Founding Principal – Citizens of the World Charter Schools – Cincinnati

Citizens of the World Charter Schools - Cincinnati

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Our purpose at Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC) is to realize human potential by strengthening the bonds among us and developing true citizens of the world. In this work, we are guided by our core values of Excellence, Authenticity, Diversity, Community and Change, and our operating norms that reflect a commitment to personal and professional growth, including operating as learners, with curiosity, integrity and humility.

The mission of Citizens of the World Charter Schools is to impact and expand the conversation about what an excellent education contains, requires and accomplishes. Citizens of the World schools challenge students to realize their full potential and thrive in a diverse society. We are public schools open to all, committed to serving diverse communities throughout the U.S. with schools currently in Los Angeles and Kansas City. We develop sophisticated thinkers who master content and have a courageous and compassionate sense of responsibility for themselves and others. Our schools are in strong demand. Our classrooms are challenging – and joyful – learning environments that engage children through fun projects tailored to their personal experiences, strengths and needs. Our teachers take the time to get to know each child as an individual. We empower children to think critically and learn to engage respectfully and productively with fellow students by developing their capacity to enter into and understand the lives of others. Our goal is for student “success” to include mastery of both content and emotions, so that students can meaningfully connect with each other, be part of any community, and courageously decide who they are in the world and how they want the world to be.

The Founding Principal of CWC Cincinnati’s first school will report to the CWC Cincinnati Executive Director. This person will be a visionary instructional leader who will create an engaging, joyful, academically rigorous learning environment built on CWC’s Learning Model. The Founding Principal will build a strong team and create and maintain an exceptional school culture. This culture will challenge and motivate students, teachers, and families to achieve academic excellence, develop as people, embrace the rich diversity of the school community, and positively impact the communities in which they live. In addition, the CWC Founding Principal will embrace change and growth, collaborating closely with other Principals and Assistant Principals in the CWC network.

The first year in this role will be a planning year as the Founding Principal plans and executes the launch of a new public charter school scheduled to open in the Fall of 2021. This is an exciting opportunity for an instructional leader committed to CWC Learning Model, graduate dispositions, and core values, who can develop a diverse and welcoming school culture and has the organizational leadership, people management and community-building skills to develop a school that is highly effective at meeting the needs of students and families from day one.

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