Middle School Head Principal - Independence Charter Middle School

The Details

Harding Independence Charter District

Oklahoma City, OK
Posted on:
January 24, 2022
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description

Salary: $75,000.00 + benefits

Philosophy of Harding Independence Charter District

Parents who desired the best educational experiences for their children founded both Independence Charter Middle School (ICMS) and Harding Charter Preparatory High School (HCPHS). The educational philosophy of ICMS & HCPHS is that of a small school environment where the former prepares their students for a college-preparatory high school and the latter is a College Board, Advanced Placement Curriculum. A highly trained faculty aids in the implementation of our rigorous curriculum. The Harding Independence Charter District (HICD) faculty and administration employ a transitional philosophy from the environment of middle school to the rigors and demands of high school. ICMS & HCPHS are staffed by a committed group of professionals who provide the structure and environment to use the full range of their professional expertise in providing the best educational experiences for the children they serve. We believe in a collaborative environment where faculty and administration work together for the benefit of students.

Our principle interest is the welfare, educational experience and achievement of each student. Faculty, administration and parents hold high expectations for student academic achievement and have, therefore, designed a rigorous curriculum to prepare our students for the academic demands in both schools and in their studies beyond high school.

We believe an optimal educational environment is achievable through a secure and safe school experience. Parents will support the administration and faculty toward that goal. The highest standards of professional behavior and ethics are expected from our administration and staff. Parents will support the staff and administration in a mutually respectful manner.

We understand the design, administration, and governance of this district are unique. As with all new enterprises, we will strive to continuously improve our district and provide the very best for the children we serve.

Mission Statement of Independence Charter Middle School

Prepare our students to be successful in a college-preparatory high school.


1. Minimum of an earned master’s degree from an accredited institution.

2. Oklahoma certification as a secondary school administrator.

3. Minimum of five years teaching experience preferred.

4. Minimum of three years of administration experience preferred.

5. Experience in curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation, with successful supervisory role in a school setting.

6. School site budget experience preferred.

7. Effective public relations skills.


1. Established the annual master schedule for instructional programs, ensuring sequential learning experiences for students consistent with the school’s philosophy, mission statement, and instructional goals.

2. Manage, evaluate and supervise effective and clear procedures for the operations and functioning of the school consistent with the philosophy, mission, values, and goals of the district, including instructional programs, extracurricular activities, discipline systems to ensure a safe and orderly climate, building maintenance, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations, and emergency procedures. Ensure compliance with all laws, board policies, and civil regulations.

3. Manage the supervision of the school’s instructional programs, evaluating lesson plans and observing classes on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and child growth and development.

4. Define the teaching and non-teaching professional faculty positions needed to implement the school’s program and recruit highly effective teachers and staff to fill them.

5. Establish productive working conditions, discipline, and training and development of all professional staff, with oversight of superintendent.

6. Establish procedures for evaluation and selection of instructional materials and equipment, with oversight of superintendent.

7. Assist superintendent in completing state and federal reporting responsibilities.

8. Represent the school in the community at the direction of the superintendent.

9. Share recruitment responsibilities of incoming students with the Administrative Team: superintendent and other school administrators.

10. Ensure the school completes all necessary state testing requirements.

11. Satisfy all district, state and federal guidelines required to evaluate personnel.