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Principal - Mills Elementary School 2022-23 School Year

Klamath Falls City Schools
Closing date: 
Monday, May 16, 2022

The Klamath Falls City School District is seeking the next principal of Mills Elementary School. Mills Elementary serves Kindergarten through 5th grade students with a population of about 400 students, 18 certified staff, and 25 classified staff. Mills elementary serves a unique population of students comprised of low income students, second language learners, and houses a special education self-contained classroom. Mills and the Klamath Falls City Schools is seeking a passionate and dedicated educator who has a calling and mission to support all students and staff at Mills.

Staff and community members at Mills are looking for the following characteristics in the next Mills Principal:
-A leader who cares about the whole student and recognizes the diverse needs of our population,
-A leader who has strengths in handling social emotional and academic needs,
-A leader who can create and maintain relationships with staff, students and family and can build an environment of trust in the school,
-A leader who is composed, thoughtful, and reflective and who knows how to present themselves profesionally to staff, students, and families,
-A leader who is open minded and can provide a feeling of acceptance and security, even in the face of disagreements,
-A leader who works well with everyone and listens to the concerns of parents and staff,
-A leader who can be objective and inclusive by recognizing the strengths and ideas of all,
-A leader who understands the wide range of intricacies that come with working in a school that has many students facing and/or currently/continuously in trauma,
-A leader who is empathetic and respectful to the needs of our students and staff; Consistent and fair when dealing with behaviors, and
-A leader who has classroom teaching experience in high poverty schools with a strong understanding of effective instructional practices.

Qualified applicants will:
-Be uncompromising in their focus on student growth and development,
-Have superb written and verbal communication skills,
-Be student-oriented and make leadership decisions that always put students first,
-Have excellent listening skills as well as be approachable and empathetic,
-Have experience in leadership positions,
-Have successful experience as a teacher and a thorough knowledge and understanding of instructional best practices,
-Have the ability to engage families,
-Maintain the highest level of professionalism at all times,
-Understand and support theirs and others roles in the district’s Multi-tiered System of Supports.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ethic of excellence, a passion for rigorous and equitable learning, a collaborative approach, a belief in people, and a growth mindset.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Leading and managing the school, focusing on key areas of school leadership; equity; instructional leadership; school culture, student support and management; parent engagement, teacher and staff quality.
-Excellent organization and record keeping.
-Developing and articulating a shared vision of success and serving as the lead learner of the school.
-Evaluating and developing effective organizational procedures and practices.
-Engaging the school community in collaborative processes toward a vision of excellence.
-Managing resources, budgeting and staffing.
-Effectively evaluating, supervising, coaching, and, as needed, disciplining staff.
-Analyzing problems, determining alternative solutions, and making appropriate and effective decisions.
-Ensuring that teachers are working effectively as individuals and collaboratively in professional learning communities, departments, and grade-level teams.
-Ensuring all systems and programs are implemented effectively, to achieve the goals and vision of the district.
-Overseeing the teaching and learning program, including scheduling and class assignments, curriculum, lesson planning, professional development, assessment and accountability.
-Maintaining an inclusive school culture
-Embracing and maintaining a culture of quality, continuous improvement, personal responsibility, and innovation directed at improving outcomes for each and every child.
-Creating a welcoming and student-focused school culture with high standards of behavior and a culture of respect, kindness, and inclusion.
-Modeling principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency and ethical behavior.
-Working towards equity and social justice by raising rigor for all while closing opportunity and achievement gaps.
-Ensuring effective and excellent parent communication, engagement, and outreach.
-Maintaining welcoming and positive relations with parents, ensuring that families are involved, supportive, supported and satisfied.
-Consulting with district leaders when making key decisions.
-Advocating for children and families.
-A dedication and commitment to Mills Elementary School, the Klamath Falls City Schools, and the Klamath Falls community.

At least five (5) years of successful teaching experience in a K-12 public school setting
Evidence of successful leadership experience

Masters Degree in Education or a closely related field.

Possess a valid Oregon TSPC Administrative License authorizing service as an elementary school principal.

2021-2022 starting salary is $103,738. Salary is yet to be determined for the 2022-2023 school year. A complete benefits package is offered to employees.

Must adhere to District COVID 19 Requirements.

Work Year:
230 day work year beginning July 1, 2022

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