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Principal - Richmond Elementary School

Portland Public Schools
Closing date: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

About the District:
Portland Public Schools (PPS), founded in 1851, is a PK-12 urban school district in Portland, Oregon. With more than 49,000 students in 81 schools, it is one of the largest school districts in the Pacific Northwest. At PPS, our mission is to provide rigorous, high-quality academic learning experiences that are inclusive and joyful. We disrupt racial inequities to create vibrant environments for every student to demonstrate excellence.

The Opportunity:
Portland Public Schools is seeking a talented school leader with experience of leading an increasingly diverse school. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership practices that support collaboration, data-driven decision making, family and community engagement, innovation, and teamwork-oriented approaches, with a racial equity and equality focused lens. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an awareness of the intersectional identities multilingual learners possess and the historical inequities they have experienced. The principal at Choose an item. will continue to establish a learning environment that promotes academic excellence and personal growth of every student and staff member. This school principal position is under the supervision of the Office of School Performance and is supervised by the assigned Area Senior Director.

School Description:
Richmond Elementary School serves nearly 600 students from all over the city of Portland at it’s campus located in Southeast Portland in the Richmond neighborhood. Richmond boasts a robust Japanese Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program that has thrived and grown over the last 31 years. This is PPS’ only full Japanese DLI school in the district, leveraging the power of students’ native language and culture to enhance achievement and belonging. Both Japanese and English speaking students, families, and teachers find a welcoming school home at Richmond.

The school enjoys strong advocacy and support from the community as well as talented and committed staff members. Staff are focused on data driven instruction and using professional learning communities (PLC) to meet students’ academic needs in both English and Japanese. Richmond students, staff, and families are committed to PPS’ core value of racial equity and social justice and intend to continue that work.

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