20 - High School Principal

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This posting will remain open until filled.  We will begin reviewing applications on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Position Type: Principal for Pueblo School District No. 60

Pueblo School District No. 60 is seeking bold leaders who are willing to take strategic actions, that enable them to set high expectations for increasing student achievement that lead to dramatic gains.  These actions lead to a continuous cycle of planning based on data, implementing plans through effective communication and visionary leadership, monitoring to ensure actions are getting the desired results, and changing approaches as necessary.  The principal of South High School will support the collaborative development, implementation, and ongoing refinement of the school's unified improvement plan.  The principal of South High School will provide professional leadership to organize, administer, supervise, and evaluate a school program.  The principal of South High School will develop and maintain an effective educational program for the evaluation and improvement of instruction to ensure maximum educational benefits for students.  The principal of South High School will have a direct impact on the quality of instruction through the observation feedback process, educator evaluation, Professional Learning Communities (PLC), data driven instruction, school culture, and the teaching and learning cycle.

Contract Terms: One Hundred Ninety Eight Day (198)
                            Administrative Benefits
                            Administrative Manual - PASE
                            Administrative Salary Schedule
                            Salary Range:  $95,900 - $111,100

Required Qualifications:   
Please note: You must submit a cover letter with your application which specifically addresses how you meet the following qualifications for this position citing specific examples.

  • Valid Colorado Principal License or eligible for within 60 days from date of hire
  • Master's Degree
  • Three (3) years successful school supervisory or administrative experience within a diverse population
  • Three (3) to Five (5) years successful teaching experience

 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three (3) years teaching experience at the high school level
  • Knowledge and experience with secondary curriculum, standards and aassessment
  • Knowledge of Career and Technical Education pathways and other concurrent enrollment opportunities for students
  • Completion of advanced coursework or specific experience in one or more of the following academic areas: Mathematics, Literacy, English Language Learners, or Exceptional Student Services
  • Knowledge of and experience with the observation feedback cycle or demonstrated experience in the role of an instructional coach
  • Knowledge of and experience facilitationg data teams and data-driven practices at the team and school levels
  • Knowledge of school-wide budgets
  • Knowledge of current Board of Education (BOE) policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Colorado state statutes as they pertain to education

Job Expectations:
  • Work in collaboration with the Executive Director of Secondary Education and CTE to support the vision and mission of the school and to ensure the fidelity of implementation of the school and district's program model of instruction
  • Serve or facilitate on a multi-disciplinary team to assess and implement a school climate that supports student engagement in learning and generates high expectations for learning growth by all students through creating and monitoring a responsive, culturally relevant annual implementation plan
  • Identify and develop Career and Technical Education pathways that align to student interests and district needs
  • Coordinate intensive individual student behavior and academic plans, coach teachers to implement classroom management systems and positive behavior interventions
  • Work with teachers to improve their teaching practice through coaching, professional development, modeling and collaborative planning
  • Lead collaborative teams of students, staff, families, and other stakeholders to realize initiatives and serve as a liaison between teachers, parents, and the community
  • Conduct evaluations of certified and classified staff and utilize the teacher evaluation process to improve instruction that will increase student achievement
  • Use multiple data sources to make sound instructional decisions; train and support the staff in the use of the data driven instructional model that communicates the relationships among academic standards, effective instruction and student performance
  • Recruit, select and hire school staff including teachers and school-based support staff
  • Serve as an instructional leader that provides instructional staff with specific feedback and job-embedded coaching to increase the quality of instruction through the use of the observation feedback cycle
  • Monitor and provide support for the Exceptional Student Services process and ensure effective implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Support
  • Plan, lead and monitor the implementation of professional development that is clearly linked to the system-wide strategic objectives and the Unified School Improvement Plan
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor, Superintendent or designee

Successful Candidate Qualities:  

The successful candidate is motivated by the mission to advance Pueblo School District No. 60 as a high performing public school system.  This position offers the opportunity to have a profound and lasting impact on student learning and achievement.  

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

Driving for Results
  1. Achievement:  The drive and actions to set challenging goals and reach a high standard of performance despite barriers
  2. Initiative and Persistence:  The drive and actions to do more than is expected or required in order to accomplish a challenging task
  3. Monitoring and Directiveness:  The ability to set clear expectations and to hold others accountable
  4. Planning Ahead:  A bias toward planning to derive benefits or avoid problems

Influencing for Results
  1. Impact and Influence:  Acting with the purpose of affecting the perceptions, thinking and actions of others
  2. Team Leadership:  Assuming authoritative leadership of a group to benefit the organization
  3. Developing Others:  Influence with the specific intent to increase the short- and long-term effectiveness of another person

  1. Analytical Thinking:  The ability to break things down in a logical way and to recognize cause and effect
  2. Conceptual Thinking:  The ability to see patterns among seemingly unrelated things

Showing Confidence to Lead
  1. Self-Confidence:  A personal belief in one's ability to accomplish tasks and the actions that reflect that belief

Instructions for Applying:
All applicants interested in and qualified for the posted position must submit an online application.  Only applications that are complete and submitted will be forwarded to the hiring administrator for review.  The following will need to be uploaded with the application:  current cover letter for the posted position; current resume; copy of principal/administrative license; copy of transcripts conferring required degree; copy of Place/Praxis test and three current letters of reference (one of which must be from your current supervisor), and any other materials requested on the application to verify that individuals are eligible for a Colorado License from the Colorado Department of Education.
Please note:  If hired, a new hire packet will be emailed and must be completed prior to processing.  Fingerprints will be required for all employees of Pueblo School District No. 60 prior to your processing date. 

Pueblo School District No. 60 does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, disability, need for special education services, genetic information, pregnancy or childbirth status, or other status protected by law in admission, access to, treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Additionally, a lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation in activities. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Eric DeCesaro, EEO/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504 Compliance Officer for complaints involving employees, and Cheryl Madrill, Title IX Compliance Officer for complaints involving students. Both individuals can be located at 315 West 11th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003, (719) 549-7100. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. (Policy AC, AC-R).

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Pueblo City School District 60

315 West 11th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
Compare with State

Amount per Student

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