Principal - Webster Groves School District
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Elementary School Principal
Job Location: Avery Elementary
Deadline: Mar 07, 2019**
District: Webster Groves School District
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Telephone: 314-961-1233
Job Description:
**2019-2020 School Year**
Reports To:   Superintendent of Schools
  • A creative thinker and problem-solver who believes in a decentralized approach to decision-making and is highly skilled at implementing such processes.
  • A respected and trusted communicator. A relationship builder who demonstrates a high level of emotional intelligence by gaining trust and engendering respect through collaborative interactions with students, staff, parents, and community members.
  • A thoughtful and dedicated leader who seeks to work with the school and district communities to systemically move toward our vision in an increasingly changing world by nurturing organizational agility, creativity and responsiveness.
  • A leader who demonstrates through word and deed a commitment to equity and social justice.
Major Areas of Accountability:
  • Work with members of the school community toward an educational environment free from racism and bias.
  • Work with representative stakeholders and others to create an educational environment that more closely mirrors the concepts contained in the district’s “School for Today” report.
  • Utilize data and information to help ensure the unique learning needs of children are met and they reach high levels of achievement.
  • Implement the teacher and staff evaluation processes with fidelity and in a manner conducive to staff’s learning.
  • Work to create and maintain a culture of inclusion for all families and community members.
  • Develop and utilize a comprehensive communication plan which promotes stakeholder engagement.
  • Partner with the school’s Parent Teacher Organization to support the educational environment.
  • Foster a culture in which staff are continually learning from students, colleagues, and those outside the organization.
  • Nurture a culture in which new and fresh approaches are openly shared and tried, and staff and students can learn from their failures and successes.
  • Demonstrate competence and care in approaching each day focused on creating an educational environment in which the social and emotional needs of all students are met so they can be happy, healthy, confident, and contributing members of our school community.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to change and the necessary skill set to help lead students, staff, and families through the change process in an empathetic manner.
  • Recruit, hire, and develop staff who fully believe in the school/district vision and will enhance learning for all and the effectiveness of the schools’ operations.
  • Master’s Degree, Ed.D., and/or Ph.D. in school administration
  • Experience as an administrator
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience
  • Meet state certification requirements
  • Be committed to the academic and personal success for every student, every day.
Application Requirements:
  1. Complete a WGSD application online.
  2. Along with the online application, upload your response to the following prompt in writing (250 words or less) or video (30 seconds or less): “Describe three practices, structures or systems you feel would be present in a diverse, public school where educational outcomes are not predicated on one’s race, gender, or (family’s) socioeconomic status.”
  3. The closing date for accepting applications is March 7, 2019.
Tentative Interview Dates
January 25 – March 8:   Review applications
January 25 – March 8:   Phone interview for select applicants
Week of March 11:        Initial interview at district central office
Week of March 25:        Semi-final interview at district central office
Week of March 25:        Final interview at Avery Elementary
After March 25:             (Optional) Individual interview with superintendent and/or assistant superintendent for HR
April 8:                         Recommendation brought to WGSD Board of Education

Click link to apply: Avery Elementary School Principal

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.