Principal – Middle School
Mission Public School District is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded and shared lands of the Stó:lo people, which includes Sq'éwlets, Leq'á:mel, Sema:th, Matheqwí and Qwó:ltl'el First Nations.
Mission Public Schools is dedicated to providing our students with an educational environment that nurtures the development of an Educated Citizen. Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley, Mission is a vibrant and diverse community with over 6200 students and 1000 employees. We are committed to providing a safe, equitable, and inclusive educational system for all students in our thirteen urban and rural elementary schools, two middle schools, one secondary school, distributed learning centre, alternative learning centre, and vocational and technical college.
Mission Public Schools SD#75 is seeking a caring, creative, and innovative leaders with exemplary teaching and leadership experience for a Grade 7 to 9 middle school with a population average of 775 students for the upcoming school year. The Principal will work alongside other positive, enthusiastic, and compassionate members of the District Leadership Team to achieve the District’s strategic goals. Ideal candidates are engaged, visionary thinkers with a strong student-centered approach
- Courageous leadership with respect to student learning across diverse cultural and economic environment
- Facilitate collaboration and demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of instructional pedagogy pertaining to the BC curriculum, assessment, and reporting practices in diverse and inclusive classroom environments
- Facilitate relationships and connections with students, parents, staff, district staff, community partners, and Indigenous stakeholders
- Ability, experience, and understanding to provide support and supervision of staff to enhance their growth as professionals
- Exceptional interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
- Creative and inclusive problem-solving approaches.
- Demonstrated commitment to a consultative, teamwork approach involving students, parents, school staff and the community.
- Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with students, employees, parents, and the community.
- Demonstrated leadership and motivation of a diverse team of individuals.
- Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the First Peoples Principles of Learning and inclusive practices.
- Demonstrated commitment to healthy schools and communities
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional growth and distributed leadership
- Strong organizational and management skills, including financial and operational
- Demonstrated good judgement in assessing and acting on organizational strengths and needs
- Proven ability to establish and maintain a positive, cooperative and caring school community
- Demonstrated effectiveness in problem solving, conflict management and mediation
- Demonstrated understanding of middle school curriculum
- Demonstrated understanding of equity-based approaches and culturally safe practices
- Demonstrated understanding and experience supporting learners with disabilities and diverse needs
- Knowledge and experience with educational technology applications.
- Great sense of humor would be an asset
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
- British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch certification or eligibility
- Master’s degree or enrollment in a Master’s program in an appropriate educational field
- Valid BC driver’s license
- School based administrative experience is required, preferably in middle school environment.
- Extensive knowledge and/or experience in middle school education.
Interested applicants are invited to submit an application package which should include the following:
- Cover Letter
- Resume (Include recent professional development activities)
- Three professional references who can comment on applicant
- Any other applicable supporting documents
Complete application packages should be submitted in a single pdf file to: firstname.lastname@example.org addressed to Director of Instruction-Human Resources Tina Phelps.
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, however, applications received by May 31, 2023 at 4:00pm will be assured full consideration. The interest of all applicants is appreciated; however, only those short-listed for interviews will be contacted.
Note: A clear criminal record with vulnerable sector check, updated and reviewed every 5 years, is a district requirement for all MPSD employees.