Please submit a résumé no more than two pages in PDF format. Your submission should speak to your professional impact and notable outcomes. We are not interested in reading previous job descriptions or lists of responsibilities, instead, show us the value you’ve added.
The phone number and email address of three recommenders with a brief explanation of their relationship(s) to you. Our team will coordinate interviews with your recommenders when appropriate. One recommendation from a former direct supervisor is required.
In no more than two pages, respond to the following prompt:
Every effective charter school begins first with a clear and compelling vision. In no more than two pages (1 inch margins, 1.5 spacing, 12 max font), define the vision of your future school, including aspirations for student outcomes, the future status of your school within the community, and the instructional, cultural, and operational components of your school that will lead to both excellence and equity.
We’ll help facilitate a community needs audit to support the school’s founder in better understanding the desires of the parents, families, and students in the community. This audit will be used to build a school model that is tailored to the needs of the community.
You’ll receive guidance in “year zero activities,” including student and family recruitment, staff recruitment and retention, and facility funding.
You’ll have opportunities to travel to some of the nation’s best performing charter schools and engage with school leaders and successful charter networks (CMOs). These visits will inform the instructional and operational core of the fellow’s school.
Guidance and feedback on the proposed school design, charter application and opening process, with leadership from coaches who have launched several of the highest-performing charter schools in the southeast.
You’ll get leadership development opportunities, including intensive training and role-play around leadership voice, leadership presence, and instructional feedback.
Access to a network of expert consultants and coaches who can help build capacity by introducing you to best practices in a variety of communities.
As part of a successful South Carolina charter school or charter network, a fellow will lead the creation of a new charter school serving a new set of grade levels within their school’s existing community or replicate their school’s model in a new community in the state.
With a successful charter school or CMO that currently operates in other states, a fellow will lead the organization’s expansion to South Carolina and tailor their proven school model to serve South Carolina families.
Entrepreneurial educators and leaders who have the talent, energy, and capacity to found a new high-performing charter school – ideally, fellows have a proven track record of generating top-tier academic achievement for low-income students.
“With the profoundly important support and coaching of the New Schools SC Fellowship staff, I was able to see a great idea transformed into a viable educational model that is focused on literacy and preparing scholars for competitive secondary schools and acceptance at the college of their choice. There’s still much work to be done, but the invaluable support through these funds, resources and coaching of the Fellowshiphave given us viable footing to step into the future that our communities have been demanding.”
– Hugh Harmon, 2017-2018 New Schools SC Fellow, Renaissance Collegiate Academy Founder and School Leader
Renaissance Collegiate Academy (RCA) intends to open its doors in Columbia in the fall of 2019, serving 100 students in grades kindergarten through first grade. At capacity, RCA intends on serving 540 students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.