High School Assistant Principal/Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at Match Charter Public School in Boston (2018-19)

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Position: High School Assistant Principal/Dean of Curriculum & Instruction, 2018-19 School Year

Location: Match High School (Brighton Campus)

Start date: July, 2018


The Match Public Charter School is a high-performing, innovative charter public school in Boston, serving students from Pre-K to 12th grade on multiple campuses across the city. Our mission is to prepare students from Boston for success in college and beyond. Match Charter Public School students are some of the highest performing students in the state, and over 80% of our graduating seniors enter four year colleges every year (For more information on our results, please visit us at http://www.matchschool.org.)

Our school design is unique. We have incredibly high academic and behavioral expectations for our students: our students, for example, are given the opportunity to take multiple AP classes and college courses before they graduate. We pair this rigorous curriculum with an incredible amount of support from teachers, school leadership, and our tutoring program.

Our high level goal is to develop the best public PreK-12 school in the country. We plan to achieve this goal – measured by student achievement data and persistence – with an ambitious school design and incredibly talented educators.


The High School Assistant Principal/Director of Curriculum and Instruction (AP/DCI) is an instructional leader who coaches and supervises teachers at our high school campus in Brighton. The AP/DCI will help lead the school’s educational program and will drive the growth and success of the teachers and Match students. The AP/DCI will report directly to the High School Principal. 

Detailed Job Responsibilities

The AP/DCI is ultimately responsible for ensuring the success of his/her teachers and their students’ academic achievement. She/he will accomplish this by primarily focusing on:

●    The growth, development and performance of teachers. This work will be the primary focus of the AP/DCI. The AP/DCI, in his or her work as an instructional leader, is responsible for student growth and ultimately the success of the teachers he or she manages. Thus, this position requires a data driven approach to instruction. This work requires a deep commitment to regular and consistent observation and feedback of teachers. That includes whole school professional development and individual lesson plan feedback. Ultimately, the AP/DCI in collaboration with the Principal is responsible for driving the instructional vision of the school. This work is all encompassing and includes hiring decisions, evaluation, development and retention of faculty members through weekly PD sessions, summer training and more. Through this work, the AP/DCI will help ensure that every Match School student is academically ready and prepared to meet or exceed the national and state standards.

●    Leadership and vision on pedagogy and curriculum. The AP/DCI will be responsible for collaborating closely with the Curriculum Directors, Principal and CAO to ensure that the Match School curriculum and assessments are effectively implemented to ensure that Match’s instructional vision and approach are reflected in every Match classroom. AP/DCI will be responsible for ensuring curriculum is used effective to drive student learning.

●    The growth, development and performance of grade level/department lead teachers. The AP/DCI, in collaboration with the Principal, will be responsible for managing and fostering strong adult culture and teacher leaders among the lead teachers at the department or grade level (depending on the school campus).

●    Strategic Planning. The AP/DCI will work collaboratively with the Principal on the long-range planning process for their school including school culture design, academic program design, staff development, staff retention, course offerings, course sequences, and refinement of tutorial and curriculum.

Sample tasks and projects include . . .

●    Observing every staff member he/she supervises a minimum of once a week.

●    Running feedback meetings with every staff member he/she supervises once a week.

●    Read and internalize curriculum unit plans, assessments and readings/problem sets.

●    Plan and run unit study meetings with teachers

●    Planning and running up to ten lesson study meetings per week.

●    Review and give feedback on weekly lesson plans to ensure alignment to the curriculum and action plans.

●    Reviewing student work, course data, unit test data and IA data for each course he/she oversees.

●    Working in collaboration with teachers to action plan all data from courses he/she oversees.

●    Running school wide professional development in collaboration with the Principal to drive instructional best practices. 

●    Completing observational rounds with the Principal and other instructional leaders to 1.) continue to norm on instructional excellence and best practices at Match. 2.) work in collaboration to identify next steps for struggling teachers.

●    Taking each unit test and IA for every course he/she oversees in order to run more effective data analysis meetings.



Competitive applicants will:

●    have a track record of academic success in urban education,

●    have an unwavering commitment to Match’s mission of student success in college and beyond,

●    desire to see all students succeed.

●    have at least 5 years of full-time teaching experience, preferably in a Title I school,

●    be excited about regularly receiving feedback and have a growth mindset for staff and themselves,

●    embody excellent interpersonal and communication skills,

●    have prior experience with managing a team and leading other teachers.


Match Education (www.matcheducation.org) is the shared brand name of The Match Charter Public School, The Match School Foundation, Inc., and The Sposato Graduate School of Education®.

Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools and a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform. (For a video snapshot, please visit us here: http://www.matcheducation.org/about/overview)  

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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