Principal - Secondary

Posted a month ago
Start Date


Sterling High School
Full-time with benefits
208 scheduled working days, 8.5 hours/day, 4-day school week (Tues-Fri)
Salary range:  $64,471-$83,653

Job Goal:
Create a positive learning and working environment in management of assigned school to promote the educational development of each student by use of leadership, supervisory and administrative skills.
Essential Functions:  Performance Responsibilities:
  1. Establish and maintain an effective learning climate in the school.
  2. Exert leadership in the adaptation of the general program of education approved for the school to meet the needs of the community.
  3. Direct the activities of professional and support staff members in the performance of their duties.
  4. Supervise and support the instructional staff in the development and implementation of curriculum and student activities.
  5. Engage in a continuous improvement process based on collaborative decision-making process with staff.
  6. Report to appropriate administration center officers regarding the needs of the school with respect to personnel, equipment, supplies and curriculum.
  7. Supervise the guidance program to enhance individual student education and development.
  8. Assume responsibility for the implementation and observance of all Board policies and regulations by staff and students.
  9. Assist in the recruiting, screening, training, hiring, assigning and evaluation of staff.
  10. Participate fully and support staff participation in state-approved licensed staff evaluation system.
  11. Assume responsibility for the safety and administration of the school plant.
  12. Delegate authority to responsible personnel to assume responsibility for the school in the absence of the principal.
  13. Budget school time to provide for the efficient conduct of school instruction and business.
  14. Plan and supervise fire, tornado and lockdown drills.
  15. Prepare and submit the school's budgetary requests, and monitor expenditures of funds.
  16. Prepare or supervise the preparation of reports, records, lists and all other such items as required or requested appropriate to the school's administration.
  17. Participate in principals’ meetings, and other meetings as are required or appropriate.
  18. Attend special events held to recognize student achievement and attend school-sponsored activities, functions and athletic events or delegate the responsibility to an authorized sponsor.
  19. Maintain and oversee the various local funds generated by student activities.
  20. Cooperate with college and university officials regarding teacher training and preparation.
  21. Coordinate or supervise such support services as maintenance, security, food services, recreational programs, financial and accounting functions, library activities, etc.
  22. Orient newly assigned staff members and assist in their development.
  23. Conduct meetings of the staff as necessary for the proper functioning of the school.
  24. Act as liaison between the school and community, interpreting activities and policies of the school and encouraging community participation in school life.
  25. Keep abreast of changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications, and discussing topics of mutual interest with others in the field.
  26. Complete educational training commensurate with the requirements of the District and pursue educational training which will lead to enhanced leadership and/or an advanced degree.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  1. Requires Master’s degree.
  2. Requires current Principal license through the Colorado Department of Education.
  3. Demonstrated successful experience in leadership role such as principal, assistant principal or dean of students.
  4. Such qualifications as required by the RE-1 Valley Board of Education.
Supervisory Responsibility:
Teaching staff and students, professional staff, building support staff and other resource and service personnel while functioning in the assigned school.
Essential Functions:  Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Position is responsible for students and staffing of elementary, secondary or, in oversight management for on-site Pre-K location. This includes a wide range of needs, grade levels and curriculum and requires quick adaptation for appropriate positive resolutions.  For Pre-K-12 location requires balancing time between preschool/elementary and secondary areas of the building.  Shares in activity supervision duties with Athletic Director and Dean of Students at secondary level. Requires development of high-level community relationships and interaction as well as developing and maintaining administrative relationships across the District.  Physical requirements could include lifting up to 50 lbs., frequently walking throughout areas of building and frequent interruptions.
Sterling is located in Logan County in the Northeastern corner of Colorado on Interstate 76 alongside the Platte River. Having the largest population, approximately 13,900, in Logan County and much of the surrounding area, Sterling offers shopping, restaurants, numerous parks, a recreation center, access to medical care and is located near North Sterling Reservoir. Sterling is approximately 1 1/2 hours from Denver International Airport and 2 hours from Denver and the front range (I-25 corridor).
RE-1 Valley School District has two high schools, one middle school, one junior high school, three elementary schools and two preschools and serves approximately 2,200 students in the Sterling and Iliff/Crook areas, employing about 500 staff. RE-1 Valley School District utilizes a 4-day school week schedule (Tuesday-Friday). 
RE-1 Valley employs highly qualified, dedicated staff who believe our mission is to prepare all students for productive, successful lives beyond school through a balanced curriculum, activities, community experiences, global awareness, high expectations and interaction among students, parents and community.  Visit the District website at for more information including updated job postings and salary schedules.