Home School Academy Principal
Location:Home School Academy
Recruiting Start Date:05/22/2020
Estimated Start Date:07/01/2020Provides 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
- 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
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
- 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
- Maintains confidentiality
- 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 Years or More of Classroom Teaching Experience
- School Administrative Experience
- Principal’s License: Initial - Colorado Department of Education
- Bachelor’s (Baccalaureate) degree (e.g., B.A., A.B., B.S.)
- 3 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)
Posting Date: Friday, May 22
Closing Date: Monday, June 8 at Noon
Phone Interviews: Thursday, June 11
Preliminary Interviews: Friday, June 12
Final Interviews: Tuesday, June 16
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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