EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

K-8 Principal

Location: Honey Creek Community School, Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor, MI

Description: Honey Creek Community School was founded in 1995 with support from the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD). Honey Creek has grown from a K-2 charter school with 33 students to a fully staffed K-8 charter school with 250 students. Honey Creek Community School was founded out of the community and emphasizes and maintains our relationship and connection with the community as well as a commitment toward ensuring children interact and learn from a diverse community. The response from the community to Honey Creek is overwhelmingly positive as evidenced by the strong participation of our parents in school activities. Our project based, thematic, integrated curriculum, small class sizes and strong student-teacher relationships illustrate our uniqueness as a charter school. Our effectiveness is demonstrated through strong academic performance and recognition from various accrediting agencies.  Learn more about us on Niche: https://www.niche.com/k12/honey-creek-community-school-ann-arbor-mi/


Details: The Principal and Executive Director comprise the administrative core of the school. The Principal facilitates the smooth and healthy functioning of the school through supervising, training, and evaluating the teachers as well as providing direction and support in curriculum development. Additionally, the Principal will assist in coordinating communication among all elements of the school and network with the community. 

The Ideal candidate will have a strong student and community focus coupled with an instructional background and commitment advancing equity in the educational system.


Requirements: 

  • Ability to meet requirements for Michigan Administrator Certification

  • OR Willingness to obtain certification within 2 years with bachelor’s degree in education


Preferences: *Please address each of the above in your cover letter.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop instruct in interactive theme and project-based curriculum

  • Committed to the concepts of equity and social justice

  • Understanding and commitment to multi-age groupings

Additional requirements:

  • Current physical with no restrictions and drug screening

  • Current negative TB test

  • Current First Aid and CPR

  • Clear criminal background history


Completed application packets may be emailed to awaters@hc.wash.k12.mi.us or mailed to:
Honey Creek Community School
Attn. Al Waters
1735 S. Wagner Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Honey Creek Community School Job Description:

Position: Principal

Hours: Full-Time

Reporting relationship: Executive Director

Education/Certification: Master’s Degree or higher, Michigan Administrator Certification

Salary: $45K- $60K plus benefits

 

Description: The Principal and Executive Director comprise the administrative core of the school. The Principal facilitates the smooth and healthy functioning of the school through supervising, training, and evaluating the teachers as well as providing direction and support in curriculum development. Additionally, the Principal will assist in coordinating communication among all elements of the school and network with the community. 

 

Honey Creek Community School is a small, supportive community with much involvement from families. Staff and faculty at the school value their ability to positively impact the lives and education of the children at the school. The ideal candidate will have a great love of learning and community-building, and an interest in shaping the education system. This person will work with the Executive Director to develop goals and objectives that promote HCCS's growth and evolution and to implement and communicate those goals and objectives. A primary role of the principal is to foster the continuous development of an open and loving environment for all children in the HCCS program.

 

The position has four key day-to-day responsibility areas. An overview of each area is provided below but is not exhaustive.   

 

Student Focus

  • Greet students in morning, and at afternoon departure

  • Facilitate student discipline/counseling

  • Attend IEPs and 504s

  • Ensure excellence through equity and access for all students.

  • Lead, support and supervise the implementation of state standards, standards for college and career readiness and district curriculum of elementary schools in all subjects.

  • Lead and support the use of digital learning tools including a learning management system, student information system, grade book and collaboration services

 

Community focus

  • Meet with parents

  • Coordinate activities with other groups who use the school

  • Represent the school and its programs professionally to both the greater community and to other educational entities

  • Serve as a community resource person to staff and families

  • Participate in the development of grant applications

  • Attend, lead, supervise and participate in school and district activities including but not limited to graduation, extracurricular activities and conferences.

  • Effectively lead, positively influence and support a culturally diverse educational community

  • Create and maintain a safe environment for all stakeholders

Instructional

  • Provide instructional coaching

  • Schedule substitutes

  • Schedule/provide professional development

  •  Conduct teacher evaluations

  • Provide leadership to the Instructional Consultant Team

  • Spearhead review and revision/ alignment of general curriculum

  • Lead and supervise the implementation of research based instructional strategies for all grade levels including but not limited to sub-group populations.

  • Implement in-depth and on-going professional development to support instructional strategies.

Administration

  • Organize benchmark testing

  • Review/analyze results of benchmark testing and share with faculty

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director in recommending the hiring of staff

  • Advise the Board and Executive Director regarding annual teacher renewal

  • Coordinate with staff to ensure that students are well cared for and closely supervised and that the flow of HCCS and all transitions are smoothly executed

  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of the school improvement plan, aligning the plan with the District’s vision, mission, initiatives and district improvement plan

  • Monitor the revenue and expenditures of the school

 

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to meet requirements for Michigan Administrator Certification

  • OR Willingness to obtain certification within 2 years

  • Bachelor/Masters Degree in Education

  • Prior supervisory experience

  • Prior teaching experience

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Current Michigan Teaching certification in grades K-8

  • Masters degree in educational leadership or related field

  • Prior School Leadership Experience

 

Elementary/ Middle School Instructional Assistant

Location: Ann Arbor 

MI Employment Type: Full-Time, Hourly  

Description

Honey Creek Community School was founded in 1995 with support from the Washtenaw Intermediate  School District (WISD). Honey Creek has grown from a K-2 charter school with 33 students to a fully staffed K-8  charter school with 250 students and a lengthy waiting list of families eager to attend. Honey Creek Community  School was founded out of the community and emphasizes and maintains our relationship and connection with the  community. The response from the community to Honey Creek is overwhelmingly positive as evidenced by the  strong participation of our parents in school activities. Our project based, thematic, integrated curriculum, small  class sizes and strong student-teacher relationships illustrate our uniqueness as a charter school. Our effectiveness is  demonstrated through strong academic performance and recognition from various accrediting agencies, including  the Midwest Education Trust: https://midwest.edtrust.org/honeycreek-community-school/  

 

Responsibilities

Instructional Assistants are expected to work as a team member in developing and implementing  educational instruction and care to the school’s K-8 students. Instructional Assistants are to support the  teacher in running a multi-age, subject-integrated educational curriculum continuously designed and  evaluated to meet each child’s needs and goals as well as address state benchmarks. In addition to  working with the instructional team, Instructional Assistants are to work closely with children’s parents  and community members in supporting a curriculum which draws on experiences at home, in the school,  and in the larger community, and which encourages parents and other community members to participate  in the school and share their expertise.  

Prerequisites

  • 60 College Credit Hours from an accredited institution  

  • Demonstrated warmth and compassion to individual children and their families  ▪ Demonstrated flexibility and good problem-solving skills with co-workers  

  • Ability to work as a productive team member  

  • Ability to support the implementation of group projects for interactive, integrated, and  individualized curriculum areas which address state benchmarks  

  • Understanding and commitment to multi-age groupings  

  • Ability to support instruction in interactive theme and project-based curriculum  ▪ Current physical with no restrictions  

  • Current negative TB test  

Please forward you resume to awaters@hc.wash.k12.mi.us.

Substitute Teachers

Honey Creek needs substitute teachers to cover staff sick and professional development days. Minimum of 90 college credits required. $95/day.

Send resume and letter of interest to:

Honey Creek Community School
1735 S. Wagner Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

For more information, please call (734) 994-2636.

Employment Application: Application

After School Teachers

Provide a safe, nurturing, fun, and educational environment from 3-6pm after school for students in grades K-8. Responsibilities include supervision, activity planning, snack preparation and clean up, prevention and mediation of conflicts, and communicating with parents.  Salary ranges from $10.00 to $15/hour based on experience and qualifications.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma and must pass a criminal history background check, physical, drug screen, and Tb test. Preference will be given to those with child care experience and those certified in or studying education, social work, or another child-related field.

Please email the completed Employment Application to: afterschool@hc.wash.k12.mi.us

Employment Application: Application

Lunch Teachers

Provide a safe, nurturing, and fun environment from 11:30am-12:45pm during lunch and recess for students in grades K-8. Responsibilities include supervision in the cafeteria and outside on the playground, prevention and mediation of conflicts, and communicating with teachers. Salary is $12/hour.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma and must pass a criminal history background check, physical, drug screen, and Tb test. Preference will be given to those with child care experience and those certified in or studying education, social work, or another child-related field.

Please email the completed Employment Application to: afterschool@hc.wash.k12.mi.us

Employment Application: Application