The Fuchs Mizrachi School, educating students in pre-nursery through 12th grade, is a community driven by a passion for Torah values, Religious Zionist ideals, and the pursuit of excellence in General and Judaic learning and leadership. Fuchs Mizrachi School students are inspired to develop intellectual skills, emotional strength and spiritual commitment. Enriched by their experiences in our hallways, the students are poised to become the future community leaders.
Reporting to the Head of School, the Stark High School principal will work closely with other members of the administration, faculty, and staff to design and implement an educational vision for the Stark High School. You will create a student-centered, whole-child culture that fosters and promotes spiritual, academic, and social/emotional growth through a focus on skills, content, habits, and mindsets.
The ideal principal has at least five years of experience as a division head, assistant division head, or other high school administrator with a wide range of duties. He/she has knowledge of and experience with high school curriculum, character education, social/emotional development of adolescents, student support, technology integration, teacher supervision, college admissions, and budgeting.
The principal is charged with the comprehensive responsibility for all activities involving students and teachers in the high school. His/her specific responsibilities include the following:
Mission and Vision
- Embody and model the values and mission of the school.
- Clearly set and articulate the division’s philosophy of education, direction of strategy and expectations to all stakeholders, including teachers, staff, students and parents.
- Possess an innovative vision for high school education which complements and is aligned with the school’s mission and strategic plan for students in all divisions of the school.
- We show a genuine and authentic interest in the growth and development of young people and a joy in working with high school students with varying abilities, interests, and needs.
- We recognize that learning should be purposeful and meaningful - inspiring and enabling students to understand themselves, their Jewish identity, community and the world around them.
- We recognize that learning can only happen in an environment of mutual respect, support, belonging and connection.
Culture of Learning and Growth
- Engage in innovative thinking and problem solving to continually improve teaching and learning.
- Continuously explore and reflect on data-driven research and “best practice” in the ever-changing field of education.
- Provide a structured, thoughtful, and positive school culture in which learning can take place and which reflects our Torah values.
- Foster a school climate which is simultaneously challenging and supportive in a personalized way that meets the needs of all students.
- Recruit, hire, support, and evaluate teachers and staff who will best support our students with student-centered and whole-child approaches to education.
- Inspire and support teachers to build capacity as reflective educators.
- Support faculty and staff in their pursuit of professional growth and development endeavors in all stages of their varied professional careers.
- Supervise the teaching process, and to review and evaluate the academic curricula and programs.
- Oversee the vision and implementation of the co-curricular and extracurricular activity programs of the school.
- Set and maintain the division’s budget with emphasis on the most vision-aligned and efficient use of divisional resources.
- Partner with the Director of Admissions to recruit, interview, and on-board prospective students and families.
- Collaborate clearly and effectively with teachers, parents, and students.
- Develop positive relationships and partnerships with high school families to further student growth and learning.
- Be a visible presence in the school and in the broader community (e.g. Federation, shuls, FIDF, etc.), fostering key community partnerships.
- Serve as the chief ambassador and communicator of the high school’s programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all stakeholders are fully informed consistent with their individual roles.
You are also responsible for other administrative duties and assignments as determined by the Head of School.
Fuchs Mizrachi School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.
Fore more about our school, please visit our website at www.fuchsmizrachi.org.
If this position is interesting to you or you have any questions, please apply online as soon as possible for a July 2018 start date.