High School Principal
Blue Valley School
San José, Costa Rica
hace 4 días
source : tes

The High School must be a strong educational leader, excited by, and committed to the ongoing development of BVS. They will be :

  • An inspiration to teachers
  • A developer, leader, and manager that will ensure the placement of an outstanding teacher in every classroom,
  • A promoter of professional growth focused on improving student outcomes and strengthening teaching and learning;
  • A leader of learning with a clear vision of how to optimize learning opportunities for the diverse learners at BVS;
  • Preferred Qualifications and characteristics of the new Principal include the following :

  • Masters in Education
  • Educational Administration training
  • Ten or more years as a teacher with an exemplary teaching record
  • Three or more years of experience in high school administrative position (e.g. Principal or Assistant Principal)
  • Proven leadership skills
  • IB experience (Certification preferred)
  • Experience facilitating, overseeing and coordinating curriculum and instruction
  • Skilled at empowering, and mentoring faculty and staff
  • Experience supervising and evaluating high school faculty and staff
  • Ability to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers
  • Flexibility to learn and adapt to new cultures and situations.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Evidence of positive relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff
  • Highly organized and task oriented
  • Interested in a long-term commitment to Blue Valley School
  • Committed to additional hours required beyond the typical school hours
  • Bilingual; English and Spanish (preferred)
  • Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall achievement, welfare and safety of students within the high school.
  • Direct planning activities and implement programs to ensure attainment of school’s mission.
  • Provides curricular and instructional leadership by supervising the design and development of academic programs and activities, their implementation, and their evaluation.
  • Works closely with the school faculty and staff in identifying educational and instructional needs, and in developing plans to improve the instructional process.
  • Monitor instructional processes to ensure that program activities are related to outcomes.
  • Establish clear expectations for staff performance with regard to instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication with the community.
  • Observe employee performance, record observations, and evaluate the performance of faculty and staff. Provide opportunity for improvement as needed.
  • Foster collegiality and team building among staff members. Encourage their active involvement in decision-making processes.
  • Assign academic, advisory, and administrative tasks.

  • Ensure that school rules are uniformly applied and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable in accordance with student handbook.
  • Contribute to the formulation of the school’s strategic plans, and direct day-to-day operation of the high school programs.
  • Confer and consult with parents regarding student performance, behavior, and alternative problem solutions.
  • Develop and administer budgets to ensure that operations are cost effective and funds are managed wisely.
  • Plan professional development activities.
  • Demonstrate awareness of school and community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs. Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.
  • Oversee the maintenance and the proper utilization of facilities, in coordination with Head of School and Finance Director.
  • Actively participate in Senior Management Team and other administrative meetings.
  • Candidates should submit the following information as a single pdf file attached to maria.herrera bluevalley.ed.cr

  • A cover letter no longer than two pages explaining strengths and why interested in the High School Principal position at BVS
  • A current resume not to exceed two pages
  • Two letters of reference from supervisors within the last five years
  • A list of family dependents including names, ages, and grade level if seeking student enrollment at Blue Valley School
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