Bloom Academy Charter School exists to provide a high quality, rigorous, and joyful educational experience to scholars in grades kindergarten to fifth grade. We are a new and independent school 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 in the 23-24 school year will serve scholars in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.


Driven by our mission to ensure every child succeeds, the Assistant Head of School will be responsible for development and support of K-2 instructional staff, maintaining school culture with both scholars and staff, and establishing and enhancing protocols, procedures, and logistical plans to promote the smooth and effective operation of Bloom Academy. The Assistant Head of School will also be responsible for other important duties related to compliance, reporting, campus and district growth, and business operations. The Assistant Head of School position is CRITICAL to the success of our school. You must care deeply about your work - we are on a mission to change the narrative about what our scholars are capable of achieving.

The Assistant Head of School will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain high expectations for staff and school.
  • Maintain compliance with state and federal requirements and laws.
  • Maintain campus order and safety through well-established systems, routines and protocols.
  • Use impact and influence to align staff to campus mission and goals.
  • Manage instructional staff 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.
  • Establish a scholar focused, collaborative and achievement oriented campus culture.
  • Support the academic, behavioral and emotional needs of all scholars.
  • Support 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.
  • Address challenges proactively and creatively.
  • Implement feedback to promote ongoing personal and professional growth.
  • Maintain a high level of self-awareness.
  • Develop strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders including staff, scholars and parents.
  • Manage and prioritize multiple tasks on a daily basis while remaining focused on long-term goals.
  • Use multiple sources of data to inform both long and short term goals.
  • Demonstrate a high level of resourcefulness, tenacity and thoughtful decision making when faced with challenges and ambiguity.
  • Serve as an instructional leader promoting ongoing staff development through coaching and feedback.
  • Provide opportunities for leadership development and coaching as part of the district talent pipeline.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Establishing and Maintaining a Strong Scholar & School Culture

  • Conduct monthly meetings/check ins with classroom teachers about cultural supports needed, mental health supports, and overall team wellness.
  • Organize and plan our annual teacher appreciation week and other teacher related events throughout the school year.
  • Organize and plan a Bloom Academy end of year gala/party honoring and recognizing the team.
  • Provide coaching/practice to Bloom Academy team members on how to navigate courageous conversations with one another and with families.
  • Lead and manage Bloom Academy’s restorative approach to scholar discipline, schoolwide celebrations, and joyful classroom experiences.
  • Provide coaching and professional development for Bloom Academy team members focused on best practices to support our scholars during team training camp and throughout the school year.
  • Work closely with scholars and the Dean of Emotional Support and Community as they manage and address behavioral issues including but not limited to trauma, grief, loss, management of disabilities and special needs.
  • Create a strong culture for behavior on the school bus; manage infractions alongside the operations team when they arise; orient bus parents and scholars to the bus rules and expectations.
  • Establish and launch a strong Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program across the school.
  • Collaborate with the Operations team to plan summer family orientation; and meetings with new scholars and their families throughout the school year.
  • Create schoolwide culture goals including but not limited to: parent engagement, scholar attendance, and scholar retention.
  • Monitor progress toward schoolwide culture goals and create incentives and celebrations aligned to progress.
  • Plan for and lead schoolwide community meetings and celebrations on Fridays.
  • Assist with day-to-day operations (including arrival, dismissal, lunch, professional development sessions and after school activities). Serve as a role model to students. Provide support to all staff in a team-first, mission-oriented environment focused on student achievement.
  • Directly manage the Dean of Emotional Support and Community (DESC).
  • Engage in bi-weekly progress meetings with the Head of School and Operations team, and weekly check-in meetings with the DESC.

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.


  • Bachelor's 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;
  • Experience in an urban school setting, preferred;
  • previous experience supporting the full array of responsibilities and challenges faced by school leaders preferred but not required;
  • 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;
  • A demonstrated record of operating at a high level in a fast paced and demanding school setting;
  • 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 the school's mission and core values.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Can-do, team first, “glass half full” attitude. Innovative, thoughtful, question-asking intellect. Always looking for ways to do things better, faster, in a more user-friendly fashion. Eager to contribute to an intellectual environment in which the best idea always wins.
  • Must be available some nights.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.


  • Health Insurance, including major medical, dental, vision, and life
  • 10 Days Accrued Leave Per Year
  • Professional Development and Coaching
  • 403(b) plan

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.