DMPS to Add 75 Associate Principal for Instruction K-12 Positions
Des Moines Public Schools has created a new position for the 2019-20 school year: Associate Principal for Instruction K-12.
The district is looking for licensed educational administrators who are equity focused, possess deep instructional knowledge and are results oriented as it relates to improved instructional practices and evidenced in student achievement to fill these roles.
A successful Associate Principal will work with the school community to create, pursue and monitor a vision for instruction, school conditions and collaboration that seeks equitable outcomes for students. This person will lead the way for improvements in student achievement and staff performance through professional development, instructional leadership and coordination of a comprehensive tiered intervention system. The Associate Principal will adhere to the Iowa Standards for School Leaders.
Application open: Dec. 3, 2018 – Jan. 7, 2019
In person interviews for those who advance will be conducted Feb. 11 – 22, 2019
1. Iowa Administrator License
2. Evaluator Approval Endorsement
3. Strong communication skills, both oral and written
4. Knowledge of research-based, equitable leadership practices, curriculum development, instructional and assessment best practices, student behavior management systems, PLCs, personnel evaluation, district policies, and school law.
5. Competency working in a culturally diverse environment or the willingness to acquire these skills.
1. Prior educational leadership experience
75 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: *This salary range represents the beginning to high level of compensation. Candidates offered employment will be compensated based on skills, work experience and education.
* Full family medical and dental benefits at no cost to employee with participation in district Wellness program
* IPERS – state retirement benefits
* Moving expenses paid up to $6,000, if candidate moves into district boundary
* 230 day contract – Work beginning August 2019
About Des Moines Public Schools
A Second Century of Excellence in Education
For over 100 years, Des Moines Public Schools has been educating the students of Iowa’s capital city. Today, we are the largest provider of public education in Iowa, with more than 33,000 students and nearly 5,000 teachers and staff at work in more than 60 schools throughout the community.
Des Moines is a vibrant, innovative and diverse city. In fact, Parenting magazine ranked Des Moines #5 on the list of the best cities in the nation to raise a family, in large part due to great schools and learning opportunities.
Those traits are reflected throughout our school district in the breadth of the programs we offer and the constituency we serve. Our students, parents, teachers and staff come from many different backgrounds, all of which contribute to the richness of a DMPS education. The wide range of opportunities in Des Moines meets the academic interests, abilities and goals of every student.
We boast the largest variety of educational programs – many of them nationally renowned – in Iowa. That includes the state’s only International Baccalaureate curriculum and the only public Montessori school. According to the Belin-Blank Ce...nter for Gifted Education, our Central Academy’s “record of excellence with Advanced Placement is an honor for the entire state of Iowa,” producing more National AP Scholars in one recent year than 13 entire states! Belin-Blank also lists all five DMPS high schools on its Iowa AP Index. The Downtown School is regarded as a national model. Our Career & Technical Institute at Central Campus delivers training in everything from culinary arts to aviation technology.
Over the last decade a comprehensive and ongoing capital improvements campaign has renovated and updated many of our schools, 57 of which have now earned the Energy Star designation. Our state of the art learning environments are preparing students for their future.
Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in DMPS, an enriched school district that’s proud of its past and prepared for the future.
The Des Moines Independent Community School District is accredited by the Iowa Department of Education.