Principal in Residence- Permian Basin
At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years – that’s 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!
IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA’s co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve over 65,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening
near you—with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tampa Bay, FL (2021), Jacksonville, FL (2022), and Cincinnati, OH (2022)!
When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.
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About Permian Basin
Permian Basin is a large region encompassing the majority of West Texas. When you think of the Permian Basin, think oil country, Friday Night Lights, sunny days, and gorgeous sunsets. The two major cities that IDEA Public Schools will serve are Midland and Odessa, located about 15 miles from each other and situated almost exactly halfway between El Paso and Fort Worth.
Though only 17% of residents have a college degree, the community is eager to innovate, partner, and transform the education system for the next generation of scholars. IDEA Public Schools is proud to launch in Permian Basin as a high quality education opportunity for families, with a commitment to serve over 10,000 students at scale by launching 14 schools across Midland and Odessa.
Role Mission: The Principal in Residence role is for transformational school leaders who desire to change the educational landscape for thousands of children. They are believers and fighters committed to giving children - no matter their socioeconomic background, ethnicity, or neighborhood they reside in - the tools needed to reach their full potential. Together with the school Lead Team, Principals in Residence spend the day ensuring that no matter what, our students are in an environment where they will develop good character, be challenged academically, and succeed on their road to and through college.
IDEA Public Schools is seeking the best and brightest instructional leaders in the nation to join our Principal in Residence 2021-2022 cohort. This program is unique in that each PIR (Principal in Residence) becomes part of the core “Lead Team” at their school site, working to support teachers, leaders, students, and families every single day while sharing responsibility for critical school achievement goals. Residents are full time salaried instructional leaders that will receive personalized feedback and coaching throughout their residency in preparation to launch and/or lead their own IDEA school within one to two years.
Who We Are Looking For
o A belief that all students can go to and through college
o At least two years in a role where the majority of your time is focused on instructional
leadership/management of adults (likely a mid-level leadership role in a school, such as assistant principal
o A strong desire to launch and/or lead a school in one of our new or existing regions
o At least three years of Pre K-12 teaching experience
o Demonstrated instructional leadership experience with proven results
o A receptiveness and hunger for feedback
Minimum Qualifications and Experiences:
o Minimum 3+ years of successful full-time teaching experience
o At least one year of successful full-time instructional leadership experience (assistant principal,
instructional coach, dean, etc.)
o Proven track record of personally achieving success and of leading others to improved results
If you know someone who would be a great fit for this role, fill out this form and you could earn a $200 bonus if they are hired in the Permian Basin.
Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $70,300 and $85,100, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment. For more information about our total rewards, visit our benefits page.