Who We Are:
School in the Square (S2) is a fast-growing charter school currently serving elementary and middle school students, with plans to serve families from Pre-K through High School by 2023. S2 engages, educates and empowers its students to respond mindfully and creatively to life’s opportunities and challenges. Drawing its name from the concept of the public square or “la placita”, S2 is where communities come together to solve problems and celebrate successes. Here, students, families and educators are seen, heard, and inspired. S2 students build the academic foundations, social-emotional intelligence, and the leadership skills necessary to excel in college and professional life. Our community is grounded in principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusivity (JEDI), enacting a culturally responsive and sustaining lens to our pedagogical practice and consistently examining the ways we can continue to walk firmly in the pursuit of social justice and against injustice of any kind. S2 provides a progressive and rigorous learning community in which students thrive physically, emotionally, and academically through differentiated and personalized education and adults grow through rich and robust professional development.
We take seriously our obligation as an anchor institution in our community. We understand that our students’ ability to learn is directly impacted by their access to basic needs. Through our Family Support Program, we support over 200 families every month with bimonthly food pantries and other essential services, including internet hotspots and rent relief.
Our Elementary School:
We believe a culture of care leads to a culture of achievement. Our program is dedicated to providing each student with the tools and support to become lifelong learners. That includes embracing that 89% of S2 families are Hispanic or Latinx. Consequently, we launched Dos Amigos, an immersive Dual Language K-5 learning model in 2020, building students’ confidence in their identity and their ability to navigate and celebrate our richly diverse world. Dos Amigos, located in the heart of Inwood, provides our young learners with the tools that stimulate their minds, helping them outperform students in single language programs.
Our Bilingual Elementary Assistant Principal (AP):
We are looking for a dedicated, mission-aligned bilingual Assistant Principal to help build and lead our dual language elementary School (Dos Amigos). Reporting to our Principal and in collaboration with a diverse and committed School Leadership Team (SLT), you will spearhead our efforts to ensure high academic standards while also focusing on the social-emotional needs of all students. A motivating and positive leader, the AP will guide the implementation of our assessment system and will support the staff with how to use the data to inform and improve instruction. The AP will collaborate on the preparation of master schedules, teacher schedules and student schedules. If you have a deep belief that all students can thrive in a challenging, high-quality, nurturing and supportive learning environment, we would love to hear from you.
Who You Are:
- An expert in current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, with knowledge of dual language, co-teaching strategies and differentiation to meet individual student needs
- A strategic, solutions-focused thinker with strong communication and planning skills
- A consummate coach and strong relationship builder, you get personal fulfillment by succeeding through others and developing leaders
- Familiar with restorative practices, a strong believer in anti-racism education, culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy, trauma informed practices
- A graduate of a Master’s Degree in Education program and possess a valid New York State Teaching Certification (New York State SBL Certification preferred)
- Experienced as a full-time effective, impactful classroom teacher with a minimum of five years and have at least two years of previous experience in leadership. Experience in an urban charter school setting is strongly preferred
Expected salary range for this role is $100,000 - $140,000, depending on experience, level of education, required certifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role.
What You Can Expect From Us:
At S2 we take as much care of our teachers and staff as we do of our students. S2 is committed to supporting our teachers by helping them build sustainable, rewarding careers that center on each educator’s passions and multi-disciplinary interests. All of our faculty and staff are valued professionals and we are proud to provide extended planning time, team-building and collaboration, comfortable and friendly working conditions and more, to ensure our team members all have the tools they need to succeed.
In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, S2 provides ultra competitive salaries including opportunities for supplemental compensation, an excellent benefits package with employer-paid life insurance, a 401K program with a 6% organizational match, longevity bonus, generous paid time off, access to a federal student loan debt reduction program and a supportive work environment.
Anyone who joins our team must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
School in the Square understands specific groups are subject to marginalization. We believe these powerful groups should be centered in our community and are highly encouraged to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.