JobID 1393 : Principal - Basalt Elementary School (#1991868)

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Principal - Basalt Elementary School

Basalt, Colorado

The Roaring Fork School District is seeking applications for an experienced, self-directed, innovative leader to to serve as the Principal for Basalt Elementary School (BES).  BES is a dual language school, located in Basalt Colorado, serves a diverse student population of ~600 students.  The Principal will lead and support a dynamic team to improve academic achievement, growth and character education.   

Ideal candidates will demonstrate significant skill and experience in:

  • Implementing the vision, mission, values, expectations and goals of BES
  • Creating trust and working collaboratively in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment
  • Developing and applying strategic plans, and employing data-driven analyses and decision-making
  • Identifying and promoting effective instructional practices
  • Applying top-notch interpersonal skills, including public speaking, Spanish bilingual preferred
  • Recruiting, hiring, coaching, and evaluating a wide range of personnel

  • Leading a diverse school in the successful attainment of ambitious student achievement goals
  • Understanding and successfully closing student achievement gaps
  • Creating an atmosphere that reflects student ownership of academic and character development
  • Participating as a team member while also leading
  • Understanding and leading the student success process (RtI, MTSS)

Candidates should have experience as an educator in a elementary setting as well as leadership experience.   Requires the ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate license through CDE for the position of Elementary School Principal.   

Start Date:  July 1, 2020

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and education

Applications will be accepted through February 22, 2020 for consideration. 

RFSD is located in the Roaring Fork Valley on the western slope of Colorado amidst the majestic Elk Mountain Range, the waters of the Roaring Fork, Crystal and Colorado rivers, and the commanding presence of Mount Sopris. We are 13 schools with over 5,500 students in the communities of Glenwood Springs, Basalt and Carbondale.

Posted By

Roaring Fork School District No. Re-1

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,850 (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