Middle & High School Assistant Principal (2018-19)

Green Dot Excel Public Charter School Published: July 25, 2018
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Green Dot Public Schools Washington (wa.greendot.org) is dedicated to transforming educational opportunities for students across Washington State as part of a larger solution for educational equity and access for all students. Green Dot Washington is part of the larger Green Dot Public School network  (www.greendot.org) which is the leading charter school operator in Los Angeles, one of the largest in the nation, and an important catalyst for education reform. Green Dot’s mission is to transform public education so that every student can graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. We achieve this mission by running a high performing network of 23 secondary schools in academically underserved communities in Washington State, Los Angeles and Memphis. Our academic model is designed to create small, safe, high-performing learning environments that meet individual student needs. Learn more about our work in Los Angeles and Memphis here.


Excel Public Charter School (EPCS), joined into the Green Dot Washington network in July, 2017, opened as a standalone charter school in 2015 with a focus on a STEAM academic program. Excel will serve 7th – 10th grades next year in Kent, WA and will continue to grow each year until the school is fully built out, serving grades 7-12. Green Dot’s mission is driven by an unwavering belief in the potential of ALL students, eliminating barriers to learning and continuously striving for student success. We believe every student in every community deserves to go to a great school. Learn more about Excel Public Charter School here.


We are seeking a talented, entrepreneurial, and mission-driven Assistant Principal with a desire to foster high levels of academic achievement at Excel Public Charter School in Kent, WA. The Assistant Principal will aid in leading a comprehensive middle and high school and will be held accountable for delivering student results in line with agreed upon goals. EPCS currently serves grades 7-10 and will roll up each year to result in 7-12. This position offers a unique opportunity to participate in the building of a strong middle and high school. This person should possess a passion for excellence and support the work of growing a world class team of educators who deeply believe in their capacity to prepare all students for college, leadership and life. To learn more about what it’s like to be an administrator at Green Dot, please visit http://careers.greendot.org/administrators/


  • Serve as administrator and integral part of the instructional leadership of the school, direct and supervise the curriculum and guidance program of the school.
  • Responsible for student discipline and attendance.
  • Evaluate and supervise school curriculum and instruction program with all departments.
  • Coordinate and supervise safety plan (crisis team, building inspection, building keys and inventory, compliance laws).
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of classified and certificated personnel.
  • Oversee scheduling of field trips.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining the school budget.
  • Assist with the development of a master class schedule.
  • Available for contact with parents, students and staff to discuss student progress and problems after class, at night or on weekends (via cell phone or in person).
  • Maintain work hours extending beyond school hours for other professional duties or functions such as staff meetings, supervision of student events, etc.
  • Maintain professional standards and a school environment that is productive, safe and focused.
  • Participate in Green Dot and individual professional development.
  • Participate in other events aimed at promoting or developing Green Dot and its schools (ie student recruitment).
  • Oversee community engagement and parent participation.


  • A minimum of 3 years teaching experience, at the middle or high school level, with a history of success improving student achievement (required)
  • A valid Washington State Administrative Credential or comparable out of state credential which is transferable to WA (required)
  • Demonstrated ability to coach teachers
  • Prior experience as an Assistant Principal or in a school leadership position (strongly preferred).
  • Knowledge of bilingual education (strongly preferred).
  • Possesses a growth mindset and love of learning
  • Experience with leadership roles (mentor teacher, department chair, assistant principal, etc.)
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Proven management and team building skills
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Experience creating and implementing policies and systems
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial environment
  • A passion for improving urban middle and high schools and driving education reform
  • Ability to establish/foster a positive and safe school culture
  • Experience in planning and implementing quality professional development
  • Experience in leading/managing a team
  • Experience in strategically engaging stakeholders
  • Experience in conflict resolution
  • Experience in making data driven decisions
  • Experience and demonstrated ability managing multiple teams and resources

Green Dot Public Schools Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives for a balanced, productive workforce, which is diverse in terms of age, gender, and cultural identity. We do not base hiring or promotional decisions on factors other than performance and professional growth potential. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H-1B Visa applicants.


Salary for this position is commensurate with experience and based on school size. We also offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all its students.


To Apply

We require all candidates to complete an online application at https://greendot.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WA.

Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we hire on a rolling basis. The start date for this role is immediate but is be flexible for the right candidate.

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