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Bellevue School District Principal are expected to be stewards of the District's vision, mission, goals and instructional initiatives. Building administrators are instructional leaders and are expected to spend the majority of their time, energy, and talents focused on the quality of education being offered at their schools. An instructional leader is one who understands the tremendous complexity of teaching and learning, and devotes the majority of the professional day planning and implementing initiatives to improve the quality of education in all aspects of their school. Instructional leaders observe instruction and provide ongoing feedback that is candid and powerful to improve student learning
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY:
The Bellevue School District is committed to a diverse workforce representative of our students, one that embraces and models cultural competency as an international community.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
• Creating a school culture that promotes the ongoing improvement of learning and teaching for students and staff.
• Establishing and maintaining a positive learning environment for all.
• Providing for school safety.
• Leading the development, implementation and evaluation of a data-driven plan for increasing student achievement, including the use of multiple student data elements.
• Assisting instructional staff with alignment of curriculum, instruction and assessment with state and local district learning goals.
• Developing and leading school based teams in the improvement of instructional and procedural practices.
• Design and lead professional development programs that meet the needs of staff and students.
• Monitoring, assisting and evaluating effective instruction and assessment practices.
• Managing both staff and fiscal resources to support student achievement and legal responsibilities.
• Partnering with the school community to promote student learning.
• Demonstrating commitment to closing the achievement gap.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills with all constituencies.
• Visible and supportive of all curricular and extra-curricular programs.
• Reports directly to and is supervised by the Superintendent or Designee
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: (positions in this class typically require):
• Have at least three years of demonstrated successful teaching experience and at least one year of educational leadership and/or supervision experience.
• Specific training as a school administrator and a master's degree, preferred.
• Training and/or experience working with students with a variety of educational abilities, backgrounds, skills and cultures; including: special needs, English language learners, special education, and/or "at-risk".
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):
• Possess or qualify for immediate issuance of a valid Washington State Administrative credential.
KNOWLEDGE: (position requirements at entry):
• Current experience, knowledge, and commitment to the needs of children; young adults and/or maturing adolescents.
SKILLS: (position requirements at entry):
• Provides positive, collaborative and visionary leadership to staff, students and the community.
• Builds, creates and maintains a culture that fosters collaborative relationships with students, staff and the community.
• Models exemplary professionalism.
• Expresses and communicates ideas clearly for different audiences in oral presentation and in written communication.
• Ability to provide appropriate and innovative supervision and leadership to the instructional program.
• Ability to seek relevant and current data, analyze and research complex information.
• Ability to reach logical conclusions, make high quality decisions, and set priorities.
• Successful experience responding to and engaging in a diverse multi-cultural and multi-racial community.
• Successful experience involving others in solving problems and guiding them to accomplishment and manage conflict in a positive and professional manner.
• Successful experience as a strong facilitator and skilled at group process; positive attitude, sense of collegiality.
• Successful experience in leading discussions and facilitating meetings.
• The most competitive candidates are able to speak a language other than English fluently.
• Other criteria may be established by the selection committee.
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This is a general posting for one or more High School Principal positions. Positions will be filled as specific openings are identified.
Determined by the job classification on the 2020-21 Certificated Administrator Compensation Salary Schedule Benefits include retirement, medical, dental, vacation, holidays, and other benefits.
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.
Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be completed. The successful candidate for this position must be fingerprinted. Employment is contingent upon clearance by Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation
Bellevue School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, 425-456-4010 or email@example.com; Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, 425-456-4156 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Alexa Allman 425-456-4040 or email@example.com. Address for all three: 12111 NE 1st St., Bellevue, WA 98005.
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