Job Announcement: MVSD Elementary School Assistant Principal
Mount Vernon Schools
124 East Lawrence Street | Mount Vernon, WA 98273 |
Directly assist the principal with:

  • general administration of the school and implement the educational goals of the District
  • staff evaluations, supervision of instruction and curriculum development
  • developing and maintaining school‐parent relationships, public relations within the community and for utilizing fully the community resources to enrich the learning programs
  • working collaboratively with students, parents, and staff to maintain a positive school climate
  •  assisting staff in creating a stimulating environment and helping maintain control of the classrooms and supervisory areas
  • Knowledge of dual language programs and instruction preferred
  • Communicate effectively in English and in Spanish, both verbally and in writing preferred, withstudents, staff, parents and the community
  • Support classroom instruction
  • Be an effective administrative team member
  • Assist, manage and supervise activities and special events
  • Support an effective student leadership program that includes student activities andmaintaining a general positive student climate
  • Be informed and assist in the compliance of district, state and federal policies and procedures
  • Confer with the principal on a regular basis and perform all duties as assigned
  • Continue to grow professionally by participating in educational methods and development,attending professional meetings and workshops and studying the latest educational research
  • Collaborate and be an effective member of the district administrative team
  • Act as principal during principal’s absence
  • Lead and support an effective student discipline system that includes innovative strategies, preventative approaches and proactive plans for students


  • Possess or be eligible for valid and appropriate Washington State Principal’s Certificate at the elementary level
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Administration or related field
  • Commitment to the leadership criteria identified in the AWSP Principal Framework
  • Successful experience engaging a culturally and socio‐economically diverse community toimprove student learning
  • Successful teaching experiences, preferably at the elementary level
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to the dual language program
  • Job Announcement: MVSD Elementary School Assistant Principal
  • Ability to establish and maintain behavioral standards
  • Ability to lead and support improvement processes that feature effective professionaldevelopment and that result in powerful instruction and high student achievement
  • Monitor, assist and evaluate staff implementation of the school improvement plan
  • Supervise and evaluate staff to improve teaching and learning
  • Manage human resources, time, and fiscal resources to accomplish student achievement goals
  • Positive, energetic, innovative, caring, approachable, with a healthy sense of humor
    Bilingual/bicultural candidates encouraged to apply

The Elementary School Assistant Principal is a 211‐day contract position which begins July 1.
Compensation is based on the 2019‐2020 administrator’s salary schedule and benefits for an elementary
school assistant principal of $116,901.00‐$130,258.00 annually.
Application is completed online. Follow the appropriate links from
to apply for this position. Position closes June 22, 2020.
The following materials constitute a completed application file:

1. Completed online District Administrative Application

2. Letter of application addressing qualifications and primary responsibilities

3. Resumé of professional education, experiences and references

4. A 1‐2 page essay describing how your skills and experiences have prepared you to provide

effective administrator support in an elementary school setting

5. Letters of recommendations

6. University transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable)

7. Photocopy of Washington State Administrator’s Certificate

8. Receipt of 2 Confidential Administrator References

ADDRESS YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS TO: Bill Nutting, Assistant Superintendent, Personnel and Human Resources
Questions about the application process may be directed to Alexia Bautista, HR Specialist at (360)
428.6182 or
Located in the seat of Skagit County 60 miles north of Seattle, Washington, Mount Vernon is a growing
and diverse school district that serves close to 7000 students attending nine schools grades
kindergarten‐12. Six elementary schools provide educational programs for students through grade 5.
Two middle schools serve students in grades 6‐8. Mount Vernon High School is home to students in grades 9‐12. A parent partnership style ALE program serves approximately 300 students and we are the fiscal agent to the Northwest Career & Technical Academy that serves students in Skagit and Whatcom Job Announcement: MVSD Elementary School Assistant Principal Counties. With over 900 teachers, administrators and support staff, the district is the third largest employer in Skagit County. Strong community support for our schools is a tradition in Mount Vernon. In 2016, the district successfully passed a $106 million bond. Funds will be used to replace two elementary schools, add classroom space to LaVenture Middle School, modernize the High School Old Main building and replace the High School Agriculture building to add classroom space for agriculture, science, robotics, career and technical.
The district is committed to success for all students and provides a wide range of high quality
instructional programs and extended learning opportunities. Academic instruction includes remedial and specially designed instruction for students with special needs, enrichment programs for elementary students, and advanced placement courses across a variety of subjects at the high school level. The schools also provide strong and vocal music programs.
Community members contribute to the success of our schools in many ways. District advisory
committees and school site councils include parents and other community members in setting the
direction for the district and our schools. The VISITS (Volunteers In Schools Inspire Today’s Students)
program invites parents, grandparents, students, and community members to volunteer in schools in a variety of ways.
Strong communities require strong partnerships between schools, parents and other community
members, businesses, and municipalities. In Mount Vernon, you can see those partnerships in action every day. Welcome to a wonderful place to live and learn!
OUR GOAL: 100% of students will graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in post‐secondary education, careers, and life.
OUR VISION: To graduate inspired and critical thinkers who embrace diversity and are committed to the betterment of their own lives and the lives of others.
OUR MISSION: To expect, encourage, and facilitate the pursuit of excellence and life‐long learning in our students, equipping them for future success and happiness.
“MVSD commits to eliminate all forms of discrimination and inequity in order to provide safe and
productive learning opportunities for every student.” –Mount Vernon School District Board Policy #1801
The Mount Vernon School District does not discriminate in employment, programs or activities on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, creed, religions, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the District Compliance Officer.