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High School Principal - Thurston High School

Springfield Public Schools No. 19
Closing date: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they
believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job posting. Springfield
Public Schools is committed to finding the best candidate for the job, including candidates who
may come from less traditional professional backgrounds. We encourage you to apply, even if
you do not believe you meet every one of the qualifications outlined in the job posting. If you
are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be
determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application.

Posting Opens: Monday, December 20, 2021
Posting Closes: Monday, January 17, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Interviews: Week of February 14 and/or Week of February 21, 2022

Salary and Benefits
Salary begins at $112,261-$134,949 (based on 2021-22 salary schedule) depending on
education/experience plus a generous benefit plan including stipends for TSA, Mileage and Cell

About the District
Springfield Public Schools is located in Springfield, Oregon, in the heart of the Willamette Valley,
and serves 185 square miles of the city of Springfield and East/Central Lane County. We are
directly to the East of Eugene, where the University of Oregon is located. We currently have
approximately 10,000 students, over 1,400 staff members and over 600 teachers in our
kindergarten through grade 12 school district. Springfield Public Schools believes student
success is our most important outcome. The success of our students depends on the collective
community coming together to support “Every Student, Every Day” throughout their K-12

About the School
Thurston High School is an accredited, comprehensive high school, serving students in grades 9-
12. Thurston has a vibrant community that actively participates and supports the school. From
college prep offerings, Advanced Placement and College Now courses, to a robust menu of
Career and Technical Education career pathways, Thurston offers an academic experience that
is rooted in enrichment and relevance for all students. In fall 2021, Thurston High School began
implementation of AVID Schoolwide, as a system to improve outcomes for all students.

About the Position
Springfield Public Schools seeks outstanding candidates for the position of Thurston High School
Principal who will support the district vision, “Every Student, Every Day” as a community

Essential Job Functions
• Lead the development of asset-based culture and programs that support both district and school objectives, using culturally relevant practices that lead to equitable outcomes.
• Implement and maintain a multi-tiered approach to instruction and intervention (prevention/intervention framework) associated with academics and social/emotional/behavioral supports.
• Promote the core features of school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
• Use disaggregated data in order to create and implement successful school improvement plans to promote equity of student access and outcomes.
• Evaluate and revise curricular and instructional programs to meet the needs of all students in cooperation with staff and appropriate district administrators.
• Implement a continuous improvement cycle, effectively using data to inform systemic changes to improve equitable student outcomes.
• Support AVID Schoolwide implementation.
• Facilitate communication between staff, students and parents for the purpose of building trust, evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts, including conflicts of race, ethnicity, religion, class, language, and gender in a safe and productive manner.
• Build assistant principal capacity in keeping abreast of state mandates, district initiatives, and participation in collaborative opportunities which support school improvement.
• Create and maintain an effective system of communication that promotes access to information and opportunities for engagement from various stakeholder groups including students, families, staff, and the community.
• When responding to potential student discipline issues, relate to students respectfully while carrying out a positive, restorative approach that supports student learning and effectively changes future behavior.
• Deliver engaging professional development experiences that are designed to improve student outcomes.
• Assist in supervising all support services, including custodial, security, and nutrition services.
• Ensure crisis response protocols are widely shared and school staff are trained consistent with District processes.
• Supervise the school staff and be responsible for the recruitment, screening, hiring, training, assigning, and evaluation of the staff, both licensed and classified.
• Evaluate both classified and licensed staff according to procedures and timelines outlined by the district.
• Assist in developing the discretionary budget for the school.
• Work with financial services to ensure district policies and procedures are operating in compliance.
• Assure proper management, maintenance and inventory of materials, equipment, buildings, and grounds.
• Utilize all resources of the school and the community in developing the most effective and equitable educational system.
• Interpret and implement board policies, administrative regulations, and negotiated agreements.
• Participate in professional growth to improve skills related to current and future job assignments.
• Ensure all school activities are adequately planned and supervised.
• Other duties as assigned.

Other Job Functions:
• Confer with district office representatives to determine building needs.
• Cooperate with other principals and district administrators in determining the allocation of district funds for instructional purposes; work with high school staff to determine need and allocate funds equitably, on the basis of need.
• Plan new employee onboarding and orientation activities at the building level.
• Attend regularly scheduled School Board meetings as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s Degree from an accredited university; AND
• A valid Oregon administrator license (or the ability to obtain one); AND
• Two (2) or more years of experience as an administrator at the secondary and/or district level; AND
• Demonstrated understanding of, and responsiveness to, the diverse backgrounds and cultures that characterize a K-12 school community, including racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, linguistic, ability, religious, sexual-orientation, and gender identities

Desired Qualifications
• Teaching experience at the secondary level.
• Demonstrated commitment to strengthen engagement of a diverse community.
• Demonstrated skills in communicating with a diverse population.
• Demonstrated fiscal knowledge and responsibility.
• Bilingual/biliterate (Spanish) preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities (may be acquired through education, training, and/or
• Knowledge of the core features of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
• Knowledge of and ability to navigate the political, social, legal, and cultural contexts of a comprehensive high school community.
• Ability to bring about change in a school through anticipating problems, meeting needs, and shared decision making, while working effectively as a member of the district team.
• Ability to analyze statistical data for trends and standard performance in various programs and to develop strategies for improvement to help students achieve academically in preparation for post-secondary life.
• Knowledge of a range of effective school concepts and principles.
• Ability to lead change with authenticity and awareness.
• Ability to plan for policy implementation, curriculum and assessment design, and staff development that demonstrates understanding and forethought as to the effects that such implementation(s) have on an entire community of teachers and learners.
• Strong technology skills related to effective leadership, management and instructional practices.
• Facilitate goal setting for instructional improvement.
• Development and implementation of programs to assist employees in successfully reaching personal and professional goals.
• Demonstrated effective, interpersonal relationship skills in working with students, parents, teachers, support staff and administrators, as well as business and community groups.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including effective facilitation of meetings. High level of personal and professional integrity and ethics.
• Knowledge of current research and best practices being used in secondary schools, current graduation requirements and state testing, and skill in discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the field of school improvement and in performance-based educational programs.
• Significant physical abilities include standing and walking for long periods of time, lifting/carrying, reaching/handling, talking/hearing conversations, and near/far visual acuity/depth perception/visual accommodation.

Other Notes
This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties,
requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job posting is
not a contract of employment or a promise of guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of
employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the
position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

How to Apply
All postings/applications go through TalentEd Hire. Go to and click on
the “Join Our Team” link. Locate the Administrative Postings button and click on the link, which
takes you to TalentEd Hire.

Incomplete applications may not be considered. A complete application includes the following:
• Current resume
• Complete application form including criminal history, drug-screen consent and affirmative action information forms on TalentEd Hire
• Equity and Inclusion written statement (see prompt in application)
• Complete set of college/university transcripts (official or unofficial)
• At least three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons qualified to comment on your skills, abilities, and/or preparation for the position

An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer
Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender or sexual orientation in admission or access to the treatment of employment in its programs and activities as required by state and federal law. If you have any complaints, please contact Human Resources at (541) 726-3203.

It is our policy to provide qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with applicable law. Applicants wishing to claim veterans' preference must provide the following military documents verifying their eligibility:

Veterans: A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge OR a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the applicant receives a non-service connected pension.

Disabled Veterans: A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge AND a copy of the applicants veteran's disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (unless the information is included on the DD Form 214 or 215). For veterans' preference to apply, the required military documents must be submitted at the time of application submission.

Shift Type: Full Time
Salary Range: $112,261.00 - $134,949.00 / Annual

Applications Accepted
Start Date: 12/20/2021
End Date: 01/17/2022