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A core component of the Uncommon model is having two leaders in every school in order to maximize student learning. The Principal, or instructional leader, focuses on teaching and learning, all day, every day. The Director of Operations tackles the strategy, systems-building, and daily details that combine to make the school day streamlined. Together, they make an unbeatable – and uncommon – team.

Think Different  

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See our Apple-inspired tribute to Uncommon leaders. Watch Now

This is J-Factor

J-Factor technique

UCHS Wedding Boogie from Uncommon Schools on Vimeo.


Fellowship Year

Uncommon has a leadership fellowship for instruction and operations. Learn More

Step Inside

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See what an Uncommon leader's day is like! Learn More

Watch Julie Jackson

Watch Julie Jackson lead Morning Circle at North Star Academy! Learn More

Additional Roles

The search is on! In addition to the roles listed above, we are always looking for great people to join Uncommon both inside and outside of the classroom.

Additional roles include:

  • Dean of Students
  • Dean of Curriculum & Instruction
  • Apprentice Teachers
  • Office Managers
  • Special Projects Coordinators

We hope you will review our Immediate Openings and consider being Uncommon.