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Principal - Amana Academy West Atlanta

  • Date Posted
    • 11.14.19
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Southeastern
  • Role
    • Principal
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Alpharetta, GA

Job Description: 

Amana Academy is hiring a leader to launch our West Atlanta campus, a state commission start-up charter school opening in 2020 with grades K-3 (expanding by one grade annually to K-8). We are building on 15 years of experience at our award-winning flagship school in Fulton County to offer a STEM education option for families in West Atlanta using the Harvard-based EL Education model. 

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. The Principal is also committed to building a talented Crew to create a safe, engaging learning environment.


·         Applies a common vision and executes Amana’s replication plan to increase student achievement

·         Drives instructional excellence

·         Builds an environment that fosters collaboration and continuous improvement

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

·         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

Job Qualifications/Experience/Education

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, some in elementary grades, demonstrating progression of added responsibility in Education, Educational Administration or a related field required--especially in diverse or economically disadvantaged settings; Minimum 3 years supervising/coaching others required; EL Education or project-based instruction experience preferred.
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

Application Process

IMPORTANT:  Please follow this format for efficient consideration.
Email we  Be sure to put your LAST NAME and POSITION you are applying for in the Subject line; eg, “Smith - West Atlanta Principal”
In the cover letter, indicate how your past experiences qualify you for this position and connect with the Amana philosophy (
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