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Roaring Fork School District - Glenwood Springs Middle School Principal

DEFINITION Responsible for the collective success of a school, including the learning, growth and achievement of both students and staff. As the schools’ primary instructional leader, they will enable critical discourse and data-driven reflection about curriculum, assessment, instruction, and student progress, and create structures to facilitate improvement. They will create systems that maximize the utilization of resources and human capital, foster collaboration, and facilitate constructive change. By creating a common vision and articulating shared values, they will lead and manage their schools in a manner that supports schools’ ability to promote equity and to continually improve their positive impact on students and families.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direct supervision from the Superintendent and/or Chief Academic Officer. Supervises building licensed staff and non licensed staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES The following are examples of primary duties assigned to the Principal. Other related primary duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  • Strategic Leadership: Collaboratively develop the vision, mission, values, expectations and goals of the school; Provide for data-based progress monitoring; Collaborate with staff and school community to implement strategies to move those goals forward.

  • Instructional Leadership: Promote school-wide efforts to establish, implement; and refine appropriate expectations for curriculum, instructional practices, assessment and use of data on student learning that result in student academic achievement; Support teachers through ongoing, actionable feedback and needs-based professional development; Hold all staff accountable for setting and achieving rigorous performance goals for all students, and empower staff to achieve these goals across content areas.

  • School Cultural and Equity Leadership: Articulate, model and positively reinforce a clear vision and values of the school’s culture, and involve students, families and staff in creating an inclusive and welcoming climate that supports it.

  • Human Resource Leadership: Establish and effectively manage processes and systems that ensure a knowledgeable, high-quality, high-performing staff; Ensure that the school is a professional learning community; Participate in job fairs, screen applications and interview candidates for certified and classified positions; supervise the Athletic Director; hire, train and supervise athletic coaches and club sponsors; schedule and coordinate games or events; attend athletic games or events and provide supervision when necessary.

  • Managerial Leadership: Establish systems to improve student learning and overall healthy development for all students; Proactively manage interactions and relationships, including those among and between parents/guardians, students and staff; Ensure that the school provides a supportive environment that fosters a climate of safety, respect, and well-being; Provide supervision of the school campus during school hours and at extracurricular activities sponsored by the school; Supervise student discipline to promote a positive school climate.

  • External Leadership: Design and/or utilize structures and processes, which result in family and community engagement, support and ownership for the school; Develop systems and relationships to leverage the school district and community resources available to them both within and outside of the school in order to maximize the school’s ability to serve the best interest of students and families.


Knowledge of:

  • Educational needs of middle school students

  • Knowledge of curriculum development and effective instructional practices

  • Knowledge of using data to promote student achievement

  • Positive discipline and classroom management techniques

  • Effective public speaking and presentation techniques

  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation

  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulation

  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Modern office procedures and methods

  • Principles of business and letter writing and basic report preparation

Ability to:

  • Supervise, plan and direct standards based education practices and curriculum development

  • Implement district programs

  • Oversee, direct and coordinate the work of staff

  • Recruit, select, supervise, develop and evaluate staff

  • Analyze situations and generate effective strategies

  • Develop goals and implement plans, systems and procedures to achieve them

  • Attend professional development, conferences and meetings (including evenings and weekends)

  • Attend and supervise student and community activities (including evenings, weekends and holidays)

  • Make presentations as required; create excitement for learning

  • Be reflective on performance and have a continuous improvement mindset

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

  • Motivate staff and students to achieve high levels of engagement and performance

Principal/director candidates are assessed using the following Roaring Fork Schools Leadership Competencies (derived from research about effective school leadership and from feedback from the School community):

  • Ability to execute a strategic vision

  • Team oriented: effective as a team leader and team member; works with staff to create conditions for collective efficacy

  • Inclusive: values diversity, supports all students, foregrounds equity, welcoming to all

  • Drives for results

  • Ability to influence

  • Problem solving ability

  • Showing confidence to lead: presents with confidence, puts oneself in challenging situations, takes personal responsibility for mistakes

  • Persistence

  • Planning: plans, organizes and manages responsibilities effectively

  • Cognitive complexity: analytical, conceptual, multidimensional

  • Awareness of emotions in self and others

  • Trustworthy: follows through on commitments, treats others with respect, builds relationships

  • Ability to work with and respond to the community

  • Student-centered, with a genuine enjoyment working with middle school students and an ability to listen and understand

  • Relationship builder

  • Dispositions: good sense of humor, kind, compassionate, positive, calm, patient


Experience: A minimum of three years teaching; three years as an Assistant Principal or Mentor Teacher.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited college in education or a related field.

License or Certificate: Possession of or enrollment in a program to obtain a Principal’s license through the Colorado Department of Education. Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate valid Colorado driver’s license.

WORKING CONDITIONS Office environment; exposure to computer screens; travel from site to site.Primary functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of times; use of computer keyboard; light lifting and carrying.

SALARY RANGE AND DAYS WORKED Salary range: $99,898.00 to $117,673, dependent on education and years of experience. Wages will be earned during the school calendar at the number of days required below, but will be paid over the twelve month contract period.

Benefits: The Roaring Fork School District offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage. Other benefits include: paid personal and sick leave, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, a robust retirement plan under Colorado PERA with a district contribution of over 20% of an employee’s wages each month, Employee Assistance programs, a district wellness program, and access to discounted ski passes and other community benefits.

Days worked: this is an exempt position, scheduled to work 206 days/year.

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Raton Public Schools - Longfellow Elementary School Principal

Raton Public School District is seeking a dynamic, result oriented Principal to serve as educational leader of Longfellow Elementary School with the following requirements:

  • Applicant must hold current NMPED Administrative license.

  • 3+ years of successful administrative/principal/leadership experience

  • Prior teaching experience

  • Knowledge and successful experience in improving academic achievement.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in collaborating with staff and community teams.

Background check is required upon hiring at the applicant's expense. Interested applicants send a completed application, letter of interest, resume, transcripts, three reference letters, and copies of licenses to Raton Public Schools, 1550 Tiger Circle, Raton, N.M. 87740, or email



Jeffco Public Schools - Arvada High School Principal

Arvada High School is proud to be a tight-knit, comprehensive high school of 900 students offering a variety of programs including a GT Center School, athletics and the fine arts. We have a strong school culture that is based in Restorative Practices, empowering students to live out the principle the "Power of US". Our mission is to "Empower Students To Be Leaders of Their Own Learning", grounded in our core values: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Learning and Be Kind. Starting with the 2019-2020 school year all 9th and 10th grade students will be part of the New Tech Network. 11th and 12th grade students will join with the 2020-2021 school year. The New Tech Network (NTN) is a leading design partner for comprehensive school change. NTN works closely with districts and schools to create innovative learning environments through a proven school model, a project-based learning platform, and powerful professional development. New Tech schools make lasting changes to student achievement, foster continuous improvement and prepare students for 21st century careers. They consistently outperform national comparison groups on measures of higher order thinking skills, high school graduation rates and college enrollments. NT students show a 61% greater growth in higher order thinking skills between freshmen and senior years than comparison groups. Arvada High School is implementing three pathways for students including STEM, Sports Professions, and Arts and Humanities. Sports Professions will include sports marketing, journalism/broadcasting, sports management, and sports medicine which will culminate in an internship. Our STEM pathway utilizes a newly-built Creative Learning System SmartLab where students participate in project-based STEM learning applications. Students utilize a wide range of applied technology to develop and document project work in a multidisciplinary context. Along with its hands-on, engaging approach to academic content, SMARTLabs emphasize 21st century skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration and communication, and project and time management. Our Humanities and Arts pathway includes Pathways2Teaching, where students begin the process of becoming a teacher, and ProStart, where students receive culinary arts training with credit from a university. In addition, a Warren Tech program for Building Trades and a Career Explore program for our seniors that include paid internships provide real-world career options. As part of our graduation requirements, all students will be required to do a 20-hour community service project, 60 internship hours and present a capstone.

Desired Start Date: 07/05/2023 Principal Senior (225) Annual Position FLSA: Exempt FTE: 1.00000 , Hours/Day: 8.000 , Days/Year: 225 Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCA - Administrator - 225 days , P12, 1 Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $109,231.39 - $129,052.44 Effective as of: 08-16-2019 **Annual salary noted above is based on an 8 hour day and full days worked calendar. Any position that is less than a full FTE/8 hours per day or late start will be prorated accordingly.

The successful new hire or rehired candidate will be responsible to complete and incur the fingerprinting and processing fee of $49.50 through an appropriate fingerprinting vendor and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, within 48 hours of offer acceptance.

RESPONSIBILITIES SUMMARY As outlined in the Jefferson County Public Schools' School Leadership profile, an individual in this position serves as the school leader by providing leadership, community building, instructional leadership, and human and financial resources management. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Following is a general summary of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position as outlined in the School Leadership Profile. LEADERSHIP: Provide a purpose and direction for the school. COMMUNITY BUILDING: Guide the development of a caring community that includes stakeholders in the school. INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP: Focus on student learning and student success. MANAGEMENT: Manage the human and financial resources to ensure an orderly work and learning environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EXPERIENCE Minimum of three years' of licensed experience in a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school, and a minimum of two years' educational administrative and/or comparable administrative leadership. EDUCATION AND TRAINING Bachelor's degree, plus additional course work required for certification or licensure. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Colorado Principal License issued or in process. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT Demonstrated conflict management, problem solving, resource allocation, prioritization, data analysis, collaborative decision making, relationship building, group facilitation, writing, and speaking skills. Demonstrated knowledge and use of District policies, procedures, employee contracts, and legal requirements. Computer and technology skills which include Human Resources; Financial Systems; and communications technology including software, E-mail, and voice mail are a condition of employment and must be obtained within one year after hire. DECISION MAKING Ability to determine staffing levels and budget requirements; develop alternatives and make decisions in crises situations; utilize collaborative decision making skills; and apply good judgment to ensure student safety and carry out student discipline. Errors could lead to legal ramifications and compromise student safety and the learning environment, resulting in substantial embarrassment or cost to the District. Final decisions at the school site are the responsibility of this position. COMMUNITY RELATIONS Daily contact with parents, students, and law enforcement officials to exchange information and resolve issues. Regular contact with vendors, media, legislatures, and government entities to exchange information; with higher education, partnerships, and businesses to exchange information, develop and maintain programs, maintain relationships, and foster program participation; with government agencies, community individuals and groups, transportation officials, and community colleges to exchange information and resolve issues; and with district attorneys to exchange information regarding legal matters. SPAN OF CONTROL Directly supervise assistant principals, counselors, teachers, school resource officers, coaches, club sponsors, classified employees, and special education personnel. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY Support the instructional programs of the District by supervising and evaluating teachers and administrators and by developing and implementing school instructional programs. Understand the philosophy of standards based education, the processes of curriculum development and effective models of instruction, and lead their implementation in the schools. Manage the development of curriculum and instructional programs that recognize the contributions of diverse groups and foster success for all students regardless of gender, race, or disability. Lead the community in the development of challenging performance standards for students and the development of varied supervisory and evaluation processes. Insure the development of a staff development program that recognizes the principles of adult learning and focuses on student success. Use data to analyze the current state of student learning and serve as a catalyst for and manager of needed change. Understand and lead the use of technology in instruction. The majority of the time is spent at the school site. COMPLEXITY OF WORK Requires analytical skills, independent thinking, considerable judgment, and the ability to assess crises and make sound decisions quickly with little time or input from others. Must manage personnel, curriculum, student success and discipline, and physical plant. Must have a strong understanding of student behavior, District culture and policies and be able to quickly analyze the impact of decisions on the student, school, District, and community. Final decisions at the school are the responsibility of this position. Generally, work is complicated by the volume of students at the school site, large budget management responsibilities, and the diversity and severity of student issues and crises. The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. MENTAL FUNCTIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to compare, analyze, communicate, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile, and negotiate. The employee frequently is required to copy, instruct, compute, and synthesize. WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Summit School District - Summit Cove Elementary School Principal

Contract: Administrative – 206 Day Salary: $97,550 - $136,570 (depending on years of experience) Benefits: Full Benefits Offered – medical, dental, vision, life, 401K, and supplementals.

Summit Cove Elementary is a small community-based school in a resort town. Our school is an IB/PYP certified school and a STEM school with open enrollment. Families come to us from neighboring cities for what we provide.

We strive to always be above state average expectations in all areas. Our school community has a group (SAC) that includes members of our community, parents, grandparents, and teachers. Then we share our findings with the entire staff at PLC to determine how best to improve and grow as a staff and school. As a staff, we then create teacher goals to align with the school's UIP. These goals are monitored and reflected upon as we go through the school year, and action items are created to obtain growth in areas of need.

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid Colorado Principal License or eligible for within 60 days from date of hire

  • Master's Degree

  • 3-5 years of successful teaching or leadership experience

  • Previous Administrative/Principal Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Valid Colorado Teaching License

  • Previous principal experience or assistant principal experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with elementary academic content standards, assessment, and professional development

  • Experience working with a diverse population of students

  • Completion of advanced coursework or specific experience in one or more of the following areas: Math, Literacy, Diverse Learner, or Exceptional Student Services

  • Knowledge and experience with the observation feedback cycle and/or experience as an instructional coach

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

  • IB Training (District will provide if necessary)

Summary of Job Description:

The principal is responsible for developing caring learners through the administrative operations of the school as well as the instructional leadership, individual guidance and the school-wide facilitation of improving instructional effectiveness leading to increased student achievement. The principal is also responsible for the supervision of staff in the school, overseeing professional development activities and district curricular programs, working effectively with community and parent patrons, building care, student activities, student discipline, the development of school policies and procedures to ensure compliance with District, State and Federal educational policies.


  • Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities, policies, and student behavioral or learning problems.

  • Observe teaching methods and examine learning materials to evaluate and standardize curricula and teaching techniques, and to determine areas where improvement is needed.

  • Collaborate with teachers to develop and maintain curriculum standards, develop mission statements, and set performance goals and objectives.

  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff.

  • Evaluate curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their effectiveness, efficiency, and utilization, and to ensure that school activities comply with federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Counsel and provide guidance to students regarding personal, academic, vocational, or behavioral issues.

  • Set educational standards and goals, and help establish policies and procedures to carry them out.

  • Plan and lead professional development activities for teachers, administrators, and support staff.

  • Determine allocations of funds for staff, supplies, materials, and equipment, and authorize purchases.

  • Determine the scope of educational program offerings, and prepare drafts of course schedules and descriptions to estimate staffing and facility requirements.

  • Prepare, maintain, or oversee the preparation and maintenance of attendance, activity, planning, or personnel reports and records.

  • Review and approve new programs, or recommend modifications to existing programs, submitting program proposals for school board approval as necessary.

  • Recommend personnel actions related to programs and services.

  • Participate in special education-related activities such as attending meetings and providing support to special educators throughout the district.

  • Direct and coordinate school maintenance services and the use of school facilities.

  • Plan and develop instructional methods and content for educational, vocational, or student activity programs.

  • Meet with federal, state, and local agencies to keep updated on policies and to discuss improvements for education programs.

  • Plan, coordinate, and oversee school logistics programs such as bus and food services.

  • Review and interpret government codes, and develop programs to ensure adherence to codes and facility safety, security, and maintenance.

  • Collect and analyze survey data, regulatory information, and data on demographic and employment trends to forecast enrollment patterns and curriculum change needs.

  • Coordinate and direct extracurricular activities and programs such as after-school events and athletic contests.

  • Supports and implements the effectiveness of the IB Program and other district-led programs.


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For all positions, experience is determined by years of work in the same job title. Experience that is similar but not the same job may be calculated at a 3:1 credit for years of experience. Year of Experience shall be whole numbers and not partial years. Learn more and apply here.


Poudre School District - Open Principal Positions

Poudre School District (PSD), located in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado, is seeking principals beginning in the 2023-24 year at five of our schools:

  • Beattie Elementary School

  • K-12 Polaris Expeditionary Learning School

  • Laurel Elementary School

  • Lincoln Middle School

  • O’Dea Elementary School

PSD offers competitive salaries with an excellent benefits package, including the State of Colorado’s PERA retirement, paid leave, health and life insurance, as well as free mental health support. We also have a nationally renowned teacher mentoring program to support the development and retention of high-quality teachers, as well as incentivized professional development for staff.

PSD is the 8th largest school district in Colorado including 55 schools serving ~30,000 students with 5,000 staff under one collective mission: to educate… every child, every day. We exist to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to graduate prepared to be successful in a changing world. Our district proudly supports 1,856 square miles in northern Colorado. Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River, Fort Collins is recognized as the #1 best place to live nation-wide (Livability) and the #1 place in Colorado to raise a family (Business Week).

The application and full position description including salary range, qualifications, and closing date for each principal position can be found at If you have any questions about a position, a school, the district or otherwise, please email us at


Roaring Fork Schools - Middle School Principal

The Roaring Fork Schools is seeking a middle school principal to join our school leadership team. Responsible for the collective success of a school, including the learning, growth and achievement of both students and staff. As the schools’ primary instructional leader, they will enable critical discourse and data-driven reflection about curriculum, assessment, instruction, and student progress, and create structures to facilitate improvement. They will create systems that maximize the utilization of resources and human capital, foster collaboration, and facilitate constructive change. By creating a common vision and articulating shared values, they will lead and manage their school in a manner that supports schools’ ability to promote equity and to continually improve their positive impact on students and families.

Salary range: initial placement of $99,898 to $117,673 depending on qualified experience. Days worked: 206 days/year (with paid personal time and paid time off for holidays and district non-work days such as during winter break and spring breaks) Benefits: The Roaring Fork School District offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage. Other benefits include: paid personal and sick leave, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, a robust retirement plan under Colorado PERA with a district contribution of over 20% of an employee’s wages each month, Employee Assistance programs, a district wellness program, and access to discounted ski passes and other community benefits. To apply, visit:


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