Head of School (SY 23-24)
Exempt - Salary
Bloom Academy Charter School exists to provide a high quality, rigorous, and joyful educational experience to students in grades kindergarten to fifth grade. We are a new and independent school in Houston, Texas seeking to add deeply mission aligned, smart, hardworking, and emotionally intelligent people to our founding staff. We opened August 2019 with a cohort of kindergarten and first graders and will serve approximately 450 scholars in grades K-5 in the 23-24 school year.
HEAD OF SCHOOL - SCHOOL YEAR 23-24
Driven by our mission to ensure every child succeeds, the Head of School will be responsible for ensuring that Bloom Academy provides a rigorous & high quality education to all of its scholars. The Head of School will also be responsible for leading various teams, coaching teachers, working closely with families, and setting the overall tone of Bloom Academy. The 23-24 school year is a period of growth and founding as we add fifth grade and will actively be expanding our campus footprint.
The Head of School position is CRITICAL to the success of our school. You must care deeply about your work and exercise adaptability - we are on a mission to change the narrative about what our scholars are capable of achieving.
The Head of School will have the following key responsibilities:
- Establish and maintain high expectations for the entire school community; including but not limited to establishing a scholar focused, collaborative and achievement oriented campus culture;
- Support the academic, behavioral and emotional needs of all scholars by ensuring significant progress toward goals and milestones;
- Supervise the implementation of high quality curriculum and teaching across all classrooms;
- Analyze multiple points if academic and operational data to inform key decisions;
- Maintain compliance with state and federal requirements and laws;
- Manage a team of at least 6 direct reports; including but not limited to instructional coaches, interventionists, and the Director of Neurodiversity;
- Continuously trains team members through one to one coaching; meetings; and professional learning opportunities;
- Speak publicly at school-wide events and lead daily team huddles;
- Manage team members with systems that include goal setting, regular cycles of feedback, emphasis on self-awareness, promotion of continued development, retention of high performing staff members, targeted work with staff not meeting expectations and transition plans for on-boarding or exiting staff members;
- Supervise and lead teacher interviews; work to fill vacancies as they arise;
- Work cross functionally to develop and maintain highly effective scholar services programming including bilingual programming, academic intervention, social and emotional programming, testing coordination, special education programming, dyslexia programming and social services;
- Writes monthly board reports highlighting accomplishments, progress towards goals, specific concerns and general updates;
- Work closely with campus registrar and families to address consistent attendance issues and promote high levels of daily attendance;
- Manage and/or facilitate campus committees and organizations (PTO)
- Successfully navigate staff, scholars and families through new initiatives and periods of change;
- Develop strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders including staff, scholars and parents;
- Manage and prioritize multiple tasks on daily basis while remaining focused on long-term goals;
- Demonstrate a high level of resourcefulness, proactivity; tenacity and thoughtful decision making when faced with challenges and ambiguity;
- Serve as an instructional leader promoting ongoing staff development through coaching and feedback;
- Maintain campus communication through both verbal and written systems including email, staff bulletins, newsletters, faculty meetings, parent meetings, parent letters, handbook and campus website;
- Oversee and implement statewide initiatives like the Texas Reading Academy and Teacher Incentive Allotment;
- Work with technical assistance providers;
- Manage staff evaluation system to promote ongoing professional development to ensure optimal learning opportunities are provided to all scholars;
- Cultivate and serve as a steward for organizational and community partnerships;
- Lead campus improvement initiatives and manage campus improvement plan;
- Perform other duties assigned by supervisor.
- Graduate degree required
- A staunch belief that all students regardless of race or socio-economic status can achieve at high levels and be positive contributors to their communities required;
- Must model transparency and serve as a positive visionary who embodies servant leadership;
- A proven track record of successfully managing teachers to achieve ambitious goals;
- Must have at least five years of teaching experience and or at least two years of mid-level experience at a district central office (experience in a high needs/and or urban setting is preferred);
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with all school stakeholders;
- Knowledge of office equipment and services including computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, phones, and software
- Open and receptive to feedback about performance and self-reflective about ways to improve
- A desire to develop, grow, and evolve professionally
- Deep alignment with school’s mission and core values
- Health Insurance, including major medical, dental, vision, and life
- 10 Days accrued leave per year
- Professional development and coaching
- 403(b) plan
$80,000 - $95,000
Salary decisions are based on candidate experience and expertise and cannot exceed the range at this time.
Disclaimer: This job description provides the general nature and level of work to be performed by individuals hired for this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Bloom Academy Charter School reserves the right to change any or all content of this job description based on the school’s needs. If applicable, the incumbent will be notified of any changes before they take effect.
Bloom as you are.
Bloom Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment for all adults and children who enter our doors.