High School Principal (DCC-HS)
Location:Discovery Canyon Campus High School
Colorado Springs, CO
Recruiting Start Date:01/03/2023
Estimated Start Date:07/01/2023
Provides dynamic leadership in the school by creating educational options which lead to academic growth and achievement for all students through a thorough knowledge of curriculum, instruction, assessment, supervision and evaluation, staff professional learning, community engagement, and positive school culture; implements a student-focused vision and collaborative leadership style to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students.
The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.
Reports consistently for work as scheduled
Performs other duties as assigned
Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
Demonstrates organizational leadership by strategically developing a vision and mission, leading change, enhancing the capacity of personnel, distributing resources, and aligning systems of communication for continuous school improvement
Collaboratively develops the vision, mission, and strategic plan, based on a cycle of continuous improvement of student outcomes, and facilitate their integration into the school community
Collaborates with staff and stakeholders to implement strategies for change to improve student outcomes
Establishes and effectively manages systems that ensure high-quality staff
Establishes systems and partnerships for managing all available school resources to facilitate improved student outcomes
Facilitates the design and use of a variety of communication strategies with all stakeholders
Demonstrates inclusive leadership practices that foster a positive school culture and promote safety and equity for all students, staff, and community
Creates a professional school environment and foster relationships that promote staff and student success and well-being
Ensures that the school provides an orderly and supportive environment that fosters a sense of safety and well-being
Commits to an inclusive and positive school environment that meets the needs of all students and promotes the preparation of students to live productively and contribute to the diverse cultural contexts of a global society
Creates and utilizes systems to share leadership and support collaborative efforts throughout the school
Designs and utilizes structures and processes which result in family and community engagement and support
Demonstrates instructional leadership by aligning curriculum, instruction and assessment, supporting professional learning, conducting observations, providing actionable feedback, and holding staff accountable for student outcomes
Establishes, aligns, and ensures implementation of a plan of instruction, instructional practice, assessments, and use of student data that result in academic growth and achievement for all students
Fosters a collaborative culture of job-embedded professional learning
Demonstrates knowledge of effective instructional practice and provide feedback to promote continuous improvement of teaching and learning
Develops effective interpersonal relationships in an open, honest, and credible manner while proactively and efficiently managing the complexity of human interactions; exemplifies a personal and professional commitment to ethical conduct and respect for others and their rights
Develops systems and relationships to leverage the school district and community resources available within and outside of the school in order to maximize the school’s ability to serve the best interest of students and families
Holds all staff accountable for setting and achieving measurable student outcomes
Demonstrates professionalism through ethical conduct, reflection, and external leadership
Demonstrates high standards for professional conduct
Links professional growth to professional goals
Builds and sustains productive partnerships with key community stakeholders, including public and private sectors, to promote school improvement, student learning, and student well-being
Attends all community, staff, and school board meetings and conferences as directed by the Superintendent or designee
Effectively communicates and understands the impact of decisions on all stakeholders
Exercises reasonable and prudent leadership in crisis, political, and high-stakes situations
Manages student discipline in a consistent manner and provides follow-up information to staff and parents/guardians
Plans and coordinates transportation needs with the Transportation Department
Reports to appropriate district level supervisors/administrators regarding the needs of the school/program with respect to curriculum, instruction, assessment, staff, budget/resources, facilities, etc.
Stays current with educational trends, research, and best practices
Strives to improve the professional by collaborating with colleagues, school district leadership and other stakeholders to drive the development and successful implementation of initiatives are consistent with federal and state laws, school district and board policies
Supervises and evaluates all curricular and extracurricular activities and programs
Takes responsibility for ensuring that all students are progressing toward post-secondary and workforce readiness standards to be mastered by high school graduation; prepares students for success by ensuring mastery of all Colorado Academic Standards, including 21st Century skills
Takes responsibility for facilitating the preparation of students with the skills, dispositions and attitudes necessary for success in work and post-secondary education, including democratic and civic participation
Uses evidence and data to evaluate the performance and practices of the school, in order to continually improve attainment of Student Academic Growth; takes responsibility and devises an intentional plan for ensuring that staff is knowledgeable in how to utilize evidence and data to inform instructional decision making to maximize the educational opportunities and instructional program for every child
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to collaborate and partner with parents/guardians in the educational process
Ability to create, access, input, retrieve, and manipulate information in various software systems
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with district personnel and members of the public
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, administrators, departments, other agencies, and the general public
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to greet and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities
Ability to work independently
Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility
Demonstrates citizenship, compassion, courage, discernment, excellence, honesty, hope, integrity, patience, perseverance, reliability, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness
Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible
Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills
Experience with parent, student, staff, administrator, district, and community relations
Follows oral and written instructions
Fosters positive relations among students, staff, parents and the community
Knowledge of and experience in the use of technology
Knowledge of and experience with effective conflict resolution
Knowledge of and experience with use of feedback and reflection of professional practice to improve teaching and learning
Knowledge of at-risk, special populations, and related programming and instructional strategies
Knowledge of Colorado Academic Standards, curriculum, standards-based instruction, assessment, and differentiation
Knowledge of effective classroom and positive behavior management
Knowledge of grade level, content/subject area, and inquiry-based skills
Knowledge of school-based processes and operations
Knowledge of the academic, emotional, and social development of students
Proven experience in dealing with challenging situations
Proven experience in making improvements to programs and processes
Proven experience with the teaching and learning process
Proven successful supervisory experience
Strong desire to be a member of a dynamic leadership team
Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills
Student-centered and relationship-focused
Successful experience in involving parents in meaningful ways in their children's education
Successful experience in the vertical and horizontal articulation of curriculum, instruction, and programming
Successful experience in using assessment data to assist staff in a continual improvement process
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.
The incumbent is directly responsible to provide for the health, safety, and welfare and education of students, ensuring students are under supervision at all times.
The incumbent operates primarily independently and frequently with others in a professional school environment indoors regularly and outdoors occasionally.
The incumbent routinely uses standard office equipment.
Physical Demands: The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions.
Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils
The job is very active and regularly requires periods of standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing while on duty. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to talk and hear.
Typical demands require staff to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, and may be higher for some assignments depending on position and student need; climb stairs, ladders, and/or stools; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; use fingers to operate computer keyboards; feel the shape, size and temperature of objects; and physically restrain students when necessary.
The incumbent frequently is required to use hands and fingers, handle or feel; and to reach with hands and arms.
The position requires the ability to speak and to be understood, to use normal or aided vision and hearing, and to detect odors.
Cognitive Functions: The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.
3-5 Years of Classroom Teaching Experience
3 Years of School Administrative Experience
Principal License: Initial - Colorado Department of Education
Bachelor’s (Baccalaureate) degree (e.g., B.A., A.B., B.S.)
3-5 Years Administrative Experience in a School or District Level Position
Master’s degree (e.g. M.A., M.S., M.Eng, M.Ed, M.S.W., M.B.A., M.L.S)
Salary Placement: Based on job relevant experience only
Posting Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Closing Date: Monday, January 30 at Noon
Phone Interviews: Friday, February 3 (if necessary)
Preliminary Interviews: Monday, February 13
Final Interviews: Monday, February 27
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Hours per Day:8.0 hour(s) per day
Number of Days per Year:220 days M-F
FLSA Status:United States of America (Exempt)
How to Apply:
New applicants (including current district staff members) must use the Workday application portal. Documents emailed directly to a supervisor will not be considered for application purposes and will not receive a response. A completed online application also includes the following uploaded documents in PDF format:
A letter of application which states why you feel you are qualified for the position and your background
A statement of your philosophy of administration and the role of the administrator in this position
A current resume
Three current letters of recommendation (i.e., less than one year old)
Complete undergraduate and graduate transcripts (in color, readable, and reflecting official status where applicable)
Applicable Colorado License or evidence of eligibility as indicated in the job posting
"Evidence of Eligibility" means license application with CDE is in process
We do not accept "Alternative Principal Authorizations"
No other documents will be accepted. Thank you for not uploading and submitting any additional materials.
Please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school/location. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting.
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