Principal, Monarch School (PAF 3579), San Diego County Office of Education


Job Summary

The San Diego County Office of Education is recruiting to fill a vacancy for a Principal, Monarch School.

The Principal at Monarch School is responsible for planning, organizing, and providing instructional and administrative leadership and guidance to staff and students; serves as liaison with the County Office, community agencies, parents, and the public; coordinating activities and addressing issues. The principal exemplifies Monarch’s Core Values of Community, Relationships, Strength, Learning, and Healing.

SDCOE is seeking a dynamic leader who is:

  • Visionary: A forward-thinking leader who can bring groups together to creatively solve complicated problems in the best interest of all students.
  • Passionate: A social advocate who is genuinely motivated to achieve systems change for all students, especially in the Black and Brown community, through education and access to opportunity.
  • Nurturing: Builds resilience in unhoused youth and their families.
  • Servant-Leader: Advocate and driver of change, leads with humility, empathy, and awareness; actively contributes to others’ ability to reach goals.
  • Tactful & Diplomatic: Patient, willing, and able to have difficult conversations as required.
  • Trustworthy: Comfortable navigating and organizing highly confidential dialogue and documents.
  • Instructional Leader: Able to guide students in grades K – 12 to reach their fullest potential.
  • Communicative: Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Community-minded: Skilled at connecting with individuals across all socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, and professional backgrounds in the community.
  • Growth Mindset: Views challenges as opportunities to grow skills and abilities.
  • Metrics-Driven: An innovative thinker, pairing ideas with solutions and measurable outcomes.

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Requirements / Qualifications

Equivalency:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a master’s degree in education, education administration, or job-related area from an accredited college or university, including course work in instructional leadership and/or organizational change, and three (3) years of increasingly responsible educational administrative services experience in a school setting, with responsibility for coaching and evaluating teaching staff.


Valid California Administrative Services and Teaching Credential
Valid CA Driver’s License


To be considered for this position, a completed EDJOIN application must include the following attachments:

  • Resume, detailing education and experience
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Two current Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of valid California Credential(s)
  • Copy of transcript verifying Master’s degree

Comments and Other Information

Please note that your completed online application must include all of the required supplemental documentation. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Employment with the San Diego County Office of Education is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer background check and physical exam, which includes a drug and alcohol screening. All required California Credentials (if applicable, as issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) must be confirmed prior to employment with SDCOE. 

The San Diego County Office of Education is an equal opportunity employer.  Because each person is born with inherent worth and dignity, and because equitable access and opportunity are essential to a just, educated society, SDCOE employee commitments include being respectful of differences and diverse perspectives and being accountable for one’s actions and the resulting impact.