Newark Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all of Newark’s students graduate from high school ready for college; it is our responsibility to build their academic, social and emotional skills necessary to navigate a path to be successful and productive adults.
This is an ambitious goal, and to get there, we need the most knowledgeable, talented and dedicated principals we can find. Newark Public Schools knows that principals have a profound impact on student achievement and is committed to hiring excellent leaders who can drive unprecedented levels of student achievement so that all Newark students can succeed.
With a highly selective application and screening process, becoming a principal with Newark Public Schools will place you among an elite group of leaders who are transforming lives and communities through their work in leading and transforming schools.
We expect a lot of our principals, but we give a lot in turn. Newark principals have:
Flexibility to drive results
Newark Public Schools empowers principals to lead by providing the resources needed to succeed. Principals have the flexibility to make decisions on important instructional levers like school planning, budgeting and hiring to meet their goals. Newark’s principals have a unique opportunity to participate in change at the ground-level and make decisions based on the needs of their schools and students.
We understand that every school is different and, as its principal, meeting the unique needs of your school can be difficult in a large bureaucracy. To that end, Newark Public Schools created five networks comprised of 12 to 18 schools each. Each network is led by an Assistant Superintendent and has a Special Assistant for Teacher Quality who provides targeted support on all aspects of teacher quality. Principals work closely with both their Assistant Superintendent and Special Assistant for Teacher Quality so they have regular and on-going support on teacher recruitment, selection, retention and development.
Meaningful professional development
It is only by developing our principals to do their jobs well that we will see dramatic gains in student achievement. Each month, Newark Public Schools hosts professional development sessions through the Principal Leadership Institute that focus on relevant topics for principal success. Some of the topics covered this year at the PLI are: conducting mid-year reviews, communication as a component of transformational leadership, and strategic planning for the hiring season.
We are currently accepting principal applications for the 2013-2014 school year.
If you’re interested in applying for a vice principal position, please email a cover letter, resume and copies of certification to email@example.com as the Lead Newark application is currently for principals only.