Princeton Charter School is seeking a dynamic, educational leader to be the Assistant Head of School, K-4 division, (224 students grades K-4). Princeton Charter School is an inclusive, K-8 public school with an excellent record of academic performance. We are a small school, 424 students total, where all students are known and feel known.
We are currently accepting applications.
The K-4 division head is charged with the comprehensive responsibility for all activities involving students and faculty in the division.
The Division Head responsibilities include:
Academic and Operational
Maintain congruency among the school’s mission statement and charter and all activities of that division
Act as the educational leader of the school division, ensuring excellence of instruction and student achievement by observing, supervising and evaluating the instruction of the curriculum in the division
Be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the division
Articulate the division’s programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines and other information to all constituencies
Represent the school in admissions outreach and support the admissions process .
Schedule and administer standardized testing for students
Complete required state reports
Coordinate the faculty’s submission of P.O.’s and requests for classroom maintenance at the end of the school year
Assist with the annual revision of the Faculty and the Student / Parent Handbooks
Responsibilities for Faculty
Ensure that personnel adhere to school policies and procedures
Model, provide for, and supervise faculty self-evaluation, professional growth, and scholarship. Provide opportunities for teachers to grow in their understanding of the School’s curriculum and mission
Conduct evaluation of teachers
Make recommendations to the Head of School regarding the hiring, retention and assignment of faculty
Conduct regular division meetings with faculty covering routine school matters and key educational issues; maintain records of meetings, and provide the minutes to the Head of School
Coordinate, with the Head of School, programs for the orientation of new faculty to the school
Students and Families
Set the tone and model the values of the School in interactions with students, families, staff, and the community, providing an example of respect, openness, fairness, curiosity, and compassion for students and families
Maintain student discipline and follow through with correspondence and record-keeping relating to discipline per school policy
Serve as HIB - School Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Ensure that students needing support are identified in a timely manner and receive the appropriate resources from faculty, supplemental teachers, the school counselor, and/or the Child Study Team to support the students where necessary
Communicate in a timely fashion with parents and teachers about student performance and behavior
Review for accuracy and appropriate content all student interim reports and report cards before distribution
Keep the Head of School fully informed on student issues and all relevant matters pertaining to school life
Oversee student award programs, ceremonies, and other recognition of achievement by members of the PCS community
Oversee the faculty writing of the requested recommendations for students applying to other independent schools
Organize the program of orientation and the transition of new students to the divisionPerform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Understanding of K-4 curriculum and pedagogy
Strong communication skills
Hiring, recruitment, censure, renewal/non-renewal
Understanding of HR policies and laws
Setting standards- setting culture
Presence and visibility
Time management skills
Student discipline philosophy
Understanding of school law
Data - Testing analysis
Budget experience (a plus)
NJ Supervisor certification or Principal certification (preferred)
K-4 classroom teaching experience
K-4 Leadership / Administrative experience
HIB - management experience/knowledge
Special Ed/IEP experience
Princeton Charter School employees are enrolled in the Teacher’s Pension and Annuity Fund, TPAF
Entitled to health benefits through the New Jersey Educators Health Plan
Employees may also enroll in supplemental retirement accounts through TIAA.
Princeton Charter School is a high-performing, blue ribbon, K-8 public charter school, in the heart of Princeton, NJ. We continue to enjoy high national rankings by niche.com and others.
Founded by parents in 1997, we serve over 420 students. We have a strong focus on academic achievement and an equally strong commitment to student support and character formation. We pride ourselves on our excellent faculty and on our commitment to maintaining our curricular standards.