Elementary Principal

Friday, January 27, 2017
Englewood Schools - Colorado
Position Details: 

Clayton Elementary School - Englewood Schools, Englewood, Colorado

EFFECTIVE: July 2017
Position Type: Exempt
204 days/year
Englewood is a small urban community approximately 6.5 square miles in size located in the geographical center of the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. Nestled between the city of Denver and its suburbs to the south, Englewood Schools, allows students to thrive in a unique learning environment. Our district provides educational opportunities for nearly 3000 students in one early childhood center, four elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools, with access to teachers and programs in ways usually found only in private school settings.

Clayton Elementary School is the largest of Englewood's four elementary schools and serves approximately 500 students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. Clayton is a school of choice, meaning families from out of district or the traditional enrollment boundaries have the option to register. Clayton is known as a school of Arts and Technology. At Clayton Elementary School we believe in critical thinking, integration of learning, and addressing the needs of the whole child.  Clayton Elementary School features:

  • Free full-day kindergarten for all families 
  • One-on-one iPad distribution for all students kindergarten through 6th grade, with a library of over 3,000 electronic books
  • Focus on social/emotional development and problem solving skills
  • Full year Art, Music, and Physical education for all students
  • Staff meet regularly to discuss integration of learning
  • Arts Alive Week where our building transforms into an art gallery of student work and outside artistic performances are brought in to display an appreciation and love of the arts
  • Awarded the Early Literacy Grant this year from the State of Colorado which will bring over a half of a million dollars into Clayton over the next three years to specifically address literacy instruction. We are working to improve our instructional practices and our systems of support for all students. 
  • Before and after school care through Champions


  • Ability to identify and promote effective instructional practices
  • Experience as an educational administrator is preferred
  • Experience in supervision/evaluation of staff is preferred
  • Experience as an instructional leader is required
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage a building budget
  • Ability to work collaboratively with  students, staff, parents and community
  • Ability to create and maintain a safe and effective learning environment for students
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as both a team leader and team member
  • Understanding of and experience in building-level school improvement processes leading to increased student performance
  • Possess or the ability to attain a State of Colorado Principal’s license


  • Lead staff members in implementing effective instructional and curricular practices responding to the needs of students, the direction of the District, and valid innovations in education.
  • Utilizes appropriate resources of the staff, student body, school district and the community to develop and maintain highly effective instructional and co-curricular programs
  • Plans and implements goals and objectives related to the improvement of instruction in a standard based model and leading to increased student achievement
  • Plans and implements professional development activities for teachers and other staff members
  • Responsible for performance evaluation and supervision of each staff member assigned to the school
  • Develops and maintains effective communications among the students, the community, the faculty and the administration
  • Plans and implements effective school improvement processes leading to increased student performance
  • Supports the mission and vision of the Superintendent and Board of Education
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Supervision of certified and classified employees.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the district’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; conferences, goal setting, formal and informal observations, feedback and employee evaluations; rewarding, disciplining and recommending termination employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Prioritize and schedule work tasks independently.
  • Create and implement effective and efficient process management strategies (e.g., procedures, equipment, materials and supplies).
  • Accurately project budgetary needs and plans for effective use of fiscal resources.
  • Maintain accurate records in accordance with professional standards, state guidelines, and school system policy.

Master’s degree with emphasis in curriculum, instruction, educational leadership or administration(required).
Five (5) years successful teaching experience(required).
Bilingual (preferred).
Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
Valid Colorado Principal License upon hire.
Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent

Clayton Elementary School
$85,000 - 113,000, depending upon experience and qualifications.
January 27, 2017


This job description is not intended to create any express or implied contract of employment or expectancy of continued employment for any definite term.
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, Englewood Schools does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to Phil Bedford, Chief Human Resources and Operations Officer, 4101 S. Bannock Street, Englewood, CO 80110, (303) 806-2029, or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204.