Healthy School Director (#1996673)
Teach in America’s highest city. Work with unforgettable students. Contribute to our small community. Enjoy amazing mountain access.
Lake County School District is an educational organization creating exciting, transformational change in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
There are about 7,000 people in Lake County, and Leadville is the main city. Many adults commute to work in the service industry in nearby ski areas. We have a strong history of mining, adventure recreation, and outdoor enthusiasm. Our schools are diverse: Our student body is 68% Hispanic, 35% ESL, and 70% free and reduced lunch. We are in the top 10 districts in Colorado for English Language Learner percentage and in the top 15 for free and reduced lunch percentage. We see our demographics as an asset rather than a deficit, and we value diversity. We believe in our kids, and we are working hard alongside them to improve student achievement and to ensure that every student in our district graduates with a plan for their future they are empowered to pursue. We have three schools in the district (West Park Elementary, K-2; Lake County Intermediate School, 3-6; and Lake County High School, 7-12) plus a Head Start preschool.
Supervisor: Superintendent of Schools Job Type: 210 days per academic year Position is grant funded
Supervises: School Nursing, District Health Advisory Council, District Counseling and Social Work Team, Health Education Leads, and other Healthy Schools initiative personnel as needed.
The Healthy Schools Director is dedicated to preparing all LCSD students for a successful future using a whole child approach. This position is responsible for supporting the healthy development of Lake County students and to removing barriers to their learning. The Director oversees the district’s Healthy Schools initiatives and works to promote equity, diversity and a welcoming environment using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model. The Director is also responsible for developing and maintaining community partnerships and supporting the district’s work to engage parents and families.
LCSD’s Healthy Schools initiatives are guided by the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model, district data, and available funding opportunities. Current initiatives include:
- Nutrition and Physical Activity improvement - Behavioral Health Improvement - Comprehensive Health Education - Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education - Chronic Disease Management - Trauma Informed Schools - McKinney Vento homelessness prevention - Parent Mentor Program
Program & Administrative
- Lead and ensure strategic alignment of staffing, programming, resources and funding for Healthy Schools initiatives, focusing on integration with district goals, and sustainability. - Develop and oversee evaluation methods for monitoring of the implementation of Healthy Schools goals and associated projects. - Coordinate training and professional development where appropriate to align Healthy Schools strategies with academic/instructional culture. - Continually assess resources needed to support Healthy Schools initiatives, including partnerships, funding, curricula, and staffing. - Provide outreach and support to principals and school-level staff to ensure the success of Healthy Schools initiatives. - Facilitate special projects as needed
Funding & Fiscal
- Develop relationships with funders and partners to build sustainable, long-term solutions for ongoing student supports. - Write grants, manage grant implementation and complete grant reports as required to fund the continuation of the Healthy Schools Director position, and associated initiatives. - Oversee budgets of programs and departments supervised.
Engagement & Equity
- Support the district’s work to ensure that all students and families have equitable access to a high quality education and that our schools and staff provide a welcoming and culturally competent environment. - Serve as the point person for engaging community agencies in the school district’s work. Partner agencies include Full Circle, LCBAG, Lake County Public Health, the Department of Human Services, the School Based Health Center, and others. - Support and oversee community partnerships related to family engagement. - Oversee the district’s homeless, foster, and migrant student programs. - Serve as the district’s liaison to the Lake County Interagency Oversight Group.