Delaware Met, the story that never stops. The latest? Turns out Innovative Schools is recruiting for an executive director. And the starting salary? $100,000.00 for the job. That’s a lot of money for a brand new charter. Is this in addition to the principal position, held by the returning Tricia Hunter-Crafton? Because in their budget submitted for their formal review, it only shows $100,000 for school leadership and that is under the title of principal.
Some highlights for the listing, with my thoughts below each line in red, include:
Demonstrated ability to build school culture that will enhance student achievement
You might want to have an architect background for this one because you would essentially be rebuilding a school from the bottom up.
Demonstrated ability to build effective school systems that support safety, and establishes coherence of policies amongst staff, students, and parents
Being that this school is NOT safe at all and there is no coherence of policies at all at this school, I would also suggest you hire two full-time State Resource Officers at this school as well.
Oversees daily operation of school, ensuing a safe and positive school culture
If you have the ability to clone yourself as well, this will be a must.
Keeps the Board informed of all aspects of school operations
Because the board has vast amounts of experience with this kind of school, culture and population…
Manage day-to-day activities of all staff
I would make sure an adult is present anywhere students are present and install security cameras there.
Successful leadership experience in a public or non-public school serving diverse and low- income student populations, with significant results in closing student achievement gaps
Before worrying about the student achievement gaps, I would work on closing the calls to the Wilmington Police Department. And I would reach out to the local businesses in the area who are making the vast majority of the phone calls to the police. Over 30 calls in two and a half months…
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
I would go beyond this and perhaps suggest an ability to lift a few tons because that will be the weight on your shoulders when you take this job.
Ability to hear within normal range, with or without amplification
I sincerely hope you are from the planet Krypton and have super-hearing cause you are going to need it!
Ability to sustain a calm, reasonable approach, and communicate effectively in stressful or problematic situations
I would enroll in a daily 3 hour yoga class right away and practice meditation techniques now.
Baseline of $100,000 — Negotiable and commensurate with education and experience
I would ask for double based on the hazardous working conditions…
I did want to add a few other qualifications the executive director of Delaware Met will probably need…
Ability to become best friends with the Wilmington Police Department
Forensic auditing experience
Crowd Control techniques
Have a Bat-phone installed in your office