Two Rock Union School District Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced educator with proven leadership skills to continue the District’s tradition of creating a challenging, safe, and caring environment for each student.
Successful applicants for the Superintendent/Principal position will demonstrate the ability to:
Further the District’s commitment to academic excellence, arts education, environmental stewardship, and life skills development
Ensure effective implementation of the California Common Core State Standards
Develop and execute the Local Control and Accountability Plan
Provide fiscal oversight of the District Budget and Local Control Funding Formula
Maintain transparency, openness, and integrity in dealing with the school community
Maintain and expand the District’s positive affiliations with community organizations and governmental agencies
Inspire change to move the District forward
The Community and District
Two Rock Elementary School is a TK-6 elementary school, serving approximately 160 students with 25 full and part-time staff. It is the only school within the Two Rock Union School District, which unified in 1953 when three one-room schoolhouses merged. Presently, the school maintains fourteen classrooms, offering one classroom per grade, an English Language Development classroom, library and STEM Lab. The school also rents a classroom to a preschool program and hosts a special education preschool class.
Two Rock School is a small, rural school in western Sonoma County, about seven miles outside the city of Petaluma. Nestled in an agricultural valley, Two Rock is adjacent to the United States Coast Guard Training Center (TRACEN) and serves families that are stationed on the base or who live and work on the surrounding dairy farms.
As a small school, Two Rock offers an individualized educational program in a safe, community-focused environment. We are very excited to be implementing a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) lab. Students participate in hands-on project based lessons that integrate all curricular areas and allow them to explore real life connections to what they learn in the classroom. In addition to rigorous education in the core subjects, students benefit from 1:1 technology devices and state of the art media systems. Students also participate in art, music, physical education, library and garden programs. Students learn life skills through the use of the Toolbox Project while being supported with extensive counseling and intervention programs. After school programs that include sports for all 4th-6th grade students offer students options outside of the school day. Our small school environment and full educational curriculum allows all students to be successful and supported.
A Brief History
Originally, three separate schools served the Two Rock community. Iowa School, the first public school in Sonoma County, was established in 1852; Walker School in 1876; and Two Rock School in 1885. The three schools were unified under one school board of trustees in 1919. In 1952, the present site was chosen for the unification of these schools into one location and Two Rock Union School was built on five acres deeded to the district by the U.S. Government.
It is the vision of Two Rock School that all students will be challenged and prepared for rigorous standards in an environment of equity, respect, and responsibility.
In order to realize our vision, we will:
Build upon our community's unique diversity and establish tradition
Guide our students to meet and exceed academic challenges, become technologically literate, physically fit and exhibit initiative and positive social behavior
Use data to make informed decisions that enhance learning opportunities for all students
Develop resilient students with the ability to problem solve, collaborate, and think creatively and critically
Seeking a candidate who:
Is an open, approachable, and visible team-builder
Has the ability to listen, communicate, and work effectively with diverse groups
Possesses sound financial management skills
Works harmoniously and respectfully with the Board, community, students, staff, and parents
Is committed to collaborative bargaining with a record of creating a positive climate in employer-employee relations
Has experience using and implementing technology to promote learning, teaching, communication, and productivity
Has a personal commitment to implement the District’s mission statement
Has the ability to identify, select, supervise and evaluate staff in a manner that promotes outstanding performance and high morale
Selection Process and Compensation
The Board of Trustees is offering a contract with a competitive and negotiable salary based on qualifications and experience consistent with small Sonoma County School Districts, beginning as soon as possible. Benefits include a contribution toward the following: medical, dental, and vision.
The final filing deadline for applications is July 22, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have all forms, materials, and letters submitted in time to meet this deadline. All material will be treated confidentially.
A completed application includes:
A fully completed on-line Edjoin application
A letter describing personal qualifications and interest in the position
A resume detailing educational preparation, experience, and achievements
Four (4) letters of recommendation (dated within the past 2 years)
Copies of appropriate credentials
Applications must be submittedonline at: www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1308305
If you have specific application questions, please contact Susie Truelove, Human Resources Analyst at the Sonoma County Office of Education, by phone: (707) 524-2677 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the position, please contact the board’s representative, John Laughlin, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources at the Sonoma County Office of Education, by phone: (707) 524-2729 or by email: email@example.com.
Please do not make direct contactwith members of the board as this will result is immediate disqualification of your application.
Board of Trustees
Gayleen Maas, President
Additional Salary Information: Contribution towards dental, medical and vision insurance.
About Sonoma County Office of Education
The mission of the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is to foster student success through service to students, schools, and the community.
SCOE is a partner to the county’s 40 districts, providing services and oversight that help them serve roughly 71,000 students. SCOE does not have or create policies directing district behavior. Each district sets its own policies. Here are some of the key programs SCOE offers:
Service and support to help districts meet legal mandates, operate cost-effectively, and raise student achievement.
Fiscal oversight to districts.
Schools and services for special education and alternative education students who are not enrolled at district sites.
College and Career Readiness Services helps districts prepare their students for college and career.
Professional development for teachers and administrators.