Join the Ames Community School District, where your journey matters! We are seeking an experienced High School Principal for the 2019-2020 school year.
The mission of the Ames Community School District is to ensure that all learners develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and personal esteem necessary to grow in and shape a changing society.
The Ames Community School District is seeking a high school principal to serve as the instructional leader and chief administrator for the 2019-2020 school year. Areas of responsibility include directing and administering all educational programs and activities, student supports, curriculum development, program evaluation, student activities, staff management, financial management, emergency procedures, resource scheduling, facility operations, school climate, and community relations for the building.
Compensation: $136,500 per year
Contract Days: 255
Benefits: Single coverage for medical, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, and travel allowance
Closing Date: April 21, 2019
BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervise, develop, and evaluate all Ames High School staff in accordance with District policies and procedures
Achieve academic excellence and focus on closing achievement and opportunity gaps
Communicate effectively with students, families, staff members, and members of the community
Maintain a safe and welcoming school climate, culture, and facility as well as serve as a positive role model for students
Prepare staff for the transition to new high school and collaborate on new high school design
Maintain and develop administrative policies as well as ensure compliance with all laws, administrative codes, board policies, and regulations
Collaborate with district administrative team
Establish procedures for conflict resolution to maintain a high level of staff morale
Manage and evaluate school finances and specially funded programs
Develop culturally sustaining instructional and curricular initiatives
ATTRIBUTES AND ABILITIES
Demonstrate a commitment to educational equity and excellence
Possess strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills
Exhibit integrity, good moral character, flexibility, creativity, and initiative
Display the ability to motivate and interact with a broad and diverse population
Master’s Degree in Education or related field and a valid Iowa Administrative License (or the ability to immediately obtain a license by the date of hire)
Valid driver’s license with satisfactory motor vehicle record
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in teaching and working with adults or adolescents
Minimum of three (3) years administrative experience as a principal, assistant principal, or central office administrator
Administrative experience should include a record of effective educational leadership, a demonstrated commitment to a positive learning environment, excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to educational equity
It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Lisa Negus, Director of Human Resources, email@example.com, District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010, 515-268-6610.
About Ames Community School District
Ames Community School District gives students a personalized learning experience from their first day of preschool until graduation. We’re a district that’s large enough to provide an internationally competitive education—based on programming and activities enriched by community connections and infused with a variety of cultures—yet small enough for each student to find a niche.
With three rebuilt and two newly remodeled elementary schools, a state-of-the-art middle school and a high school rated as the number one public school in Iowa (Niche), the Ames Community School District provides a learning environment for students to master the academic and social-emotional skills, strategies, and concepts that will prepare them for a lifetime.
Learning and teaching in Ames Schools guides students to be actively engaged in discovering their own knowledge through each stage of learning. By collaborating and sharing with their peers, our students experience learning that is authentic and challenging. They develop processes that allow them to problem-solve, reflect on and adjust their thinking, and use prior knowledge to construct new learning.