Henrico County Public Schools is seeking an exceptional instructional leader to be the next principal of Highland Springs High School beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The preferred candidate will bring a wealth of experience, having worked with diverse school communities, with a deep knowledge of building and maintaining a student-centered school culture based on research and best practices. This strong instructional leader will have demonstrated success in school improvement and in fostering an environment characterized by high expectations, data-driven decision-making, and continuous improvement. This visionary will possess suburb interpersonal and communication skills and expertise in transformative leadership to build staff and teacher capacity for excellence. The new Principal will have the freedom to shape and rebuild the school administrative team.
Founded in 1907, Highland Springs High School has seen many changes in its 100+ year history. Located on the east side of Henrico County, today the school serves over 1,800 students in grades 9-12. True to our philosophy, Highland Springs offers a challenging curriculum that addresses the needs of all its students. Among the various programs, the school also offers three Specialty Centers including the Advance College Academy (ACA) for Business Administration and the Center for Engineering. The Highland Springs Advanced Education Center which includes the High Tech Academy is located on the same campus which provides unique opportunities for true integration of academic content and workplace skills. Each center offers a unique opportunity for students to concentrate on a specialized interest while completing a rigorous college-preparatory program, and earning college credit up to and including an Associate’s degree.
Unique Assets Over its long history Highland Springs High School has achieved excellence in many areas. Recently its distinguished faculty have been named Henrico County Public Schools Teacher of the Year and the Commonwealth of Virginia Region 1 Teacher of the Year. In addition, faculty were awarded the greater Richmond R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence receiving grant funding for professional development in Antarctica and Europe.
Springer student scholars have earned many accomplishments and achievements. Recently they won local, state, and national honors for TSA and Robotics. In addition, the Springers have earned numerous VHSL state championships from forensics to track to football (‘15, ‘16, ‘17). Outside the auspices of VHSL, the cheerleaders are back-to-back National Stomp and Cheer Champions. The Springers also excel at band and chorus, being designated as a State Honor band and chorus.
Welcome To Henrico County Public Schools!
Henrico County Public Schools is the sixth-largest public school division in Virginia. The division serves more than 50,000 students in its 72 schools and program centers. Our nearly 7,000 full-time employees include 3,800 teachers. Students and parents speak more than 85 languages and represent more than 100 countries. Academic excellence, innovation, and opportunity are hallmarks of Henrico County Public Schools. The division led the Richmond region in schools earning the 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement. HCPS also leads central Virginia in teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the profession's highest mark of accomplishment.
Henrico County, Virginia, is a diverse community of more than 320,000 which wraps west, north, and east of the independent city and state capital of Richmond. We are 104 miles from the Atlantic Ocean; 94 miles east of the scenic Skyline Drive and 106 miles south of Washington, D.C. The Richmond area is 75 miles north of the North Carolina border.
Our Mission: Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.
Job Details: Start date to be determined but will be no later than July 1, 2018. Application screening will begin February 26, 2018. Apply at http://henricoschools.us/careers/, vacancy number IRC87253
•Minimum of one year as teacher, administrator or supervisor at the High School level, preferably more. •Post-graduate professional certificate with principalship endorsement. •Demonstrated success in increasing student achievement and staff performance. •Must possess extensive knowledge of the curriculum and instructional program including content, methodologies, and pedagogy. •Organizational and motivational skills required to plan, implement and evaluate the school program and lead the teaching and support staff in achieving the school's goals. •Supervisory skills include staff assignment, monitoring staff development, coaching staff and evaluating staff effectiveness. •Highly developed communications skills are required for contact with community members, parents, students, teachers and central office administration; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities. •The ideal candidate will have school turnaround experience with proven results. •At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred •Master degree preferred
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications; minimum base compensation for no prior principal experience is $109,648; relocation assistance available.
Internal Number: IRC87253
About Henrico County Public Schools
Henrico County Public Schools expresses a divisionwide commitment to every student by communicating a vision of inclusiveness: “The right to achieve. The support to succeed.” The school division also embraces four critical cornerstones: Student Safety, Academic Progress, Closing Gaps and Relationships.
The school system serves the families of Henrico County, Virginia, a diverse community of more than 320,000 which wraps west, north and east of the independent city and state capital of Richmond. Henrico is Virginia’s fifth-most populous county.
HCPS is the sixth largest public school division in Virginia, and is comprised of 72 schools and program centers serving more than 50,000 students. The division’s schools reflect the geographic diversity of Henrico County, and lie in bustling near-urban and suburban settings; small towns; and quiet rural areas. Click here to view a map of the school division.
Academic excellence and opportunity are hallmarks of Henrico County Public Schools. Twenty-three division schools earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, presented by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education. HCPS was... again tops in the Richmond region with the most schools earning the distinction. Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation.
In 2017-18, six more HCPS schools regained full state accreditation, bringing to 10 the number of Henrico County schools regaining full accreditation in the past two years. And to keep the momentum going, all other fully accredited Henrico County schools maintained their top ratings. The number of fully accredited schools in Henrico is at a five-year high.
HCPS also leads central Virginia in teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Completion of the rigorous process is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment.
Henrico Schools has robust programs and support services for families of students with special needs; gifted students; homebound and homeschooled students; and students learning English as a second language.
Each of the division’s high schools is fully accredited and hosts an academic specialty center. The specialty centers allow students with clear interests the chance to focus on a preferred area, such as engineering, the arts or world languages. Three middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program and two high schools offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.
The division also has cutting-edge programs in career and technical education, at individual schools and at two Advanced Career Education centers. From learning about sustainable seafood in culinary arts classes to applying technology concepts at Richmond Raceway, HCPS’ Department of Career and Technical Education helps students become effective participants in the international economy.
In 2015, HCPS adopted a three-year strategic plan. The plan’s goals for improvement mirror the division’s four areas of focus: Student Safety, Academic Progress, Closing Gaps and Relationships.
How does HCPS know if it’s meeting the goals of the strategic plan? One way is by asking our stakeholders. Every two years, parents, students, HCPS employees and business leaders are invited to give their views on what Henrico Schools is doing well and what the division could do better. Click here to see the results of the 2016 stakeholder surveys and focus groups.
From academics to athletics, from the arts to career skills, Henrico County Public Schools is proud to be part of helping our community thrive by ensuring that each child has the right to achieve and the support to succeed.