Job Title: Principal – DC Public Schools
We are looking for highly motivated and skilled talent to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a signiﬁcant diﬀerence in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central oﬃce employees.
DCPS serves 50,000 students in the nation’s capital through the eﬀorts of approximately 4,000 educators in 118 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform eﬀort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisﬁed, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central oﬃce staﬀ whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and signiﬁcant achievement gains for DCPS students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
- Articulating a clear instructional vision with a school-wide focus on teaching and learning that is data-driven, standards- aligned and rooted in a belief that all students can achieve at high levels.
- Implementing consistent school-wide instructional practices that are clear, results-oriented and research-based. Creating opportunities for ongoing learning and staﬀ development that are informed by data.
- Executing results-focused school operations and resource management that ensure minimal disruptions to teaching and learning and promote the success of all students and staﬀ.
- Developing and maintaining a purposeful school culture that supports a safe and eﬀective learning environment. Aligning human resources to school needs, setting high expectations and eﬀectively managing all school employees to meet school goals.
Leading for Increased Eﬀectiveness
- Focusing on evidence-based growth and results to drive the school towards annual and long-term goals.
- Engaging school community members eﬀectively to ensure all stakeholders are included in school improvement eﬀorts. Listening to and communicating with all the school’s stakeholders; building successful interpersonal relationships with faculty, staﬀ members, family and community members and students.
- Managing the change process, including making tough decisions when necessary to move the school and students forward.
- Engaging in constant personal learning, including the need to learn and adapt when faced with challenges and successes.
The successful candidate is motivated by the mission to transform the District of Columbia Public Schools into the nation’s highest performing public school system. This position oﬀers the opportunity to have a profound and lasting impact on student learning and achievement. Candidates must possess the following professional qualiﬁcations:
- Applicants must obtain an Administrative Services Credential (ASC) through the oﬃce of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
- To obtain an ASC, at minimum, applicants must: EITHER (1) possess at least a master’s degree, (2) have spent two years or more in a full-time, K-12 school-based position, and (3) have earned a passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) OR (1) possess a bachelor’s degree and (2) have completed a state-approved program in K-12 Leadership/Administration. For a full description of ASC requirements, please visit OSSE’s website: OSSE ASC Requirements.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Oﬃce of Labor Management & Employee Relations (LMER) ensures that eligible employees receive beneﬁts and opportunities equal to those provided to non-disabled employees. LMER also ensures that eligible disabled employees receive requested reasonable accommodations. Employees with inquiries regarding ADA policies should contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Unit, District of Columbia Public Schools, 1200 First Street, NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 442-5424.
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