At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.
As a Rising Principal, you’ll serve as an Assistant Principal while receiving additional coaching and development to prepare you to move into a Principal role. Assistant Principals (APs) play a critical role in driving academic achievement for students and building a rigorous college preparatory environment. APs ensure academic excellence by working closely with the principal to lead and implement the instructional vision for 1-3 grade levels. APs directly manage and coach the teachers in their grade levels (3-9 instructional staff members) by conducting observation cycles, modeling lessons, co-planning unit plans and lessons, real-time coaching, and providing support and resources aimed at increasing educator effectiveness and leadership. APs also serve as cultural and community leaders for their grade levels by building teacher capacity in culture, discipline, and parent engagement. APs may share responsibilities with the school leadership team in the following additional areas: professional development, culture and discipline in common spaces, management of the Enrichment Center Coordinators, and special events (trips, community meetings, evening events).
Our school leaders have unique aspirations and, as such, we provide the support needed for both the current school year and beyond. As an AP, you will receive ongoing professional development on your coaching needs to ensure your growth and success as a leader in conducting rigorous observations, providing meaningful feedback, and executing useful planning and 1:1 meetings. The training received by Rising Principals will be tailored to prepare leaders to either take over an existing Rocketship campus or open a new site. During the spring, Rising Principals will begin to prepare for the following school year.
Reports to the Director of Schools and direct reports include Assistant Principal(s), Business Operations Manager, Office Manger, and teachers special education staff.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.
Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools’ employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy. For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.
At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our…