TenSquare is a national education support organization whose mission is to improve student achievement and organizational performance in public schools, and build the capacity of leaders, teachers, and staff to sustain top results over time. We work in deep partnership with schools and school systems to transform human capital, instruction, school culture, and operations—enabling schools to grow and thrive. TenSquare team members bring academic, operational and management expertise from top tier schools and networks from around the country.
- Provide strategic and focused coaching for leaders and boards aligned to the unique needs and goals of the school or school system, including support for the return to in-person learning;
- Develop and help implement high-impact and proven instructional coaching strategies and professional development to increase student achievement and ensure equitable and effective support for all learners;
- Support school leaders in building positive school cultures, including strong socio-emotional supports and student and family engagement;
- Strengthen organizational performance through enhanced processes for budgeting, staffing, scheduling, compliance, and other operational priorities;
- Work with school leaders and stakeholders to identify each school’s strengths and challenges and create data-driven action plans and operational road maps for change;
- Provide data analysis and coaching aimed at helping schools to more effectively utilize academic and culture data to ensure the needs of all students are being met;
- Facilitate long-term capacity building, strategic planning, and turnaround initiatives;
- Recruit high performing teachers and leaders for PK-12 and Adult Ed schools;
- Support planning, development, and financing of facilities projects.
Our strategic, hands-on engagements have led to significant gains in student achievement and organizational performance as measured by state exams and school report cards.
To learn more about TenSquare, visit our website at thetensquaregroup.com.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Principal Coach advises and coaches principals with the dual aim of growing individual leaders and reaching the school’s academic and organizational performance goals.
The Principal Coach will engage in a combination of in-person and virtual coaching and training sessions at school(s) in Central Maryland throughout the 2021-2022 school year. This is a part-time role with the number of weekly hours to be determined by the ideal candidate’s preference.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Serve as strategic coach to principals focused on improvement of overall school performance and/or targeted efforts to improve specific performance metrics depending on the needs of the specific school/principal
- Build the capacity of principals through regular coaching and strategic planning sessions focused on attaining student achievement outcomes in academic and non-academic areas
- Develop principals’ ability to identify achievement goals, and manage teachers and staff toward achieving those goals
- Provide advice and support to school principals on school-wide professional development
- Analyze school data and support principals in interpreting and using data to lead performance
- Collaborate with other principal coaches to share best practices and collectively drive improvement across schools
- Participate in training and professional development designed to support effective and results-driven leadership coaching
- Maintain detailed coaching logs, participate in check-in meetings with Coach Lead, and produce written reports
Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications:
Educational Background and Work Experience
- Results as a leadership coach or school leader including but not limited to roles as a Head of School, Principal, or Director-level administrator;
- Experience leading high performing K-12 schools with a deep understanding of academics, school culture, student development preferred;
- A proven track record of raising student achievement, preferably in high-need schools or with high-need student populations;
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, required
- Master’s degree preferred
Skills and Characteristics
- A results-driven approach to school leadership and student outcomes;
- An unwavering commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion;
- Proven ability to coach school leaders toward concrete outcomes and instructional excellence;
- Keen knack and finesse with leading adults to high performance and outcomes;
- Strong familiarity with the Common Core standards;
- Comfort analyzing, synthesizing, and prioritizing data to solve problems and develop strategies to achieve ambitious academic goals;
- Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills;
- Outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
- Strong organizational skills;
- A demonstrated passion for advancing educational opportunities in low-income communities.