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Principal, Elementary (Montessori)

Company: Denver Public Schools
Location: Aurora
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

To apply, please email your resume to Su Pal (Su_Pal@dpsk12.org) DENISON MONTESSORI SCHOOL FTE: 1.0 School Year: 2020-2021 Denver, CO Essential Functions and Objectives: To provide overall direction and leadership of a DPS Montessori Elementary School, Denison Montessori in southwest Denver. Denison has deep roots in the southwest Denver community. For over 30 years, Denison has been providing authentic Montessori education to ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse students within the Denver Public Schools. Educational Program - Foster with fidelity a fully implemented public Montessori pre-k through 6th grade elementary program with a lens towards equity and social justice. - Insure that all classrooms have a complete set of Montessori materials with trained teachers who understand that a fully implemented Montessori classroom can and should meet (or exceed) District/State expectations. - Lead a staff of administrative, certificated and classified personnel with a focus on Montessori formal training and access to ongoing Montessori professional development, with the goal of developing/maintaining a strong, diverse pipeline of future Montessori teachers and leaders. - Cultivate effective relationships with all constituents including students, families, faculty, staff, community members, and key stakeholders, in order to collaboratively work in support of the school's mission and vision. - Create a socially conscious student experience that values grace and courtesy in a culturally responsive manner. Instructional Leadership - Foster a school wide record keeping system that allows teachers to evaluate student internalization of skills for the purpose of lesson planning and to assist in analyzing classroom and school wide qualitative and quantitative data. - Evaluate staff using District Frameworks with an eye towards aligning feedback to Montessori principles in order to improve Montessori practice. Operational Leadership - Plan, prepare and administer the school's budget in order to keep the Montessori program viable and sustainable, including funding for training, professional development and student support services that support the whole child. - Insure the building, grounds and classrooms are safe, beautiful, welcoming and consistent with the expectations of a thoughtful and intentional Montessori prepared environment. - Work with and support parents, various individuals, agencies and organizations in the community, and the Collaborative School Committee (CSC) to develop a Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) that includes high and achievable goals while weaving in Montessori strategies as strategies for improvement. - Develop a schedule that honors the uninterrupted work cycle while meeting the needs of teacher planning. - Create and monitor an enrollment and staffing plan that honors Montessori principals regarding class size, while meeting the needs of a diverse student population. - Manage building operations, including: staff assignment of paraprofessionals, facilities staff, and other designated personnel; maintains inventory of materials, equipment and supplies; inspects buildings and grounds for safety and hazards; and recommends alterations to and general improvement of facilities. - Attend and participate in various meetings, and takes a leadership role on designated district committees, as required or requested. - Ensure for the proper maintenance, accuracy, completeness, confidentiality and security of all data/records, including: personnel evaluations; monthly payroll; weekly census report and semi-annual report on attendance and enrollment; approval of requisitions for supplies and repairs; State reports on pupils and teachers; accident and athletic injury reports; reference and transcript requests; expulsions, suspensions, and court cases; statistical, evaluation, and test reports; drop-out studies; and instruction and organization surveys and reports. - Initiate or respond to internal and external inquiries or requests for information, as directed. Education & Experience - Master's degree with appropriate specialization such as elementary school/secondary education, administration, curriculum, instruction, and guidance is preferred. - Montessori training, or willingness to pursue in the first 12 months - Five (5) to seven (7) years of actual experience as an educator. - Demonstrated effective and diplomatic oral and written communication skills. - Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred. Licensure & Certification - A current, valid State of Colorado Type D Certificate Endorsed Principal, or a Colorado Principal License, or authorization. Knowledge & Other Qualifications: - Demonstrated knowledge of DPS Human Resource and other departmental policies. - Ability to recognize and resolve conflicts or potentially controversial situations through diplomacy.

Keywords: Denver Public Schools, Aurora , Principal, Elementary (Montessori), Education / Teaching , Aurora, Colorado

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