Job Title: Principal - K-12 Online School
Location: TBD, regular in-person reporting will be required in addition to engaging with the community virtually.
Salary Details: $103,000 - $115,000 base salary + salary differentials based on school type and opportunities for additional performance compensation
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent
Benefits Eligibility: Yes
Bargaining Unit: N/A
The Principal - K-12 Online School in DPSCD will be responsible for ensuring rigorous and standards-aligned teaching and learning in a primarily virtual setting. The Principal of the Online School must be able to establish a positive online culture for students, staff and families and provide visionary leadership while ensuring a rigorous education for all students attending online. The Principal must be well-versed in DPSCD’s online learning platforms including Microsoft Teams and Schoology and will responsible for making recommendations for online learning based on feedback from students, families and staff and for ensuring staff receive appropriate professional development through a combination of in-person and online modes.
- Cover letter (1-2 pages) included as a single additional attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF format) detailing the following:
- Your interest in the position.
- Why you are qualified for the position, specifically to lead in an online setting.
- Provide a detailed description of your vision to create the greatest impact on children in DPSCD.
- Data referring to a track record of previous success.
- Must possess and provide evidence of a master’s degree inclusive of 20 semester hours in school administration, supervision, curriculum, and school finance.
- In the absence of the school finance course work, candidates must show demonstrated experience developing and managing staff and operating budgets
- Must possess a valid Michigan teacher certificate
- Must possess a valid Michigan administrator certificate
- A minimum of five (5) years certified contract-teaching experience, experience teaching in a virtual/online setting required
- Successful leadership or supervisory experience for an online/virtual setting required
- Possess in-depth knowledge of adult and child learning theory
- Must possess in-depth knowledge of curriculum and instruction
- Implement all expectations of school operations through online format.
- Maintain a positive online learning environment that ensures the implementation of quality instruction as outlined by the current curriculum.
- Create a shared vision of high-quality teaching and learning.
- Align standards, instructional strategies, assessment, instructional tools/resources, and professional development to ensure instructional program coherence.
- Develop an academic plan based on a continuous improvement model; conduct a comprehensive review of quantitative and qualitative data relative to teaching and learning and use to support development of academic plan; create benchmark growth measures to monitor progress toward meeting performance goals.
- Conduct regular formative and summative staff evaluations to ensure continuous improvement in teaching and learning and maintain high levels of accountability.
- Create the necessary structures and systems required to support successful implementation of the instructional program.
- Create and maintain a safe, effective, and clean learning environment.
- Develop and manage a school budget, aligned to the school academic plan, that reflects District, State, and Federal mandates.
- Create a formative and summative evaluation process to monitor student progress.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive professional development program based on teacher instructional practice and student learning needs.
- Effectively coordinate, supervise, and manage relations with parents/families and the immediate school and the broader external community.
- Develop a comprehensive schoolwide discipline plan that includes the use of restorative practices and aligns with the district’s Expect Respect Campaign.
- Acquire and effectively manage resources outside of district allotted support.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.
In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.
Method of Application:
Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.
Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of acceptance.
Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.
DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.