Empower Tomorrow’s Innovators: Become Principal at CAST Tech High School
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Oversee daily operation of a singular department or campus. Directs staff, which should include people managers, in the development and implementation of departmental or campus policies, procedures and programs. Adheres to both district policy and governmental regulations concerning department or campus operations. Manages departmental or campus structure, development, training, and planning.
CAST Tech High School is the flagship high school of the CAST Schools network, and the first high-tech high school in the city of San Antonio. An innovative high school of choice exposing young people to colleges and careers, with a focus on cybersecurity, User Experience (UX) and entrepreneurship, operated in partnership with CAST Schools, a nonprofit network, and San Antonio ISD. CAST Tech is part of the six-school CAST Schools network designed as an economic mobility strategy, one of three 1882 partnership schools with CAST within SAISD. CAST Schools are co-created with industry and other stakeholders, and CAST Principals are expected to embrace a shared vision of collaborative leadership that listens to the voices of industry as well as students and teachers in shaping the student experience. Principals meet regularly with their industry advisory board and look for consistent opportunities to engage both students and staff in meaningful feedback to engage in a process of continuous learning, adaptation, and improvement. CAST Schools focus on four pillars of authentic learning, relationships, equity and student voice and agency. The network believes that all students come with gifts and our job is to unlock them. There are no academic criteria for admission, and all students are exposed to college coursework, hands-on opportunities, including meaningful work-based experiences, and encouraged to spend their four years of high school developing a clear sense of purpose and direction for what they will do post high school. CAST Tech is located downtown in the city’s Tech District and works closely with leading tech and business partners to create internships and experiential opportunities for students. The campus pioneered an early college academy partnership with UTSA and works closely with several other colleges and universities. CAST School leaders participate in a small network designed to act as innovative laboratories for our partner school districts, and to test new ways of teaching and learning to share with the broader San Antonio region, to foster greater opportunity for all San Antonio youth.
Collaborate with SAISD and CAST Schools leadership to create a national model simultaneously preparing students for college AND careers, with a focus on tech and business. CAST School Principals are expected to create an aspirational setting for students, embracing the notion that with appropriate support, all students can achieve their purpose. The CAST Tech High School Principal will foster a spirit of innovation, of inquiry, and of collaboration, leading by example and listening to the voices of all stakeholders – industry, higher-education partners, students, teachers/staff, and parents. The Principal will deepen existing relationships with industry, higher education, and the broader community. The Principal will act as an instructional leader in an environment that fosters innovative approaches to teaching and learning, built around project-based learning, blended learning, and work-based learning, to provide a customized approach and allow all students to meet their full potential. CAST Tech is an open enrollment school and up to 50% of students can come from outside SAISD boundaries. The Principal is responsible for developing recruiting and enrollment strategies for the campus, with the goal of an equitable student enrollment reflective of the district and the community it serves.