In partnership with the Memphis Education Fund (MEF), five Memphis school operators (Achievement Schools District, Aspire, Gestalt, Memphis Scholars and Shelby County Schools’ I-Zone), are looking for experienced school leaders to help transform student achievement and foster strong community networks in local elementary, middle and high schools for the 2017-2018 school year.
ABOUT THE MEMPHIS EDUCATION FUND
MEF is seizing a Memphis Moment...a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dramatically improve the educational opportunities for students across the city. By fueling targeted innovation, inspiration and investments in teachers, schools and communities, they are committed to supporting a city-wide transformation in public education. Unlike what has been done anywhere else in the nation, Memphis is grasping the opportunity to reshape its future by carving out new pathways for its children. Through this particular partnership, MEF hopes to bring talented school leaders to Memphis who have a passion for serving children and communities, an unwavering belief that all children can and want to achieve at high levels, a personal or professional connection to the city, and are committed to using their experience and leadership to help increase and accelerate student achievement.
All of the participating schools seek principals who have demonstrated the following skills and/or competencies:
Create a student-centered school environment: We seek principals who excel at building a culture with staff, students and parents that fosters student achievement, and who ensure that all populations have access to high-quality instruction and appropriate interventions to increase their likelihood of personal, social-emotional and academic success.
Strong school and community leader: The most effective school leaders in historically underperforming schools in Memphis are those that are leaders within their school and in the surrounding community. We seek principals who unite staff, parents and the local community around a shared vision for their schools, and create opportunities for community feedback and support.
Instructional leader: Great school leaders are often great teachers who know how to help their teachers be more effective in their instructional practice. We seek school leaders with a demonstrated track record of positive impact on student achievement, and who provide multiple and consistent examples of helping students achieve significant and measurable academic and behavioral results.
Talent master: We seek principals who know how to recruit, develop, and retain high quality and diverse staff who believe in the potential and promise of all students, create accountability systems, and set clearly defined and measurable expectations for staff.
Commitment to Memphis and a deep belief in the potential and promise of all students: Last but not least, we seek school leaders with a professional or personal connection to Memphis who want to help bring about positive change for Memphis’ kids. We seek principals who understand the unique challenges faced by students in historically underperforming schools in Memphis, and are able to navigate those challenges by working with parents, staff, teachers, and the community to produce real solutions and results.