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Principal Fellow - School Leaders Academy

Posted: Continuous 2012-07-02
Closes: Until Filled
 

INTRODUCTION:

Effective principals are the key to large-scale reform in education.  Throughout the country, Districts are moving purposefully to grow the leadership capacity in their schools.  With the competition for talented principals and assistant principals strengthening, Dallas ISD must also work deliberately to grow its corps of school leaders.  

Our District must at once increase the instructional leadership capacity of our current principals and assistant principals, as well as develop a pipeline of great school leaders.  The School Leaders Academy (SLA) will allow the District to quickly and significantly build leadership capacity that will help transform the District.

For the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years, Dallas ISD will recruit and train up to 60 school leaders to become highly effective principals.  Participants in the SLA will be hired by the district and earn an annual salary of $60,000.  Graduates of the Academy will be eligible to compete for up to 60 principal positions at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

 

The first School Leaders Academy cohort will start on August 20, 2012.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Any distinguished teacher, assistant principal, or principal, either employed by Dallas ISD or other educational institution may apply.   The most qualified candidates will be the ones who have demonstrated success in improving the quality of instruction, raising student achievement, and developing a positive school culture and climate.

 

Dallas ISD is also looking for educators who have the "hero characteristic" - someone who wants to change the world and make a huge difference for our students, someone who is not afraid of a challenge, and believe they have the "right stuff" to work in DISD.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

·         At least three years of classroom teaching experience

·         At least two years of administration experience

·         Demonstrated leadership results

·         Master's Degree

 

BASIC FUNCTIONS

Participants will receive training in the following areas:

·         Leadership and management

·         Improvement of instruction

·         Positive school climate and culture

·         Curriculum alignment

·         Instructional feedback

·         Teacher evaluation

·         Teacher recruitment

·         Systematic workflow

·         Development of leadership density

·         Data driven decision-making

·         Other topics

 

Program participants will also:

·         Conduct school walk-throughs

·         Participate in district data and system   reviews

·         Visit effective schools in other districts

·         Conduct action-research projects

·         Complete a Spanish language course

·         Engage in independent study

·         Help monitor school progress

·         Participate in mentor principal program

 

Participants will receive training in the following areas:

·         Leadership and management

·         Improvement of instruction

·         Positive school climate and culture

·         Curriculum alignment

·         Instructional feedback

·         Teacher evaluation

·         Teacher recruitment

·         Systematic workflow

·         Development of leadership density

·         Data driven decision-making

·         Other topics

 

Program participants will also:

·         Conduct school walk-throughs

·         Participate in district data and system   reviews

·         Visit effective schools in other districts

·         Conduct action-research projects

·         Complete a Spanish language course

·         Engage in independent study

·         Help monitor school progress

·         Participate in mentor principal program

 

Program participants should be willing to commit to being constructively employed by Dallas ISD for two years following completion of SLA unless.

 

Interviews will be conducted as early as July 9, 2012.

 

Salary will be $60,000.00

                    

 

A security check and disclosure of family relationship information is required for all positions.

No telephone calls please.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/H

 

 

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