The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Middle School Principal - 2020-21 School Year

Leadership Chicago, Illinois



The Noble Network of Charter Schools operates Chicago's largest and highest-performing network of schools. Critical to the success of our schools has been the premium we've placed on finding the nation's top talent to serve as principal of the school.  Noble principals are given the autonomy we believe that a leader requires including the ability to hire, control budget, create a unique school identity, etc. Noble principals are paid top of the market with new-to-the-role compensation expected at $145,000. 

After nine years of service at Noble, Gary Comer Middle School's principal will be transitioning out of the role. As Noble's lone middle school, Gary Comer Middle Schools holds a special place in our organization and our impact on students in Chicago. As a part of the broader Comer campus (Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep, Comer Science and Education Foundation, Utmost U), middle school students have access to a deep network of wrap-around support that ensures students see success in middle school through to their post-college career. Gary Comer Middle School currently serves over 300 6-8 grade students.

About Noble

Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,400 employees currently serve over 12,000 students, 98% of whom are students of color, 89% low-income, and 83% first-generation college-goers. The School Quality and Rating Policy scores for the Chicago Public Schools rated Noble campuses as ten of the top fifteen public high schools in the city. We believe our people are the most valuable asset in preparing our students to be successful in college and lead exemplary lives.

Our Why: Mission

Noble is a catalyst for educational equity in Chicago that empowers students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives.

Our What: Results

Noble defines results as ensuring that our schools are the best in the country at preparing our students to be college-ready, the best place for students to attend school, and the best place for our staff to work.  We measure our success against this commitment to results by continuously looking at metrics within the following six dimensions:

  1. School Culture
  2. Academic Results
  3. Staff Engagement
  4. Student Retention
  5. Fiscal Integrity
  6. College Persistence

The strong supports and accountability to delivering on these outcomes is at the core of what is expected of a Noble principal and what has made Noble among the nation’s leaders in education.

Our How: Ideal Principal Competencies

Noble’s 18 principals are a cohesive and impressive community of leaders. The core competencies we are seeking in the next person to join this team include:

  • Values: Principals exemplify Noble’s core values of results; respect; follow-through; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and humility and self-awareness.
  • Performance: Principals inspire, protect, and deliver continuously improving excellence in Noble’s six core outcomes.
  • Talent: Principals attract, hire, train, and develop a diverse and mission-driven team of people.
  • Management: Principals create and uphold clear roles, responsibilities, and performance metrics for all team members in alignment to the campus vision.
  • Prioritization: Principals select the right priorities and execute on them effectively.


The role of a principal is arguably among the most challenging jobs in the country. We know that to deliver on our why, what, and how for families, students, and staff we must provide a highly competitive salary for principals. Total compensation, specifically base salary and bonus, is expected at or above $145,000.

In addition to salary, and a mission-driven high-performance culture, Noble is proud of the competitive health, financial, and wellness benefits provided all employees.

Application Process

We strongly value the input of the campus staff, school community, and the broader principal team in determining our school leaders. The process has been designed to be rigorous, inclusive, and informative.

At this time we are building a pool of candidates for this position and conducting interviews on a rolling basis.

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At Noble, our mission is to be a catalyst for educational equity in the city of Chicago that empowers students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives. We know that we only fulfill this mission if we are the best place for a diverse mix of driven, reflective, and innovative educators to come, stay, and do their best work nurturing college-ready students. That is why Noble is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law.