Principal - Elementary School

$132,518 - $147,175 yearly
  • Evergreen Public Schools
  • Vancouver, WA, USA
  • Mar 30, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

1.0 FTE Continuing Position

Effective: July 1, 2021

Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply

Location: Fisher's Landing Elementary School

Stance Statement:

Evergreen Public Schools are committed to eliminating the predictability of outcomes by demographic group and we strive to be a diverse community of schools that provides each member with the opportunities, access, resources, and support they need to be successful. With this in mind, our goal is to recruit, hire and retain employees of all racial ethnic/cultural, and national backgrounds who will bring their unique talents and skills into our educational institution to encourage students to thrive academically. Our district aims to provide an equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for all students and staff to succeed in a racially and culturally diverse local, national and global community. 

Summary:

The principal will foster an environment characterized by high expectations, data driven decision-making, continuous improvement, capacity building and cultural competence.  The principal will be responsible for leading and supporting staff in the daily operation of the school.  Evergreen Public Schools is about every student achieving at the highest level.  As a result, we are committed to hiring talented leaders to drive high outcomes for students through raising academic achievement and closing opportunity gaps. 

Essential Functions:

  • Lead a school culture conducive to continuous improvement for students and staff.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with students, staff, parents, and community by modeling respect, cooperation, and professionalism with others, recognizing the personal achievements and professional contributions of others and demonstrating knowledge of a sensitivity toward individuals and groups from all racial, ethnic/cultural, national socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Lead instructional staff in aligning curriculum, instruction and assessment with state and local learning goals.
  • Monitor, assist and evaluate staff implementation and support of the school performance plan, effective instruction and assessment practices.
  • Lead the management of human and fiscal resources to accomplish achievement goals.
  • Establish a set of culturally responsive standard operating procedures, practices and routines.
  • Provide and/or facilitate training of staff with regard to the most effective practices which lead to higher student achievement regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or prior academic achievement.
  • Provide leadership and supervision of activities and/or athletics.
  • Leads for inclusive programming for students qualified for special education services and those learning English as a second language.
  • Support and lead the school staff in the areas of discipline and general building supervision.
  • Engage teachers in Professional Learning Communities for the purpose of improving student achievement.
  • Demonstrate ability to use technology to problem solve and model 21st century communication skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Cultural Proficiency and leadership in this area.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to closing the achievement gap.
  • Develops cultural competence and a commitment to equity in outcomes and opportunities for adults and students.
  • Leads for equity towards college and career readiness.
  • Nurtures a school environment that celebrates, respects, and values diversity where teaching and learning are made relevant and meaningful to students of various cultures.
  • Publically draws attention to all equity gaps that exist for various groups of students with plans to address their elimination.
  • Initiates activities and discussions that lead to increased cultural competence of staff, informing and expanding teaching practices within classrooms.

Qualifications

  • Valid Washington Administrator Certificate is required.
  • Teaching experience at the elementary school level.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective written and oral communications with diverse community members to include students, staff, parents and community stakeholders.
  • Ability to respond to and engage with a diverse multi-cultural and multi-racial community, and to work side by side and foster strong, positive relationships with parents, staff, students and the public.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Successful experience in working with staff in the improvement of instruction.
  • Successful experience in the development of curriculum.
  • Experience in developing and facilitating engaging professional development for staff and a commitment to equity while building a diverse and inclusive school community.
  • Strong orientation toward and proper use of technology and computer applications.
  • Experience with Professional Learning Communities and results focused teacher collaboration.
  • Knowledge and experience with a workshop model of instruction.
  • Solid knowledge of the components of a balanced literacy program.
  • Strong background in math and science preferred.
  • Knowledge of Common Core State Standards.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Related to Cultural Competence and Equity:

  • Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
  • Nurtures a positive school environment that celebrates, respects and values diversity, where teaching and learning are made relevant and meaningful to students of various cultures.
  • Initiates activities and discussions that lead to increased cultural competence of staff, informing and expanding teaching practices within classrooms.
  • Models instructional leadership and demonstrates a strong commitment to equitable outcomes for all students.
  • Ability to recognize each person as a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.
  • The ability and desire to establish positive relationships with persons regardless of race, gender, physical limitation, sexual orientation or religious belief, with an active commitment to equal opportunity for all persons.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships and interact successfully with diverse instructional support services and administrative staff, including perceiving the needs and concerns of others; assisting others in resolving conflicts; motivating others; and designing programs to assist others in meeting organizational goals.

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