Community School for Creative Education seeks new principal for 2017-2018 school year

About our school:We are the country’s first Waldorf-inspired urban public charter school serving 225 students in grades Transitional K – 8.  We are deeply committed to social justice and equity.  Intentionally located in the San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland, CA., our school is one of the most diverse in the state, with our student community made up of 44% Latino, 25% African American, 13% White, 9% Asian, 9% more than one ethnicity and 79% who qualify for FRL. Our rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum unifies Common Core with the Waldorf principles of developmentally appropriate instruction, artistic expression and movement as part of every classroom every day, world languages Mandarin and Spanish from TK on,  handwork and gardening as part of every class, teacher looping grades 1 - 5 and 6 - 8 and ongoing community engagement.   We believe that through a culturally rich, art-infused, standards-based and highly personalized educational program, we will promote equity and prepare culturally competent, well-rounded, lifelong learners to lead, contribute to, and successfully participate in our rapidly changing multicultural society.  About the position:This is an extraordinarily unique opportunity for a mission-driven, results-oriented leader to demonstrate the power of our model to effectively serve students from diverse, high-poverty backgrounds.  The Principal will lead the constant evaluation and refinement of the program in our “laboratory” school to ensure that all of our students excel.  The Principal will embody and advocate the school’s mission and core values of harnessing Waldorf education blended with mainstream best practices in collaboration with community to advance equity.  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Principal will serve as the primary instructional lead and coach, inspiring and developing a team of 10 class teachers.  Ideal Candidates…·      Offer commitment to and complete belief in CSCE’s mission and vision, specifically holding to the values of a Waldorf-inspired, equity-focused school (*prior experience in Waldorf not required) ·      Are driven to results with experience in, and commitment to, standards-based curriculum and the use of data and assessments to drive instructional decisions ·      Have experience in building a culture, coaching and leading teaching staff, and ensuring student academic success (*3-5 years administrative experience preferred) ·      Bring innovative energy and ambition necessary for a start-up school, and a commitment to getting the job done well, no matter what the obstacles or how long it takes  To Apply:Please submit a letter of interest and resume through EdJoin: