Middle School Assistant Principal of Instruction

The Position:

The Assistant Principal of Instruction directly coaches or manages a cohort of teachers at multiple grade levels and collaborates. The API coaches teachers on daily execution, data-driven instruction, lesson internalization, and rigorous questioning. He/she is responsible for ensuring that Nashville Classical’s academic program is implemented with fidelity within and across a grade.  Under the supervision of Nashville Classical’s Principal and in collaboration with a leadership team, the API will be responsible for the achievement of approximately 150 students and the growth of 6-12 teachers. Finally, the API will lead professional development, facilitate teacher collaboration, and engage in a constant of evaluation Nashville Classical’s academic program – from plan to execution.


The Qualifications:

Our team is hardworking, humble, and smart. We come from diverse backgrounds and bring different skills, but all of us believe a child’s destiny cannot be decided by wealth, race, or background. 

At Nashville Classical, we expect every adult to:

  • Focus on scholars – our job is to improve minds and change lives
  • Operate with Integrity - always do the right thing; try to do things right
  • Be Resilient - grit, optimism and effort are adversity’s worst enemies
  • Treat your position as Scholarship – seek to improve constantly
  • Join the Team - Collaborate, communicate, and celebrate

In addition, the Assistant Principal should have experience or skills in the following areas:

  • Achieved measurable results working with an urban population.
  • Experience planning multiple subjects and facilitating content at different elementary grade levels.
  • Impeccable written, speaking, and organizational skills and the ability to engage a broad range of stakeholder.
  • Completely owned school-wide initiatives
  • Managed or coached teachers to achieve outcomes with students


The Responsibilities:

The Assistant Principal of Instruction’s duties include, but are not limited to:

Data Driven Instruction

  • For each grade level lead a weekly data meeting that studies standard alignment, checks rigor, identifies gaps, and plans for reteaching.
  • On a quarterly basis, look at interim and standardized data to schedule, plan and organize groups for strategic intervention.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of interventions by closely tracking data and achievement of scholars as a whole and within subgroups.

Teacher Observation

  • Observe classrooms on a weekly basis and identify a variety of quick fixes and high leverage action steps for teachers to implement.
  • Participate in weekly leadership walkthroughs to identify trends across the school and ensure that all instruction is implemented with fidelity across and within grade levels.
  • Connect teacher action steps and schoolwide gaps to the NCCS rubric, providing a big-picture vision of teacher development.

Coach Teachers

  • Meet one-on- one with teachers on a weekly basis to review action steps, share quick fixes, and coordinate effective practice.
  • Conduct follow-up observations to monitor implementation of action steps and observation feedback.
  • Engage teachers in rigorous reflection on their practice according to the NCCS Rubric and help teachers set big-picture professional goals.

Set Vision

  • Make decisions that lead a grade level execute procedures and routines with systematic fidelity, joy, rigor, and urgency.
  • Set and reinforce norms for staff culture and build a culture that leads to high staff satisfaction, retention, and growth.


The Compensation:

We offer a generous compensation package (including full benefits) and equip school staff with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated workspace, laptop computer, high-speed internet access, and pertinent office supplies. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Ready to Apply?

Please fill out the application below. After submission, please email a cover letter and resume to careers@NashvilleClassical.org.

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