Principal @ Mildred Osborne Charter School (2019-20)

Mildred Osborne Charter School, New Orleans, LA
Mildred Osborne is a K-8 charter school located in New Orleans East that proudly serves over 500 students. College and career readiness is at the core of our mission which to “empower scholars through a rigorous and holistic academic experience to succeed in high school, excel in college, and make an impact on their community and world.” Our hope is that through rigorous academics, a caring environment, and community partnerships, our students will have what they need to achieve at their fullest potential.

Reports to: Executive Director of the School
Manages: Academic Staff


    • Create an environment where team members are trusted, trained, and coached in order to lead with the mission and implement the vision
    • Partner with the Executive Director to lead the Academic Leadership Team
    • Set goals and define priorities to meet student needs

Data Driven Instruction

    • Target instruction that immediately, and over time, responds to student needs through the use of assessment results and progress monitoring

Planning and Prep

    • Ensure there is a plan for rigorous instruction in each classroom and all content areas

Student & Staff Culture

    • Create and maintain a professional environment grounded in our values, that fosters adult excellence to increase student achievement
    • Create an environment that demands student excellence and academic achievement for all students
    • Recruit and hire team members
    • Manage staff member performance

Professional Development

    • Develop staff members through targeted support for growth that leads to student achievement

Families and Community

    • Works with parents/guardians  as active partners in their children’s education through creating an inviting environment, effective communication practices, and providing a variety of opportunities for parents to support the school

Education & Experience

    • Demonstrated record of success raising test scores in an open-admissions urban school
    • At least five years experience as a teacher in an open-admissions urban school
    • At least two years of leadership in an open-admissions, urban school, with experience in developing teachers
    • Record of success in leading adults; experience with management and supervision
    • Knowledgeable about Common Core Standards and aligned instruction
    • Be proficient in using data in the decision-making process
    • Preferred, but not required:  MA, MBA or Med
    • Leadership development or principal preparation program, preferred, but not required: New Leaders, Relay, Leading Educators, etc.

Physical Requirements

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, walk, stand, talk, and hear.
    • Light lifting of equipment may be required (up to 20 lbs.)
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. ARISE Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package with a generous 403b plan.

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