||May 02, 2021
||K-12: Public Schools
Lake Youngs Elementary is located five miles northeast of downtown Kent and has an enrollment of approximately 450 students in grades K-6. The building has traditional self-contained classrooms and serves a diverse community. Lake Youngs offers a strong academic program with an emphasis on basic skills, music, the arts and physical education. There are full-time music and physical education specialists, and part-time librarian. Special programs include five gifted education classes, two special education classrooms and an Integrated Program Support Center. The Lake Youngs Community is very supportive and includes a very active PTSA and parent volunteer program.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Kent School District is accepting applications for an outstanding elementary assistant principal candidate.
Kent School District is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington, and is centrally located in the Seattle Metropolitan area. Kent School District is the most culturally diverse district in the state of Washington, with approximately 27,000 students, over 138 languages spoken and a majority minority student population; an International/National Best Practice site for Microsoft and the National School Board Association; and state-of-the-art technology, providing one-to-one laptops and SMART boards in all classrooms.
The City of Kent is home to the fourth largest industrial center in the nation, including The Boeing Company, REI, and other aerospace, technology and distribution companies. KSD is the second largest employer in Kent. The breathtaking outdoors setting; sports and entertainment facilities; a contemporary, open-air urban village (Kent Station) with housing, access to the train station, retail shopping, dining, movie theatre and colleges; a strong local economy; and a culturally rich city and school district make Kent a great place to live, work and raise a family.
Please visit our website at www.kent.k12.wa.us
for additional information on the Kent School District.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The assistant principal is primarily responsible for working closely with students, parents, and staff to promote and ensure the well-being and achievement of students from diverse ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds within the context of the school’s mission and goals. This building management position is directly responsible for the administration and leadership in areas such as student services, pupil management, curricular programs and staff development. The assistant principal is supervised and evaluated by the principal. The essential job duties are as follows:
- Provide leadership, vision, and inspiration to staff and students; promote a belief system and values driven culture of equity and excellence, setting high expectations for all students, particularly those who have traditionally been vulnerable to failure
- Partner with principal to focus on instruction and closing the achievement gap
- Create a sense of family by working with students and the community to collaborate with staff and parents to develop recommendations and ensure a school climate that effectively promotes powerful teaching and learning experiences for each and every child
- Supervise and evaluate staff, supervise events, recess, activities, lunchroom, and campus
- Administrator of discipline policies, special programs, PBIS, assessment, state reporting, and building staff development
- Promote best practices in student learning and accelerating student achievement for diverse student populations
- Master’s degree in educational administration or related field*
- Washington State principal certification
- Three years of elementary teaching experience required; five years preferred*
- Two years of successful teaching or supervisory experience in high-needs special education settings preferred*
- Two years of demonstrated successful school-based leadership experience (at elementary school level preferred)*
(* allowable substitutions: any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that would provide the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work and to meet certification requirements, may be allowed at the Superintendent’s discretion)
- Develop and supervise cohesive teams of people within a K-12 setting; guide teams to establish and achieve goals; creates a climate in which people want to do their best; assesses each person’s strengths and uses them to get the best out of him or her; promotes confidence and optimistic attitudes; is someone people like working for and with
- Is a leader who communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; makes the vision sharable by everyone; can inspire and motivate entire staff
- Good judge of talent; accurately projects what people are likely to do across a variety of situations
- Supervise instructional and support staff by establishing clear directions; sets stretching goals, and assigns responsibilities that bring out the best in people; promotes staff development ; establishes a good work plan and distributes the workload appropriately; tactfully dispenses direct and actionable feedback; is open and direct with others without being intimidating; is a people builder
- Strong multicultural and ethnic understanding; support equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all; foster a climate of inclusion, promote culturally responsive instruction and leadership where diverse thoughts are freely shared and integrated
- Prefer candidate fluent in English as well as a second language, and who holds an ELL (English Language Learner) or bilingual endorsement
- Prefer candidate with Special Education experience and competencies including IEP writing and the development and implementation of Functional Behavior Assessements and Behavior Intervention Plans
- Successful experience using computer technologies to enhance classroom instruction and school management; possesses required functional and technical knowledge and skills to do his or her job at a high level of accomplishment; demonstrate active interest and ability to enhance and apply new functional skills
- Uses analysis, wisdom, experience, and logical methods to make quality decisions and to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; appropriately incorporates multiple inputs to establish shared ownership and effective action
- Steadfastly pushes self and drives for results and perseveres in the face of resistance or setbacks
- Is widely trusted in the school community at large; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain; is warm and easy to approach; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse tense situations
- Represents the school and district in the community at large through business partnerships and other public service activities; is effective in a variety of formal and informal presentation settings; commands attention and manages group process during the presentation; cognizant of audience response and able to adapt content and style accordingly
Additional annual benefits include: medical, dental, and vision benefits; district retirement contribution; 25 vacation days; 12 sick leave days; 6 flex days; 3 employee discretionary leave days; TSA match up to $2400; and opportunity to cash-out 10 vacation days annually. Administrators must be an employee on or before January 31, and continuing their employment to receive an annual commitment stipend of $2,050 in each subsequent November.
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