Position Title: School Principal

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Location: CICS Northtown Academy 


Job Description:

In alignment with our mission, the School Principal is accountable for the instructional, operational, and administrative Leadership at the Northtown campus.  With a primary focus on instructional leadership the School Principal provides all the necessary teacher support to maximize student growth and achievement.  The School Principal is responsible for safety and security at the campus, as well as operational and financial efficiency.  The School Principal is accountable for continuous improvement and academic success as measured by CPS’ School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP).


Key Competencies:

  • Effective Leadership and Management of schools and teams to meet the goals of the organization
  • Establishes positive and trusting relationships with students and staff to build and maintain a culture of inclusion and collaboration
  • Engages with staff, students, and parents to achieve school goals
  • Utilizes meaningful and reliable data to inform decision making in instructional programming and methods
  • Works to inspire and facilitate connected learning and the integration of technology
  • Reviews and modifies (as needed) systems, practices, and policies to consistently support school operations, finances, and facilities to guide strategic planning and efficiencies
  • Embraces change as an opportunity for improvement
  • Designs and implements support for rigorous and effective instruction and learning
  • Builds and maintains collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders
  • Promotes high performance and behavioral standards in a school culture with a focus on student performance and growth
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Creating schedules (i.e. master, student, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • An advanced degree (required) in education (preferred)
  • Professional educators license (required)
  • 5 years of classroom experience in an urban school district or network (required)
  • 2 years of school leadership experience that includes supervision and evaluation of teachers (required)
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English (preferred)