Charles R. Drew Charter School
A Choice Education
Over Drew Charter School’s twenty-year history, the school has grown to serve grades PreK-12 with nearly 1,900 students in a “cradle-to-college” pipeline, including two onsite early learning partners. Drew implements a rigorous and supportive educational continuum, which includes tailored Response to Intervention (RTI) support, a rigorous STEAM/Project-Based Learning (PBL) instructional model, and a robust College and Career Readiness program. Every element has been thoughtfully designed to ensure all students succeed and to eliminate opportunity gaps and inequities in educational outcomes for our diverse population of students. More than just a school, Drew is at the heart of a community-wide commitment to launching all students on a pathway to health, impact, and prosperity.
A model for continuous improvement, flexibility, and accountability, Charles R. Drew Charter School will continue to build community, foster student success and remain true to our mission – to be an exemplary, innovative education community that empowers all students to achieve their full potential.
Drew is a great choice for families living in the city of Atlanta, with preference given to families living in the Villages of East Lake, the larger East Lake community, or Kirkwood. Drew’s commitment to academic achievement, character development, and enrichment opportunities helps all students reach their potential. Standardized test results show that student achievement steadily increases from Pre-K through 12th grade; the longer students stay at Drew, the better they perform.
The educational plan at Drew incorporates excellent faculty and staff who serve as models of lifelong learning; high standards and expectations for student achievement, innovative teaching strategies, rigorous student assessment and a commitment to continuous improvement; a vast array of enrichment opportunities, access to cutting-edge technology, an extensive After School Program and, most importantly, involved supportive families.
Drew also has a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with a foundation in literacy. By infusing these areas of curriculum into the school as a whole, Drew is working hard to give students the opportunity to compete in a global world. Drew supplements the STEAM curriculum with Project-Based Learning (PBL) – Teaching and learning strategies based on critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, innovation, and problem solving.
The Junior Academy’s goal is to be the flexible- yet rigorous, bridge between EA and SA. With a focus on high expectations, equity, exposure, and experiences – Drew’s Junior Academy was the first Title 1 middle school in the state to be officially certified as a STEAM School by the Georgia Department of Education. Through PBL and inquiry, our teachers are given the autonomy to present the standards in the best way to ensure mastery. Junior Academy’s strong culture is based on a belief in respecting students and building relationships via a restorative approach – focusing on the power of choices. JA students’ access to high school course offerings and exposure to robust college and career experiences is the perfect complement to Drew CCR goals.
Drew Board of Directors Commitment to Equity Statement
As part of our steadfast efforts to ensure equitable outcomes for ALL Drew Charter School students, we, the Board of Directors, individually and collectively, make an explicit commitment to identify, acknowledge, and dismantle policies and practices that reinforce systemic racism, and to educate and equip ALL of our students with the ability and opportunity to be leaders in the continuous work of creating a true, beloved community.
School Year: 2020-2021
Salary Range: $102,803 – $140,973 (Salary scale commensurate with years of experience)
Work Year: 242 days
The Principal of the Junior Academy provides leadership for the school staff in the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive educational program and administers all aspects of the school’s programming consistent with the mission, goals and objectives of the school. The Principal reports directly to the Head of School.
- Minimum of 5 years of successful teaching (preferably middle grades) experience with evidence of expertise in implementing a project-based learning approach and ability to increase student learning and achievement.
- School-based leadership experience in roles such as Assistant Principal or Principal, preferred.
- Valid Georgia leadership and teaching certification or letter of eligibility from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
- Master’s degree required; Educational Specialist degree or above, preferred.
Requirements for Applying
Interested candidates are required to submit the following items as a complete package. Only complete packages will be accepted for consideration.
- 1 Page Letter of Intent (to include reason for applying, evidence of accomplishments as an educator, and primary reason the candidate should be selected for the position of Principal)
- Resumé (include full employment history; any gaps in employment should be addressed in writing)
- Three (3) letters of reference from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s professional qualification and personal qualities and dated within the last 3 months.
- Copy of current Georgia teaching and leadership certificate(s) or letter of eligibility for certification in Georgia from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. If certified out of state, provide copy of certificate(s) that align with Georgia requirements under reciprocity.
How to Apply
Submit a complete package of all items listed above via the school’s website.
Physical Abilities and Working Conditions
Vision: (which may be corrected) to read small print; view a computer screen for prolonged periods.
Hearing: (which may be corrected) to answer telephones and tolerate exposure to noisy conditions.
Speech: to be understood in face-to-face communications; to speak with a level of proficiency and volume to be understood over a telephone.
Upper Body Mobility: use hands and fingers to feel, grasp, and manipulate small objects; manipulate fingers, twist and bend at wrist and elbow; extend arms to reach outward and upward; use hands and arms to lift objects; turn, raise, and lower head.
Strength: to lift, push, pull and/or carry objects which weigh as much as 5 or more pounds on a frequent basis. Incumbent may be required to physically restrain parties involved in a conflict.
Environmental Requirements: encounter constant work interruptions; work cooperatively with others; work independently; work indoors.
Mental Requirements: read, write, understand, interpret and apply information at a moderately complex level essential for successful job performance; math skills at a high school proficiency level; judgement and the ability to process information quickly; learn quickly and follow verbal procedures and standards; give verbal instruction; rank tasks in order of importance; copy, compare, compile and coordinate information and records.
Additional Work Conditions & Physical Abilities: N/A.
The Charles R. Drew Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the school to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.