Rhetoric School Principal (Interim Assistant Principal)
Website Coram Deo Academy
Christian, Classical, and Collaborative
This full-time position is to begin in the 2022 – 2023 school year with an approximate start date in June 2022. This position will service as the Assistant Principal for the Rhetoric School for a period of approximately a year, at which point it will transition to the Rhetoric School Principal, upon satisfactory performance.
Compensation range: $65,000.000 to $75,000.00 (commensurate with education and experience).
The Assistant Rhetoric School Principal is responsible for the direct supervision of the campus faculty and staff from 9th through 12th grade, the daily operations of the school, and the implementation and enforcement of District policies and procedures as they relate to the campus. The Rhetoric School Principal works closely with the school faculty and staff, District employees, parents, and students to achieve a climate that fosters collaboration and academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment.
Essential Job Functions:
Faculty and Staff
- Recruit and mentor applicable faculty and staff in collaboration with school administration, ensuring high teacher morale.
- Serve as the direct supervisor of all Rhetoric School faculty and staff.
- Ensure faculty/staff compliance with all guidelines, procedures, and policies.
- Evaluate direct reports, seeking input from Department Chairs and Academic Affairs.
- Identify and communicate professional development needs to faculty and the administration.
- Ensure the faculty and staff of the Rhetoric School is engaged in continuous curriculum development.
- Oversee the teachers’ receipt of correct curriculum and materials.
- Conduct written evaluations, follow-up meetings, informal class visits, lesson observations, and lesson plan reviews.
- Thoroughly understand and convey the tenets of Classical Education, The Lost Tools of Learning, Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, and The Seven Laws of Teaching.
- Be willing to present workshops on a state and national level.
Admissions / Enrollment
- Determine Rhetoric School student enrollment or reenrollment within specified guidelines.
- Assist in recruiting and maintaining enrollment of qualified students.
- Complete personal interviews with every student and family.
- Support new families and students in their transition to CDA.
- Regularly participate in admission events.
Families and Students
- Plan and oversee Parent Orientation, Parent Tutorials, and other events.
- Address academic, discipline or communication issues that arise with families and students.
- Ensure that teachers communicate daily assignments and scores to all Rhetoric School families and students.
- Oversee faculty maintenance of student academic records.
- Facilitate the publication of quarterly grade reports.
- Place academic or behavioral holds on student accounts that require further communication.
- Collaborate with the College Guidance program to meet the needs of all Rhetoric School students.
- Develop and maintain the House System to benefit students and boost morale.
- Ensure adequate communication with parents and students concerning progress, school life, opportunities, and morale.
- Administer discipline as stated in the Parent/Teacher Reference Manual.
- Facilitate the End of the Year Awards and Graduation/Commencement ceremonies.
- Complete and distribute Rhetoric School Honor Roll letters.
- Maintain Christian attributes throughout the Rhetoric School by implementing policies, philosophy, mission, and core values in every area of education.
- Collaborate with the Campus Administrator and District personnel to determine which class sections to offer, when to add or close additional sections and when to cancel elective offerings.
- Develop faculty, staff, and student schedules that meet the stewardship responsibility of the school, the educational and safety needs of the students, and the abilities and desires of the employees.
- Assist in the development of the annual budget.
- Oversee cumulative records for Rhetoric School students.
- Implement and enforce the requirements, policies and procedures designated to the School Principal in all policy and procedure documents, to include but not limited to, the Administrative Policy Handbook.
- Review and approve quarterly report cards.
- Schedule classes and electives, maximizing instructor gifts and experience.
- Other duties as assigned by the Campus Administrator.
- Ensure that all co-curricular and extracurricular activities are effectively coordinated.
- Ensure that approved instructional programs (plan, scope and sequence, District assessments and goals) are fully implemented.
- Encourage teachers to adopt and adhere to instructional programs.
- Support and oversee faculty who serve as Department Chairs, Lead Teachers, and Academic Department Coordinators.
- Collaborate with coaches and directors regarding scheduling needs.
- Frequently attend athletic and fine arts events.
- Serve as a Teacher of Record for teachers of service, when needed.
- Develop and maintain a schedule to communicate important school events.
- Provide weekly communication to families to encourage a sense of community while also providing important information and reminders about future events.
- Ensure timely and effective communication with faculty/staff.
- Host monthly faculty meetings.
- Address and resolve communication issues between faculty/staff and families.
- Provide content for district communications as requested.
- Attend all required meetings, department meetings, and district meetings Visit the Collin County and Dallas campus locations at least once per year.
- Visit the Collin county and Dallas campus locations at least once per year.
Coram Deo Academy hires individuals that profess the historic Christian faith. The Nicene Creed describes the minimum understanding of and subscription to Christian belief required of employees of the Academy. Every employee must also profess to be a Christian believer and subscribe to this statement. As evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in their lives, Coram Deo Academy expects all employees to be actively involved in a local church where their faith in practice is consistent with the Academy’s mission and statement of faith.
- Master’s degree required.
- Doctorate degree preferred.
- 5 years teaching experience.
- 1+ years school administration, or equivalent senior-level management, experience preferred.
- Knowledge and adherence to the Christian faith.
- Expertise in operating computers and computer programs to include the Microsoft Office Suite products, social media platforms, online content, and CDA systems.
- Project management.
- Skilled in critical thinking and planning.
- Skilled in writing and editing.
- Skilled in organizing and relaying information.
- Skilled in public speaking.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff, faculty, parents, board members, students, and vendors.
- Ability to supervise and manage multiple functions and activities.
- Ability to work independently with little supervision.
- Ability to motivate, influence and positively lead others.
- Ability to exhibit and articulate passion for Coram Deo Academy’s mission, vision, core values and goals.
- Ability and desire to teach at least one class each school year.
- First-hand knowledge of classical teaching methodology and pedagogy.
- Ability to visit several classes and activities in many venues throughout a school day.
- Required to work some nights and weekends, as needed.
- Required to manage moderate to high levels of stress.
- Required to sit, stand, bend, stoop, reach, grab, pull, hear, see, and speak daily.
- Required to perform repetitive physical tasks such as keyboarding, writing, speaking, and reading.
- Required to monitor students in a variety of locations, including those with noise, activities, and inside or outside in inclement weather.
- Medical Insurance: Employer paid coverage of 75% for employee only coverage and 50% for employee plus dependents.
- Supplemental Insurance Options: Dental, Vision, and Aflac Insurance.
- 403(b) Retirement Plan: Up to 3% Employer Match.
- Life Insurance Policy: $30,000 Employer Paid Benefit.
- Tuition Benefit for Employee’s Child(ren):
Maximum of $12,000 discount for child(ren) attending school five days a week.
Maximum of $22,475 discount for Signature Program tuition for two children and a 50% reduction of the third child.
- Includes a waiver of the $1,250 new student(s) enrollment fee.
- Five (5) One-Day Holidays: Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Memorial Day, Labor Day.
- Six (6) Full Vacation Periods: Fall Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, Summer Vacation.
- Personal/Sick Leave:
Year One of Employment: 40 Hours
Second and Subsequent Years: 80 Hours
- Master’s Reimbursement Program: Maximum reimbursement of 75% for tuition costs up to $20,000.
- Maternity/Paternity Paid Leave.
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