Assistant Head of School 24-25 Elementary

Memphis, TN
School-based – School Leadership /
Full-time /
Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter Schools ( is a K-12 charter school in Memphis, TN. Our mission is to prepare all students in grades K-12 to excel in college and in life. Freedom Preparatory Academy opened in August of 2009 with a class of 96 6th graders. We now serve over 2,100 students in grades PreK-12. Our students have exceeded local and state averages in math and local averages in English language arts on the state exam.
We have three core beliefs that drive our mission:
1. Every child deserves the right to a high quality public education
2. A foundation in character development is essential
3. Direct exposure to an array of opportunities and experiences provides each child with the self-confidence and social knowledge to compete globally. 

We will accomplish our mission through a highly structured, academically rigorous environment where students will master the core subjects, develop advanced academic skills, and demonstrate the school’s core values of: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Excellence, and Community.

With the Head of School, the Assistant Head of School will be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of our achievement-oriented, values-rich, and mission-driven school culture. They will drive a rigorous, data-driven, and supportive college preparatory academic program, enriching extracurricular programs that expand access to our community and world, and provide proactive and mission-driven communication and relationship-building with families.

·      Develop and lead whole/small group PD sessions on identified school priorities
·      Lead and/or support one or more academic departments as identified by the HOS
·      Support HOS in creating the vision for academics and instruction
·      Manage student intervention program for dramatic and measurable student outcomes
·      Develop and oversee Saturday School Program for targeted student growth
·      Develop and oversee Summer School Program for promotion eligibility
·      Conduct weekly and end-of-quarter PowerSchool Gradebook audits
·      Conduct quarterly report card review and ensure readiness for parent conferences
·      Act as Test Coordinator for all State Testing Programs
·      Act as Test Coordinator for FPA IAs in one department as identified by HOS
·      Train and support identified teachers on the implementation of FPA cultural systems
·      Provide live coaching and feedback on cultural priorities to identified teachers
·      Support consistent implementation of effective schoolwide public systems
·      Review return of weekly Dean’s List for family signatures and follow-up as needed
·      Develop and maintain strong relationships with teachers, students, and families Extracurriculars
·      Lead monthly incentives program aligned to Dean’s List
·      Support Freedom Prep Lessons in their planning, communication, and execution
·      Identify and facilitate access to summer enrichment opportunities Family Communication
·      Inform, support, and co-lead annual family meetings for new and returning families
·      Oversee Dean's List Program and manage communication with families 

Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree strongly preferred
3-5 years+ of school leadership experience; experienced 3+ year classroom teacher with demonstrated, quantifiable and objective student performance gains that surpass state or local averages
3 years of teaching experience required driving strong results
Strong preference for candidates with prior experience in a K-12 urban teaching, charter or independent school environment
Oversee and continually evaluate and remain accountable for all school programs, finances, facilities, and operations through the management and oversight of all day-to-day activities of the school
Experience with managing and tracking compliance with local, state, and federal regulations
Ability to conceptualize, initiate, monitor, and evaluate new and/or current programs
Manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment 
Ability to give constructive feedback to facilitate student growth and academic achievement
Openness to receive feedback on issues that will facilitate growth and achievement of both students and faculty
Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work
Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail; outstanding written and oral communication skills
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite, and others
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop productive working relationships with diverse individuals/groups and across lines of difference
Demonstrated commitment to the educational mission, vision, and goals of Freedom Prep
$90,000 - $103,800 a year
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION: We are excited that you are inspired or called to learn more about our mission, values, and potential opportunities. We’d encourage you to explore a few additional resources about us, the recent investment for what’s possible, and why you should consider our community as a place for you to become a part of. We are one of the few networks that centers the whole person and their needs to thrive and support themselves and their families in the South.
Check out some of the unique and rare benefits here, including but not limited to: 
-Paying higher, scaffolded teacher salaries from Year 1 to retirement stage
-Zero dollar monthly premium options, including holistic options such as chiropractic or acupuncture care
-Focus on staff well-being and collective care through our Adult Social-Emotional Learning
-Support in obtaining licensure

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Freedom Preparatory Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are an equal opportunity employer.