Reports to: Newgrange School and Laurel School Principal and Head of Laurel School
Location: The Newgrange School & Laurel School
Duration: 10 Months & 20 Summer Days
Newgrange School of Princeton, Inc. is a nonprofit educational institution with over 40 years of experience providing learning opportunities to students with related learning differences. The Laurel School of Princeton, the Newgrange School and the Ann Robinowitz Education Center are all parts of The Newgrange School of Princeton, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Newgrange School – Newgrange is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with learning disabilities and to empower them to become accomplished and dynamic members of society.
The Laurel School of Princeton – The Laurel School of Princeton is an independent co-educational day school for grades 2 through 12 specializing in educating students language-based learning differences.
Ann Robinowitz Education Center – Our internationally recognized team of experts in the area of learning disabilities, including dyslexia, offers the highest quality professional development, educational evaluations, screenings, consultations and tutoring for students and professionals.
The Assistant Principal for Curriculum will design and implement a principles-based professional development structures for individual faculty members and across various departments within the Newgrange School and Laurel School. This individual will be utilizing best practice research on professional development, instructional coaching and evaluation to foster individual faculty growth and deliver a joyful and rigorous academic experience for students. This Assistant Principal for Curriculum will serve as a model teacher, and further develop systems and protocols to ensure academic achievement and school culture that mirrors the values and academic goals of the school. The Assistant Principal of Curriculum will work closely with the Building Principal and the Director of Education to play a central role in the success of the school.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Utilize data driven research to develop and implement curriculum across all grade levels.
Conduct deep analysis of data in order to lead effective analysis meetings with teachers/content areas.
Create grade level/content area action plans and materials to address data.
Execute data meetings based on daily student work samples.
Monitor grade-level progress against assessment cycle benchmarks.
Conduct daily observations and plan feedback meetings that lead to teacher and instructional leader development and support implementation of action steps/plan.
Provide timely feedback to teachers during instruction.
Participate in teachers Professional Development Plans (PDP).
Plan and deliver high-quality professional development that trains and orients staff members into the school’s curriculum system.
Plan and administer team meetings for grade-level or department.
Collaborating with other members of the network academic team, establish a unified vision of academic rigor grounded in data-driven instructional decision making.
Build professional relationships with teachers and staff members.
Strategize and manage the cultivation of positive school culture for all students and staff.
Working with the network and school leaders, provide instructional coaching, professional development, and evaluations to school based instructional staff.
Participate in IEP meetings.
Coordinate social studies program, transition program, community-based instruction, and other related services.
Coordinate organization-wide testing.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA’s)
Strong teaching skills and content knowledge.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work well in a team and independently.
Strong communication and negotiation skills.
Ability to build, monitor and maintain systems that improve organizational efficiency.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
Strong work ethic and commitment to results.
Ability to focus on broader organizational goals and the individual needs of students and staff members.
Familiarity of New Jersey state and national standards, curriculum and assessments.
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Knowledge of strategic planning, leadership technique, and the coordination of people and resources.
Education, Experience & Certifications
Master’s (preferably) or Bachelor’s degree in Education or related fields.
NJ Jersey Administration/Principal Certification or the ability to immediately obtain it.
Preferred experience working with children with learning differences.
Experience in developing and implementing curriculum across all grade levels.
Preferred experience working in classrooms and coaching teachers.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty/responsibility satisfactorily and have the KSA’s listed above
Must be able to successfully pass a background screening
Must have a valid driver’s license
Must be able to provide professional references
Frequent use of computers
Limited bending, squatting, stooping and kneeling
Occasional walking and standing
Limited carrying and lifting
Fast-paced classroom environment
Required attendance at all school events (i.e. field trips, parent-teacher conference)
Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision
Group Life Insurance & Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
Retirement Plan – 403(b) with Company Matching
Tuition Reimbursement for Continuing Education
New Jersey Paid Leave Act
Paid Holidays, Sick, Vacation Days
Pre-tax commuter fringe benefit
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Newgrange is committed to the policy of opportunity in employment. It is our policy to recruit and employ qualified persons on the basis of merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or draft status, or any other protected class as set forth under applicable state and federal civil rights laws. Employment decisions will be based on the individual's qualifications to perform the job. This policy of nondiscrimination applies to employment, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions of employment. If you have any questions regarding our Equal Opportunity Policy, or if you believe you have in any way been discriminated against, please contact your supervisor immediately. If you cannot discuss the matter with your supervisor, contact the CEO and Heads of Schools.