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5 Mar 2024

Principal or Vice Principal North Arvada Middle School Principal

Jeffco Public Schools

Job Description

North Arvada is a neighborhood school that also serves as a Gifted and Talented center program for grades 6, 7, and 8. We serve a great community of students with diverse backgrounds, we embrace our diversity and encourage students to own their learning in a variety of ways.

Our students engage with innovative, personalized learning experiences using a number of tools and a diverse electives selection. We emphasize a culture of enriched learning tailored to every student’s needs.

At North Arvada Middle School we grow our students through a foundation of research based practices, whole child support, and a strong community. Students and staff live by our Knights’ PRIDE: Personal responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Empathy. We have a strong focus on educating the whole child and we provide social and emotional support through our wellness room, restorative practices, Sources of Strength program, 6th grade mentoring program, counselors, and progressive classroom management and instruction. Students also have access to numerous clubs, activities, and enrichment opportunities. We intentionally seek ways to partner with our community and believe we are all better together!


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.


  • 3+ years licensed experience in public or nonpublic K-12 schools, with 2+ years in educational administration or similar leadership roles.
  • Bachelor’s degree plus additional coursework for certification.
  • Colorado Principal License or in progress.
  • Skills in conflict management, problem solving, resource allocation, data analysis, and communication, including tech proficiency.
  • Ability to manage staffing, budgets, and crises, ensuring student safety and discipline.
  • Regular interaction with parents, students, law enforcement, vendors, media, and government agencies.
  • Direct supervision of various school staff, adhering to organizational policies and laws.
  • Support instructional programs, evaluate teachers, and lead curriculum development and implementation.
  • Analytical thinking, independent judgment, and quick decision-making in complex situations.
  • Strong understanding of student behavior, district policies, and community impact.
  • Physical demands include standing, walking, reaching, and occasional lifting.
  • Mental functions involve analysis, communication, evaluation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions, moderate noise level.


Jeffco Benefits for this role include medical, vision, dental health coverage as well as a generous time off and a 21.4% PERA retirement plan match… as well as the benefit of having a positive impact on the leaders of tomorrow!

Jeffco Public Schools is a Single-State Employer. All candidates hired by Jeffco Public Schools must reside within the state of Colorado.


The successful new hire or rehire candidate will be responsible to complete and incur the fingerprinting and processing fee of $54.50 through an appropriate fingerprinting vendor and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, within 48 hours of offer acceptance.



The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

How to Apply

Please apply on our Job Board (Jobs at Jeffco - Jeffco Public Schools) or reach directly to Peyton Valentine (, 393-982-2750) with any questions.

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