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: Amana Academy North Fulton Campus - Principal

  • Date Posted
    • 7.12.22
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Southeastern
  • Role
    • Principal
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Alpharetta, GA

DOING WORK THAT MATTERS Amana Academy is hiring a Principal to lead our Alpharetta, GA. campus, a Fulton County start-up charter school serving nearly 800 students across grades K-8. We are building on 16 years of experience offering a STEM-themed learning experience using the Harvard-based EL Education model (formally Expeditionary Learning).

Amana’s mission is to prepare students for high academic achievement beyond what they think possible, so they become active contributors to building a better world. Amana’s school culture encourages all community members to become crew, not passengers, in a climate of mutual respect, collegiality, collaboration, and professionalism. We are seeking a courageous leader who is driven by a commitment to innovation, diversity, and shared leadership and a belief that all students can excel.

The Principal is responsible for the instructional and organizational leadership. This role serves as the school’s advocate and works with all stakeholders to create a common vision for the school that best positions the school for success and engages students and their community. The Principal also works with others to develop and execute a school work plan and allocates resources to continually improve student achievement. Consistent with our mission and stewardship values, our intention is to recruit a great school leader who creates the conditions where students and adults engage in purposeful, challenging, and joyful learning.


● Builds a talented, aligned Crew focused on using the EL Education model to boost student achievement

● Drives instructional excellence

● Builds an environment that fosters collaboration and continuous improvement

● Manages school financial, physical, and personnel resources to support optimal instruction

● Serves as school’s advocate and regularly communicates with all stakeholders

● Manages diverse opinions, ideologies, and expertise to achieve school vision and objectives

● Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator


● Education: Master’s Degree in Education, Educational Administration, or a related field is required

● Certification/Licensure: Must hold or be eligible for a provisional or clear renewable Leadership Certificate

● Experience: Minimum 5 years of experience, demonstrating progression of added responsibility in Education, Educational Administration or a related field required--especially in diverse settings; Minimum 3 years supervising/coaching others required.


○ Ability to organize programs, personnel, and activities required for productive and joyous learning in the school

○ Ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues

○ Savvy ability to manage financial, material, and human resources effectively to scale high achievement

○ Proven ability to make recommendations on various topics, detailed, controversial, simple, or complex

○ Ability to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate program goals and initiatives

○ Ability to exercise strict confidence in handling sensitive information

○ Ability to manage restorative practices, positive behavior management and progressive discipline

○ Excellent presence and communication skills and a zeal for community partnerships

○ Ability to advocate for educational equity, diversity, and multiculturalism

○ Agility amid uncertainty, and multi-task and compartmentalize short-term and long-term priorities

○ Professional development experience and coach’s mindset consistent with EL Education’s leadership model

● Working Conditions: Normal office and school environment

● Physical Demands: Routine physical activity associated with normal office and school environment


● Strong familiarity with the EL Education approach to teaching and learning

● Having an innovator’s growth mindset

● Clear understanding of the power of Design Thinking

● Experience in a K-8 charter school setting

Application Process

IMPORTANT: Please follow this format for efficient consideration.

1. Email Be sure to put your LAST NAME and POSITION you are applying for in the Subject line; eg, “Smith - North Fulton Principal”

2. In the cover letter, indicate how your past experiences qualify you for this position and connect with the Amana philosophy (

3. Attach your current resume.

After initial screening of resumes, the hiring committee will conduct phone interviews immediately, and follow with a collection of documentation and live interviews. (For internal Amana applicants we will review the completion of their current file and go directly to the face-to-face interview.) For more information, please visit our web site at

School Contact Info

Amana Academy

285 South Main Street

Alpharetta, GA 30009