplar with rationale for your selection

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.