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Yellowstone College Prep

Full-time, Exempt

Salary DOE

12-Month Calendar



  • Bachelors Degree required; Master's Degree preferred
  • Experience in charter school preferred but not required.
  • At least two years experience as a Principal
  • Texas Principal Certification preferred
  • Administrative leadership experience in middle or high school required; preference with candidates with both



Student Academic Performance 

The Principal will: 

  • Set ambitious targets for annual student achievement and manage the process of tracking student performance towards these goals; 

  • Coordinate the administration of benchmarking and end-of-year student assessments in all subject areas at all grade levels for YCP, and ensure that this annual assessment administration complies with all state requirements and laws as outlined by the Texas Education Agency; 

  • Guide instructional staff to use student assessment data to improve their instruction; 

  • Facilitate regularly scheduled grade level team meetings to develop student intervention strategies, share best practices, and ensure ongoing progress towards annual student achievement goals; 

  • Manage the administration of student progress reports/report cards throughout the school year;  

  • Build systems of accountability for the entire team to ensure that all goals and progress measures are met; 

  • Manage progress on RIT and academic student interventions; and 

  • Manage a high performing leadership team that leads to Yellowstone meeting its student achievement goals and producing college-ready students. 

School Culture, Student Support and Management 

The Principal will: 

  • Oversee the plans, procedures, and programming that are necessary to achieve strong student attendance; 

  • Ensure the development and implementation of an effective campus and classroom discipline/behavior management system that leads to strong school culture and student learning; 

  • Oversee the creation and execution of a family handbook that outlines Yellowstone policies and clearly communicates expectations for staff, students, and families to follow; 

  • Guide the development and implementation of a comprehensive student support program to ensure students receive the social, emotional, and physical support they need to be successful on campus; 

  • Monitor student attendance, focusing on maintaining desired attendance levels and recruitment; 

  • Oversee the management of the School’s special education program and its related activities, as required by law; and 

  • Manage the collection and use of student/family records, data, and related information to ensure strong family engagement, communication, and appropriate privacy/confidentiality as required by law. 

Parent and Community Engagement 

The Principal will: 

  • Build a strong working relationship with families to ensure there is an alignment between school and family expectations for student success; 

  • Be responsible for weekly communication to YCP families regarding all academically related updates, programs, opportunities, and policies; 

  • Develop, implement, and promote volunteer opportunities on campus and other programming that engages families to be actively involved in their students’ time at Yellowstone; 

  • Manage the tracking of parent engagement data to ensure Yellowstone is creating a campus culture where families are regularly updated on their student’s progress and given opportunities to engage with teachers and staff to support their child’s learning; and 

  • Promote among the staff the need to involve and engage Yellowstone families in both positive and constructive ways in their student’s behavior, academic learning, and co-curricular activities. 

Curricular and Instructional Management 

The Principal will: 

  • Oversee the development of a rigorous scope and sequence and academic framework in all subjects for all grade levels; 

  • Facilitate the sharing of instructional best practices across the campus by creating a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement; 

  • Facilitate subject-specific departmental meetings to ensure vertical alignment of content and academic objectives; 

  • Manage and monitor the development of weekly lesson plans for all YCP instructional staff; 

  • Be responsible for YCP’s instructional budget and selecting appropriate teaching materials, textbooks, equipment, and other related curricular resources; and 

  • Manage the approval process for all of YCP’s off-campus field lessons and related co-curricular experiences. 

Teacher Management and Professional Development 

The Principal will:  

  • Build an instructional culture among the staff that values feedback, seeks growth opportunities, fosters innovation, and always puts student achievement first; 

  • Support the creation and ongoing work of school committees related to staff morale, educational best practices, new campus initiatives, and other related strategies as needed; 

  • Ensure students receive outstanding instruction in every YCP classroom by continually monitoring teacher progress through a cycle of teacher classroom observations and follow up coaching sessions; 

  • Oversee a comprehensive performance evaluation system for both teachers and instructional aides; 

  • Provide direct coaching and training for teachers at all levels of their growth and development; 

  • Develop instructional goals for the year with the leadership team and facilitate periodic goal analysis throughout the year; 

  • Maintain high retention rates of staff, avoiding regrettable teacher and staff attrition;  

  • Provide targeted support for teachers in their first two years of teaching on the YCP campus through a comprehensive onboarding process (in conjunction with the HR office), mentoring program, and specific cycle of classroom observations and feedback; and 

  • Manage all third-party consulting relationships related to teacher support and professional development. 

In addition, the Principal must be:  

  • Passionate: enthusiastically committed to both the Yellowstone mission and to achieving extraordinary results for our staff, students, and families 


  • Collaborative: a true team player who relishes the opportunity to problem-solve with others, lead productive and effective meetings, readily engage in meaningful conversations, and genuinely celebrate and share other people’s successes   


  • An Excellent Coach: a “people person” with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) who has a record of helping others achieve their personal and professional goals  


  • An Excellent Project Manager: a hard worker with a strong attention to detail who understands how to set ambitious milestones, use data to guide decision making, can effectively delegate responsibilities, and can navigate a complex task/project from inception through to completion 



Physical Requirements 

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 


Yellowstone Values 

Every employee at Yellowstone is committed to our PRIDE values. 


Positivity: At Yellowstone, we smile first. We are a positive presence on campus and extend a good-natured grace and enthusiasm in all personal interactions.  


Responsibility: We follow through on our promises and commitments. We own our actions and will never settle for less than our best effort.  


Integrity: We demonstrate integrity in all circumstances and always put the best interests of the Yellowstone community first. We “walk the talk” and lead by example.  


Determination: We anticipate and overcome challenges. We are resilient in the face of obstacles and are committed to the success of every member of the Yellowstone community.  


Excellence: We hold everyone (families, students, colleagues) to the highest standard of excellence and constantly look for ways to enhance the Yellowstone experience.  


Additional Notes 

This position will include early morning, evening and weekend commitments as required and assigned by the Principal. This position will require the utmost level of discretion and confidentiality, as the Principal will have access to student files, staff files, and other related institutional documents that are confidential.  



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