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Vancouver Public Schools Elementary Principal - Ruth Bader Ginsburg Elementary School in Vancouver, Washington

Planning Principal Effective: 2022-23 school year*

Position Effective: 2023-24 school year

Full time position

Location: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Elementary

School Posting Period: Open until filled

We appreciate your interest in employment with Vancouver Public Schools (VPS). All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified and competitive applicant(s) that possess directly related experience and expertise, training, and education may be invited to participate in the interview/selection process. As part of the selection process, the District conducts confidential reference checks to include former and present employers and also requires a criminal background investigation. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications received, not all applicants will receive an interview.

Resumes should include education, relevant experience (including current position), and skills which highlight the qualifications of the position to which a person is applying.

All district employees are encouraged to review their personnel file periodically to ensure that their file includes current and relevant documentation that supports their education, experience, training, etc., as it relates to qualifications described on job postings.

*Planning Principal for remainder of 2022-23 SY: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Elementary opens fall of 2023 and will open with kindergarten and first grade a Spanish Dual Language school. Each successive year RBG will add a new class of Kindergarten students. responsibilities of the new leaders will include planning for the school opening, recruitment of bilingual staff, and marketing and education of the community to enroll students.


  • Valid Washington State Principal certificate, Washington State Teacher certificate required

  • Master's Degree in Educational Administration of related field required

  • A minimum of five (5) years of successful teaching experience preferred

  • A minimum of five (5) years of successful administrative experience as Principal or Associate Principal in a elementary school preferred

  • Successful experience in designing, teaching and /or leading Spanish dual language programs preferred

  • Background check, fingerprinting, and sexual misconduct disclosure required

  • Possession or ability to earn and maintain a First Aid/CPR Card required

  • Spanish language proficiency required

  • Advanced level proficiency in ACTFL written and oral assessments required

Essential Functions:

  • Influence, establish and sustain a school culture conducive to continuous improvement for students and staff:

  • Emphasizes the unique worth and dignity of each individual and works for the maximum development of each person's potential

  • Maintains an "open door" policy in which students, staff, and parents are treated with fairness and consideration

  • Assesses with others the intellectual and emotional climate of the school on a regular basis

  • Develops and monitors with staff a consistent building student management plan to encourage responsible behavior by students

  • Monitor, assist and evaluate staff implementation of the school improvement plan, effective instruction and assessment practices:

  • Uses data to progress monitor and to assess effectiveness of programs and culture and climate

  • Coordinates faculty and groups meetings to study curriculum areas

  • Plans and prepares with staff and instructional program to achieve course goals and to meet pupils' and community needs

  • Encourages innovation and individualization of instruction to meet the various abilities, talents, needs, and interests of students

  • Resolves problems of instruction through continuing supervision

  • Evaluates the total instructional program regularly to improve the quality of education

  • Demonstrate a commitment to closing the achievement gap:

  • Works with staff to achieve consistently high standards of performance

  • Communicates (and implements) a plan to all staff members for observing, conferring, and maintaining written records

  • Submits written evaluations of staff according to the adopted plan

  • Communicate and partner with school community members to promote student learning:

  • Interprets district policies for students, staff, and community

  • Keeps the community informed covering the school's program, activities, needs, and opportunities

  • Assists in district efforts toward a strong school/community public relations program, which stresses the home/school partnership and revitalizing public confidence in education

  • Manages human and fiscal resources to accomplish student achievement goals:

  • Aligns resources and school improvement goals with the district's equity policy and procedures

  • Works with staff to develop and encourage broad student participation in total school programs including student government, art, music, and athletic activities

  • Keeps students informed concerning the school's aims and objectives, policies and procedures, rules and regulations, events, and activities as are applicable to their maturity and understanding

  • Prepares required records and reports accurately, completely and promptly

  • Plans scheduling and programming procedures for the school year

  • Supervises maintenance of accurate and well organized student records

  • Allocates responsibilities and duties equitably

  • Keeps necessary financial records, following approved accounting procedures

  • Encourages proper, adequate and wise use of all equipment and supplies

  • Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of the data-driven plan for improvement of student achievement:

  • Provides guidance and support for staff involved with student discipline problems

  • Directs and supports the building self-management program

  • Organizes and monitors staffing and other efforts of student referral

  • Directs referrals to appropriate community social services agencies

  • Lead the development and annual update of a comprehensive safe schools plan that includes prevention, intervention, crisis response and recovery:

  • Conducts safety program

  • Organizes, plans and implements all regular safety drills

  • Supervises maintenance of building

  • Maintains all valid certificates, licences, endorsements, and permits as required by state and local authorities

  • Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as his/her supervisor may assign

  • Assist instructional staff in aligning curriculum, instruction and assessments with state and local learning goals


  • 2022-23 Contract: 216 days (pro-rated based on start date)

  • 2023-24 Contract: 216 days

  • Elementary Principal Salary: $146,605-$162,894 (Commensurate upon experience and building level hired for. The 2022-23 salary will be prorated based on start date. The 2023-24 school year VAPA salary schedule pending board approval)

    Such alternatives to the above requirements and desirable qualifications may be made as the district finds appropriate and acceptable.