Middle School Director (Principal)
- United States
Join the senior leadership team of a revolutionary school that has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 Minutes for its radical investment in teachers and its outstanding results. TEP is seeking a visionary leader for our Middle School, which serves 480 students in Grades 5 to 8. The Middle School Director (Principal) is the instructional leader for the campus, guiding over 35 teachers, 4 social workers, and support staff in maintaining a rigorous instructional program aligned to the 3 A’s (Academics, Arts, & Athletics), while cultivating a safe, positive, and inspiring school culture.
Watch the video below to learn more about TEP's new Middle School facility, designed with community and equity at the forefront.
The job description for this role is below. For an even more comprehensive look at this role, please review the document titled MS Director (Principal) Role In-Depth.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP: Serves as the campus-wide Instructional Leader by providing teachers with instructional coaching and supervision and heading a team of instructional supervisors
CURRICULAR LEADERSHIP: Reviews and aligns curriculum across major subject areas to ensure coherence, rigor, vertical alignment, and fidelity to TEP’s emphasis on knowledge-building
ACADEMIC PROGRAMMING: Ensures student schedule, course offerings, and special programs are aligned to TEP vision of the 3 A’s: Academics, Arts, and Athletics
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Directs professional development for teachers and social workers based on school needs, with an emphasis on peer learning
STUDENT CULTURE & DISCIPLINE: Leads a positive campus culture which engages and inspires students and ensures consistent adherence to the school’s relational approach to student discipline
STUDENT DATA: Leverages the collection and analysis of student data to inform instructional practices and drive growth and performance goals for students
STAFF CULTURE: Collaborates with other campus leaders to model and foster a positive, Norms-driven staff culture, design and implement team-building opportunities, and promote staff wellness
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT: Promotes authentic family engagement in the school community through clear and consistent communication with families as well as meaningful opportunities for family participation in school life
COMMUNICATION: Connects with students, staff, and families to regularly communicate about the school’s vision, programs, policies, events, and opportunities
Designed with community and equity at the forefront, TEP's Middle School campus possesses unique aesthetic and structural choices to enhance both programming and the role of the school within the Washington Heights and Inwood community.
SUPERVISION & COLLABORATION
- Collaborates with the Head of School to ensure TEP’s Middle School program aligns to the school’s overall vision, to design and implement special initiatives, and to identify and troubleshoot challenges as they arise
- Supervises 2 Middle School Assistant Directors, Subject Department Leads, and 1 Director of High School Placement
- Aligns with the Middle School Director of Operations (DOO) to support excellent customer service and maximize operational efficiency of the entire MS Operations team
COMPENSATION, BENEFITS, & REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
Compensation: The annual salary for the Middle School Director (Principal) ranges from $150,000 to $170,000, commensurate with experience.
Benefits: TEP Perks include medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 403b retirement plan, TEP’s staff meals program, commuter benefits, professional development reimbursement, and employee wellness opportunities.
Supervisory Relationship: The Middle School Director (Principal) reports to the Head of School.
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