Middle School Principal, Woodland Middle School, IL

About the position: 

Visionary leader able to promote the educational development of students and staff; support the mission of the school and district; promote a positive school climate for students and staff; oversee the daily operations of the school. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
I. Leadership Qualities: 
  • Demonstrates strong instructional leadership and supports proven, research based instructional practices and curricula
  • Demonstrates the capacity to motivate and lead others toward change in alignment with the strategic plan of Woodland School District
  • Demonstrates support and contribution to the diversity and excellence of our student and academic programs through service to our students, parents and the community we serve.
  • Demonstrates experience in working with a diverse student population (ethnicity, religion, economic disadvantaged, etc.)
  • Practices collaborative, participatory and child-centered decision-making
  • Uses systems data to lead the improvement of the school to positively impact students and staff
  • Highly visible, accessible and approachable, and represents the school with passion, dignity and pride to the school community
  • Displays strong and effective communication skills with staff, students and parents
  • Ability to lead a professional school community with high expectations for its students and schools
  • In-depth knowledge of elementary curriculum, instruction and assessment
  • Demonstrates an understanding of change process and human dynamics
  • Respects a variety of diverse teaching styles, and has high expectations for student achievement
  • Recruits, develops, motivates and maintains the highest quality school staff
  • Administers the instructional, financial, personnel and material resources of the school in accordance with the philosophy and policies of the Board of Education
  • Assumes responsibility for the attendance, conduct, health, and safety of students
  • Supervises and evaluates personnel in accordance with the staff evaluation plan and district policies 
II. Personal Qualities: 
  • A self-reflective learner who demonstrates equity and inclusion in daily leadership. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong sense of teamwork and cooperation
  • Appreciation for cultural diversity
  • Empathetic, humanistic and open minded
  • Flexible, yet decisive
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Great sense of humor 
III. Qualifications: 
  • Proven record of educational leadership, including a strong background in curriculum, assessment and staff development 
  • Three (3) plus years of successful school administrative experience required
  • Experience working with a diverse population of students, families and staff preferred
  • Experience in effectively leading student academic growth of all students.
  • Professional Educator License with Principal or General Administrative endorsement in the State of Illinois required
  • Classroom and administrative experience in middle school education preferred
  • Spanish speaking preferred 
Working Conditions:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, education and skills, as determined by the Board of Education, plus a competitive benefits package in a twelve month, administrative position. 


Application Procedures:
Apply online at http://www.dist50.net and upload supporting documents.
Please do not send in paper copies. 
Minority candidates encouraged to apply. 
Application deadline is Monday, February 4, 2019. 
Selection Procedure: 
The Superintendent of Schools and Human Resources Department will review applications and contact candidates for screening interviews. Successful candidates will undergo panel interviews that may include central office staff, administrators, school staff, parents and community members. 
Contact Person: 
Martha Gutierrez, PHR Director of Human Resources 
Email or Phone: 
mgutierrez@dist50.net or (847) 596-5640