Vacancy Announcement 

Marie Murphy School Principal, 6-8 and Preschool 

Avoca School District #37, Wilmette, Illinois 

The Avoca District #37 School District seeks a principal for the Marie Murphy School beginning on August 1, 2021, or earlier. Marie Murphy is a grade 6-8 school with a student population of 270. There is also a district-operated preschool located on the campus. Marie Murphy utilizes the philosophical characteristics of both a middle school and a junior high school to nurture high expectations. Among township K-8 districts, Avoca’s student population is diverse and the community values diversity and inclusivity. This is a twelve-month position with a highly competitive salary and benefits package. 

Avoca School District #37 is a premier school district located in the prestigious North Shore area of suburban Chicago. It has been acknowledged for its focus on the “total child” as well as for an extensive offering of programs and extra-curricular activities for its student population. District #37 nurtures a unique school environment known for its intimacy, personal attention, and family-like atmosphere. Students matriculating from the Avoca schools attend the highly regarded New Trier High School. 

This exciting and unique opportunity will afford the career-minded professional a chance to work within a small, collegial administrative team, and as a part of a collaborative leadership model. Due to the size of the Avoca School District, the new principal will have numerous experiences in all phases of school and district leadership. It is therefore anticipated that this will be a highly competitive search. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong record of accomplishment as an instructional leader, a distinctive background in instruction, outstanding communication skills, a collaborative philosophy, and the ability to involve all stakeholders in the continuing process of positive growth and change. 

How to Apply 

This will be a “Rolling Search” with applications being screened as they are submitted until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

To complete an online Applicant Data Form and electronically submit a resume, letter of interest, three up-to-date letters of reference, proof of appropriate licensure, and copies of transcripts, please go to (