K- 5 Assistant Principal

Caliber Schools - Richmond, CA - Full time

Caliber Schools - Richmond, CA - Full time

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About Caliber Schools

Our mission at Caliber Schools is to shift the experiences, expectations, and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities. We provide students with a challenging and engaging personalized education that equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in competitive colleges, careers, and communities. Caliber graduates will be academically college ready; have emotional intelligence or ‘EQ’; be critical thinkers, and have the skills and desire to be changemakers in their communities and the world.

Caliber’s four graduate pillars--Heart, Smart, Think, Act--guide our work. Caliber teaches computer science as a core academic subject K-8th grade to directly challenge the inequitable presence of women and underrepresented minorities in the computer science industry. We are a community-based organization and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve. Our parents are active partners; frequently engaging through school events, restorative practices, and academic support.

We are looking for educators and leaders who want the opportunity to use their voice to build something new; to be a part of a team that's building something from the ground up. Our first school, Beta Academy in Richmond, CA, opened in 2014 and is now a fully grown K-8 serving 800 students. ChangeMakers Academy in Vallejo, CA opened in fall 2016. ChangeMakers now serves almost 500 students, TK-4th and 6th/7th grades and will be fully grown K-8 in 2018. We plan to open additional schools in 2018-2021 as we grow to nearly 4,000 seats K-12 in the Bay Area.

Position Summary

We are looking for a Lower School (K-2) Assistant Principal who will help to shape and implement the instructional vision of Caliber Beta Academy. This leader will build off of the existing Caliber model and further innovate based on his/her unique strengths and expertise. S/he will drive results and school culture through teacher coaching, student restoration and school culture design, and community and parent development. The Assistant Principal reports directly to the K-8 Executive Principal.


  • Coach and support teachers
  • Plan and execute weekly Professional Development
  • Formally evaluate teachers at midyear and end of year
  • Support family partnerships and committees
  • Manage grade level deliverables
  • Administer SBAC and CELDT testing
  • Help to execute daily operations (drop-off, pick-up, lunch/recess duty)
  • Advise or oversee BTSA process for teachers
  • Help to plan and lead Instructional Leadership Team Meetings
  • Develop and Analyze School Data & SMART Goals
  • Design, develop, and guide curriculum (decisions, best practices, pilots and data)
  • Support school mission to deliver SEL services to all students
  • Embody vision and mission of Caliber Schools

Leading Instruction

  • Drive instructional excellence by setting aspirational targets and ensuring that teachers receive appropriate and targeted coaching and professional development to implement successful classroom management and teaching
  • Identify and reward strong teacher performance, drive retention of high performers, and create opportunities for professional growth

Establishing Systems and Culture

  • Engage students by being a visible, high impact presence in their daily lives on campus
  • Create a culture of high expectations and continuous improvement with a relentless focus on student achievement, operational efficiency, and self-improvement
  • Collaborate closely with the Executive Principal (K-8) and operations coordinator with whom you will partner to ensure a safe and consistent school environment for students

Fostering partnerships and community engagement

  • Support deep family engagement and communications, helping parents understand and support academic learning at home
  • Work with health team to ensure that the instructional model and school environment responds to the needs (particularly mental, behavioral, and social-emotional of students
  • Develop community partnerships to enhance school programming



  • 3-5 years experience teaching in an underserved community, preferably across a range of grades K-2.
  • 1-2 years experience in school leadership, preferred
  • A proven track record of improving student achievement, with data documenting improved student outcomes
  • Demonstrated success developing school programs, curricula and building a strong student culture
  • Record of success in managing people and teams, coaching teachers to improve and excel, and building a positive and collaborative adult culture


  • Strong relationship building skills; appetite for and ability to engage families and community members; cultural competency with at-risk students and families.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously to accomplish urgent and important needs
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized with the ability to keep the big picture in mind
  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented
  • Spanish speaking is a plus!


  • Unwavering belief that all children can learn
  • High expectations
  • Respect & Humility: seeks to understand other perspectives; capacity to respond to new information, adapt, and learn
  • Entrepreneurial energy for an innovative new model
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Grounded in equitable and inclusive practices and cultural relevance


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Administrative Services Credential preferred

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