Seeking an innovative and experienced education administrator to lead Longleaf School of the Arts (LSA) charter high school.
Lead, direct and inspire the talented faculty and staff at LSA, who prepare students for college and career pathways through a curriculum that fully integrates academics and the fine arts into all aspects of the school culture. Foster an environment in which we look at life and education through a different lens and develop creative intelligence and imagination. Provide the support and guidance to inspire students to believe in themselves and what they can accomplish through our high quality college preparatory and integrated arts educational program.
The expectation of this school is that the Head of School will be able to develop and implement strategies to meet student growth targets and improve as well as execute the facilities growth plan.
• Rates of student growth and development
• Graduation rates
• College placement rate
• AP testing
• North Carolina Charter School Performance Framework
• North Carolina Schools Performance Report Card
About the School:
Longleaf School of the Arts is a college-preparatory 9-12 charter high school with an arts-focused curriculum founded in 2013. The school recently transitioned to a new 50,000 square foot state of the art facility which will enable the school to grow to its target population of 600 students by 2022.
Lead, direct and inspire the talented faculty and staff at Longleaf School of the Arts (LSA), who prepare students for college and career pathways through a curriculum that fully integrates academics and the fine arts into all aspects of the school culture. Foster an environment in which we look at life and education through a different lens and develop creative intelligence and imagination. Provide the support and guidance to inspire students to believe in themselves and what they can accomplish through our high quality college preparatory and integrated arts educational program.
The Head of School will report directly to the Longleaf School of the Arts Board of Directors and will lead all faculty and staff.
• Pursue the vision and execute the mission of the school.
• Provide leadership and direction to administration and faculty.
• Ensure proper practices for school operations, admission, marketing, faculty recruitment, and fundraising.
• Create, develop and maintain positive community relationships.
• Supervise and observe instructional practices in the school to ensure they follow the school’s educational practices outlined in the school’s charter.
• Provide support resources to the faculty to foster the learning environment of LSA, including coaching and mentoring directly or through other staff and/or professional development programs.
• Hire, evaluate, develop and terminate staff as needed.
• Administer enrollment, curriculum and scheduling.
• Collaborate with Board of Directors and Longleaf School of the Arts Association to ensure fundraising activities are in line with the goals and mission of the school.
• Collaborate with the Board of Directors to define, implement and communicate the future vision and strategy for the school.
• Serve as liaison to the Board of Directors, including providing formal and informal reports to the Board and participating on Board committees as needed.
• Prepare materials in conjunction with the Administration staff for Board of Directors meetings, including financial reports, student academic achievement data, and student enrollment data.
• Ensure proper budgeting, accounting, auditing, and financial planning. Prepare and submit budgetary request for yearly planning. Monitor and approve expenditures of approved budget.
• Serve as liaison to the Office of Charter Schools (OCS), including providing formal and informal reports.
• Ensure the school is in compliance with all Office of Charter Schools, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction policies and procedures and state and federal law.
• Implement and follow policies, procedures and laws.
• Provide a safe environment for learning by ensuring all facility inspections and safety drills are conducted as required to ensure any safety concerns are addressed in a timely manner.
• Oversee any necessary facilities maintenance as outlined in facilities contract.
• Maintain student discipline.
• Promote positive student outcomes.
• Minimum of a BA/BS degree; graduate degree strongly preferred.
• Administrative certification preferred or demonstrated experience as an administrator in a secondary school.
• Active teaching certificate.
• Demonstrated successful leadership in an administrative position in a public or private school.
• Experience developing budgets and effectively managing financial resources.
• Experience working with a Board and/or other governing agencies strongly recommended.
• Demonstrated successful teaching experience and other school roles.
• Exhibited leadership and collaboration in working with professional staff, students, and the community toward achieving goals.
• Agreement with and commitment to the academic goals and philosophy of the charter school, particularly the integrated arts college preparatory program.
• Experience applying the educational methods outlined within the school’s charter.
• Experience with data management, analysis, and presentation.
• Demonstrated success encouraging parental involvement.
• Strong communication skills.