Elementary Principal (K-4) 2019-2020 SY

ReGeneration Schools - Chicago, IL4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $56,000 - $80,000 a year
ReGeneration Schools is a nonprofit school management organization that's dedicated to revitalizing failing schools through a college prep and character mission. We manage three elementary Chicago International Charter Schools (CICS) on the south-side of Chicago, IL: CICS Avalon, CICS Basil, and CICS Washington Park. ReGeneration currently serves over 1,600 low-income students, with over 93% of our students identifying as African-American. We are dedicated to closing the achievement gap because we believe the only way for our society to build a better democracy is by rebuilding America’s failing schools.

We are seeking a Elementary Principal (K-4) for the 2019-2020 school year that will inspire our students and staff, and project urgency about closing the achievement gap. Reporting to the Associate Managing Director, the Elementary Principal will set the vision for school culture and academics; design and implement a rigorous coaching plan for teachers; and lead the leadership team to ensure that students graduate career and college ready.

Believes low-income students can become college and career ready.
Willingness to work long hours to successfully get the job done.
High expectations on personal and team performance.
Flexible to changing priorities and conditions.
Demonstrate initiative and creativity.
Communicates in an inspiring way.
Organized and ability to multi-task to meet deadlines.
Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
Strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members.
Possesses successful classroom teaching experience in an urban setting.
Belief and alignment with ReGeneration's core beliefs and educational philosophy.
Experience using data to lead others towards the improvement of student outcomes.
Reflective about personal strengths and weaknesses and able to effectively balance confidence with humility.
Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture.
At least 3 years of teaching experience in an urban district or charter school setting; and 2 years of leadership/coaching experience required.
Valid State Administrative Certification (IL Type 75) preferred, but not required.
Bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree is preferred.

Talent Management

In collaboration with the Director of Talent, recruit high performing teachers and staff.
Develop, coach, and manage teacher performance to create a high performing team.
In collaboration with other ReGeneration school leaders and staff, design and execute a successful model of professional development for ReGeneration faculty.

Create a culture of excellence throughout ReGeneration.
Create coherency in culture and routines within the school.
Provide leadership on creating and maintaining a common language and common standards around school culture throughout the school.
Field all questions and concerns from key stakeholders.
Engage parents and community partners, and providing proactive support to meet student needs.
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom.
Curricular and Instructional Leadership

Provide leadership and support on adopting research-proven, standards-based instructional practice for "achievement-gap" schools.
Collaborate with colleagues to refine, articulate, and improve the ReGeneration educational model.
Lead teachers in creating coherency in instructional practice/routines within schools.
Work with teachers to interpret data and create action plans for school improvement.
Assist teachers in planning and training for data-driven instruction.
Develop the instructional practice and expertise of future School Leaders.
Ensure that teachers are implementing special education services in accordance with the law.

Competitive salary (based on education and experience) and generous benefit package. Relocation stipend provided for out-of-state hires.