Assistant Principal of Student Support (San Jose)

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Assistant Principal of Student Support (San Jose)

Posted date
April 7, 2021
School level

San Jose, CA

Employment Type

About KIPP Public Schools Northern California

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 16 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are English language learners, and 10% have special needs. We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.


Implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Vision and Structures, including:

Drive MTSS system building by collaborating with School Leader and school staff to implement strategies, routines and procedures for MTSS.
Co-facilitate CARE Team with the Dean of Students to assess student needs, identify students not making adequate academic progress and ensure appropriate interventions.
Manage Mental Health Counselors to ensure continuous improvement and coordination of mental health services
Manage Dean of Students to ensure alignment of disciplinary measures with MTSS system
Coordinate and facilitate 504 meetings and follow through with monitoring teacher implementation of accommodations
Monitor the efficacy of supports, services, interventions, and resources to ensure they are based on need and resulting in increased access and outcomes for students.
Provide professional development in tiered systems of support for socio-emotional, behavioral and academic programs.
Support the implementation and maintenance of an MTSS data system.

Oversight of the Special Education Program including:

Manage Ed Specialists to ensure continuous improvement and coordination of Special Education services and compliance for Students with IEPs
Review caseloads with Ed Specialists and SPED Program Manager on a regular basis to ensure consistency, compliance, and maximization of resources on campus.
Serve as an administrator at IEP meetings
Student Academic Scheduling

Coordinate and manage the student academic scheduling process
Coordinate and manage the credit recovery processes for students, including Cyber High summer school
Manager/Instructional Coaching Responsibilities

Manage six (?) teachers in goals for instruction and classroom culture through weekly 03’s and regular classroom observations
Evaluate teacher performance in relation to campus wide and teacher specific instructional priorities three times per year (2x2x2, Midyear, EOY Summary)
Communicate sick and personal days to Principal and coordinate coverage by KSJC staff when needed (if substitute teacher is not available).
Serve as point of contact for direct reports for any issues or concerns.
Hold direct reports accountable to performance expectations and follow through with school protocol and procedures.
An outstanding Assistant Principal of Student Support candidate will have:

Experience and a track record of results supporting MTSS programs, SPED and school based mental health
Successful experience in leading adult learning through professional development trainings
Management experience and success
The ability to unpack the various aspects of one’s identity and implicit biases to recognize how these impact leadership actions
A commitment to creating a work environment that values and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion
Qualities of a great team player at the school and organization level (compassion, courage, equity, excellence, and leadership)
Experience and success building systems from the ground up
Preferred experience in either mental health or SPED as an interventionist
A core belief that each child we serve deserves the opportunity to develop the skills, competencies, and knowledge to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond

Bachelor’s Degree (required)
A minimum of 3-5 years teaching in a low income school with demonstrated exemplary student results.
A valid teaching credential in California or a transferable credential from another state
Student Focus: Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college; demonstrated commitment to the school’s unique community
Achievement Orientation and Performance Management: Demonstrated student achievement results in own classroom and from teachers that he/she manages
Achievement Orientation: Demonstrated resilience and focus on student outcomes
Cultural Competence: Demonstrated ability to create inclusive environments that honors and supports a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives
Instructional Leadership: Adept at data analysis; ability to extract meaningful insights across school-wide data
Instructional Leadership: Deep understanding of appropriate application and differentiation of high-leverage instructional strategies (e.g. make kids sweat, pacing, stretch it, etc.) based on comprehension of child development and pedagogy
Relationship Building: Expertise in cultivating relationships and managing a diverse group of stakeholders
Proficient knowledge of Google Suite applications (Google Classroom, Hangout, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)
Ability to learn and utilize instructional technology to support in-class and distance learning (i.e. Zoom, Nearpod)


We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. Although KIPP does not post salary scales, we are happy to walk candidates through the compensation package.

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