Valor Collegiate Academies is hiring an exceptional Middle School Assistant Principal who is excited to share our mission of academic excellence and empowering scholars to live inspired and purposeful lives.
Our two middle schools, Valor Flagship and Valor Voyager, each have one Principal and two Assistant Principals. While the two Assistant Principals are partners in ensuring strong academics and school culture, the ideal candidate for this role is an experienced educator with a background in academics. With deep knowledge, experience, and passion for instruction, the Assistant Principal will be responsible for cultivating a culture of student achievement and contributing to the development and implementation of Valor’s rigorous model of instruction.
Our Assistant Principals serve as integral members of the school leadership team, working collectively with the Principal, Director of Operations, Compass Coaches, and network leaders to deliver trajectory-changing results for students. As Valor is committed to providing a balanced education for our diverse student body - with academic rigor paired with comprehensive human development at the heart of our model - it is essential that all of our school leaders have a passion for both academic excellence and whole-child development.
Instructional and Academic Leadership
- Coach teachers on their practice through one-on-one weekly coaching, leading professional development sessions and collaborative planning, and modeling strong instruction to ensure consistent, high-quality instruction
- Provide teachers with support in intellectual preparation of their subject areas as well as high-quality, actionable data analysis
- Consistently analyze teacher practice through weekly classroom observations, data analysis, and examination of student work
- Create targeted, individualized coaching plans to empower teacher growth and development
- Lead and collaborate with teachers and leaders on grade level and/or content-specific meetings
- Design and lead ongoing network and school-based professional development sessions for teachers, instructional coaches, and other school-based faculty
- Support school culture and academic data analysis alongside the school leadership team to identify gaps in data and effectively problem solve
- Manage assessment and testing coordination and collaborate with the school leadership team on creating scholar schedules
- Collaborate with the operations team on matters related to school operations
- Support the Principal, Culture AP, and Compass Team to implement strong systems and routines in order to create a safe, productive, and joyful school environment
- Maintain active and strong relationships with students and families to support students in meeting academic goals or provide social-emotional support
- Serve on the “Compass Team” to align the vision and implementation of Valor’s Compass system, the school-wide positive behavioral intervention system
- Serve as a liaison between teachers, parents, leaders, and the community
- Support the on-going improvement of the school in optimizing the learning of all students
- Participate in parent engagement and communication, including home visits, family meetings, parent calls, and school events.
- Serve as a member of the school-based leadership team to ensure effective, building-wide, consistent student discipline systems and routines.
- Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies, and culture
- Own arrival duty, recess or lunch duty, and dismissal duty
- Attend family meetings, orientation, and other school events
- Lead faculty Circle once a week (Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00p.m.)
- Participate as a hiring team member
CRITICAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
At Valor, we believe our diversity makes us strong and we are committed to building a team of educators with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and expertise. Candidates with the following experiences are highly encouraged to apply for this position:
- You hold a Bachelor’s in Education or subject area of interest (master’s degree preferred but not required)
- You have at least 3 years of teaching experience AND 1 year of school leadership experience (i.e. Assistant Principal, Principal, Dean, grade level lead, department chair, instructional coach, or similar role)
- You have a proven track record of success and results in a high-performing, data-driven environment
- You have a relentless drive to develop your leadership practice and to sharpen your skills as a leader in education
- You are self-aware and reflective with a strong desire to continuously grow professionally and personally
- You have a growth mindset and are quick to incorporate feedback into your daily practice
- You have the ability to set and reach ambitious goals, and can handle the intensity required to thrive in a high-performing, fast-paced school environment
- You thrive on data. You can analyze qualitative and quantitative data to inform instructional decisions
- You have the passion and commitment to serve an ethnically & economically diverse student body
- You value the importance of modeling and reinforcing the school’s core values, norms, and policies
- You enjoy cultivating deep relationships with students, families, and faculty to create a positive school environment
Our hiring process is both an opportunity for us to determine whether you are a good fit for Valor and an opportunity for you to decide whether Valor is the right fit for you. Here is what you can expect in the process for this role:
- Resume Review
- Phone Interview with Valor's Talent Team
- Virtual Performance Task
- Interview with Valor school leaders
- Reference Checks
- Offer extension
WHO WE ARE
Founded with the mission to empower a diverse community to live inspired, purposeful lives, Valor Collegiate Academies is a network of high-performing public charter schools serving students in grades 5-12 by the 2021-2022 school year. Our scholars will graduate with academic skills, social-emotional skills, and positive character strengths that rival the outcomes of the best schools in the world.
At Valor, we believe that we can have the greatest impact on our community by committing to 4 key organizational anchors:
- Top 1% Academics: We are passionate about meeting every scholar where they are – whether that is behind or above grade level – and supporting them to grow and excel. We define Top 1% Academics to mean that we strive to be in the top 5% in the State of TN for both student achievement and growth every year. All three Valor schools were recognized as Tennessee Reward Schools in the 2018-2019 school year.
- Powered by Compass: We believe that in order to live inspired and purposeful lives we must focus on comprehensive human development. The Valor Compass, our nationally recognized comprehensive human development program, is designed to help scholars develop their sharp minds as they strengthen their big hearts. The Compass model is intentionally infused throughout every aspect of our school and has helped foster strong relationships between scholars, teachers, and the larger community.
- Thrive in a Diverse World: Valor was founded upon the belief that having a truly diverse community of families and learners in a thoughtfully designed model allows for everyone to have a higher quality and more meaningful experience. Our scholars and staff members come from various walks of life, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and home lives from within Davidson County.
- Built to Last: We believe that being built-to-last means having strong, long-term operational infrastructure. This is largely driven in part by having talented people, and keeping that talent at Valor. We believe in making the work we do sustainable, by providing our faculty high quality professional development and support.
- Valor offers a competitive salary that is determined based on prior teaching and leadership experience.
- Valor participates in Metro Nashville Public Schools’ retirement and benefits plan.
Valor Collegiate Academies is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.