Apprentice SchooL Leader of Instruction

The Apprentice School Leader (ASL) position is designed to prepare an extraordinary leader or teacher to become an extraordinary Mastery leader that drives break-through student results. The ASL will teach a reduced load while also undertaking school leader responsibilities. S/he will develop instructional coaching, supervision, and evaluation skills and provide support to teachers in their classrooms. The ASL will develop planning and organizational skills and be responsible for planning school academic and school culture interventions. S/he will be a member of the school’s leadership team. This position was created to develop leaders of future Mastery Charter Schools.

The ASL must have excellent instructional skills, organizational skills, and management skills.  The ASL will report to the Principal and receive training and feedback from the Chief Academic Officer and his/her staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching up to one class
  • Under the guidance of the Principal and Chief Academic Officer providing instructional coaching, supervision, and evaluation of teaching staff, including regularly visiting classrooms
  • Coordinating testing and scoring for individual school site
  • Implementing academic interventions including curricular and program adjustments as well as assigning students to educational services in the school
  • Under the guidance of the Principal conducting roster changes and testing incoming students
  • Coordinating and scheduling coverage for absent teachers
  • Holding high expectations for all students and teachers
  • Supporting school culture program and interventions
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Solid understanding of research based teaching strategies
  • Ability to work well in a team and enhance cooperative working relationships
  • Strong leadership skills and a demonstrated capacity to coach and supervise elementary teaching staff
  • Ability to train and supervise elementary employees including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling assignments
  • Knowledge of elementary urban education and charter schools
  • Results-oriented individual – a flexible thinker willing to do “whatever it takes”
  • Belief in the Mastery Charter Schools’ mission and instructional model
  • Ferocious desire to provide our students with a world class education
  • Zest and a sense of humor

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree with four (4) years elementary urban education experience strongly preferred
  • Experience driving breakthrough student achievement results in an elementary classroom
  • Experience that reflects strong management, organizational, and communication skills

Physical Requirements:

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as maneuvering in classrooms and office space-reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, and making phone calls; Must be able to sit for up to two (2) hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing.