Elementary School Principal

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Two Rivers Public Charter School

Published 2 days ago

May 3, 2021
$97,920 - $120,569

Elementary School Principal

Two Rivers Public Charter School is seeking a dynamic, dedicated, instructional leader to become the principal of a vibrant educational community beginning in July 2021.


About Two Rivers

Two Rivers Public Charter School serves a diverse group of learners across three locations in Wards 5 and 6. Staff at Two Rivers create an exciting educational environment in which students and staff become a community of learners on a journey of discovery. Two Rivers uses the EL Education model, which emphasizes interactive, hands-on, project-based learning. The school focuses on the whole child, recognizing the importance of character education and the social-emotional needs of children while helping them achieve academic excellence.


The Two Rivers staff shares a strong belief that all children can learn and be high achievers. The curriculum at Two Rivers is rigorous, standards-based, and provides opportunities for students to excel in all areas. An integrated arts program and a content-based Spanish program augment the school’s demanding academic program. These elements come together through learning expeditions that allow students to incorporate and apply their classroom learning through real-world experiences. The mission of Two Rivers is to nurture a diverse group of students to become lifelong, active participants in their own education, develop a sense of self and community, and become responsible and compassionate members of society.


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The Position


Two Rivers is seeking a gifted educator to lead the core of the Two Rivers mission: a stellar instructional program. The Principal will report to the Chief Academic Officer and is responsible for personnel and programs in preschool through fifth grade at our 4th Street Campus. The Principal will ensure academic quality, guide teachers’ professional development, and nurture a culture of lifelong learning and relentlessly high expectations among students, staff, and families. The principal will also champion our network-wide commitment to engaging with and addressing issues of inequity.



Leading Instruction

  • Inspire our community around a clear, consistent, results-oriented vision for teaching and learning
  • Drive ongoing instructional improvement through feedback, coaching, and professional development
  • Empower teachers to create joyful, rigorous classrooms by thoughtfully balancing autonomy and creativity within shared ownership of the Two Rivers model
  • Analyze existing resource allocations and make recommendations based on the curricular and learning needs of students
  • Regularly analyze student data in order to support teachers in delivering high-quality interventions


Leading School Culture

  • Develop strong relationships with families and students, creating investment around social-emotional learning, school culture, and the Two Rivers mission, and coach teachers in doing the same
  • Work with staff to communicate regularly with families
  • Lead all staff and students in establishing a positive, achievement-oriented, and fun school culture
  • Oversee students’ academic and behavioral program, including disciplinary decisions, enforcement of the Student and Family Handbook, and scheduling and class decisions


Leading a Team

  • Nurture a high-performing staff through effective hiring, goal-setting, supervision, support, evaluation, retention, and dismissal
  • Develop and maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse and high-performing staff
  • Lead, coach, and retain a high-performing leadership team


Leading with Others

  • Collaborate with network-wide teams to implement operations, human resources, and communications policies that support teaching, learning, and the success of the Two Rivers community
  • Nurture our network-wide instructional focus as a member of the network instructional leadership team
  • Engage in constant personal learning, including the need to learn and adapt when faced with challenges and successes
  • Share effective curricular and instructional practices from and with other schools


Position Requirements and Qualifications


Staff at Two Rivers are part of an energetic and caring team devoted to creating incredible schools. Ideal candidates will possess the following qualities/skills:


Skills and Characteristics

  • Belief in the Two Rivers mission and educational model;
  • Ability to connect with and engage families
  • Proven track record of meeting high standards for student achievement;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead adults by nurturing their growth and investing in their success;
  • Capable of building trust and empower others;
  • Ability to give and receive feedback;
  • Honesty and integrity;
  • Willingness to learn;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through difficulty.


Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Successful experience leading a diverse community of educators, learners and families;
  • Several years of teaching experience with a track record of high student achievement;
  • Experience as an Assistant Principal, Dean or equivalent leadership role highly preferred;
  • Experience in a project-based learning school or a school in the EL Education network preferred but not required;
  • A master’s degree is highly preferred.



We offer a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive package of benefits.



Two Rivers is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Elementary School Principal

Two Rivers Public Charter School is seeking a dynamic, dedicated, instructional leader to become the principal of a vibrant educational community beginning in July 2021.


About Two Rivers

Two Rivers Public…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
1227 4th Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

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