Friendship Public Charter School

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  • Overview

    Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Friendship serves over 4,000 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. 80% of students come from low-income households. 98% are African American or Latino. The mission of Friendship Public Charter School is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities. As principal of Friendship Public Charter School we look for you to provide the leadership and management necessary to administer and supervise all programs, policies and activities of the school to ensure high quality educational experiences and services for the students in a safe and enriching environment.


    • Drive Friendship Public Charter School’s mission and guiding principles to ensure the highest levels of achievement and schools culture amongst teachers, staff and students
    • Lead, manage, and develop a high-functioning team of educators who are focused on driving superior academic performance
    • Evaluate school and grade level performance data to identify, develop and modify instruction  to ensure effective instructional strategies
    • Guide staff in achieving high performance through goal setting, providing meaningful feedback and constructive evaluations
    • Engage parents and stakeholders in school and extracurricular activities to foster a community approach to learning and development
    • Maintain compliance with state and federal regulations for academic and operational standards/requirements


    • Self-aware with a strong commitment to continuous learning.
    • Unquestioned integrity and a commitment to the vision, mission and values of Friendship Public Charter School.
    • Master’s Degree or Doctorate in Education Administration or related field
    • 2 or more years of school leadership with demonstrated exemplary results in an urban setting
    • 3- 5 years of successful classroom experience with demonstrated exemplary results, preferably within an urban setting
    • Superior knowledge of and experience with implementing effective instructional and behavioral methods for educating urban youth
    • Proven leadership capabilities
    • Demonstrated success managing staff through planning, motivating, rewarding, and providing targeted feedback and professional development
    • A passion for educational excellence, data-driven instruction, and a personal commitment to accountability for results
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
    • Strong oral and written communication skills


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