The candidate selected for the position will, under the direction of the Superintendent, provide leadership in all aspects of the school’s operation.
Responsibilities for the school site leader shall include, but not be restricted to the following:
implement a site-based, shared decision-making philosophy
provide support for teachers
develop staff leadership
provide curriculum leadership based on research and State Frameworks
instill partnership between students, teachers, parents and community
empower teachers and parents to fulfill school vision
be responsible and accountable for school learning climate
develop and maintain a positive school climate and high staff morale
provide quality communication
attract and maintain a diverse and forward thinking staff
be a driving force for learning equity for all students
Desire to make the school the best it can be.
child growth and development
current research, theories and practices dealing with curriculum development, instructional technology, teaching methodologies, and restructuring
staff development models
current general management theories and effective practices, collective bargaining, school laws, finance and budgeting
special education laws and regulations
Demonstrated ability to:
effectively plan, develop, implement and evaluate curriculum
manage personnel and evaluation procedures
adapt curriculum effectively to meet student population needs
utilize various forms of student assessment for program refinement
develop program for students of diverse backgrounds
motivate staff, create positive school climate and staff morale
effectively utilize wide variety of resources and outside student support services
understand what is happening in the classroom
work as a team member
be computer literate
Personal Skills and Qualities
High standards of ethics, integrity and personal conduct.
Reputation for warmth, open-mindedness, capacity to listen, respect for human dignity, genuine interest in people.
High-level skills in verbal and written communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and interpersonal relations.
High level of conceptual skills.
Be a collaborative, interest-based leader
Understand concepts of professional learning communities.
Understand the challenges and opportunities of a high performing school.
Recognize and celebrate the strength and accomplishments of the school community.
Be an instructional leader.
Build trust and a positive school culture.
Possess excellent communication skills.
Integrate technology into instruction and practice.
Embrace a vision for student equity that carries to all staff and community.
A life long learner.
Sense of humor and enthusiasm.
Speak Spanish (preferred)
About Burlingame School District
Burlingame School District is located on the beautiful San Francisco Peninsula within easy commuting distance of San Francisco and many other areas serving educational, cultural, and recreational interests. Burlingame School District features six TK-5 elementary schools and one 6-8 intermediate school totaling an enrollment of approximately 3500 students. These neighborhood schools provide high quality instruction and attention to each child's needs. Programs, which include a Spanish Immersion program for grades K-8 and Project Based Learning for grades 6-8, are characterized by cooperative learning, small group instruction, and peer tutoring, direct design thinking and 21st Century learning and integration of technology. Excellence is our goal and our schools rank at the highest level in the California State Testing measures. Community support is what really makes Burlingame School District the jewel that it is. Whether from the vision and strength of the Burlingame Community Education Foundation (BCE) or the hard work of the Parent Teacher Association, or the comradery of the Dad’s clubs, Burlingame School District benefits from the passion of the Burlingame community, who provide both strong financial support and countless hours of volunteer work.