Application Deadline: OCTOBER 7, 2022 – 5:00 PM

Grape St. Elementary School, located in Watts and home of the Eagles, provides instruction for approximately 610 TK-5th grade students and is a feeder to Markham Middle School. The Partnership is excited to bring additional resources and supports that will add to the collective strengths of the faculty and leadership team. The school is working together with the Partnership to provide a safe learning environment that will help develop well rounded critical thinkers and focuses on every student’s academic success. Learn more at


The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools seeks a transformational school leader who is committed to every student and family in Grape's Watts community.

Our Vision for Transformation:
We believe that the end goal of a school’s transformation journey is reaching Powerful Schooling. A powerful school is one where a unified staff engages in sustained, intentional work to create a professional culture where they feel affirmed, supported, and can thrive in their practice. As a result, educators ensure students experience joy as they learn and grow, in an environment where students develop a positive sense of their identity, where student voice is empowered, where culturally responsive pedagogy and practice is enacted, and where students and families see the school as a liberative force within the community. By enacting those things, a powerful school has high functioning systems, strong student academic performance, and a robust college-oriented culture.

Partnership network principals are responsible for meeting all obligations as described in the LA Unified School Leadership Framework, including building a culture of learning and growth, overseeing classroom instruction, managing school operations, engaging families and community, and owning the growth and development of adults in the school community.

Our principals are all part of a professional learning community that emphasizes instructional leadership and cross-school learning. Leading a school in the Partnership network means that our principals and their staff have access to our robust team of support-providers in areas from Literacy and Math instruction to school operations to teacher hiring to family engagement and community partnerships. You can learn more about our teams here!

Partnership principals belong to a tightly-knit network of like-minded transformation leaders who desire to learn from one another. All principals report to a Senior VP of School Transformation who supervises and coaches 4-6 principals, so each principal gets the attention and support they deserve.

Partnership schools are LA Unified schools, so administrators earn the same competitive pay, benefits and Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA) membership as in any District school, AND there are additional opportunities for Partnership school leaders.

Partnership principals have higher earning potential than for most LA Unified schools, as our principals are paid to work the year-round calendar and may be recognized and rewarded for their impact and tenure.

There may be an additional signing bonus for administrators who join our network with significant prior principal experience and proven impact with students.

  • You have a deep belief in the power of our communities as well as respect and love for the students and families within the communities we serve, who are primarily Latinx and Black/African American
  • You believe in the Partnership's mission and core values of courage, creativity, collective action, and continuous improvement
  • You foster an anti-racist culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for all
  • You are committed to improving academic achievement and growth for all students
  • You believe that all people can learn and grow, yourself included
  • You have humility and respect for the hard work of school leaders, fellow teachers, parents, and students
  • You possess an unmatched work ethic and the highest level of integrity
  • You seek to continuously improve your leadership practice through peer collaboration and reflection
  • You are relentless in your pursuit of excellence for yourself, students and teammates
All minimum requirements must be met on or before the filing deadline. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that documentation of minimum requirements is on file with the LAUSD HR Administrative Selection Unit. For questions about submitting documentation, please contact (213) 241-6886. 

  • At least eight years of successful full-time public school certificated service, including:
  • Three years of experience as a teacher in a K-12 public school program
  • Two years of experience at an elementary school
  • Two years of service in an administrative or supervisory position utilizing an administrative credential, such as an assistant principal or equivalent position
  • A valid California Administrative Services Credential
  • A valid California teaching credential requiring a Bachelor's degree and a program of professional preparation, including student teaching
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Multicultural coursework (candidates have one year to complete after hire)
  • District Master Plan requirements (candidates have one year to complete after hire)
  • Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and must be able to provide verification of vaccination status as part of the hiring and onboarding process prior to an official offer of employment to any District site
For all school based administrative positions, it is preferred that candidates be in the appropriate LAUSD eligible pool for the position or that they are currently serving in the class for which they are applying. In order to be placed in the eligible pool, candidates must successfully complete the appropriate LAUSD Aspiring Administrator Program.  Qualified applicants not in an eligible pool from within or outside LAUSD may be considered if fewer than five applicants from the eligible pool apply for the position.


Total first year salary ranges from $117,872 - $147,191.
Compensation comes from two sources: LAUSD provides the base salary (between $ 105,679 - $131,965 42G, E-Basis, 234 paid days) and the Partnership supplements the principal’s salary for working a year-round school calendar (equivalent to the A-Basis calendar of 260 paid days).

Employees who have been issued a below standard Performance Evaluation, or Notice of Unsatisfactory Act(s) and/or Suspension shall be ineligible for application to any promotion process for one calendar year following the issuance of such a Notice.

Please submit your materials below. 

Since Partnership school staff are all employees of LAUSD, selected candidates must pass all LAUSD administrator hiring procedures. The selected candidate will sign their contract with LAUSD.

For more information, please contact Manasa Prabhakar-DiLapo, Manager of School Talent, with the Partnership for LA Schools:  

Department: School Site Positions (will be employees of LAUSD)
This is a management position
This is a full time position

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