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2024-2025 Assistant Head of School - Wilmington

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Freire Charter School Wilmington - Wilmington, DE


Assistant Head of School

Freire Wilmington is seeking an Assistant Head of School for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Reporting to the Head of School, the Assistant Head of School will be responsible for assisting in the day to day operations of the school, with a special emphasis on instructional leadership. At Freire, we believe that when students create, they build the future. The Assistant Head of School will work with school leadership to ensure a school environment (academic and cultural) conducive to this creative, hands-on, problem-based learning model.



  • Develop excellence in all instructional staff by conducting formal and informal classroom observations and coaching support.

  • Shape and analyze data to improve school operations and student success.

  • Design and lead professional development for teachers.

  • Build a culture of instructional excellence and continuous improvement characterized by standards-based, problem-based instruction, collaboration, and a relentless focus on maximizing student learning and positive experience.

  • Support teacherswith suggestions and strategies to improve curriculum, instruction, assessment, and classroom management.

  • Create a culture where students and staff are pushed to take risks, to fail, to create, and to build.

  • Foster a joyfulschool climate, including the thoughtful adherence to the Student Code of Conduct and resolution of student conflict.

  • Assist with daily operations, including student arrival and dismissal, celebrating success, scheduling, attendance, facility management, cafeteria management, etc.

  • Cultivate meaningful and beneficial family engagement.

  • Manage state testingincluding test setup through the state, ordering materials, coordinating administration including use of accommodations during administration, and maintaining test security.



  • Passion for and commitment to the mission and students of Freire.

  • 3-5 years of classroom instructional experience, preferably in a secondary setting. School leadership experience a plus.

  • Belief that students should be drivers of their learning and that mistakes are a critical part of that learning

  • Tenacious, meticulous, and willingness to do whatever it takes.

  • Always ready to lead and learn.

  • Ability to be flexible, resilient and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and rapidly-changing environment.



About Freire Schools

Freire Schools has 23 years of success with raising student achievement and preparing historically underserved students for college. We're a network of four schools with one mission! Our students are at the center of all that we do, and we’re looking for educators who have an undeniable belief that every student who walks through our doors is capable of success.

Our mission is to provide a college-preparatory education that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and character to succeed in college and beyond.


Freire Wilmington’s Impact and Growth

  • Across the network, at least 95% of our Class of 2023 were accepted to college. Students were accepted to 151 unique colleges and universities – including the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and 30 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
  • According to the 2022 U.S. News and World Report rankings, Freire Wilmington is the #1 non-selective public charter high school in Delaware.

  • The longer students attend Freire Wilmington, the better they perform. In 2018-19, juniors who enrolled at Freire Wilmington for at least three years were significantly more likely to score proficient on reading and math assessments compared to juniors who attended for just one or two years (47% proficient vs 20% in ELA and 22% proficient vs 12% in Math).

  • Expanded Facilities: In winter 2023, Freire Wilmington will break ground on a new gymnasium featuring spectator seating, locker rooms, and community gathering spaces. We anticipate that this facility will open for student use by the end of the 2023-24 school year!


Freire Schools' Values

The core values of Freire schools are centered around empowering students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers in a community of mutual respect, openness, and a commitment to peace.

EQUITY: Freire schools aims to promote social justice by providing quality, accessible education regardless of their background or socio-economic status.

LOVE: We insist that every member of our community be accepted at face value, without judgment, and be supported in inhabiting their fullest self. Our connections create our community. As a Freire Family, our shared struggles, joy, challenges, and successes give us strength.

CRITICAL THINKING: Freire schools prioritize inquiry-based learning, which involves encouraging students to ask questions, explore their interests, and question the status quo.

DIVERSITY: We embrace and celebrate our differences, because we know they make us stronger as a community and as individuals.


For questions about career opportunities with Freire Schools, please contact