School Leader - Middle School

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KIPP Reach College Preparatory

Oklahoma City, OK
Posted on:
April 4, 2019
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description

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Oklahoma City, OK

Type: Leadership & Support Staff

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time

Start Date: 2019-20 School Year

Grade: 5; 6; 7; 8

Organization: KIPP Reach College Preparatory

Preferred Locations:

Contact: Ashley Randle


School Leader-Middle School

KIPPOklahoma City is looking for a Middle School Assistant Principal for the2019-20 school year who is committed to ensuring that every student has the opportunity for a college preparatory education.
KIPP Oklahoma City is a part of the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program)organization, a non-profit network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving elementary, middle, and high school students. Nationally, KIPP’s 200 schools serve over 88,000 students and we support low-income students to college at a rate 4x higher than that of their peers. KIPP Oklahoma City currently has two middle schools and is growing.
Our mission is to provide a free, quality education that enables students in underserved communities to climb the mountain to and through college, lead choice-filled lives, and be the future leaders of Oklahoma City and the world beyond. We do this by cultivating the habits of mind, character skills, and knowledge necessary for our students’ success. We are committed to having high expectations; developing strength of character; hiring and supporting highly effective teachers and leaders; offering safe, structured, and nurturing environments; and supporting our students to and through college via our KIPP ThroughCollege program.
The School Leader’s primary job is to drive academic and character outcomes for students. We expect our School Leaders to focus 75% of their time on instructional leadership, specifically all of the activities involved in leading and developing teachers to improve their instruction and drive student achievement. At KIPP, we also expect our School Leaders to build lasting and sustainable organizations by developing a pipeline of future School Leaders and creating systems for the ongoing development of school staff. The School Leader is responsible for developing his/her successor and the leadership capacity of his/her staff.          


1.   Set ambitious school-wide vision and goals, aligned with the KIPP region, that lead students on a path to and through college

2.   Plan and prioritize time and resources to achieve annual goals

3.   Cultivate a diverse, high-potential school leadership pipeline (from teacher leader to AP to successor) and develop leadership team members by teaching and insisting that they are true owners of the work and coaching and assigning stretch activities

4.   Model expectations for leaders, teachers, and students on school-wide practices for a positive learning culture

5.   Develop systems and structures to hire and retain diverse, highly-effective staff

6.   Build own and school staff’s knowledge and expertise in effective instructional design and academic standards

·       Develop teacher's conceptual understanding of what students must know and be able to do and what instructional methods drive student mastery

·       Develop knowledge of how standards map to curriculum and assessment

7.   Develop teachers to provide rigorous and high quality instruction

·       Lead analysis of and develop teachers’ ability to analyze student data to identify strategies that will move students toward mastery

·       Regularly observe and coach instructional coaches to ensure they are providing high-impact, actionable and bite-sized feedback to teachers on a weekly basis

·       Ensure teachers can collaborate, analyze their practice and their student data, and adjust instruction in content teams

·       Lead whole-school professional development workshops that drive highest-impact improvements in teacher practice

8.   CultivateSchool Leader’s own success and sustainability by engaging lifelines and renewing to get stronger

9.   Design school structures that create school compliance and ensure we are within state and federal regulations.


·      Student Focus: Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college; demonstrated commitment to the school’s unique community

·      Direction Setting: Ability to set direction across an entire school and motivate others to action

·      Performance Management: Demonstrated student achievement results from teachers and leaders that he/she manages and coaches

·      Talent Development: Demonstrated success in developing leadership capacity in others

·      Cultural Competence: Demonstrated ability to create inclusive environments that honors and supports a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives 

·      Instructional Leadership: Adept at data analysis; ability to extract meaningful insights across school-wide data

·      Instructional Leadership: Expertise in what the  school-wide academic standards and state assessments require of students’ knowledge and skills to demonstrate mastery; able to translate student mastery requirements into instructional plans and strategies

·      Instructional Leadership: Deep understanding of appropriate application and differentiation of high-leverage instructional strategies (e.g. make kids sweat, pacing, stretch it, etc.) based on comprehension of child development and pedagogy

·      Instructional Leadership: Command of instructional design and the benefits and trade offs of school design decisions in driving student achievement

·      Achievement Orientation: Demonstrated resilience and focus on student outcomes