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Founding Assistant School Leader (Current) - Teach Indy

Founding Assistant School Leader (Current)

Rooted School Indy at Eastern Star Church
Job Title:

Assistant Principal

Job Description 

In your role, you will be a lead architect in developing and executing our plan to sustain a healthy school environment for adults and students over the long-term. As our Founding Assistant School Leader you will work in step with our Leadership and Instructional teams build off our existing plan and further manifest our vision for Rooted’s school environment. 

We want teammates who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to Rooted’s mission We want teammates who have an unwavering commitment to radical transparency and radical open-mindedness (that, regardless of how much you know about something, you could be wrong) We want teammates who thrive in a startup environment (comfort with frequent, focused change and ambiguity + strong initiative) We want teammates committed to equity for all students 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Job Description
1. Assists the principal in establishing and maintaining an effective learning climate in the school
2. Assists the principal in the overall administration of the school
3. Serves as principal in the absence of the regular principal

4. Assists the principal in the design and implementation of programs, based on current educational theory and research, to meet the specific needs of the school and its students

5. Assists the principal in conducting an on-going assessment of the educational program in the assigned school, including strengths and areas in need of improvement; the analysis of test results, attendance records discipline reports; feedback from students, staff, administrators and parents; and other formal and informal data.
6. Facilitates and evaluates, in assigned departments, instructional program in a manner designed to maximize the cognitive and affective progress of each student
7. Create, revise, + maintain proactive and restorative practices systems and structures at Rooted School 

8. Contribute to rituals, routines, and celebrations to promote a positive and joyful school environment

9. Proactively respond to student behavior by designing innovative solutions to address student needs 

10. Develop strong relationships with students, families, community members, and Rooted teammates

11. Meticulously maintain, monitor, and report on student data (discipline, culture, and attendance), and provide student supports in response to data
12. Collaborate with school counselor and Rooted teammates to effectively respond to student needs and implement behavior interventions with targeted students
13.Offer coaching and support to school teammates in effective response to student behavior and the promotion of a positive educational environment.

 14. Ensure due process and legal compliance with all disciplinary actions, accurately document all school communication and responses to discipline

15. Actively engage in creating a strong school culture. Every team member is responsible for helping establish Rooted’s culture among students, partners, and the community-at-large

16. All other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s Degree (required) 
  • Experience in administration (preferred) 
  • 5+ years teaching experience (preferred) 
  • Criminal background check required for hire
  • Knowledge of evidenced-based programming and service delivery for students with unique learning needs (Special Education, At-Risk, Alternative Education) · Demonstrated skills in facilitation, conflict resolution and adult learning. · Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to manage a variety of tasks in many settings on a daily basis. 
  • Ability to promote and follow Board Education policies and building procedures · Ability to communicate, interact and work efficiently and cooperatively with all people, including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds. Willingness to contribute to cultural diversity for educational enrichment. 
  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator. 
  • Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and peripherals 
  • Operating knowledge and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, fax machine, email, etc.

Reports to: School Leader


Job Type
Grade Level
High School (9-12)
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