Seeking an Elementary Principal

Brantner Elementary/School District 27J, Thornton, Colorado

Date PostedFebruary 08, 2018
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryCommensurate With Experience
Certificate Needed Yes, Principal or Administrator license issued by the Colorado Dept. of Education
Education Master's Degree

School District 27J is seeking an elementary school principal to provide dynamic leadership for the entire educational program at Brantner Elementary School. Leadership should be demonstrated by the ability to: (a). envision, collaboratively create, and communicate improvement plans (b). recognize and develop quality instruction, and (c). cultivate professional growth in staff. The successful applicant must demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of the philosophy and current trends in elementary education. The district is seeking an individual who is a self-starter with the characteristics of creativity and persistence to lead the school positively in Standards Based Education, including Formative Assessment, and in the pursuit of academic excellence to prepare all students for the future. Success depends on the ability to work with staff, community, and students.

The successful applicant must also be capable of working as a member of the district administrative team with responsibility and authority for building operation and leadership. District responsibilities may be assigned based upon the needs of the district and the skills and interests of the administrator.

A successful candidate:

  1. Provides support for the educational process by functioning as the building administrator for the elementary school. Coordinates, implements, and evaluates the instructional program and master schedule. Supervises the guidance program to enhance individual student education and development.
  2. Uses leadership, supervisory and administrative skills to promote the educational development of each student. Works collaboratively with parents, staff and students to formulate a school vision and develop goals and objectives consistent with district goals and objectives. Leads in the development, monitoring, and evaluation of the instructional program based on district content standards and assessment requirements.
  3. Organizes, directs, and coordinates the recruiting, screening, hiring, training, assigning, supervision and evaluation of the school staff. Coordinates the staff development and in service opportunities for staff. Participates in professional growth activities.
  4. Evaluates and administers the operations and programs of the elementary school including personnel, the physical plant, budget, student services,activities, curriculum and instructional programs. Administers budget allocations and grant funds in a responsible, efficient, and effective manner.
  5. Ensures the safety and security and maintenance of the school facility.
  6. Acts as a representative of the District in various community groups and forums. Serves as a member of the District Leadership Council.
  7. Establishes and maintains a safe, effective learning climate in the school by implementing discipline, attendance, health and safety programs aligned with district policies.
  8. Demonstrates sensitivity to the cultural diversity of the school and community.
  9. Establishes and maintains positive public relations with the district, community, staff, students and parents through effective communication.
  10. Demonstrates knowledge of and supports Board Policies and negotiated agreements.
  11. Follows through on all duties as assigned by the supervisor and/or the Superintendent.


  • Master's Degree minimum; other advanced graduate work preferred
  • Colorado Principal License or Administrator License required
  • At least three years of leadership experience as a elementary school principal or assistant principal
  • At least three years' teaching experience at the elementary school level required
  • Training and/or experience in major areas of personnel and personnel management required
  • Experience and knowledge of curriculum for elementary schools, with a knowledge of state standards required
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in collaborative decision making required
  • Bilingual preferred

Apply online at  External applicants must upload a current resume', 1 current Letter of Recommendation (2 years or newer), copy of Administrator's license from CDE and transcripts.  Please also upload PLACE/PRAXIS scores if available. Candidates currently contracted with SD27J, please use Internal Application, upload a current resume' and provide a maximum of 2 years previous work experience.  Substitutes are considered External applicants. 

  • All future correspondence regarding this position will be handled via the email address that you provide on your online application. Please regularly check both your In-Box and SPAM folder for these email messages.

Please note: All job postings in School District 27J close at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time

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