Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School serves approximately 350 young men in grades 5-8. Located in downtown Memphis, Grizzlies Prep is the only charter school in the nation affiliated with an NBA team. Throughout its nine-year history, Grizzlies Prep has typically received a Level 5 rating—the highest possible—for student learning outcomes.
Our mission: Educating young men grades 5-8, Grizzlies Prep prepares all students to excel academically and demonstrate integrity. Within a rigorous and disciplined middle school, students become equipped for success in high school, college, and life.
Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School seeks a Head of School to lead the school community with a determination to achieve the highest standards of excellence. The Head of School is responsible for all aspects of school performance. He/she reports to and is evaluated by the Board of Directors. The Head of School will begin no later than July 2021; it is possible, but not necessary, to begin during the 2020-21 school year.
- Oversee, evaluate, and remain accountable for all aspects of school operations.
- Focus attention most closely on developing a school culture defined by academic press and care.
- Foster a school community that holds fast to our core values—responsibility, integrity, courage, commitment, grit, excellence—and exhibits high expectations for student success.
- Make wise personnel determinations to form the highest-performing team possible.
- Hold staff accountable to high standards of excellence while providing high-quality development and coaching to help them meet these standards.
- Carefully monitor school performance to enhance areas of strength and improve areas of weakness.
- Communicate regularly and transparently with faculty, staff, students, parents, and the Board.
- Make all decisions based on what is best for students; articulate a clear process for determining what is best for students.
- Enthusiasm for the compelling mission of Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School
- Previous success and deep commitment to improving academic achievement for urban youth
- At least two years of experience leading adults towards high performance levels
- Sincere care for the well-being of students, families, and staff
- Ability to build trusting relationships with staff, students, and parents
- Personal drive and energy needed to sustain challenging work over the long haul
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- Utmost personal and professional integrity
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited four-year institution; advanced degree preferred
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