Assistant Principal of Instruction
The Lincoln Academy is a new K4-12 charter school in the city of Beloit, Wisconsin. We will serve 700 scholars when fully enrolled after four years. We will offer K4 through 2nd grade and 6th through 9th grade the first year. We will add a grade in elementary and high school each year until we grow into K4-12.
The Lincoln Academy has three pillars - Academic Rigor, Character Expectations and Career Pathways.
Academic Rigor: We will ensure all scholars are prepared with foundational skills and will be on grade level within three years of enrolling. This will be accomplished through specifically designed curriculum, longer instructional day, interventions/enrichment, blended learning opportunities, strong professional development, coaching and a growth mindset expectation.
Character Expectations: A strong emphasis on character development and citizenship will build our school culture. Civic responsibility, service learning and community outreach will play an important role in developing character in our scholars. Restorative Practices and the Jubilee framework for character education will guide TLA in a joyous, collaborative and healthy school environment where all scholars thrive.
Career Pathways: Career exploration will begin in K4 and scholars will develop an Individualized Learning Plan by 8th grade to help guide them in their course selections in high school. Scholars will set career goals and be fully prepared to graduate high school. They will be able to have choices to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college or technical school, enlist in the armed forces or be employed in a living-wage job.
Vision: The Lincoln Academy will be the premier K4-12 school in the state of WI providing college and career pathways for scholars to lead happy, choice-filled lives. We are committed to an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships.
Children First-Every decision we make is in the best interest of the scholars we serve. We are completely focused on their education and their well-being and we always act accordingly.
Trusting Community-We model and expect transparency, honesty, open communication and respect to collaborate with one another and push each other to always be our best.
Get it Done-We are fiercely determined to do whatever it takes to ensure scholars reach their goals. Innovation and productivity will drive our quest.
Find the Joy-The work is challenging. And in the face of those challenges, we choose joy. We choose positivity. We choose to find the wins. We choose to lift each other up.
Community Focus -We work alongside our families and community partners to build alliances that afford our scholars unique learning opportunities. Shared voices will be honored and help us grow.
The assistant principal of instruction is the person responsible for assisting the school principal in overall administration of the instructional program, instructional coaching and daily operations. It is the expectation that this individual will work with the colleagues, parents, and scholars to create a school environment that is focused on student achievement, character and success beyond high school. TLA is a school where scholars and families are supported, while maintaining high expectations for all. The assistant principal of instruction is expected to fully embrace the school’s methodology and uphold the high expectations of The Lincoln Academy. The assistant principal of instruction will support an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships. Though it is impossible to list all roles the assistant principal of instruction will fill, specific job responsibilities include:
Work alongside the principal as the administrator for K4-12th grades
Help principal develop, maintain, and use information systems to maintain records to track progress on school performance objectives and academic excellence indicators
Participate in development of school improvement plans with staff, parents, and community members
Participate in interim assessment data dives
Implement Skyrocket coaching to strengthen classroom culture, objective mastery, and academic rigor
Observe employee performance, record observations, and provide feedback to support professional growth
Help plan daily school activities by participating in the development of class schedules, teacher assignments, lunchroom, and extracurricular activity schedules
Establish and promote a positive, caring climate for learning
Deal sensitively and fairly with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds
Promote educational equity by maintaining a high bar of excellence to grade level standards for all scholars
Communicate effectively with scholars, staff, and parents
Serve as principal in the absence of the principal
Conduct assembly/circles that establish a vibrant learning community
Celebrate scholar successes
Plan and lead staff meetings and other professional development
Ensure RTI interventions occur consistently
Attend and provide data for behavioral RTI and IEP meetings
Conduct conferences on scholar and school issues with parents, students, and teachers
Participate in professional development to improve skills related to job assignment
Demonstrate awareness of school-community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs
Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement
Work closely with the Director of Career Planning Partnerships and the school counselor to ensure the focus and realization of scholar goals and identified career pathways
Work closely with the Chief Instructional Officer to ensure the TLA adopted curriculum is taught at a rigorous level
Other duties as requested
Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in the administration and supervision of all programs in the school
Skill in oral and written communications
Ability to motivate others to reach their fullest potential
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school staff, parents, students, and community partners
Alignment with The Lincoln Academy’s vision and values
Strong people skills and leadership ability to develop a team environment
Belief in maintaining the bar for educational equity for learners at every ability level
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting with high expectations
Demonstrated professionalism and integrity
Strong critical thinking skills and strategic problem solving skills
An ability and passion to work with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
A joyous attitude and drive for personal excellence
Strong organizational skills and ability to adapt to change quickly and efficiently
Interpersonal skills that encompass strong relationship building and communication
Ability to use technology and data to drive toward exceptional outcomes for scholars
Demonstrated strong work ethic
Adaptability in working with various age groups ranging from 4 year-old Kindergarten to high school
Commitment to professional growth and personal development
Master’s degree in administrative leadership
Experience teaching in an urban setting preferred
WI DPI Teacher License and/or Principal License
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Certification and CPI Certification required annually before first day with scholars
Physical Demands/Working Conditions: The majority of this job involves walking, sitting or standing necessary to observe classroom and school activities, mostly indoors. The ability to physically perform the duties and work in the school setting is required. Some conditions include:
Must be able to stand up to 2 hours instructing staff or instructing a classroom of learners
Must be able to sit and look at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing for up to 2 hours at a time
Must be able to lift up to 25lbs on a frequent basis
May be required to lift and position scholars with physical disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint; and assist non ambulatory scholars.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.