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J. Paul Taylor Academy

K-8 Charter School

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Position: Head Administrator - Professional Administrative

J. Paul Taylor Academy, in alliance with families at the school and community, offer a rigorous, well-rounded dual-language, project- based instructional program in a smaller school to promote academic excellence for the diverse students of the Las Cruces area.

J. Paul Taylor Academy is a school community that values shared leadership, student-driven project based learning, and democratic practices.  Teachers, students, and parents are leaders who guide our processes, learning trajectories, and create and manage programs and school wide systems.  We work together to design opportunities to learn, grow, celebrate, and connect our work to the community and world.  We are looking for a head administrator who can value and support this model of shared leadership.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must hold a current New Mexico Elementary/Middle School Administrator’s License.
  • A minimum of 7 years teaching experience in an elementary and/or middle school, experience in both levels is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of administrative experience in an elementary and/or middle school to include: comprehensive school management; budget preparation, management and execution; procurement and management of supplies and resources; oversight and management of a school-wide Project Based Learning and Spanish Language Acquisition programs, extensive Special Education Program, school lunch, music and art programs; hiring and management of all certified, classified and ancillary staff.
  • Must be able to accommodate a balanced calendar year.
  • Working knowledge of a New Mexico State Charter School preferred.
  • Administering and implementing all duties of a small school district authorized by the State of New Mexico, including all reporting and testing.
  • Proven ability to work closely with a school Governing Council, school families and the local community.
  • Ability to travel occasionally as necessary for school business.
  • Be a current resident of Las Cruces or be willing to relocate to Las Cruces upon hire.
  • Salary is dependent upon experience.

Application can be found online at www.jpaultayloracademy.org.

Application and current resume may be sent to:

J Paul Taylor Academy

Attn: HA Search Committee

3900 Del Rey Blvd.

Las Cruces, NM 88012

575-652-4006

 

All applications and resumes must be received no later than February 9, 2015.