LREI’s high school principal will be a visionary guide for our diverse community of faculty and students as we move to the next stage in the high school’s history as the upper division of LREI,a leader in progressive education. Our authentically rigorous, college preparatory high school demonstrates the importance of a progressive secondary education. With a mature and innovative program, LREI’s upper division is a sought after high school experience for students from a number of feeder schools. Our new high school principal will build on our current success, inspiring opportunities for both students and teachers to find collaborative and inclusive ways to nurture community, inspire creativity, foster citizenship, and summon courage.
The principal’s specific responsibilities will be to:
Lead the high school in a manner consistent with LREI’s mission.
Demonstrate and inspire a commitment to LREI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals while supporting the growth of the division’s DEIJ program efforts.
Work in concert with the students, faculty, administration, and families to foster the continued growth and development of the high school’s progressive program.
Direct the division’s day-to-day operations.
Communicate the high school’s programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information to all constituencies including students, faculty, administration, and parents.
Conduct regular meetings with faculty concerning routine school matters and larger issues of learning and teaching.
Supervise, observe, and help evaluate the faculty in the design and implementation of the high school’s program.
Oversee the coordination of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs, assist in the planning and presentation of school assemblies and other related initiatives, and maintain a comprehensive calendar of school events.
Ensure academic guidance for all students and maintain academic records; oversee the reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement.
Respond to the physical, social, and psychological needs of the members of the school community and develop plans for meeting these needs.
Cultivate and maintain a safe and inclusive school culture of mutual respect.
Maintain a visible and positive presence in all areas of the school.
In consultation with the faculty, the assistant director, and the director, be responsible for the hiring, assignment, and retention of faculty as part of the annual evaluation/observation process.
Represent the division in the admission process for the recruitment of prospective students and in the welcoming of students from LREI’s middle school.
Participate in the college placement process.
Work with the Assistant Director, and in partnership with the divisional principals, to ensure the consistency and excellence of our 14-year progressive program
Support the school and its administrative leadership team.
Communicate with, and perform other duties as assigned by, the school’s director.
Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School is an equal opportunity employer. LREI is a member of NAIS, NYSAIS, Guild of Independent Schools in the NY Metropolitan Area, ISAAGNY, and PEN. LREI’s Staff Association is affiliated with the UFT.
LREI seeks to forward its equity goals through our hiring practices.
A leader in progressive education since 1921, LREI teaches children to be independent thinkers who work together to solve complex problems. Students graduate from our diverse community as active participants in our democratic society, with the creativity, integrity, and courage to bring meaningful change to the world.