Become an Assistant Principal

Be an integral part of our leadership team, developing teachers in pursuit of teaching and learning excellence.


Assistant Principal Fellowship

Assistant Principals function as principals-in-training, receiving professional development that will hone their craft until they are ready to lead a Success Academy school at the highest level.


We invite you to apply if you:

Have 2-3 years of teaching experience

Are eager to learn and have growth mindset

Have diverse experiences across grades and/or subjects

Have an education reform mindset

Hold exceptionally high standards for the quality of work and have a reflex to improve at every turn

Have a record of exceptional student achievement and results


What to Expect

Year 1

Learn Teaching at SA

  • Join as an Assistant Principal Fellow and be placed at one of our nearly 50 schools in New York City 
  • Participate in a teaching rotation to learn the intricacies of our school design, and our teaching standards, while being paid at the junior leadership level 
  • This first year of teaching will set you up to be a fully-functioning Assistant Principal from the start of your second year

Beyond Year 1

Lead as an Assistant Principal

  • Continue to develop your leadership skills through our exceptional supports, coaching, training, and development 
  • Benefit from one-on-one coaching, feedback, and mentorship from Success Academy leaders 
  • Connect with other fellows, creating a community to share your experiences 

Application Process






We value clear thinking and strong writing so please take care with your application materials.


You'll be invited to complete a recorded video interview and two written responses.

Virtual Interviews

Next, you'll be assessed across a range of key attributes through a series of virtual interviews with our leaders.

Acceptance and Placement

We'll discuss your school placement preferences and you'll be assigned to your placement school soon after.


Why Lead at Success Academy

We’re looking for insistent intellectuals who build intellectual environments and elevate scholar thinking.

Coaching & Mentorship

Assistant Principals receive comprehensive professional development that will hone their craft until they are ready to lead a Success Academy school at the highest level.

Community & Culture

Drive instruction and create a school culture of scholarship while managing teachers to form relationships with students and their families.

Accelerated Pathway to Leadership

As core members of our leadership team, Assistant Principals assume greater responsibility and accountability for delivering student results as their time in the role progresses.

Hear From Staff

I have changed a lot as a leader and manager. The combination of consistent feedback loops and network professional development has helped me become a more decisive and confident leader.

William Abbott

Principal (Former Assistant Principal)

Hell's Kitchen Elementary School

Working here

Join an innovative, and supportive team where you grow your skills, build your expertise, and advance professionally.

Mission & Culture

Diversity & Inclusion

Career Progression

Excellence, humor, ownership, and dedication are at the core of our work.

Racial justice drives our mission and so do our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Accelerate your skills and receive support to build a foundation for your career. 


Ready To Lead?

Success Academy Charter Schools

95 Pine Street, Floor 6

New York, NY 10005

Office: (646) 597-4641

Fax: (646) 961-4739

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