Principal Resident

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive and commensurate with experience




20 Jay St.
Suite 211
United States


About Explore Schools: 

Our mission is to provide students with the academic skills and critical thinking abilities they need to graduate from high school, succeed in college, and achieve their dreams.  

What We Believe:

  • We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults
  • It is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Central Brooklyn community by increasing the high school graduation rate by 10%
  • Equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive – we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving towards excellent academic results

About the Position:

Explore Schools is seeking an experienced educational leader who demonstrates a drive toward excellence and is passionate about serving all students. The Principal Resident (PR) will work under the supervision of the Superintendent to fully develop into a Principal for the 18-19 school year. The PR will supervise and coach a team of teachers as well and will own the structures and systems that are the foundation of a well-run school. A Leadership Coach will provide coaching, real-time feedback, shadowing and observation throughout the 17-18 school year.  The PR will collaborate with academic leaders across the network of four schools to further develop their leadership toolkit, preparing them for the role of Principal. The Principal Resident will be responsible for the coaching and development of teachers as well as planning and conducting Professional Development sessions.  The ideal candidate is an outstanding leader and manager of adults, who believes and invests in developing talent, while possessing a strong understanding of academic rigor and effective instruction. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the leadership team, identify academic priorities, set measurable goals to achieve priorities and monitor progress towards goals
  • Make decisions that are strategic, intentional, and grounded in data
  • Thoughtfully engage and invest families and community stakeholders inExplore’s work
  • Improve teacher performance through activities such as teacher coachingand identifying large-group professional development needs
  • Oversee the systems, practices, and cycles of assessment and the constant use of date to drive student performance
  • Implement school-wide procedures and policies to ensure student safety
  • Work closely with the Explore Schools home office to recruit and select new staff members


  • Dedication to our mission.  A steadfast commitment to ensuring our students have the tools they need to succeed in a college preparatory high school and beyond
  • Determination. A willingness to make things happen and a sense of urgency around closing the achievement gap
  • Strong communication. The ability to communicate in a direct and sensitive fashion with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Team player. A desire to work in a team-oriented environment and collaborate with colleagues
  • Growth mindset. An ability to receive frequent feedback with humility and a strong desire to grow and develop
  • Reflective attitude. An ability to constantly reflect on student data as well as personal areas of strength and growth
  • Flexibility. A willingness to work in an ever-changing field and face challenges with a positive attitude
  • Professional integrity. A personal alignment with the values and ethical standards of Explore Schools


  • Experience working in urban, under-served communities
  • Exceptional strategic planning, prioritization and execution skills
  • Outstanding manager of people with a passion for developing team members and an ability to leverage the school’s existing leadership team
  • Strong culture and relationship builder who actively engages and builds relationships with families, staff, and students
  • Demonstrated achievement of exceptional results with students and successful management of adults
  • Four + years teaching experience, with experience coaching and/or managing adults required, preferably in middle school
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • A master’s degree and administrative certification, preferred


  • Competitive and commensurate with experience



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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