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  • Principal - High Peaks JobID: 54632
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    192-High Peaks Elementary

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    BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to create challenging, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to education ensures that each student meets expectations relative to intellectual growth, physical development and social emotional well-being. The district covers approximately 500 square miles and serves the communities of Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill. Website: BVSD.

    High Peaks is a multiple-award-winning Core Knowledge focus school that opened in 1995. Teachers use creative methods such as art projects, dramatizations, reading and writing workshops, and collaborative learning to bring the Core Knowledge Sequence to life. Core Knowledge uses a planned progression of specific content in world history, geography, science, language arts and the fine arts. High Peaks also offers differentiated math opportunities, based on specific student needs, kindergarten through the sixth grade level. High Peaks is one of only two elementary schools in Colorado to receive a National Blue Ribbon Award winner twice, in 2009 and 2015, and has also won the designation of John J. Irwin School of Excellence multiple times. Website: High Peaks Elementary

    A BVSD Principal must have a strong background in collaborative leadership, cultural proficiency and data-driven school improvement. The principal must also have demonstrated skill in an extensive range of leadership and management and must possess the exceptional leadership skills and vision required to lead this school.

    Provide collaborative leadership in the following areas:
    -Continuous school improvement aligned with the District Strategic Plan and State Accreditation
    -Purposeful and inclusive curriculum and instructional strategies that are school-wide and focused
    -Ongoing assessment of school progress and student achievement
    -Job-embedded and discipline-based professional development
    -Commitment to shared decision making in a spirit of collaboration
    -School climate development that fosters a just and equitable environment
    -Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff members
    -Provide a safe and secure educational environment

    -Currently hold a Colorado Principal License or have licensure application in process (must upload license or in process documentation to application)
    -Completed and submitted BVSD online application
    -Minimum of three years experience as a school administrator

    -Experience in teaching, supervision and educational leadership
    -Principal experience or its equivalent
    -Experience with data-driven school improvement processes that result in high academic achievement for all and elimination of achievement gaps
    -Knowledge of student assessment and data analysis for continuous improvement
    -Current knowledge of effective instructional practices
    -Strong planning, organization, motivation, management, supervision and evaluation skills
    -Strong written and verbal communication skills with internal nad external audiences
    -Experience with the MTSS process and the Standards-Based Teaching/Learning Cycle
    -Knowledge of school-based budget/planning
    -Demonstrated skills in facilitation, problem solving, and conflict management
    -Understanding of English Language Learners and appropriate programming

    Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including a background check.

    SALARY: Range 12: $92,393 - $138,590 (2020 - 2021 salary schedule – based on experience); excellent benefit package. Website: BVSD Benefits

    EFFECTIVE DATE: Beginning of 2021-2022 school year (estimated to be July 26, 2021)

    INTERVIEWS HELD: Formal interviews will be held late February and will include building and central administrative interviews.

    -District online application - BVSD Jobs

    Application must include:
    -Reference Section-Three (3) professional letters or surveys of reference with email and phone numbers
    -Supplemental Materials Section: Letter of Interest outlining skills and abilities, Current Resume, University Transcripts, Colorado Principal license or CDE Receipt confirming application

    Boulder Valley School District is accepting completed, online applications only.

    The Boulder Valley School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: BVSD Legal Counsel - 720-561-5903; Office for Civil Rights -

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