A Note about Grove Elementary’s Governance Structure and Teacher-Powered Philosophy
Grove Elementary will be teacher-powered! To learn more about what makes a teacher-powered school unique, please visit www.teacherpowered.org. At a teacher-powered school, teachers have the collective autonomy to make decisions influencing the school. You can learn more about these areas of autonomy here.
The school administrator reports directly to the board and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the School. The responsibilities of this position include management of the Federal Charter School Program (CSP) Grant, work with the financial services consultant, compliance and reporting, facility management, technology, transportation, marketing/outreach, parent volunteer management, and support teaching team members, including but not limited to organizing and facilitating professional development.
The teaching team reports directly to the board and will have the responsibility to develop, implement, and evaluate the learning program, identify needed professional development, set the school schedule and teacher hours, evaluate colleagues, determine and broaden assessments, and promote positive discipline.
The teaching team and school administrator will share the responsibility to hire according to set staff pattern, nurture and capitalize on leadership and strengths of every member of the school community, and continue to employ colleagues based on their willingness and ability to participate positively in the classroom and the school community. Together they will define performance standards (and a basis for termination of staff, with the exception of the school administrator) based on levels of performance in these areas: planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, professional responsibilities. They will determine school-level policy, set the budget, determine compensation, and address issues in direct and respectful ways.