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Principal at Butler Creek Elementary School

Centennial School District
Closing date: 
Monday, January 27, 2020

Location: Butler Creek Elementary School
Salary: $123,802
Contract Days: 225
Opening Date: January 6, 2020
Closing Date: January 27, 2020 at 4:30pm
Start Date: July 1, 2020

Butler Creek Elementary is a medium-sized school of approximately 600 students with an outstanding staff to serve the needs of the diverse student body in the Butler Creek Elementary attendance area (East Metro area of Portland – located in Multnomah Co., bordering Gresham and Portland). The District (and school) has an established Strategic Plan, Destination 2023, with a Professional Learning Community culture, and promotes distributive leadership.

Butler Creek Elementary is seeking an instructional leader who can foster trusting, professional relationships with students, staff, families, community partners, and the school community.

The Principal is the instructional leader of the school who works with staff to create an effective learning climate within the school, centered around research–based best practices. The Principal supports professional development programs in conjunction with the District’s Director of Curriculum & Student Learning and in alignment with District goals and Common Core State Standards.

Education: Master’s Degree in Educational Administration or the equivalent. Oregon Administrator License required.
Experience: Experience in developing, implementing, articulating and evaluating curriculum and instructional strategies consistent with best practices. Bilingual preferred.

See complete job description (attached) for full experience, skills, knowledge and abilities required for this position.

To be considered for the position, applicants are required to submit application materials to the Human Resources Department by 4:30pm on Monday, January 27, 2020. A complete application will consist of the following (applicants who do not submit a complete application packet will not be considered for this position):

1) Centennial School District Administrator Application (download from District website,;
2) Letter of Interest;
3) Current Resume;
4) Three (3) Current Letters of Recommendation;
5) Copy of Oregon Administrative License (or verification of process to obtain a TSPC Oregon Administrative License);
6) Unofficial Transcript(s) of undergrad/grad coursework. If employed, the candidate will be required to submit official transcripts from the institution(s);
7) Writing Sample – Below are two (2) questions that will assist us in getting to know you. Please write to the extent you feel is necessary to cover the issues and express your beliefs.

A. Please tell us what truths you hold to be important and/or non-negotiable, with regards to being a leader of a community of learners, and how those values impact how you will lead students, staff, parents, and community as a Principal in the Centennial School District. This question is intended for you to tell us “who you are” when it comes to leadership of a school, rather than what you know. Please tell us about 1) The values you hold that impact your leadership of people; and 2) Give us a real life example of how the values you hold have impacted those you have worked with and/or led.

B. Centennial School District is a medium-size suburban school district located in the East Portland Metro area. Our school district boundary houses a diverse population representing over fifty (50) separate languages and many different races. The Centennial School District has become increasingly racially diverse in the last fifteen (15) years and we believe that ethnicity, economic circumstance, and special needs are not (and should not be) predictors of academic success. Please share with us what you believe about having the same high expectations for all students and what you would say to an educator in “your” building that does not hold high expectations for every child under their care.

Two (2) Ways to Apply:
1) Email (preferred) – Applicants may submit materials to:
2) Hard Copy Application – Applicants may submit materials, via hardcopy, to 18135 SE Brooklyn St, Portland, OR 97236

Centennial School District practices equal employment opportunity and treatment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, veteran's status, genetic information, and disability if the employee is able to perform the essential functions of the position.