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30 Jul 2021

Principal or Vice Principal Elementary Principal

Lotus School for Excellence

Job Description


About Lotus School for Excellence:

Lotus School for Excellence is a K-12, college-prep public charter school with a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus.

All employees at Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) work together to develop academic, social, and ethical leaders. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability for this position. However, LSE expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and successful outcomes for our students.

Position Summary:

The Elementary School Principal provides overall leadership to the LSE Elementary School. This individual demonstrates outstanding leadership, management and supervisory skills to promote learning for each student. The Elementary School Principal will be a visible instructional leader of the elementary school, daily interacting with students, teachers, parents, and community members to promote a safe, positive, and productive environment that is conducive to achieving the school’s vision and mission. An empowering leader, the Elementary School Principal will be coordinating, counseling, and supervising a variety of programs and personnel; supporting, coaching, mentoring, and evaluating staff; and fostering collaboration between teachers and among staff and parents; and managing budgetary items and title funds.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides instructional leadership to the school community through developing and implementing a shared vision, mission, priority, goals, and continuous school improvement
  • Establishes and maintains open and honest lines of communication with key stakeholders
  • Implements systems, processes, and planning functions that are consistent with effective organizational leadership, academic achievement, safety, budget efficiency, and employee and student performance
  • Facilitates group processes, including consensus building and conflict resolution
  • Enforces the student code of conduct outlined in the student handbook
  • Promotes strong working relationships with parents to increase engagement
  • Effectively responds to and resolves student, parent, and staff issues that arise in and outside the school environment that affect the successful operation of the school
  • Promotes the use of assessment data, including monitoring student progress, using formative data to guide instruction, using academic support systems, for the purpose of increasing student achievement
  • Engages in continuous learning through professional reflection and active pursuit of increasing knowledge of relevant teaching and learning best practices
  • Actively participates in a variety of meetings within the school, the chartering District (APS), the neighborhood, and surrounding area in a manner that effectively integrates the school into the fabric of the community
  • Facilitates collaborative partnerships with outside agencies and businesses that promote a positive learning environment for all students
  • Provides leadership and coordination to all staff development initiatives and activities in the building, ensuring the alignment of these activities with building-based school improvement areas
  • Directs the implementation of goals and selection of instructional materials, analyzes test data, and advises on ways to improve instruction
  • Effectively supervises and evaluates all assigned staff, and addresses all performance issues, in a timely manner
  • Assists in implementing best practice instructional strategies, including supporting English Language Learners’ needs, consistent use of daily formative assessments, and staff development techniques for instructional improvement
  • Promotes good student attendance
  • Responsible for student orientation, registration, counseling, discipline, due process, data gathering, student recognition, and securing student services with outside agencies
  • Supports the Executive Director via positive communication and relations with parents, teachers, city leaders, and community members
  • Reviews and provides recommendations for student and staff handbooks
  • Listens and responds in a positive, productive manner to parent concerns, conducts parent and student meetings, and attends after-school activities
  • Promotes good school-parent relationships
  • Organizes parent conferences, back-to-school nights, and other family-related activities
  • Evaluates licensed and classified staff
  • Assists with developing the master schedule
  • Attends conferences, workshops, and meetings to maintain up to date on current education practices and trends
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field
  • Four or more years of classroom teaching experience with demonstrated excellence in student achievement
  • Three years of school administrative experience
  • Successful track record working with elementary students and teachers
  • Experience working effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse groups
  • Strong decision-making, analytical and organizational skills
  • Outstanding written and oral English communication skills
  • Strong commitment to building an elementary school curriculum
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment


  • Master’s Degree
  • Current Colorado Teaching License
  • Colorado Principal (or Administrator) License
  • Charter school administrator experience
  • Training and/or experience in group facilitation and process management
  • Bilingual

Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises elementary administrator(s), licensed secondary teachers, elementary coordinators, and support staff as assigned.

Reports to: Executive Director

Job Type: Full-time (218-day schedule)

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $100,000 – $140,000 starting salary / year (BOE)
  • Participation in CO PERA program, including a PERA 401k contribution option
  • Funding of 100% of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans
  • Approximately 3 weeks of summer vacation, 4 weeks of school holidays/vacations, and 9 days of PTO annually

How to Apply

Send a resume and cover letter to:

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Salaries: 100,000 and above.