The Academy Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Faculty reports directly to the Academy Principal. This position is partnered with the Academy Assistant Principal for Athletics and student life and works closely with the Junior School Assistant Principals to ensure coherency and continuity in our curriculum across the K-12 campus. Additionally, works closely and collaboratively with the Principal, the Council of Deans, the Academy department heads and the Academy’s instructional leadership. She/he is a member of the Administrative Leadership Team, the Council of Deans, the Academy Department Heads, the Academy Curriculum Committee, the Academy Learning Support Committee, and the Academy Professional Development Committee.
The Academy Assistant Principal's primary responsibility is to promote engaging and effective teaching and learning in the Academy by multiple means:
Facilitating principled pedagogical action toward whole school success by working closely with Academy Department Heads and the Academy Curriculum Committee to ensure that the curriculum of the departments is meeting the needs of our students and is aligned with the mission, vision and aims of a Punahou Education
Actively participating in the ongoing development of the K-12 Learning Commons vision
In partnership with Department Heads, promoting an environment which tends to the social and emotional learning and care of the Academy Faculty
In partnership with Professional Programs, overseeing, designing, recommending and supporting all areas of the Professional Development for Academy teachers including the Faculty Partner Program, Professional Development Committee, the Haku Program, Orientation Programs for new faculty, and Teaching and Learning Grant oversight and support
Facilitating the professional development, growth and learning of Academy Department Heads
Keeping current in educational literature and research to actively shape and consider future educational needs of the School
Modeling reflective practice, best and emerging best practices in teaching and learning
Overseeing the Academy capital budget process
Position Details: Department: Academy Status: Full-Time Regular FLSA: Exempt Work Year: 12 Months Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
A successful candidate will have many of the following experiences, personal qualities, and proclivities:
At least five years of recent experience teaching high school, or comparable work in a high school setting
Demonstrated ability to build cross-discipline teams, gain cooperation from others, and manage change
Successful experience in facilitation and planning while demonstrating the ability to develop and maintain flexibility, energy and commitment by all stakeholders
Experience working with colleagues from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
Demonstrated ability to promote ambitious goals, generate enthusiasm, and foster the conditions for teachers to achieve those goals in a safe environment
Experience leading curricular projects and assembling and managing teams towards successful project outcomes.
At least two years of experience as an instructional coach
A deep passion for education and working in schools
A track record of patience, understanding, tact, and good humor
A strong moral compass
Highly developed interpersonal skills
Inspires trust and confidence through compassion, professionalism, and follow-through
The ideal candidate will have the ability to:
Lead a diverse group of instructional leaders in a variety of disciplines
Collaborate effectively across the divisions of the school being a champion for our K-12 learning environment
Demonstrate resilience and stress tolerance by continuing to perform effectively when faced with time pressures, adversity, disappointment, or opposition
Prioritize, plan, and manage multiple tasks while maintaining focus during a consistently high-demand and deadline-sensitive school year
Recognize and understand that change is a constant and to deal with change and help others deal with change positively.
Leverage technology to facilitate learning and interconnectedness of our administration and faculty
Meet job requirements beyond the school day and the school year
Attend accurately and in a timely manner to detail-oriented tasks, such as Academy publications, assessment and reporting memos and the school year calendar
Communicate effectively using a wide range of media and technology, using it responsibly and effectively to enhance the dissemination of information to diverse audiences
Speak and present effectively in large and small group settings
Collaborate effectively with constituents ranging from administrators, members, school administrators, faculty and support staff
Punahou School nurtures the individuality of each child within a vibrant K – 12 school community that celebrates diversity, inspires excellence and connects students for life.
Located in Honolulu, Hawai`i, Punahou is the largest coeducational, independent K – 12 school on a single campus in the United States. Students at Punahou have unparalleled opportunities to cultivate their unique interest...s and talents under the guidance of attentive and caring teachers. Rigorous academics, robust programs in athletics and the arts, and an array of co-curricular opportunities offer an integrated, 21st-century education for the whole child.
Students exemplify the diversity and strength of Hawai`i and reflect the School’s commitment to providing robust, need-based financial aid. When students graduate from Punahou, they join a network of 30,000 alumni spanning the globe. Beyond excellent scholars, the School seeks to develop engaged global citizens who can strengthen their communities.