Director of Teacher Leadership - 2021-2022
Company: Lighthouse Academies
Location: North Little Rock
Posted on: June 8, 2021
Arkansas Lighthouse Charter School's are currently seeking a
Director of Teacher Leadership for grades K-12 for the 2021-2022
academic year. Candidates with a strong background in School
Leadership will be highly considered.
Please submit your application for consideration.
VISION FOR POSITION
The Assistant Principal (APAL) is a deliberate coach and
effective manager responsible for helping Directors of Teacher
Leadership, teachers, and scholars realize their full potential.
The APAL provides high-quality job embedded coaching and feedback
to teachers so that they develop their skills at a fast rate. The
APAL ensures that teachers design and execute an instructional
program that develops mastery and skills above grade level
expectations and meets the individual needs of each student through
effectively coaching and managing the DTL. The APAL works
collaboratively with the school leadership team to develop a
school-wide culture of respect and achievement and a team culture
grounded in common goals, mutual respect, empathy towards others,
and an appreciation of diversity. The APAL is a next generation
educator who is a critical thinker and innovative problem solver
with a high level of emotional intelligence.
The Assistant Principal is an instructional and strategic leader
responsible for leveraging DTL and teacher performance to ensure
students demonstrate significant and measurable results. The
actions of an Assistant Principal must always be aligned with our
mission, vision, and core values. The essential functions for an
Assistant Principal are as follows:
- Coach, manage, and develop all DTLs to help teachers achieve
exceptional student achievement.
- Coach and develop DTLs and teachers to establish the
foundations for successful classrooms: ambitious vision and goals,
purposeful long-term plans and unit plans, rigorous assessments,
strong relationships, and positive classroom cultures.
- Observe DTLs weekly to gather data on coaching cycles, student
learning, and teacher proficiency to diagnose teachers' strengths
and weaknesses constantly and determine strategies for improving
their practice and improving student learning.
- Provide a wide variety of learning opportunities for DTLs and
teachers focused on analyzing student work, effective planning,
targeted and differentiated instruction, as well as high
expectations for classroom culture and behavior.
- Serve on School Leadership Team; collaborate with team to
determine school-wide professional development, curriculum and
assessment needs to meet all school goals.
- Provide professional development to implement the LHA education
program; assist with the development of and oversee the school's
new staff orientation; assist teachers in the development and
realization of Individual Professional Development Plans.
- Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the LHA
- Provide data to inform the development of the school's
strategic plan aligned with school and network goals.
- Use data systems to organize and analyze student achievement
data; ensure the validity and reliability of student data by
attending to the rigor and alignment of assessments.
- Use data to inform decision making, to develop and modify
curriculum, and to develop targeted and differentiated
- Meet with DTLs and teachers regularly to discuss data trends;
problem solve with teachers to prioritize the teacher actions that
will most impact student performance.
- Assist with the creation, completion and presentation of school
reports, as well as required reports for the district and charter
Culture of Achievement and Respect
- Work with the school leadership team to implement the school's
mission; coordinate work and collaborate with the LHA network.
- Assist with the creation of a school culture with staff,
parents and students focused on strong academic achievement,
fairness, respect and high expectations for behavior.
- Work collaboratively with families and other members of the
community to involve them in academic activities, to support the
success of a diverse student population, and to bring in volunteers
and additional resources.
- Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parent/guardians
remaining sensitive to different families' cultures, values and
- Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate teachers in accordance with
LHA's overarching vision of excellent teaching.
- Collaborate with Regional Vice President, who supports
school-based instructional roles, to learn about effective
practices across the network, share best practices with other DTLs
to use, and collaborate on group projects across the region.
- Coordinate all state and school-based assessments.
- Determine the need for curricular materials, assessment
materials, and instructional resources; communicate ordering needs
with School Operations Manager.
- Collaborate with School Leadership Team and DTLs to
continuously improve personal practice, classroom instruction,
assessment, and student achievement, as well as the overall goals
and mission of the school and the network.
- Access meaningful learning experiences (current theory,
research, and developments in relevant academic disciplines,
professional development opportunities, and ideas from colleagues
and supervisors) and exercise judgment in accepting findings as
valid for application in leadership and teacher improvement.
- Reflect critically upon instructional leadership experience,
identify areas for further professional development as part of a
professional development plan that is linked to school and network
goals, access meaningful learning experiences, and listen
thoughtfully to other viewpoints and respond constructively to
suggestions and criticisms.
- Use feedback to inform and update Individual Professional
- Fulfill all outlined and related functions professionally and
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Proven track record of closing the opportunity gap
- Three to five (3-5) years teaching experience. Three (3) years
of school leadership experience, including instructional coaching
and collaborative leadership preferred
- Masters Degree in Education, Education Administration or
Teaching, Administrative License
- Mission Focused
- Driven towards Excellence
- Relationship Builder
- Talent Manager
- Organized & Planned
- Constant Learner
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
- Ability to lead and manage adults to achieve desired
- Ability to analyze teacher practice, provide compelling
feedback, and translate that into action
- Strong understanding of rigorous, effective instruction
- Ability to analyze data to target instruction and inform
- Experience designing and implementing curriculum and
assessments aligned with Common Core State Standards
- Data managements tools, organizational tools, computer skills
(Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)
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