The Principal of the MOT Charter Academy of the Arts holds primary accountability for meeting the educational needs of the students in grades 9-12 in the Academy of the Arts and for working collaboratively with the Head of School and the Principal of the Academy of Science & Technology to ensure a consistent educational program aligned with the vision and strategic objective of the MOT Charter School.
SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
Establish high, concrete objectives for students.
Establish concrete goals for the Academy of the Arts curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Academy of the Arts curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Assist teachers with the identification of educational needs of students and develop educational strategies for meeting the needs of all students.
Participate in the development of the master schedule for subject and teacher assignments.
Ensure that the curriculum: 1) meets content standards as set by the State of Delaware; 2) is sufficient to meet the needs of students at all levels of mastery; 3) is creative and inspires learning by all types of learners; and 3) incorporates authentic learning.
Maintain current knowledge of research and development in the area of instruction and curriculum.
In conjunction with the Principal of the Academy of Science & Technology and the Assistant Principals, develop and implement a summer school plan for students in grades 9-12.
Make systematic frequent visits to classrooms.
Ensure that all instructional decisions are data-driven.
At least two times each year, formally evaluate teacher’s performance.
Provide guidance for teachers regarding effective classroom practice.
Ensure teachers have necessary materials and equipment for effective instruction.
Ensure teachers have necessary continuing education opportunities that directly enhance their teaching.
Protect instructional time from interruption.
Use hard work and results versus seniority as the basis for reward and recognition, systematically and fairly recognize and celebrate accomplishments of teachers.
Maintain personal relationships with teachers and awareness of significant personal issues/events in the lives of staff members.
Maintain high accessibility to teachers.
Develop effective means for teachers to communicate with one another.
Ensure that Head of School is aware of the accomplishments in grades 9-12.
Provide ongoing support for classroom activities (curricular design, instruction, assessment).
Hold primary accountability for managing and communicating with direct reports on matters such as morale, attendance, professional development.
Systematically and frequently interact with students.
Systematically and fairly recognize and celebrate accomplishments of students.
Provide and enforce clear structure, rules, and procedures for students.
Assist teachers with the implementation of school-wide expectations resulting in all students understanding and complying with the school’s standards of behavior.
Monitor student performance for intervention.
Participate in the planning and implementation of educational assemblies.
Lead efforts to set parameters and objectives for field trips.
Maintain high visibility around the school.
Inspire teacher to accomplish things that might seem beyond their grasp.
Communicate a positive attitude about the ability of the staff to accomplish substantial things.
Promote cooperation and cohesion among staff.
Develop a shared vision for the school.
Provide and enforce clear structures, rules, and procedures for staff.
Communicate routines regarding the running of the school and ensure that staff understand and follow.
Keep informed of current research and theory regarding effective instruction.
Continually expose staff to cutting-edge ideas and engages staff in reading and discussions about current research and theory.
Continually maintain open lines of communication between and among all stakeholders.
Provide opportunities for staff and parents to provide input on all important decisions.
Provide opportunities for staff to be involved in developing school policies.
Consciously challenge the status quo and systematically consider new and better ways of doing things.
Hold and share strong professional beliefs about schools, teaching, and learning.
Maintain awareness of informal groups and relationships among staff and issues that have not surfaced but may create discord.
Direct the implementation of a home-school communication plan that will result in parents regularly receiving performance feedback specific to their child.
Participate in the maintenance of proper records for equipment, textbooks and other school supplies and materials.
Direct the content of MOT Charter’s website concerning the Academy of the Arts.
GENERAL PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
Understand and support the vision of the MOT Charter School.
Maintain a high degree of flexibility and adaptability to changing needs and situations.
Balance multiple priorities and deal effectively and diplomatically with students, parents, teachers, as well as the administrative team.
Serve as a positive role model for students and professionals alike.
Demonstrate good communication skills and efficient work habits.
Maintain a good working knowledge of effective educational practices and the school’s objectives.
Work cooperatively with other administrators to support the school’s objectives.
Proactively contribute to a positive school climate.
Develop and maintain positive relations within the school community as well as those outside the school community.
Masters Degree and at least five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a high school setting.
Please submit cover letter, resume, list of professional references, and statement of educational philosophy. Visit www.motcharter.com to learn more.
About MOT Charter School
MOT Charter School is a tuition-free independent charter school serving approximately 1,400 students in grades K-12, on two campuses in Middletown, Delaware. Our team provides an intellectually rigorous academic program in a warm and nurturing environment where children learn and flourish. Valuing the experience of the whole child, MOT Charter strives to model the responsibilities which come from being part of an interdependent, yet diverse community; where open and honest communication helps build compassion, understanding, collaboration, integrity and leadership.
K-8 Academy students come ready to learn and leave ready to lead. By utilizing diverse teaching strategies and exposing students to a wide variety of educational experiences, we ensure that each child participates in, understands, and enjoys learning. Well-rounded studies include a strong visual and performing arts program, foreign language study starting in Kindergarten and two years of engineering and applied business education at the middle school level.
MOT Charter High School’s rigorous Academy of the Arts and Academy of Science & Technology programs encourage students to question, debate, challenge and lear...n from the world around them. Our student-centered curriculum inspires students to pursue their passions, encourages risk-taking and creative problem solving in the classroom, and emphasizes the importance of intellectual curiosity and critical thinking. Through our technology-rich, one-to-one computing environment we work to engage our highly motivated students as they progress through our rigorous college preparatory program
By making learning relevant, engaging, and tailored to student interests and needs, we ensure our students experience true growth, developing the skills needed to succeed in college and beyond