Seeking an exceptional and innovative educator to lead as our High School Assistant Principal!

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All candidates interested in applying to be the next Westlake Charter High School Assistant Principal should read the resources below.
CLICK HERE for the job description or CLICK HERE to apply.

A perfect candidate to lead as our Westlake Charter High School Assistant Principal:

  • Is able to assist in the coordination of school and community activities; and to provide responsible and complex support to the Principal
  • Has and promotes a Growth Mindset in students, staff, and our community
  • Has the interpersonal, listening, and teacher advocacy skills required to lead in a dynamic and innovative school culture
  • Is deeply committed to Shared Leadership
  • Is able to manage initiatives co-lead across several committees
  • Is able to align decision making with the Mission, Educational Pillars, and the Core Values of Westlake Charter School including:
    • A commitment to ensuring a balance of Academic and Social-Emotional ReadinessThe development of Expert Learners as defined by the Guidelines for Universal Design for Learning
    • Aligning resources to assist in the promotion of the social and emotional competencies defined by the Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning
  • Is a stalwart advocate of our fully inclusive program and a champion of diversity, equity, inclusivity, and cultural competencies

Exposure to the following topics will help a new leader onboard to the instructional culture of Westlake Charter School:

  • A belief in the power and importance of shared leadership
  • Responsive Classroom to develop classroom culture
  • Restorative practices when managing student behavior
  • Educational Technology used Kindergarten through 8th Grade
  • Standards Based Grading and Assessments
  • Experience leading Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  • Best practices in special education full inclusion models

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination of the following experience and training would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities that could qualify someone for this position. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Experience: At least five years of successful teaching experience with appropriate California Teaching Credential
  • Training: Equivalent to a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in education, education administration, social work, counseling or a related 
  • field is desired
  • License or Certificate: California Administrative Service Credential or enrollment in an Administrative Credential Internship program

Recommended Reading:

The following are a list of books that have helped to shape many of the conversations and initiatives that make Westlake Charter School a leader in our region.

  • Rethinking Grading, by Cathy Vatterott
  • Understanding By Design, by Grant Wiggins
  • Power of Our Words, by Paula Denton
  • UDL Now, by Katie Novak
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, by Zaretta Hammond
  • Practical Handbook of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, by Rachel Brown-Chidsey
  • Switch, by Chip and Dan Heath
  • Five Dysfunctions of Team, by Patrick Lencioni

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