Application Deadline: JULY 6, 2022 – 5:00 PM

Figueroa Street Elementary School, located in Watts and home of the Dolphins, is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) school that feeds into Gompers Middle School. Figueroa’s instructional endeavors have shifted towards ensuring our students have access to rigorous instruction by designating a STEAM wing on its campus where students will have opportunities to receive hands-on instruction in these areas. We are committed to preparing our students for the demands of the Common Core State Standards in middle school. Learn more at

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools seeks a transformational school leader who is committed to every student and family in the 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

More about the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
Launched in 2007, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization that serves 13,500 students across 20 schools in the LA Unified School District (LAUSD). The Partnership is one of the largest, in-district public school transformation organizations in the U.S. We manage our school sites directly. We are not a charter organization and the employees of our schools are LA Unified employees.
Over the past decade, our high schools have seen their graduation rate skyrocket from 36% to 87% and college acceptances have risen by 17 percentage points from 32% in 2015 to 49% in 2020. Suspension rates across the network are at less than 1%, compared with 21% when we first started. Learn more about us at

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 email
Minimum Requirements:
  • 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
  • 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
  • At least 8 years of successful full-time public school certificated service, including:
    • At least 2 years of successful service in an administrative or supervisory position utilizing an administrative credential, such as a Principal or Assistant Principal position
    • At least 3 years of successful experience as a teacher in a K-12 public school program
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Multicultural coursework (candidates have one year to complete)
  • District Master Plan requirements (candidates have one year to complete)

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.

COMPENSATION - 41G - E basis
Total first year salary ranges from $114,794 - $143,195.
Compensation comes from two sources:
LAUSD provides the base salary (between $102,919 - $128,381; 41G, 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). 

The Partnership may provide an additional one-time bonus for additional experience and/or performance.

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.

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 Claire Brown, Sr. VP of 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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