ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL AT FRANCIS SCOTT KEY SCHOOL - ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Francis Scott Key School or Escuela Key (VPI and kindergarten through grade 5) is part of Arlington Public Schools (APS), a system of 28,000 students located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Students in the system come from 124 countries and speak over 90 languages. The school system is financially strong, with wonderful teachers and staff, and a high level of community support, along with multiple programs to meet individual student needs.
Distinguishing Features of Key Elementary
Francis Scott Key School or Escuela Key was one of the pioneers in the United States to establish a two-way Spanish immersion programs. The immersion program at Key was established in 1986 with a first grade class and to date is internally recognized for its success as an immersion school. In keeping with the two-way model, each class includes both native Spanish speakers and native English speakers.
Key School – Escuela Key is also an International Spanish Academy with a strong collaborative relationship with the Embassy of Spain.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Completion of a master's degree in school administration.
Extensive or progressively more responsible experience in elementary school teaching and as an elementary school principal or assistant principal or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Possession of or eligible for the Postgraduate Professional License issued by the Virginia State Board of Education indicating endorsement for elementary principal, or eligible for the same.
Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English.
Experience working with students, families and staff from various cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Knowledge, understanding, and experience working with an Immersion instructional program.
Knowledge of supervisory teaching principles, practices and methods related to the delivery of an effective elementary curriculum.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff in planning, organizing, and directing a varied instructional program that recognizes individual learning styles and sets high standards for all students.
Ability to foster communication between the school and community.
Knowledge of duties and responsibilities for special education and ESOL/HILT programs, including regulations governing implementation of these programs.
Functional knowledge of instructional technology.
Ability to develop positive strong relationships with community, parents, and subordinates.
Ability to support and build on the present Key program and develop a vision of where Key should be five to ten years from now.
Candidates must submit an application online and attach a resume, a written statement of interest in and qualifications for this position, including recent staff development activities.
Please complete the online Administrative/Technical application on the APS website in the Employment section: www.apsva.us/careers.
A minimum of three letters of recommendation must also be submitted. (Recommendation letters may be sent in separately.)
Candidates must also submit a written paper of no more than three pages on the topic: As principal in a new school community, how would you design and implement your transition (transition plan) into an immersion program?
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 AND WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION IS INCLUDED.
It is the policy of the Arlington School Board, as stated in the School Board Policy 35-4.4, that employment opportunities shall not be restricted, abridged or otherwise adversely affected on the basis of race, national origin, creed, color, religion, gender, age, economic status, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, and/or disability.
About Arlington Public Schools
Arlington Public Schools instills a love of learning in its students and prepares them to be responsible and productive global citizens. Arlington Public Schools is a diverse and inclusive school community, committed to academic excellence and integrity. We provide instruction in a caring, safe and healthy learning environment, responsive to each student, in collaboration with families and the community.The Arlington Public Schools serves the citizens of Arlington, Virginia’s geographically smallest county, located across the Potomac River from the District of Columbia. We educate one of the nation’s most diverse and sophisticated student populations – our more than 25,000 students come from around the world and speak more than 81 different languages. APS operates more than 37 schools and programs. We serve our students with a range of programs designed to meet individual student needs.