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Launched in 2007, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization that serves 13,500 students across 18 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles, California. The Partnership is one of the largest, in-district public school transformation organizations in the U.S., and is not a charter organization. Our priorities are supporting great school leadership, developing highly effective teaching, and engaging families and community partners. Over the past decade, our high schools have seen their graduation rate more than double from 36% to 80% and college acceptances have risen by 17 percentage points in the last four years from 32% in 2015 to 49% in 2019. Suspension rates across the network are at less than 1%, compared with 21% when we started our work. Learn more about us at https://partnershipla.org/.
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MIDDLE SCHOOL
George Washington Carver Middle School joined the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools network at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Named after Dr. George Washington Carver, a noted African-American scientist, the school is located in the South Park district of Downtown Los Angeles near the Gilbert Lindsay Community Center Park. It provides instruction to about 760 students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.
Carver Middle School embodies the rich diversity of its South Los Angeles neighborhood. The majority of Carver students come from Hooper, Harmony, 49th Street, Sally Ride and Ascot Elementary Schools. For the most part, they continue on to Thomas Jefferson High School or Santee Educational Complex. Our current enrollment of 760 students reflects the profound shift of the neighborhood composition from a historically African American community to a mostly Latino community. Carver Middle School is identified as high needs, given that 96% of our student population participates in the free and reduced lunch program, and a number of our students are identified as homeless or in foster care.
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools seeks a highly effective, transformational urban school leader to drive continued growth and sustain a positive academic culture and safe climate for students and adults at Carver Middle School. The Principal will be responsible for ensuring that all students have the tools they need to be academically successful, that all members of the community (students, teachers, parents and families) have high expectations for student achievement and conduct, and that academic performance improves continuously for all students. The Principal will be an experienced, committed, and entrepreneurial school leader who is excited by the challenge of school transformation and who has demonstrated success at dramatically improving student achievement at a high-need school.
Below are the responsibilities and qualifications required of Partnership principals. The specific school community’s stakeholders, including school staff, parents, students, and partner organizations, will also provide their highest priority qualities and characteristics. These priorities will inform the hiring committee’s selection process.
The Principal will be responsible for success in the following key areas of the LAUSD School Leadership Framework:
Leadership and Professional Growth
Models learning-centered leadership behaviors
Leads and manages change
Develops a shared vision around high expectations for student learning
Creates a culture of continuous improvement
Provides support for teachers to improve instruction and build leadership capacity
Promotes quality teaching and learning
Assesses the performance of all staff
Culture of Learning and Positive Behavior
Creates and maintains a culture conducive to educator growth
Creates and maintains a culture conducive to student growth
Family and Community Engagement
Engages families and community members as partners
Communicates with families and community members
Systems and Operations
Manages people, time and resources
Creates and maintains a productive school environment
Demonstrates legal and policy compliance
All minimum requirements must be met on or before the filing deadline. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that documentation of minimum requirements is on file with the LAUSD HR Administrative Selection Unit. For questions about submitting documentation, please email [email protected]
For all school based administrative positions, it is preferred that candidates be in the appropriate LAUSD eligible pool for the position or that they are currently serving in the class for which they are applying. In order to be placed in the eligible pool, candidates must successfully complete the appropriate LAUSD Aspiring Administrator Program. Qualified applicants not in an eligible pool from within or outside LAUSD may be considered if fewer than five applicants from the eligible pool apply for the position.
NOTE: This position will be effective on July 1, 2020.
Total first year salary ranges from $121,993 to 152,136. Compensation comes from two sources:
LAUSD provides the base salary (between $109,373 - 136,397, 45G E-Basis, 234 paid days) and the Partnership supplements the principal’s salary for working a year-round school calendar (equivalent to the A-Basis calendar of 261 paid days). The Partnership may provide an additional one-time bonus for additional experience and/or performance.
Employees who have been issued a below standard Performance Evaluation, or Notice of Unsatisfactory Act(s) and/or Suspension shall be ineligible for application to any promotion process for one calendar year following the issuance of such a Notice.
To apply, please visit https://theapplicantmanager.com/careers?co=p6 and click on the position for which you are applying. The online application requires that you submit a resume and a cover letter.
Since Partnership school staff are all employees of LAUSD, selected candidates will also be asked to go through official LAUSD hiring procedures as well (does not include an interview; does include fingerprinting and confirmation of employment eligibility in California and in LAUSD). The selected candidate will sign their contract with LAUSD.
Applicants are advised that the selection process may be facilitated via a virtual platform.
For more information about this position, please reach out to Claire Brown at [email protected].
Deadline: June 9, 2020 – 5:00 P.M.