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Assistant Principal - Teach Indy

Assistant Principal

Avondale Meadows Middle School
Avondale Meadows Middle School

An expansion of our A-rated elementary school located in one of Indianapolis’s most underserved communities, Avondale Meadows Middle School (AMMS) is a tuition-free, 5-8 public charter school. We are a diverse collection of families, educators and volunteers committed to equipping our students with the strongest possible preparation for success in Indianapolis’s most demanding, college-preparatory high schools. 


AMMS employs a rigorous and engaging curriculum aligned to state standards. Our teachers use a wide breadth of effective instructional strategies, innovative tools and technology and a variety of services to challenge and support students to meet ambitious academic goals. We find creative, engaging ways to involve parents in our work helping students build not only their academic skills but also habits of curiosity, kindness, focus and persistence essential to college and life success. 


We benefit greatly from the collective knowledge and resources of a broad array of local leaders committed to “making magic in the Meadows,” the neighborhood we are working to transform through the power of great schools.


The Position

AMMS is looking for an assistant principal responsible for daily operations of the school and specific aspects of school procedures, systems, culture and academics, based on the profile and contributions of other members of the administrative team.


Teams also work to involve families in support of students’ academic and social development. They work closely with our Culture Team to address specific family situations that may affect school engagement. This is an especially exciting opportunity to serve as an important contributor to a high quality school community and growing organization. It is also a chance to be part of an overall team committed to doing everything possible to ensure our students leave our school prepared for the most challenging, college-preparatory high schools in the city of Indianapolis. 


The Opportunity

AMMS offers administrators:

  • A highly competitive salary and benefits package that includes bonus and merit incentives;
  • Networking and growth within an award winning charter school community;
  • Leadership of an established A-rated school;
  • A mission driven focus within a high needs’ urban environment;



The ideal candidate for this position will meet the following qualifications:


  • A minimum of five years of proven inspirational elementary or middle level leadership experience in a school that has a record of high student achievement
  • A proof of collaboration with other school leaders to ensure consistency in culture, processes and policies;
  • Fluency in effective practices – curriculum, instruction, administration, supervision, data driven instruction, education law and policy;
  • A passion and talent for working with high needs’ populations in urban settings;
  • A commitment to excellence and hard work;
  • A talent and proven track record for recruiting and guiding teachers as highly effective practitioners;
  • The ability to work effectively in supporting fundraising and grant writing efforts; 
  • Evidence of a strong work ethic, high degree of organizational skills, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • Adequate technological skills related to administrative work.
  • A valid Indiana certification in area of secondary education.
  • Experience working with children and helping them build the academic skills fundamental to school success.
  • Strong curriculum knowledge and familiarity with content area.
  • The instructional and management tools necessary to provide a diverse group of students at varying skill levels with a safe, supportive environment to grow and do their very best work.
  • Experience and interest involving families (parents, grandparents and guardians) as well as the community in support of children’s academic and social development
  • Excellent writing and overall communication skills
  • A cooperative, energetic disposition and capacity to work in concert with one’s team. 
  • A deep interest in working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment relentlessly focused on high standards and achieving ambitious goals for our young students.
  • Leadership potential and willingness to take initiative in addressing issues in and outside the classroom in order to continuously improve the overall quality of the AMMS program


To apply for this position, please visit: https://app.hirenimble.com/jobs/United-Schools-Indy


Questions of interest or clarification of this position should be directed to:

Chrystal Westerhaus, Principal – cwesterhaus@avondalemeadowsms.org


Job Type
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
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