JobID 3597 : Principal of Early Childhood (#1403720)

Job | Posted 6 months ago

Principal of Early Childhood
EFFECTIVE:  2019-2020 school year
Classification: Exempt
208 Days/Year
1.0 FTE


This position will perform all duties related to Early Childhood Students and Programs. Perform administrative tasks promoting outstanding education and achievement for all students, developing individuals and teams, and nurturing relationships. Supervise a combination of certified and classified employees. Develop and facilitate the Instructional Leadership Team focused on implementing and monitoring the School Improvement Goal in the areas of Language/Literacy and Social/Emotional Competencies. Analyze data and modify professional development in response to results. Provide opportunities for and support ongoing development of all staff. Align, train, mentor and monitor the implementation of 21st Century Instructional Model with Colorado Department of Education’s quality standards for Ready Schools and Results Matter Initiatives. Develop and promote good community relations among stakeholders. May assist with translation and/or communication using second language skills when possible.
  • Oversee all facets of the ECE program and personnel.
  • Serve as the principal and on-site director for Sanville Preschool Center, including all staffing, student and family needs, collaborate with site-directors at each site to manage all operational and instructional needs.
  • Serve as an instructional leader by monitoring implementation of professional development through classroom observations, evaluations, department meetings, and team planning.
  • Oversee Early Childhood policies and procedures.
  • Plan and implement induction in collaboration with site directors.
  • Serve as primary contact for licensing and respond to all licensing reports.
  • Work directly with the Child Find department to ensure a high-quality Early Intervention Program, transition, placements and special education service delivery.
  • Lead and collaborate with others in the strategic assignment of all students that provides the greatest potential for maximizing achievement.
  • Support staff in obtaining group lead qualified status for licensing.
  • Collaborate with others in the assignment and the supervision of delivery systems in order to most effectively provide for students with special needs.
  • Promote an environment of student and staff achievement by utilizing data management tools to analyze results and draw inferences in order to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Implement and monitor ECE program-wide behavior expectations and policies; work with site directors to address safety and welfare issues by holding meetings with parents, investigating incidents, documenting findings, contacting proper authorities and confirming to legal requirements and regulations.
  • Lead initiatives that will enhance student success in and out of school.
  • Work with site directors to coordinate, communicate and support school activities that encourage stakeholder involvement in student learning and the district as a whole.
  • Provide quality, accurate, constructive, corrective, specific and timely feedback to students and staff that encourages them to perform at their highest level.
  • Supervise and promote extra-curricular activities and events.
  • Promote effective communication within the school and between the school and community.
  • Create positive staff and community support, understanding, and participation in the school improvement process.
  • Establish student, staff and parental rapport that allows for a proactive response to potential problems.
  • Support the work of the Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County and other community efforts and committees.
  • Complete RANDA evaluations for preschool teachers at STARS, and Sanville. (Others as requested).
  • Complete Classified evaluations of ECE staff at STARS, and Sanville.
  • Coordinate the administration of state and district mandated assessments.
  • Actively participate as a member of the District Leadership Team and Positive Behavioral Intervention Support Team.
  • Serve as liaison between Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education to ensure alignment of curriculum, instruction and assessment with state and national academic and quality standards.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence with Head Start, CPP, Special Education, Title I, Colorado Child Care Licensing, Board of Health, NAEYC, Teaching Strategies-GOLD, and Qualistar standards and regulations. Oversee and participate in grant applications.
  • Post preschool staff positions and manage fair hiring practices.
  • Address building management concerns by working with the custodial staff, office staff, teachers and District staff including implementing school-wide safety and emergency protocols.
  • Utilize technology and/or other avenues to communicate with stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.



Supervision and evaluation of certified and classified employees.
Fulfill supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the district’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; conferences, goal setting, formal and informal observations, feedback and employee evaluations; rewarding, disciplining and terminating employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Prioritize and schedule work tasks independently.
  • Create and implement effective and efficient process management strategies (e.g., procedures, equipment, materials and supplies).
  • Accurately develop and manage the ECE budget which consists of $1.5 million in blended funding from tuition, local, state and federal programs.
  • Project budgetary needs and plans for effective use of fiscal resources.
  • Maintain accurate records in accordance with professional standards, state guidelines, and school system policy.
The education/training/experience, license/certification, general expectations, physical demands, and work environment factors described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree (preferred) with emphasis in Early Childhood Education, or Child Development.
Bilingual (preferred).
Experience in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, or Elementary Education.
Four (4) years successful teaching experience.
School administrator experience.
Demonstrated scheduling experience.
Demonstrated skill in the analysis of student and staff achievement.
Demonstrated experience in the evaluation of staff performance.
Demonstrated instructional leadership focused on learning.
Demonstrated experience with Professional Learning Communities.
Demonstrated skill in human relations, communication, and leadership.
English fluency will be determined through the application and interview process.

Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
Valid CPR and First Aid Certification.
Valid CDHS Director Qualified Letter.
Valid Colorado Principal License.

Is flexible.
Has computer/technology skills.
Has the ability to work with at-risk students with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Has the ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers.
Has the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
Has the ability to perform responsibilities without the necessity of close supervision.
Has the ability to effectively communicate with the School District community.
Has the ability to analyze, instruct, negotiate, coordinate, communicate, problem solve and use interpersonal skills.
Has the ability to compare, compute, synthesize and evaluate.
Has the ability to meet attendance standards and work the hours necessary to perform the essential functions.
Maintain a generally positive attitude.
Maintain confidentiality.
Observe all District policies and procedures.
Adhere to federal and state legislation, regulation, and policies.

Frequent lifting 5 (five) to 10 (ten) pounds.
Occasional lifting of up to seventy-five (75) pounds.
Frequent sitting, bending, walking, and standing, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Mostly clean and comfortable.
Director of Student Services
Sanville Primary Location
Administrative Salary Schedule

April 12,2019
This job description is not intended to create any express or implied contract of employment or expectancy of continued employment for any definite term.
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, Adams County School District 14 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to Linda Shamlin, Director of Human Resources, 5291 East 60th Avenue, Commerce City, CO 80022, or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204.

Posted By

Adams County School District 14

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,714 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%



State Average: 415