Broome Street Academy Assistant Head of School

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Broome Street Academy Charter High School (BSA) is seeking to hire an Assistant Head of School (AHOS) for Teaching and Learning beginning in July 2017. This is an unparalleled opportunity for a dynamic and accomplished leader to make a special contribution to the education of some of the City's most vulnerable  youth.

BSA opened in 2011 and currently has an enrollment of approximately 330 students in freshman through senior-level classes. Fifty percent of BSA seats are reserved for students who are homeless/transitionally housed or involved in the child welfare system, and a quarter of the student body is classified as special education. The majority of students enter below grade level and with low attendance rates. Despite these challenges, BSA has already demonstrated significant success and has received widespread recognition for its model, culture, approach to behavior management and academic outcomes. 

BSA was designed and started via a unique collaboration with The Door, one of the country's premier youth development organizations. BSA combines high quality academics with wrap­ around social supports provided in tandem with The Door. Because the school is housed within The Door's building, all students have free and unlimited access to The Door's wealth of supportive programming, including a full adolescent health center. BSA and The Door make sure that students· basic needs are met (housing, food, clothing, heath care) as well as their social and emotional needs (counseling, case management, support groups), allowing students to spend   their time and energy focusing on academics and enrichment programming.

Last winter, BSA's charter was extended for five years - the maximum renewal possible- byits authorizer, the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York. This renewal was the result of the school's demonstrated success in improving attendance, credit accumulation,  Regents scores, and retention rates - and reducing truancy and suspension rates - as well as achieving an 82% college acceptance rate for its inaugural graduating class. BSA is now seeking an outstanding and experienced master teacher to serve as its AHOS for Teaching and Learning, who can work closely with the Head of School to take BSA through this next chapter and lead its teachers in achieving increasingly strong academic  results.


The Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Leaming will oversee all aspects of curriculum design, implementation and teacher professional development and will lead the instructional team in achieving the academic goals set forth in the Academy's Accountability Plan. The AHOS for Teaching and Leaming will be charged with driving strong academic achievement toward continued progress on all educational outcomes, and incorporating management of a rigorous teacher tracking system. S/he will possess a growth-mindset, demonstrated educational grit and a strong passion for the mission of our community.


In collaboration with the Head of School:

  • Serve as BSA's pedagogical leader, overseeing all aspects of teaching and  learning
  • Ensure that the Academy meets or exceeds the goals stated in its Accountability Plan
    • Lead department chairpersons and teachers in their use of curriculum resources to develop rigorous, engaging, differentiated units and lesson plans with applied instructional strategies
    • Conduct regular, frequent department meetings
      • Oversee development of school-wide curriculum and ensure vertical alignment for grades 9 through 12 using curricula guides
        • Manage the Atlas Rubicon Curriculum Mapping program and keep instructional staff updated on and engaged in its use
          • Promote a strengths-based curricular model using Universal Design for  Learning's framework
  • Gather and analyze evidence about the quality of the curriculum through the use of on-going assessment data with respect to school-wide learning goals
  • Serve as the Academy's instructional professional development  leader
    • Gather and analyze evidence about the quality of professional learning through its successful application in teachers· classrooms

•     Supervise and support the evaluation process for instructional staff by  overseeing the observation protocols and evaluation framework

•     Directly evaluate the Department Chairs using the BSA Danielson  rubric

•     Oversee and coordinate the development and administration of school-based assessments

•     Oversee development of special education and ELL programs

•     Oversee hiring of all instructional staff

•     Ensure the Academy is prepared to meet city and state instructional initiatives  and laws including Common Core Standards and state assessments

•     Develop the instructional calendar and keep staff up to date on upcoming  events

•     Work closely with the Head of School to prepare monthly reports on student achievement and perform additional relevant duties as requested by Head of School

•     Serve as acting head of school in the Head of School's  absence

•     Serve as a liaison to BSA's Board of Directors as  needed

•     Represent BSA at professional conferences and external meetings

•     Be a Champion

Professional Qualifications:

  • Master·s degree in the field of education; degree in education leadership preferred
    • NYS Certification as a Building Leader, one secondary content area and Special Education a plus
      • Minimum of 7 years of demonstrated successful teaching experience
        • Minimum of 5 years in supervising teachers in curricular development and instructional practice
          • Extensive knowledge of current trends in the practices of professional development, teaching and learning
            • Demonstrated leadership in working with professional staff, students, and community programs
            • Demonstrated understanding and practice of the principles of positive youth  development

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an exemplary leader in education. A highly competitive compensation and benefits package (commensurate with qualifications and experience), and relocation assistance will be provided to the successful candidate.  Qualified candidates  interested in this opportunity are invited to submit a resume by attachment and in WORD or PDF to:

CONTACT: BARRY ROWLAND, Senior Search Consultant E-mail:, Tel:  416-656-6415



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