Anticipated Elementary School Principal (Pool)
Weld County School District - Greeley, CO

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Greeley-Evans School District 6 seeks experienced school leaders as principals who are focused on the academic growth of each student. Our principals lead their schools in a system that is building high levels of success through learning, growth, and achievement. As the school's primary instructional leader, our principals enable courageous conversations and data-driven collaboration about assessment, instruction, and student achievement.

Successful principals in Greeley-Evans School District 6 :
  • Provide quick, dramatic, and sustained changed in the performance of the school.
  • Lead staff and the school community through the change process with confidence.
  • Analyze data to inform decisions, making clear, logical plans, and ensuring a strong connection between school learning goals and the classroom professional practices.
  • Focus on outcomes, data, and achievement.
  • Engage the staff in authentic academic experiences that involve real leadership of adults on behalf of students.
  • Model examples of leadership actions coupled with multiple opportunities to practice.
  • Establish strong networks to provide regular and ongoing feedback that also includes a coaching model.
  • Motivate others and influence their thinking and behavior to obtain results.
Anticipated Elementary School Principal (Pool)
Posted: January 14, 2014

Deadline for application : Until filled

Contract length : 2014-2015

Compensation : Salary and benefits are regionally competitive and based on experience and training.

Work Schedule : 220 Days

Nature and Scope of Job : The Elementary School Principal will demonstrate effective leadership skills aimed at developing a caring, collaborative community and guiding a total educational program that will result in increased student achievement. Responsible to the Director of Elementary Schools.

Education, Licenses, Certification or Formal Training:
Must have a BA in an area appropriate to the level.
•Must have a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and administration.
•Must hold or be eligible to hold a current Colorado administrator's certificate/license.
•At least three years of elementary school teaching experience, and a minimum of one year of experience in elementary school administration and supervision required.
•Bilingual skills are preferred.
•Successful completion of CPI training preferred.
Qualifications : Demonstrates skills and abilities in working with teachers in developing affective teaching strategies in a team environment. Demonstrates an understanding of and a desire to work successfully with children. Demonstrates an ability to ensure student academic growth and increased student achievement. Demonstrates skills in facilitating and developing a unified improvement plan. Demonstrates skills in supervision of instruction. Demonstrates skills in facilitating change and transition. Demonstrates ethical behaviors and conduct. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to successfully lead diverse groups of people. Demonstrates proficiency in the uses and functions of technologies. Ability to mediate and resolve conflicts. Knowledge of elementary child growth and development and implications for instructional decisions influencing the teaching/learning cycle. Knowledge of Colorado and district content standards.

Essential Job Functions :
Supervises the school's educational program of highly engaged staff in student achievement. The principal models and sets high standards to ensure quality learning experiences that lead to success for all students. The principal leads and supports a school community that is committed to and focused on a system of learning.
• Demonstrates instructional leadership through a cycle of continuous improvement by effectively planning, implementing, scheduling, monitoring, and evaluating the instructional program through the unified improvement plan. Principals must be effective leaders of the change process.
• Establishes performance goals for the building, prioritizes activities to achieve the highest benefit relative to inputs, and works to meet goals using direct action, staffing, and other available resources.
• Assists in the development, revisions, and evaluation of the district-approved curriculum based on state and district standards.
• Focuses on achievement data in a problem-solving process that must include all staff, such as data-dialog teams, facilitated planning, and interventions teams.
• Provides leadership and direction for focused and collaborative staff development.
• Implements lawful and ethical personnel procedures and evaluations and adheres to contractual obligations through high levels of feedback, accountability and visibility in the school community.
• Responsible for the recruiting, screening, hiring, and training of highly qualified building staff.
• Recognizes, appreciates, and supports ethnic, cultural, gender, economic, and human diversity throughout the school community, while striving to provide fair and equitable treatment and consideration for all.
• Encourages a culture of continuous learning and supports the personal and professional development of self and others. The principal organizes and manages human and financial resources to create a safe and effective working and learning environment and maximizes the impact to culture and achievement at the school.
• Assumes responsibility for the safety and administration of the school emergency plan.
• Monitors the effective use of instructional time on task.
• Develops schedules that support school and district instructional goals to maximize student achievement gains.
• Plans and supervises fire drills and an emergency preparedness program.
• Maintains high standards of student conduct and enforces discipline as necessary, according to due process to students.
• Responsible for the school's extracurricular program.
• Supervises the preparation of all school reports and records.
• Monitors the implementation of procedures to maintain positive behavior management and effective discipline.
• Supervises and maintains accurate internal fund accounting related to all school activities and allied organizations. Maintains and manages property control. Maintains and manages payroll procedures.
• Markets the district's mission/belief/focus. Establishes and maintains active community involvement by encouraging participation in school life.
• Acts as a liaison by developing positive relations between school, parents, and community. Provides opportunities for parents to interact with staff.
Equal Employment Opportunity

Greeley-Evans School District 6 shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. The Superintendent is committed to cultural diversity among district personnel as a means of enriching educational experience. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.

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