Principal – Cardston High School
Comp No. CHS-02-2023-PRIN
The position will commence at the beginning of the 2023/2024 school year.
A principal in the Westwind School Division is a highly motivated and visionary instructional leader who is focused on student success and building positive working relationships with members of the school and local community, including the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities.
Our principals facilitate a safe, caring, and inclusive learning environment and actively seek to respond to all learners’ diverse strengths and needs. Westwind School Division firmly believes that quality leadership occurs when the principal’s ongoing analysis of what leadership, knowledge, and abilities to apply results in quality teaching opportunities and optimum learning for all.
The successful candidate will have the following qualities and traits:
• A strong understanding of and the ability to demonstrate the Alberta Education Leadership Quality Standards.
• Leadership Skills
• A visionary leader who is able to enlist the support of students, staff, and the community.
• Has the ability to build and nurture effective relationships with partners at all levels, including students, staff, and parents.
• Respects and demonstrates an understanding of First Nations’ culture with an innovative vision for First Nations’ student success.
• Possess excellent communication skills that include a friendly demeanor while giving and receiving feedback with empathy and respect.
• Demonstrates being a continual learner while promoting this expectation to all staff.
• Personality Traits
• Shows kindness, compassion, and respect to all, modeling empathy, focusing on students, and working alongside staff.
• A visionary leader who is approachable, friendly, and has a good sense of humor.
• Collaborates with others to find creative ways to problem solve.
• Strives to unify staff and builds strong relationships.
• Role and Function
• Demonstrates a commitment to being a strong instructional leader and teacher coach.
• Foster and develops staff collaboration to lead a cycle of continuous improvement that is data-driven, comprehensive, and provides coherence in directing efforts toward clear school goals.
• Creates and maintains an inclusive school environment where diversity is celebrated and recognized.
• Committed to the philosophy and practices of inclusion for the success of all students.
• Shows support as a strong advocate for students, teachers, parents, and the school community.
• Has high expectations for students and staff while providing needed support to hold them accountable.
• Workplace Culture
• Recognizes the efforts and achievements of students and staff in positive ways.
• Involves all stakeholders in the planning and implementation of school plans and activities.
• Supports a commitment to engaging students, staff, and school council in an open and transparent manner.
• Understands and models excellent fiscal management.
• Leads, motivates, and provides time for the professional learning and growth of staff.
• Can comfortably have hard conversations when needed.
• Essential Experience
• Demonstrates leadership in current classroom assessment practices, teacher coaching, and school-wide grading and reporting methods.
• Comfortable in leading with the use of technology as a tool to teach and deepen student learning.
• Has significant educational experience.
• Has experience working with students and families who come from diverse backgrounds and unique dynamics.
• Vision Going Forward
• Continues with the school and division focus on literacy and numeracy.
• Models an innovative thinker and risk taker in trying new ways to increase student learning.
• Places emphasis on creating a culture of belonging for ALL students and staff.
• Values innovation and creative ideas from staff to enhance the learning experience for students.
• Possess or be in pursuit of a master’s degree.
• Possess or be in pursuit of an Alberta Leadership Certificate.
• Provide a current vulnerable sector check before employment begins.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as opportunities for professional growth and development.
If you are a passionate and dedicated educational leader with a commitment to excellence,
we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.
Please forward a cover letter, resume, and three written professional references in one PDF Document.
Addressed to Mr. Darren Mazutinec, Superintendent of Schools
Westwind School Division
Box 10, 445 Main Street
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
And email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications received prior to the end date are assured of careful consideration.
END DATE – MARCH 29, 2023
Westwind School Division appreciates all expressions of interest;
however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.