ESSEX WESTFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT, VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
The Essex Westford School District in Vermont is seeking a dynamic, innovative and proven leader who is inspired by the district’s vision to serve as the next Principal of Essex High School.
The Essex Westford School District (EWSD) is located in the beautiful Champlain Valley of Vermont. EWSD comprises ten schools (including a Technical Center that shares a building with EHS) within three suburban communities, and serves approximately 4,000 students and their families. These suburban communities have a combined population of 21,765 and are located ten miles from Vermont’s largest city, Burlington. Essex High School is a public secondary school enrolling approximately 1,251 students in grades 9 through 12. Providing a college preparatory curriculum for all students, Essex High School is an academically rigorous secondary school accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, EHS is approved by the Vermont Department of Education and holds membership in The College Board, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), and the New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC) League of Innovative Schools. All counselors are members of the Vermont School Counselor Association (VTSCA) and the American School Counseling Association (ASCA). In addition to a traditional program of studies, EHS offers three Integrated Academies: The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA), the Global Leadership Program (GLP), and the STEM Academy. Eighteen (18) Advanced Placement courses are offered in the areas of English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and World Language. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of the EHS Class of 2019 are pursuing higher education at two- and four-year colleges and universities.
The Principal of Essex High School must be a strategic change agent that is expected to embrace the district’s vision, and create and implement effective strategies to toward the achievement of the measurable outcomes as outlined in the district’s continuous improvement plan. As the instructional leader of the school, the Principal creates a culture of learning and support for teachers to excel, and strives to eliminate educational inequities and promote inclusion so that every student can succeed. The Principal will spend most of their his/her in planning and implementing strategies to improve instructional outcomes, observing instruction, and providing ongoing honest and constructive feedback to improve student learning.
In order to be considered for the position, applicants must demonstrate at least three years of successful school or district experience as a licensed administrator, at least five years of successful teaching experience at the secondary level, and possession of a valid Level II Vermont Professional Educator’s License with a 3-91 Principal endorsement (or evidence of eligibility for same). Excellent communication skills (clear writer, facilitator, and excellent public speaker; expresses and communicates ideas clearly for different audiences) are essential. The district is prepared to offer a multi-year contract with a generous salary range and benefits package. While actual compensation will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and background, a starting salary range of $116,000 to $135,000 depending on experience has been established for this key leadership position.
Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2020. The starting date is on or about July 1, 2020.
Please address all inquiries and application materials to: NESDEC Search Office, Essex Westford School District High School Principal Search, New England School Development Council, 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752. Telephone: 508-481-9444, Email: email@example.com
The New England School Development Council (NESDEC) is an organization whose general purpose is the development of high-performance schools throughout the Northeast. NESDEC, originally established at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is now a stand-alone, independent, not-for-profit corporation that has been serving New England school districts since 1946.