We are Looking for an Extraordinary Leader!

Environmental Charter Schools is searching for an outstanding, experienced leader for our middle school in Gardena. The school was founded in 2010 and currently serves 360 students in grades 6-8. Our program is interdisciplinary, environmental, social-justice driven and focused on Best Practices that our organization has developed over the past 18 years.

Principal – ECMS-Gardena

Environmental Charter Schools is seeking an experienced, visionary, talented, dynamic leader with a proven record of success in urban settings and school transformation. The candidate should be experienced with resetting culture and expectations and instilling a collaborative and positive professional culture.
The Principal will enjoy a significant degree of autonomy and flexibility to lead our school, educators, and students. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. The Principal reports directly to the Executive Director and collaborates with the ECS leadership team to ensure the following:
Leadership, Vision & Strategy
Works to set strategic direction of the school, relying on mission-related and data-driven decisions that ensure student success and helps to close the achievement gap for low-income students of color.
Responsible for a positive, results-oriented culture that maintains equity across students and staff.
Management & Operations
Ensures a school that runs smoothly and efficiently, overseeing day-to-day operations, staff, facilities and programs.
Academic Rigor
Collaborates with teaching staff and Instructional Leadership team to set data-driven goals in the context of student achievement. Monitors, motivates and leads teachers to improved instructional practices through observations, growth plans, and weekly Professional Development and staff meetings.
Community & Outreach
Collaborates and meets with stakeholders, communicates about school programs and supports the development of partnerships to best support and enhance ECS goals.
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