About Deep Roots Charter School

Deep Roots Charter School’s (DRCS) mission is to teach disciplined learners and to empower them to grow and serve in their community, in college and beyond.

Job Description

DRCS seeks a dynamic educator with a track record of leading an organization, educators, and learners towards academic success.  The Assistant Principal will work under the direction of the CEO/School Leader to support the instructional success of Deep Roots Charter School.  The Assistant Principal is responsible for supporting in work that will ensure that Deep Roots Charter School provides a high quality, mission and vision driven educational/work experience for all DRCS students and employees.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Lead and support in the implementation of DRCS vision and academic programming, including overseeing classroom and school wide practices, curriculum implementation, events and initiatives that contribute to a positive school culture for all school stakeholders
  • Lead and supervise educators focused on providing high quality instruction and supports for DRCS students and families.
  • Provide feedback, evaluate lesson plans, lead regular observations, and build skill and capacity in school staff to provide high quality instruction and supports for DRCS students and families.
  • Use data to track student, teacher, and school progress toward measurable goals and identify/propose solutions to challenges
  • Model and intentionally build joy, growth mindset, intellectual curiosity, and excellent teaching throughout the DRCS community and classrooms
  • Lead, manage and/or support various school administrative functions
  • Additional duties as assigned/needed


  • Qualifications, Mindsets and Skillsets

    • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
    • Demonstrated significant positive results with students as a classroom instructor
    • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects, especially curriculum specific to DRCS
    • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
    • Belief in and alignment with Deep Roots’ mission
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated and documented ability to motivate and inspire others


    Education & Experience

    • Master’s degree, preferred
    • Teacher certification, required
    • Pennsylvania Certification in Administration or ability to acquire within one year, preferred
    • Minimum 5 years teaching experience, and at least one year experience on a School Leadership Team
    • Experience in Urban Charter School system(s), preferred
    • Proven success as a leader in working with professional staff, students, and the community toward achieving goals.
    • Experience working with and supporting a strong, diverse team.
  • To Apply: Submit an application, including resume, cover letter, and any relevant instructional certifications to: https://deeprootscs.org/careers/

Job Type


School Type

Public Charter





Education Level

4- Year Degree