The North Oakland Community Charter School (NOCCS) is a high-performing, progressive, Oakland, CA based K-8 charter school with the mission of helping children to become thoughtful, informed, and inquisitive citizens. NOCCS is a vibrant, diverse learning community driven by respect for each child’s unique intelligence and history. Our school’s dynamic and challenging educational approach deepens the intellectual and social capacities of each child that we serve. NOCCS is driven by ten core principles that anchor and guide our community and its work, and provide a vision to which we aspire as a learning community: (1) respect for children and their learning; (2) high expectations; (3) a caring community of learners; (4) valuing diversity; (5) connections to the world; (6) a commitment to equity; (7) families’ contributions; (8) respect for teachers and teaching; (9) creativity; and (10) teaching for understanding.
NOCCS’ population of 220 learners is incredibly diverse, with no individual racial/ethnic group comprising the majority of the population and a sizable proportion of students from LGBT families or identifying as such themselves. After 15 years of providing an excellent public school option to students in Oakland, NOCCS is at an inflection point where the school is becoming both more focused on serving students from its immediate neighborhoods as well as playing a greater role in Oakland as a whole. Despite a healthy waitlist, our current commitment is to maintaining our size, but with an eye on sharing our successes and best practices with the broader educational community.
HEAD OF SCHOOL
The new Head of School will be a visionary, creative, entrepreneurial leader with a background in school leadership, a strong understanding of high-quality, innovative instructional practice, and a deep and personal commitment to providing equitable educational opportunities for all students. This is an exciting opportunity to join a community of engaged educators and families to lead and develop a dedicated team toward even greater levels of academic success, individual evolution, and community connectedness. This individual will lead the vision for NOCCS ensuring that its instructional program, school culture and climate, and community engagement align with the school’s mission and principles.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS
Personal Commitment to Equity
The ideal candidate would also
People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter to the NOCCS Head of School Search Committee at email@example.com. For more information contact Christina Legg Greenberg at Redwood Circle Consulting (510-575-9635) or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about NOCCS, please visit www.noccs.org