Principal at 107th Street Elementary School

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The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

Published 13 days ago

January 19, 2021


Launched in 2007, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization that serves 14,500 students across 19 LA Unified schools in Watts, Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles. The Partnership is one of the largest, in-district public school transformation organizations in the U.S., and is not a charter organization. Our priorities are supporting great school leadership, developing highly effective teaching, and engaging families and community partners. The Partnership works hard to close opportunity and achievement gaps in our 19 schools and in all LA Unified schools. We also advocate for educational equity and resource equity for high-need schools in Los Angeles and beyond. Over the past decade, our high schools have seen their graduation rate more than double from 36% to 80% and college acceptances have risen by 17 percentage points in the last four years from 32% in 2015 to 49% in 2019. Learn more about us at


The Partnership began working with 107th Street Elementary School in the fall of 2015. 107th Street serves about 900 students in ETK through 5th grade. Three-quarters of our students are Latino and one quarter are African American. 38% of our students are English Learners. Our campus is home to a K-5 STEAM Magnet, and across all programs, students are exposed to the arts, sciences, and social-emotional learning in addition to literacy and math. 107th Street’s students and families have access to many community partner organizations, including Children’s Institute, Communities in Schools, UCLA CARES Center, LA Clippers, Vision to Learn, Beyond the Bell, The Mission Continues, the Locke Wellness Center, and many others.


The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools seeks a highly effective, transformational urban school leader to drive continued growth and sustain a positive academic culture and safe climate for children and adults at 107th Street School. The principal will be responsible for ensuring that all students have the tools they need to be academically successful, that all members of the community (students, teachers, parents and guardians) have high expectations for student achievement and conduct, and that academic performance improves continuously for all students. The principal will be an experienced, committed, and entrepreneurial school leader who is excited by the challenge of school transformation and who has demonstrated success at dramatically improving student achievement at a high-needs school.

Below are the responsibilities and qualifications required of Partnership principals. The specific school community’s stakeholders, including school staff, parents, students, and partner organizations, will also provide their highest priority qualities and characteristics. These priorities will inform the hiring committee’s selection process.


  1. The Principal will be responsible for success in the following key areas of the LAUSD School Leadership Framework.Leadership and Professional Growth
  2. Models learning-centered leadership behaviors
  3.  Change Management
  4. Leads and manages change
  5. Develops a shared vision around high expectations for student learning
  6. Creates a culture of continuous improvement
  7.  Instruction
  8. Provides support for teachers to improve instruction and build leadership capacity
  9. Promotes quality teaching and learning
  10. Assesses the performance of all staff
  11.  Culture of Learning and Positive Behavior
  12. Creates and maintains a culture conducive to educator growth
  13. Creates and maintains a culture conducive to student growth
  14.  Family and Community Engagement
  15. Engages families and community members as partners
  16. Communicates with families and community members
  17.  Systems and Operations
  18. Manages people, time and resources
  19. Creates and maintains a productive school environment
  20. Demonstrates legal and policy compliance


The ideal principal candidate will demonstrate the following qualities and qualifications:

  • Track record of positive impact as a public school leader in an administrative position (Assistant Principal for at least 2 years, or Principal experience)
  • Successful classroom teaching experience, preferably in urban schools
  • Evidence of improving student outcomes including academic achievement growth and social-emotional outcomes, such as improved student attendance and reduced suspensions
  • Passion for improving academic achievement and life outcomes for low-income students of color; a belief that all students can reach high levels of achievement with support from adults
  • Demonstrates strong instructional leadership skills, with an emphasis on successful teacher development and extensive knowledge of the Common Core Standards
  • Experience with Balanced Literacy, including Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop model
  • Experience with Eureka Math
  • Committed to starting and growing a magnet program on the Joyner campus
  • Completion of rigorous classroom observation training preferred; it is highly desired that LAUSD candidates have completed Educator Development and Support: Teachers (EDST) training; out-of-district candidates will need to enroll in this LAUSD training and obtain observer certification
  • Knowledge of research-based best practices in the field of education pedagogy including curriculum design, professional development, and assessment
  • Experience supervising implementation of multiple programs at the school level, including but not limited to special education, Title I, and EL
  • Ability and passion for leading a diverse team of adults to high levels of performance
  • Inspiring leader, able to quickly build trust and strong working relationships with students, teachers, classified staff, parents and other community members
  • Strong understanding and implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports; experience with Restorative Justice preferred
  • Competent in the areas of driving for results, problem-solving, and showing confidence to lead
  • Demonstrates cultural competence; comfortable, respectful and humble when working with diverse populations (parents and students, teachers and staff, community partners, others)
  • Ability to model open and honest dialogue with all stakeholders; ability to have difficult conversations when needed in order to create the best working environment for everyone
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Reflective, self-aware and open to new ideas and opinions
  • Truly committed to leading in the Partnership network of schools
  • Spanish proficiency preferred


All minimum requirements must be met on or before the filing deadline. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that documentation of minimum requirements is on file with the LAUSD HR Administrative Selection Unit. For questions about submitting documentation, please email

  • Minimum Requirements:At least eight years of successful full-time public school certificated service, including:
  • Three years of experience as a teacher in a K-12 public school program
  • Two years of experience at an elementary school
  • Two years of service in an administrative or supervisory position utilizing an administrative credential, such as an assistant principal or equivalent position
  • A valid California Administrative Services Credential
  • A valid California teaching credential requiring a Bachelor's degree and a program of professional preparation, including student teaching
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Multicultural coursework (candidates have one year to complete after hire)
  • District Master Plan requirements (candidates have one year to complete after hire)

For all school based administrative positions, candidates must be in the appropriate LAUSD eligible pool for the position or currently serving in the class for which they are applying. In order to be placed in the eligible pool, candidates must successfully complete the appropriate LAUSD Aspiring Administrator Program. Qualified applicants not in an eligible pool from within or outside LAUSD may be considered if fewer than five applicants from the eligible pool apply for the position.


Total first year salary ranges from $115,483 to $144,069. Compensation comes from two sources: LAUSD provides the base salary (between $103,536 and $129,166 43G, E-Basis, 234 paid days) and the Partnership supplements the principal’s salary for working a year-round school calendar (equivalent to the A-Basis calendar of 260 paid days).

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  January 19, 2021 by 5:00 pm


Launched in 2007, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization that serves 14,500 students across 19 LA Unified schools in Watts, Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles. The Partnership is one of the largest, in-district…

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147 East 107th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90003

How to Apply


To apply, please click this link and choose the position to which you are applying. You will be asked to submit your contact information, resume, and a cover letter.

Since Partnership school staff are all employees of LAUSD, selected candidates will also be asked to go through official LAUSD hiring procedures as well. The selected candidate will sign their contract with LAUSD.

For more information, please contact Margery Weller, Senior Manager of Talent, at


To apply, please click this link and choose the position to which you are applying. You will be asked to submit your contact information, resume, and a cover…

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