Young Women's College Preparatory Academy, Founding Principal

Young Women's College Preparatory Academy - Las Vegas, Nevada - Full time


Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas (YWCP) is seeking a Founding Principal.

YWCP is a public charter school opening in fall 2022 with a 6th grade and a 9th grade. One middle school grade and one high school grade will be added every year thereafter until the school reaches its full state of growth with grades 6-12 in 2025. The mission of the YWLA is to provide a choice for Las Vegas area public school families who are interested in a high-quality, all-girls’ education model. Our aim is to provide rigorous, college preparatory academic programming paired with nationally-recognized best practices in girls’ education to create a learning environment in which girls are positioned to lead in school and beyond. Our model includes “whole girl” social/emotional learning and a dedicated College Counselor to ensure that every student receives the guidance that she needs to achieve college success.

YWCP in Las Vegas will be the Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) Affiliate School, a program of Student Leadership Network. To learn more about YWLN and Student Leadership Network, please visit


The founding school Principal will be responsible for establishing the academic and cultural foundations of the school, grounded in the Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) school model. The Principal will drive the school’s success and fidelity to the core model components:

  • single-gender education for middle and high school girls;
  • choice in the educational landscape for families;
  • commitment to serving students from historically marginalized populations and inclusive of all academic abilities;
  • social/emotional needs addressed through Advisory;
  • comprehensive college access program with a dedicated College Counselor beginning in 10th grade
  • whole girl pedagogy infused in classroom practice;
  • student programming in the Four Pillars: Leadership, Health & Wellness, College Access, and STEAM.

In the planning phase, the Principal will collaborate with the Student Leadership Network to establish a pre-launch roadmap to ensure the school’s long-term success. As the school grows, the Principal will carry forward the school’s mission to provide leadership development, academic achievement, and college success for all students. S/he will lead curriculum development, staff hiring and professional development, teacher observation and evaluation, build a leadership team, cultivate strong relationships with staff, students, and families, and lead community engagement efforts.


  • Support the design of the school’s charter application, providing any guidance or language related to instruction, curriculum, data, evaluation, or standards.
  • Engage in residencies at YWLN school(s) in NYC, in other YWLN Affiliate schools, and in high-performing schools in the Las Vegas area to garner useful expertise to apply to school leadership.
  • Build a school instructional model in partnership with YWLN – research relevant models, design curriculum maps and plans, look into data systems, identify relevant standards and ensure alignment.
  • Establish hiring process, hiring team, and lead process for hiring founding staff.
  • Create and implement a robust student recruitment plan, including summer and/or Saturday programming for prospective students and families.
  • Lead enriching outreach and programming to 1) engage community members to possibly recruit students and teachers, and 2) introduce the school to the wider community.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and develop all instructional and non-instructional staff.
  • Deliver and supervise scheduling, enrollment, and curriculum.
  • Keep all partners (Board of Trustees, Student Leadership Network, Academica Nevada, NSPCSA) informed and connected on major school business, data, decisions, and initiatives. Prepare Board meeting materials as needed.
  • Ensure legal, financial and ethical integrity in the school.
  • Supervise and direct the school’s day-to-day activities and affairs.
  • Create and maintain a safe and joyful learning environment.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board.


  • Required: A minimum of five (5) years of successful teaching experience. A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a school administrator. Must hold a license from the Nevada Department of Education with an Administrator Endorsement.
  • Preferred: Experience in all-girls’ secondary education or programming. Knowledge of or curiosity about leading research in girls’ education, particularly as it relates to educating girls of color. Passion about providing an all-girls’ public educational option for families in Las Vegas, and a heartfelt commitment to challenging current and historical inequities resulting from historic and systemic racism and sexism.
  • The principal of Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy will report to the YWCP Governing Board, with guidance from the Girls’ Education National Team at Student Leadership Network, and will supervise all Administrative, Instructional, and Non-Instructional Staff at the school.
  • An earned master’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university.


Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy, Las Vegas provides a competitive compensation and robust benefits for this position. More details can be provided upon request.


Please submit a resume online at For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Serena Moy at or at 510.575.9635.

Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy, Las Vegas is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.

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Young Women's College Preparatory Academy

YWCP is a public charter school opening in 2022 with a 6th and 9th grade. One ms grade and one hs grade will be added every year thereafter. The mission of the YWLA is to provide a choice for Las Vegas area public school families who are interested in a high-quality, all-girls’ education model.
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