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26 Feb 2022

Principal or Vice Principal Principal – Middle School

Montrose County School District
 Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Position Title:  Principal
Direct Supervisor: Superintendent
Salary: A competitive salary commensurate with education and experience: Middle School Principal salary schedule

Work Calendar: Middle School Principal Schedule: End of July – Mid June

Screening:  Will begin the week of March 14, 2022


Montrose County School District RE-1J is looking for a motivated, collaborative principal for Columbine Middle School, an Apple Distinguished 6th– 8th grade school.  The school has approximately 500 students, 45 staff members and a brand-new building (only three years old).  We are looking for a principal to continue to lead us through innovation, systems improvement, and advocacy.  This leader should be able to communicate to the community and the school district, as well as to partner with other district schools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, development, organization, coordination, and super­vision of instructional programs and activities, which includes curriculum development, program and activity development, and design and delivery processes, and in the development of implementation strategies.
  • Work with the community, parents, and students in many activities, including volunteer involved parents and an active Parent Advisory Committee.
  • Perform need assessments, feasibility planning, and a variety of other research and development functions and activities as assigned.
  • Advise, counsel, and assist instructional, support, and ancillary personnel in problem solving activities pertaining to student behavior management, shaping, and control problems, and in the determination of alternative problem solutions.
  • Review, inspect, audit, and evaluate student attendance processes and procedures, and recommends revisions as necessary to the process to ensure an effective and efficient operational mode.
  • Supervise student registration and placement in accordance with individual student instructional needs.
  • Support the planning, organization, and coordination of an instructional support program, including pupil services, instructional materials develop­ment, storage, and retrieval systems.
  • Manage site budget planning and expenditure control process.
  • Review, audit, and evaluate instructional and non-instructional personnel performance and provides technical performance evaluation input.
  • May assist in the planning, development, and organization of District and site advisory committees and groups.
  • Assist in development and implementation of staff motivational strategies.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to see current strengths and challenges of school and staff and use those to provide constructive guidance.
  • Experience using data to drive instruction and growth.
  • Ability to facilitate partnerships with various programs and schools.


  • Education must commensurate CDE’s licensure requirements.
  • Hold a valid Colorado Principal’s license or the equivalent from another state.
  • Three years of licensed experience in a middle school or secondary setting.
  • Experience with diverse student populations.
  • Three years of successful principal experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions.

  • Persons performing service in this position classification will exert 5 to 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • This type of work involves operating a vehicle, sitting, walking, and/or standing.
  • Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by weather may occasionally be experienced.
  • Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, and handle and work with various materials and objects are important aspects of this job.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Condition of Employment: Insurability by the District’s liability insurance carrier.

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