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Assistant Principal - West Linn High School

West Linn-Wilsonville School District
Closing date: 
Monday, March 20, 2023

Assistant Principal - West Linn High School

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This posting is set to close on Monday, March 20, 2023.

*Salary does not reflect a yet to be negotiated cost of living increase for the 2023-2024 school year.

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and exemplifies the diversity of our staff and our students. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job posting. Our district is interested in finding the best candidate for the position, and we encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet every job qualification listed.

A Leadership Opportunity:
An opportunity to join a team of administrators in a dynamic and high-performing 21st century high school that is guided by the essential question:

How do we create learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people... for the world?

West Linn High School is a high-performing school dedicated to each student’s personal and academic success.

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is seeking a highly motivated individual who is passionate about influencing the lives of all students and supporting them towards high levels of learning. The Assistant Principal will be a transformational and an instructional leader. This leader would focus on quality in regards to teaching, learning, equity, curriculum, school culture, student success, and parent engagement.

As one of Oregon’s highest performing high schools, we are seeking an administrator to work with vision, leadership, creative energy, and a commitment to collaboration with colleagues, students, parents, community. Personal qualities should include a passion for high school students, equity, integrity, outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, strong leadership and management abilities, political astuteness, everyday common sense, and a personal style that engenders trust and respect.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ethic of excellence in learning and research, collaborative teaming, shared decision making, and engagement in thinking about school leadership.

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District supports children in the cities of West Linn, Wilsonville, and a rural portion of Clackamas County. The district is a K-12 public school system supporting 16 schools and 1 charter school that serves over 9,100 students. The community shapes our children's future with knowledge, hope, tradition, and vision. We hold the following beliefs and values as the foundation of education for our next generation.

The community shapes our children's future with knowledge and hope, with tradition and vision. We hold the following beliefs as the foundation of education for our next generation.

Personalized Learning - to increase student performance through purposeful experience and reflection, integrating multiple ways of knowing and expressing understanding.
Passion for Excellence- and the development of individual expertise and craftsmanship.
Individual and Collaborative Effort -knowing that what we do makes a difference for ourselves and our world.
Personal and Social Responsibility- extending interpersonal concern to the future and stewardship for the Earth and its inhabitants.
An Ethical Spirit- the commitment to integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, justice, and compassion.
Continuous Improvement - reflecting a desire to continually improve.
Respect and Appreciation - for the richness that diversity of culture, beliefs, ideas, and experience offers an interdependent community.
The Family - as the primary support for the learner, while expanding the circle of support through business and community partnerships.

Everyone can and should lead.
Character is as important as intelligence.
We all owe service/action in and with our community.
We are all teachers and learners.
Our goal is academic excellence and scholarship from a disciplined mind.

Qualities/Characteristics of High School Assistant Principal:
The ability to create and sustain a school culture that nurtures high expectations, a commitment to personal and academic excellence, and to foster growth mindset.
An optimistic, energetic, tenacious, and dynamic perspective.
The ability to create and sustain engaging and positive relationships with students and adults.
The ability to instill a culture of reason, trust, fairness, respect, civility, community, discipline and a commitment to personal and professional integrity.
A commitment to collaborative leadership and shared decision-making.
A commitment to developing and fostering a climate of intellectual diversity, debate, and inquiry among staff and students.
A commitment to culturally responsive and inclusive practice resulting in equitable outcomes for all students.
The ability to hire, develop, and engage a diverse staff and school community in the processes necessary for continual school improvement.

The Assistant Principal will work with the Principal and other Administrators focusing on key areas of school leadership; equity; instructional leadership; school culture, student support and management; parent engagement, teacher and staff quality.

The Assistant Principal’s responsibilities include:

School Leadership
Consistently and relentlessly ensure the highest standards of quality for all aspects of the school.
Ensure all staff, systems and programs are implemented effectively, to achieve goals.

Instructional Leadership
Assist with scheduling and class assignments, curriculum, lesson planning, professional development, assessment and accountability.
Create a welcoming, disciplined and joyful school culture with high standards of behavior and a culture of respect and kindness.

Effective and Adaptive Management
Ensure all systems and programs are implemented effectively, to achieve the goals and vision of the district.
Ensure a safe and orderly learning environment.
Oversee the teaching and learning program, including scheduling and class assignments, curriculum, lesson planning, professional development, assessment and accountability.

Developing Inclusive School Culture
Develop and embrace a culture of quality, continuous improvement, personal responsibility, and innovation directed at improving outcomes for each and every child.
Create a welcoming, disciplined and joyful school culture with high standards of behavior and a culture of respect, kindness, and inclusion.
Embrace, develop and nurture a culture of service, innovation, and equity.

Ethical Leadership
Model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency and ethical behavior.
Works for equity and social justice by raising rigor for all while closing opportunity gaps.
Invite student voice and include students in decision making processes.

Parent Engagement and Effective Socio-Political Practice
Ensure effective and excellent parent communication, engagement, and outreach.
Maintain welcoming and positive relations with parents, ensuring that families are involved, supportive, supported and satisfied.
Consult with district leaders when making key decisions.
Advocate for children and families.

Education: Administrative License.

Compensation: Compensation, including benefits, base salary and professional development, is competitive and commensurate with experience. A complete benefits package is offered to employees.

To comply with Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order, all staff, substitutes and volunteers in K-12 schools are required to be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021. Upon hire we will need to collect a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card or evidence of a qualifying medical or religious exception from the mandate.

It is the policy of the West Linn-Wilsonville Board of Education and School District (WLWV) that no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veterans' status, genetic information, or disability shall occur if the employee with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position. These protections apply to students, employees, and other members of the public. West Linn-Wilsonville School District is committed to equal access and equal opportunity in all activities/services, educational programs, and employment. Persons having questions regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Human Resources at the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, 503-673-7095.