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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