Principal of a new Innovative High School in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Up to $150,00 per year + Health Benefits + Pension
Apr 30, 2019
Job Category
Administrator, Principal
Grade Level
High School
Job Type

Vaux Big Picture High School (BPHS), a Big Picture Philadelphia high school in the Sharswood section of North Philadelphia, is seeking a passionate, committed, resilient Principal. As a part of the nationally acclaimed Big Picture Learning network with more than 70 groundbreaking schools nationwide, Vaux BPHS operates on the Big Picture school design. For more information on Big Picture and Vaux BPHS please check the following website:

The Principal of Vaux BPHS is the keeper of the vision. The Principal of Vaux BPHS is an energetic and dynamic educational leader who is driven by a strong vision of high academic achievement for a historically under-served student population. The Principal will model effective leadership defined by integrity and clear and open communications. The Principal is experienced in supporting an authentic culture where student voice is amplified through fairness and restorative practices. The Principal must be committed to the Big Picture philosophy and vision and willing and able to fight for it as it is defined and applies to Vaux BPHS.

Vaux BPHS opened in September of 2017 with 126 9th grade students and is adding a grade a year until fully enrolled in September of 2020 with 504 students. Vaux BPHS boasts an advisory model where students meet daily over their four years with their advisor and seventeen peers. Vaux BPHS utilizes a project-based academic approach across all classrooms and through each student’s individualized Learning Through Internship experience from grades 10 – 12. Vaux BPHS weaves post-secondary planning and preparation through dual enrollment opportunities and personalized post-secondary portfolios.

Vaux BPHS is a public, neighborhood high school, managed by Big Picture Philadelphia in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Vaux BPHS has been chosen as the nation’s first Envision Center by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for its dedication to serving as a Community School: The Temple University Community Health Center, the Community College of Philadelphia, Clarify and the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s workforce development division are all co-located at Vaux. 

Vaux BPHS is presently looking for an experienced School Leader. If you are a highly organized, hard-working individual interested in joining our learning community, please email your resume and a cover letter to