The Sequoia Union High School District is seeking a dynamic educational leader to serve as the principal of Menlo-Atherton High School, its largest comprehensive high school, which serves an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student population in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Menlo-Atherton High School is a high school of approximately 2,270 students in grades 9 - 12 located in the town of Atherton, California, a suburban community midway between San Francisco and San José and directly adjacent to the city of Menlo Park. The school draws students from the town of Atherton and the cities of East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Portola Valley. With a racially and socioeconomically diverse student body, the school strives to create a school community bringing students together so they share a common appreciation of the value of education and their own potential, exemplifying PRIDE (Patience, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Empathy). The school’s shared vision is to ensure all students have access to academic rigor with the support needed to be academically successful and its mission is to foster academically prepared and socially responsible students.
We encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply, specifically educators who are equity-focused and motivated to support the success of all of the district’s students. The District expects its school leaders to support inclusive, equitable, anti-racist classroom environments designed to teach students holistically. SUHSD is seeking educators with personal or professional development experience/training in identifying, learning, facilitating, and/or implementing best practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Multilingual educators and those with experience teaching in diverse and underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply. SUHSD is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.
Letter of introduction explaining in detail how the candidate’s past administrative experiences have prepared the candidate to be successful as the leader of Menlo-Atherton High School and how the candidate intends to address the needs of the diverse student body.
Valid California Single Subject Credential
Valid California Administrative Services Credential
Three letters of recommendation - including one from an administrator and one from a colleague.
Additional Salary Information: Plus $1,456 for Masters and Doctorate
Career increments up to 3.5%
Full family benefits for district-provided HMO
About Sequoia Union High School District
The Sequoia Union High School District serves more than 9,000 students in grades 9 through 12 from multiple diverse communities on the mid-Peninsula region between San Francisco and San Jose. . Its location, coupled with its diverse student population, allows students the opportunity to learn to excel in a global society and interact effectively with people of all backgrounds, races, and ethnicities. The District includes four distinguished comprehensive high schools (Carlmont, Menlo-Atherton, Sequoia, and Woodside), the STEAM-focused school (TIDE Academy), a dependent charter school (East Palo Alto Academy), a continuation high school (Redwood), Middle College (in collaboration with Cañada College) and other specialized programs and services. The District is also the sponsoring agency for three independent charter high schools (Summit, Everest, and KIPP). The District's Adult School based in Redwood City serves 2000 students annually. The student population in the District is reflective of the diversity in California, with 45% who identify as Hispanic/Latinx, 8.2% as Asian, 2.4% as African-American/Black, 2.1% as Pacific Islander, .2% as Native American, and 34.9% as White. SUHSD... is committed to ensuring that all students are welcomed in a safe environment that values diversity and multicultural backgrounds.
The District seeks to hire, support, and retain staff members that reflect the diversity of its student population.
At SUHSD, we are committed to racial equity, dismantling bias and stereotypes, disrupting and changing oppressive structures, and employing curriculum and instruction that supports these commitments. Our goal is to create an equitable school system, from the learning environment to the curriculum to the extracurricular activities, which provide our traditionally excluded communities with the same opportunities afforded to others.
The district website offers comprehensive and timely information for staff, students and parents, and the community at large. Visit www.seq.org. for more information about the district.
OUR APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants are encouraged to visit the Sequoia Union High School District website under Human Resources. Applicants can click on the desired job opportunity which will then connect you to the EdJoin website.
KEY CONTACTS IN HUMAN RESOURCES
• Jacqueline McEvoy, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources and Student Services firstname.lastname@example.org.