Principal, El Centro de Estudiantes

Posted by Big Picture Philadelphia on November 27, 2018

For the 2019-20 school year, we are hiring a Principal to lead El Centro de Estudiantes!

All applicants must hold a valid Pennsylvania Principal’s Certificate.

El Centro de Estudiantes, a Big Picture Philadelphia high school in the Kensington section of North Philadelphia, celebrating 10 years of service, seeks a passionate, committed, resilient Principal starting in July 2019. As a part of the nationally acclaimed Big Picture Learning network with more than 70 groundbreaking schools nationwide, El Centro operates on the Big Picture school design.

El Centro de Estudiantes (El Centro) is a Big Picture Philadelphia alternative high school, re-engaging over-aged and under-credited youth through restorative practices and by eliminating barriers to student engagement. Capitalizing on relationships, real-world experiences, and resilience, El Centro’s mission is to enable and encourage underserved youth to develop their passions, strengths, and independence towards becoming positive contributors in their communities.

El Centro is a place where everybody knows everybody, where everybody is different and that’s expected and accepted. All El Centro students and staff are treated the same regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, gender identity and expression. The school works with each student, one person at a time. The Principal is committed to this vision, and is willing and able to fight for it on behalf of El Centro’s 200 students and 25 staff.

The Principal of El Centro is an energetic and dynamic educational leader who is driven by a strong vision of high academic achievement for a diverse student population. The Principal will model effective leadership defined by integrity and clear and open communication. The Principal is experienced in supporting an authentic culture where student voice is amplified through fairness and restorative practices.

Full Family Benefits

Spanish preferred, but not necessary.

Master’s degree

If you are a highly organized, hard-working individual interested in joining our learning community, please email a resume and a cover letter to David Bromley, Executive Director, at We are currently accepting applications.

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