The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:
The CWC LA network has a strong track record of high academic achievement, is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls nearly 2,000 students in three high-performing schools:
CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC Schools), linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in New York City and Kansas City.
Our core values are embraced by the entire community:
The Principal of CWC Hollywood is a visionary instructional leader who will create an engaging, joyful, academically rigorous learning environment built on our fundamentals of academic excellence, community, and diversity. S/he will have a sophisticated understanding of and experience with a constructivist approach, developing strong social and emotional skills in students, building strong school communities, working with elementary-aged students, multiple intelligence theory, backward design, the creation of project-based curriculum, and building and/or working in diverse communities.
The Principal will create and maintain a school culture that challenges and motivates our students, teachers, and families to achieve academic excellence, develop as people, embrace the rich diversity of the school community, and positively impact the communities in which they live. S/he will have a commitment to the educational philosophy of our school and organization, as described above.
The CWC Hollywood Principal will embrace change and growth, collaborating closely with the Assistant Principal, as well as with the other Principals and Assistant Principals in the CWC LA network. The next school leader will play a vital role in maintaining and maximizing the school’s excellent student achievement results with an unwavering commitment to our mission and model as the school operates at its full capacity.
Academics and Instruction
Guides instructional staff to improve teaching and learning by providing teacher support and designing professional development centered on social and emotional skill development and constructivist and project-based learning. Ensures that all students are learning and that there are no gaps in student achievement among subgroups.
Defines and builds a transformative school culture consistent with CWC LA’s core values, operating norms, and principles. Ensures that the school’s culture of achievement rests on a foundation of social emotional learning, collaboration, and leadership development for students and adults.
Recruits, hires, manages, and develops the school’s leadership and instructional teams, as well as operational and support staff.
Establishes and maintains strong relationships with teachers, students, parents, and community members.
Operations, Finance, and Compliance
Ensures compliant, effective, and efficient school-based operations that support an academically high-performing school environment.
Candidates must have:
The Principal must: