Principal - Nexus Academy-Royal Oak
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Principal
Job Location: Royal Oak, Michigan
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Nexus Academy-Royal Oak
Columbia, MD 21045
Telephone: 443-873-1745
Job Description:
Founded in 2001, Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions for schools, school districts, and students in grades K–12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections AcademyInternational Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus. Blended learning is the cutting-edge combination of face-to-face and online learning that provides students with a “greater than the sum of its parts” educational experience.

Position Summary:
Working from our Nexus Academy of Royal Oak, the Principal will be responsible for delivering the mission and vision of the school, management, the implementation of the curriculum and instructional model and administration of staff, instructional management, school culture, student performance, accountability and compliance, as well as stakeholder and board relations in collaboration with Connections. The Principal will report to each school’s Board of Trustees, with day-to-day supervision provided by Connections.  Nexus Academy is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.
  • Partner in the achievement of organizational goals while articulating the school’s mission, vision and goals to all stakeholders;
  • Collaborate with Connections on the selection and hiring all school staff, including teachers and school-based support staff, under the direction of the Board and in line with relevant regulations;
  • Establish school routines and procedures in accordance with regulations and the school’s charter;
  • Support the recruitment and retention of school faculty and staff working with Connections to develop and implement a Strategic Talent Acquisition Plan and overseeing all personnel issues including compensation, disciplinary actions and the hiring and firing of all faculty and staff;
  • Generate professional development plans for teachers and support staff in conjunction with Connections for pre-opening, summer and ongoing training that encourages a culture of high achievement and accountability;
  • Ensure the effective use of on-line learning technologies in the classroom;
  • Drive innovation and exploration in developing effective practices around the use of technology in the classroom.
  • Michigan administrative certificate preferred.
  • At least five (5) full years in a leadership role.
  • School leadership experience in grades 6-12 preferred.
  • A demonstrated track record of promoting dramatic measurable gains in student achievement in both a teaching and administrative capacity.
To be considered for this position, please apply using this web address:*7CCA112E

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