The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:
The CWC LA network is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls 1,600 students in three high-performing schools:
CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC Schools), linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in New York City and Kansas City.
Our core values are embraced by the entire community:
The principal of CWC Silver Lake’s 6th-8th grade campus is a visionary instructional leader who will create an engaging, joyful, academically rigorous learning environment built on our fundamentals of academic excellence, community, and diversity. S/he will have a sophisticated understanding of and experience with a constructivist approach, developing strong social and emotional skills in students, building strong school communities, working with middle school-aged students, multiple intelligence theory, backward design, the creation of project-based curriculum, and building and/or working in diverse communities.
The principal will create and maintain a school culture that challenges and motivates our students, teachers, and families to achieve academic excellence, develop as people, embrace the rich diversity of the school community, and positively impact the communities in which they live. S/he will have a commitment to the educational philosophy of our school and organization, as described above.
CWC Silver Lake is a TK-8th grade charter that has one principal for the TK-5th grade program and a second principal for the 6-8th grade program. The CWC Silver Lake principals collaborate closely together. The CWC Silver Lake 6-8th grade campus principal will also collaborate closely with the CWC Mar Vista leadership team, which is launching a new 6-8th grade program beginning in 2017-18, as well as with the other elementary school principals in the CWC LA network.
Academics and Instruction
Guides instructional staff to improve teaching and learning by providing teacher support and designing professional development. Ensures that all students are learning and that there are no gaps in student achievement among subgroups.
Defines and builds a transformative school culture consistent with CWC LA’s core values, operating norms, and principles. Ensures that the school’s culture of achievement rests on a foundation of social emotional learning and leadership development of students and adults.
Recruits, hires, manages, and develops the school’s leadership and instructional teams, as well as operational and support staff.
Establishes and maintains strong relationships with teachers, students, parents, and community members.
Operations, Finance, and Compliance
Ensures compliant, effective, and efficient school-based operations that support an academically high-performing school environment.
Staff and Reporting Relationships
The principal shall formally report to the Executive Director. S/he will work closely with other stakeholders, including the school’s governing board, LAUSD, and the other principals in the CWC LA network.
Candidates must have:
A clear record of elevating student achievement in an academically high-achieving classroom for at least two years, with a strong understanding of pedagogy that drives results or of exceptional leadership working with young people in urban communities.
The principal must:
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. CWC LA offers a competitive benefits package.
Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and, as a school serving a diverse group of students, we work to reflect this diversity to our staff as well.