Clearview Public Schools, headquartered in Stettler, Alberta, requires a Principal beginning at the start of the 2023-2024 school year at Donalda School located in Donalda, Alberta. Donalda School is a dynamic, rural PreK-9 school with 75 students.
The individual must have a student-centered philosophy of inclusion, a growth mindset, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to nurture a positive inclusive culture. These skills will support the successful candidate in:
Building deep and trusting relationships with a tight-knit supportive rural community;
Creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe schools for students and parents through personal relationships and school-wide programs;
Fostering collaborative team relationships with school staff as well as community agencies to support the learning needs of all students;
Identifying a shared school vision and implementing positive cultural change in collaboration with students, parents, staff and school division leadership;
Providing high-level instructional leadership by ensuring staff have access to quality feedback, resources and training to thrive in their professional practice and responsibilities;
Successfully implementing school-wide, data-driven and research-informed instructional practices in areas including, but not limited to, literacy, numeracy, inclusion and assessment;
Identifying and empowering teachers in educational leadership roles;
Nurturing and mentoring new teachers;
Acquiring and applying foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit for the benefit of all students in a school; and
Strategically allocating and monitoring financial resources to effectively meet the needs of learners.
The ideal candidate will have opportunities to develop:
A student-centered and evidenced-based philosophy of instruction and inclusion;
Bold strategic planning and visionary skills;
Strong organizational skills;
Effective interpersonal skills, including being a strong listener and the ability to successfully facilitate high-stakes conversations;
Strong communication skills, including clear written communication skills, and effective and inspiring oral communication skills; and
An ability to foster positive, solutions-focused collaborative teams.
Applicants should possess or be willing to work towards a Masters’ Degree. Experience and passion for teaching in a multigraded classroom would be an asset.
Successful candidates will be required to provide a current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector prior to employment commencing. Candidates selected for an interview will be required to supply three references that have agreed to be contacted at the time of the interview. Qualified candidates must apply to our district electronically through Apply to Education at http://clearview.simplication.com.
The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received by February 28, 2023 are assured of careful consideration.
We appreciate all applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.