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20 Dec 2019

Principal or Vice Principal Elementary Principal

Mesa County Valley School 51

Job Description

This position supports the development of academic, community and alternative partnerships that provide educational experiences for students through experiential learning opportunities, career and job exploration and the development of social emotional awareness.  Working collaboratively with community and school stakeholders, Principal is responsible for:
• Developing dynamic, innovative programming to align with student needs and current educational demands and trends;
• Continuously monitor and be knowledgeable of current and future experiential, explorative, academic, vocational programs, opportunities, demands/trends locally and regionally;
• Managing the development of curriculum and instructional programs that recognize the contributions of diverse groups and foster success for all students regardless of gender, sex, and/or disability;
• Understanding and leading the use of technology in performance based instructional programs;
• Championing a curricula that includes student’s social-emotional learning and growth exploration;
• Using data to analyze the current status of student learning and to serve as a catalyst for, benchmark of growth and continuous improvement.

Leadership in this dynamic field requires an understanding of the philosophy of standards based education, the D51 Learning Model, the Teaching and Learning Framework, the processes of curriculum development and how to measure its effectiveness in the school.  Responsibilities within this area include:
• Developing, implementing, monitoring the effectiveness, maintaining unified instructional standards, and growing the school’s instructional programs;
• Collaborating with academia, community employers, industry professionals, vocational teachers and others to develop student performance-based standards that are relevant and applicable to the D51 Learning Model and current environments;
• Implementing supervisory and evaluative processes for staff that includes applicable measures of student learning and promotes the unique goals of each curricula or program and its instructional influences/outcomes.

As a leader in our District, the Principal is charged with designing a staff development program for certified and classified staff that recognizes:
• Student success as the primary focus;
• Applied principles of collaborative adult learning;
Principals directly oversee the supervision of all school personnel in accordance with the District policies and applicable laws.  Supervising and evaluating vocational and academic teachers, counselors, support staff and administrators is conducted in the framework of instructional program goals and expectations including a variety of human resources responsibilities but not limited to:
• Interviewing, hiring, training, promoting, planning, and assigning work,
• Conducting performance evaluations, rewarding and disciplining employee conduct,
• Addressing employee/student complaints and resolving problems.
Principal may delegate some supervisory responsibilities to the Assistant Principal as members are trained in human resource management skills and as appropriate.

Job Summary:

As the instructional leader, the Elementary School Principal is responsible for increasing student achievement by developing an aligned and coherent system that includes the District 51 Learning Model, Instruction-Based standards and a responsiveness to alternative and changing educational pathways.  Using the Teaching and Learning Framework the Principal establishes the school-wide vision for a commitment to high instructional standards and the expectation for the success of all students.  Administratively, and in accordance with Board of Education (BOE) policies the Principal also oversees and organizes the assigned school’s daily campus operations, staffing structures, and budget oversight.


  • Must have or be eligible for Colorado Principal License
  • Master’s degree in education plus additional coursework required for certification or licensure*
  • Minimum of two years of experience in prior building administration role;
  • Minimum of five years of teaching experience in a classroom setting with demonstrated increasing leadership experience;
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License

Working Conditions:
207 days/year

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Job Tags: 81501. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.