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1 Apr 2024

Principal or Vice Principal Principal – Middle School/High School

Clear Creek School District
 Evergreen, Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Job Title: Middle School/High School Principal

Salary Grade: $102,320 – $131,258

Work Year: 183 Days

Status: Exempt

School: Clear Creek Middle School/High School

Reports To: Superintendent

Job Status: Ongoing

Start Date: July 16, 2024

OUR DISTRICT: Clear Creek School District (CCSD) is located in Clear Creek County, Colorado, a short drive west of Denver and area suburbs. Clear Creek serves the mountain communities of Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Empire, Dumont, Silver Plume, and parts of Evergreen. Our county is well-suited for the outdoor enthusiast, with beautiful mountain trails for hiking and biking, rivers for rafting, and ski areas that serve both nordic and alpine. Our historic downtowns offer some of the best places to explore and discover.

Our community places a high value on supporting students and schools, which has resulted in recent increases to compensation and facility improvements. We believe that students are more than test scores, and learning experiences are opportunities for messy, creative thinking.

Clear Creek School District is dedicated to attracting and retaining high-quality educators. This means you’ll be warmly welcomed into our team of professionals, provided opportunities to learn and grow with us, and be challenged to be your very best for students.

OUR SCHOOL: Clear Creek High School & Middle School is located on Floyd Hill in Evergreen, situated on a beautiful mountain campus.  The high school has just over 200 students and the middle school just under 100 students. Class sizes are small and our students flourish in a positive student culture. We have numerous clubs, activities, and teams for students, and greatly value our strong community support.

YOU: We are seeking an enthusiastic, growth-mindset leader who has a passion for engaging, authentic learning experiences and is strong in instructional practices.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENT: The successful candidate will be required to complete fingerprinting through an approved fingerprinting vendor and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, within 48 hours of offer acceptance.

POSITION SUMMARY:  The principal is responsible for the academic success and personal growth of every student, through leadership in our middle school/high school.  Manages school operations, personnel and facilities to maintain a safe and high quality learning environment.  Establishes effective relationships with the community and stakeholders.


Demonstrated ability as a successful instructional leader at a school, including experience with work-based learning or pathway development.

Ability to lead a redesigned instructional model that focuses on Relevance, Customization, Connection/Community, and Active Self-Direction.

Help teachers to incorporate ?Project Based Learning, career exploration and development of student portfolios in order to support the redesign characteristics listed above.

Collaborate with fellow administrators, teachers, the School Resource Officer and the Sheriff’s Office to provide a safe and secure learning environment for students.

Facilitate the implementation of grants in collaboration with district leadership and building staff.

Collaborate with district leadership to plan and carry out capital improvement/bond projects on the campus.

Knowledge of continuous improvement practices, balanced assessment, & strategic planning.

Evidence of improving student achievement and growth.

Evidence of fostering a strong student culture? that includes engagement, student empowerment & voice, connection to staff & peers, and a solid footing in our Learner Profile aspects (Leadership, Collaboration, Communication, Character, Critical Thinking, Adaptability).

Evidence of fostering a strong, collaborative staff culture; willingness to support a culture that includes a focus on student connection, empowerment, passion and perseverance.

Collaborative approach to working with families, community, and staff.

Strong skills in professionally growing those in your care, including through feedback, evaluation, and professional learning.

Ability to inspire and engage a community in support of student learning, but also to provide for the welfare of students.

Articulate and reflective communicator.

Work with staff members to develop a master schedule that integrates middle and high school teachers, as well as shared staff.

Oversee the building budget.

Oversee Assistant Principal, Athletics Director and Activities; collaborate to provide supervision of events.

Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:   Bachelor’s degree required, Masters degree preferred.


EXPERIENCE:Two years of leadership experience at the school level.





Is flexible.

Has the ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers.

Has the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.

Has the ability to perform responsibilities without the necessity of close supervision.

Has the ability to effectively communicate with the school and school District community as well as the public at large.

Has the ability to meet attendance standards and work the hours necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.

Maintains a generally positive attitude.

Observes all District policies and procedures.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS: Colorado Principal License or eligible to obtain one. Valid Colorado driver’s license.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level is typical of a school district.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Frequent sitting, bending, reaching;  stooping, squatting. Occasional lifting five (5) to twenty five (25) pounds.

Clear Creek School District RE1, does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.

How to Apply

Please apply on our job board.

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