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Gateway Middle School Assistant Principal 2024/2025

@Gateway Public Schools
  • 1430 Scott Street, 94115 View on Map
  • Post Date : March 28, 2024

Job Detail

  • Job ID 46806

Job Description

Gateway Middle School is committed to helping each student – regardless of learning style or previous academic achievement – learn the skills, habits and knowledge necessary for success in college and beyond.

Position Overview

The Assistant Principal at Gateway Middle School plays a pivotal role in partnership with the Principal to steer the school’s educational journey. This position is primarily centered on cultivating a vibrant student culture grounded by high expectations and radical grace. The Assistant Principal, working closely with the Dean of Students, is entrusted with the task of shaping and implementing policies, traditions, and initiatives that nurture students’ academic prowess and emotional well-being, firmly anchored in the principles of restorative justice. The Assistant Principal will co-lead a dynamic learning environment that is committed to equipping every student with the tools for academic excellence and unlocking doors to higher education, irrespective of their initial academic standing.

Major Duties and Responsibilities of Assistant Principal:

Leadership of School Culture

  • Provide instructional leadership of Gateway Middle School by clearly articulating the mission and vision as well as expectations of students and staff; 
  • Support faculty in building positive relationships and community in classrooms and to set and hold all students to high and consistent expectations; 
  • Coach teachers and work with leadership team to plan and implement professional development, especially as it relates to restorative practices, relationship building with students, classroom management, and school culture;
  • Lead and collaborate effectively with site teams, including site leadership, school leadership team, and grade level teams; model professional, and positive forms of communication to promote a cohesive and collaborative culture;
  • Coordinating and facilitating school field trips, outdoor education trips, and college visits for all grades in collaboration with teachers, family liaison, and/or the principal;

Restorative Practices and Behavioral Support 

  • Leading use of restorative practices and development of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) systems to support students social, emotional and behavioral success;
  • Serve as the point person for responding to student behavioral issues;
  • Support conflict resolution through restorative conferences in partnership with students, faculty, and families;
  • Strengthen existing systems and develop appropriate new systems for following up on and responding to behavioral issues, including developing and implementing individual behavior plans;
  • Keep accurate student discipline records, documenting all conferences, disciplinary actions, and phone calls;
  • Communicate regularly with faculty regarding student discipline and follow-up;
  • Lead staff efforts to ensure that all students have excellent attendance and arrive at school on time;

Leadership and Supervision

  • Lead and coordinate key Student Support Team and student support providers and programs (e.g. the School Counselor, the Student Support Coordinator, Advisory, Student Council programs, and others);
  • Effectively supervise and manage staff, including conducting regular evaluations, providing ongoing feedback and support, and fostering a professional environment conducive to collaborative work and continuous improvement;
  • Work with the athletic director to ensure athletic teams are meeting expectations and that all needs are being met for athletes and coaches; 
  • Lead middle school master scheduling process, with input from key stakeholders, and other student-related schedules in general;

SALARY RANGE AND BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is $115,000-$130,000, plus benefits. GPS offers an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance (employee premiums covered by Gateway and additional stipends for dependents), life insurance, six weeks paid vacation, ten sick days, and 15 paid holidays, professional development opportunities, a retirement savings plan with employer match, onsite parking, and, if qualified, student loan repayment support. 

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to Gateway’s unique educational mission and to equitable outcomes for all students;
  • Ability to translate the Gateway mission and vision into practice;
  • Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and learning profiles;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a dedicated staff and involved parent body;
  • Commitment to being anti-racist and pro-Black as well as modeling an asset-based approach 
  • Commitment to data- and equity-driven decision-making 
  • Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills;
  • At least 3 years experience working with middle school students in an urban school preferred;
  • Experience and expertise with restorative practices and PBIS preferred;
  • Prior administrative and leadership experience in a relevant role preferred;
  • Bilingual and BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Please apply here and submit the following: 

    1. Your resume and a cover letter addressing your understanding of and commitment to Gateway’s mission.  
    2. Proof of a CA administrative services credential or information indicating your eligibility to receive one.
  • Optional:  Other materials indicative of your educational philosophy.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job; we would encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.

Gateway’s Mission:

Gateway Middle School supports and challenges all students to discover their unique potential, actively participate in their community, and develop skills and habits to achieve excellence in high school and college.

For more information about Gateway Middle School, please visit our website at www.gatewaymiddle.org

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