Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

  • 2018-2019 Assistant Principal of Math/Science

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/10/2018 12:52 PM)
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    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

       Assistant Principal of Math/Science



    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) is a community of high-performing public schools that utilizes a comprehensive approach to prepare students from preschool through high school for success in college and in life. We integrate academic rigor, community, family, and wellness to empower students to thrive in a culturally connected and changing world. Founded in 2000, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy students represent the neighborhood of MacArthur Park west of downtown Los Angeles, a community that is one of the most under-resourced and densely populated neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Currently, CNCA has eight campuses that serve over 3,500 students from pre-K through 12th grade.


     Assistant Principal of Instruction must believe deeply in the mission of CNCA, have a vision for how he/she will lead the school to reach the academic goals outlined in the site dashboard and must embrace the responsibility of ensuring that students from our low-income, primarily immigrant, linguistically diverse community can succeed. The Assistant Principal of Instruction will assist the site principal with Instruction and professional development for teachers.  He/she will use leadership, coaching, and administrative skills to promote the growth of a professional learning community (PLC) that fosters teacher leadership and increased academic achievement. The Assistant Principal of Instruction is responsible for teacher coaching, data-driven progress monitoring, intervention case management and instructional materials management.


    I. Assistant Principal of Instruction

    • Provide individualized, classroom-based coaching with participants to support them in strengthening instructional practices.
    • Support teachers’ achievement of goals by using coaching strategies that gradually release responsibility for implementing instructional practices to the teacher (for example, co-planning, modeling, co-teaching, side-by-side coaching, and observing).
    • Create detailed coaching plans, which include focused goals and measures of success, to drive learning cycles.
    • Consistently analyze teacher practice through ongoing classroom observations, data analysis, and examination of student work.
    • Provide clear and direct feedback to teachers based on analysis of practice.
    • Track student and teacher progress to assess the effectiveness of coaching.
    • Develop teachers’ capacity to collect and analyze multiple sources of data to improve student learning.
    • Ensure teachers are creating pacing plans and designing effective lesson plans that are aligned to common core standards
    • Assist teachers in aligning their teaching with appropriate standards, curriculum and assessments.
    • Support the development of high quality standards maps and benchmarks.
    • Support the cycle of continuous improvement by providing instructional support to teachers in analyzing key data indicators including benchmark data, report cards, ELD progress reports and literacy assessment data.
    • Complete classroom walkthroughs to evaluate teachers use of
      • student engagement strategies
      • effective teaching practices
      • higher-level skills from Blooms Taxonomy
      • standards/objectives to guide instruction
      • differentiated instruction based on data
      • best practices associated with modeling, higher-level questioning, blended learning, and  cooperative learning strategies o varied assessments to monitor student learning

      • formative assessment data to guide instruction and group students

      • Common Core standards

    • Have reflective conversations with teachers related to observations made on walkthroughs
    • Serve as a coach to teachers by providing them with feedback on improving and enhancing individual lessons and unit’s base on ongoing analysis.

    This will include but not be limited to:

      • Reviewing lesson plans, units plans and assessments
      • Understanding scope and sequence models
      • Observing classroom instruction and offering comprehensive analysis and feedback
      • Provide training on instructional strategies and best practices when needed.
      • Support the development of curriculum by using the backward design model and advising on scope and sequence based on essential content knowledge on the Common Core state standards.
    • Facilitate professional learning communities among teachers in which issues related to implementing effective content instruction are considered, current research and writing on effective practice is read and discussed, engaging lessons are planned, and student work and data are reviewed to inform instruction.
    • Formally evaluate teachers twice annually.

    II. Curriculum Training and Development 

    • Maintain curriculum knowledge and train school staff as revisions are made to align to Common Core standards
    • Plan and facilitate professional development activities focused on Common Core
    • Work with Ed Team to create and align Common Core curriculum resources
    • Work with the Ed Team and Site Leadership Team for the development and selection of curriculum to be used by the program that is aligned to school site academic requirements and CCSSs.
    • Develop and facilitate training for school staff and intervention teachers to prepare them to ensure high quality instructional services under Common Core.
    • Work with the Ed Team on the design and implementation of the school wide assessments.
    • Work with intervention teachers to ensure lesson plans, assessments and overall instruction is aligned to CCSSs.
    • Serve as a resource on national trends and best practices on Common Core curriculum development and instructional strategy for historically underachieved students.
    • Secure external resources, professional development and materials to support teachers

    Other Duties:

    • Model respectful, professional relationships and promote collegial school climate
    • Support the implementation of staff vision, goal setting and positive school culture
    • Attend and actively participate in CNCA and site leadership meetings and special events.

    • Serve as administrative designee as needed

    • Other duties as assigned by principal

    Job Specifications:

    • Ability to exemplify the respect and humility required to work effectively with all stakeholders, including families and members of the community.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and all staff members.
    • Ability to prioritize mission critical tasks based on school performance goals.
    • Proven track record of instructional leadership and academic excellence, including English Learners and those with special needs.
    • Ability to work with students and staff and to motivate and engage them in a positive way.
    • Ability to demonstrate leadership and project management skills needed to facilitate a group or project.


    • Valid California Teacher Credential
    • At least three years of proven experience in instructional coaching.
    • Educational vision for and experience with low-income and/or minority children.
    • Extensive knowledge and experience working with English Language Learners.
    • Willingness to continue established educational programs and investigate new research-based successful practices.
    • Demonstrated ability in helping teachers become skilled practitioners.
    • Proven track record in collaboration, teamwork and achievement results.

    Work Periods:  Full time, 12 month, Exempt


    To apply please send resume and letter of interest to: 


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    * Camino Nuevo Charter Academy intends that all qualified persons shall have equal opportunities for employment and promotion.


    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Camino Nuevo Charter Academy requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.


    Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, equity or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to Margarita Domingo at (213) 417-3410 or 3435 W Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026   


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