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Ignite Learning
Principal and Vice Principal Opportunities
Elementary Principal/Vice Principal 2018 External Posting

Are you committed to leading student achievement and well-being? As an educational leader, do you welcome the opportunity to play a pivotal role in the Durham District School Board (DDSB) to Ignite Learning for our more than 70, 000 students? We invite you to learn more about joining our dynamic team of DDSB Elementary Principals and Elementary Vice Principals.

The DDSB is one of the few school boards in Ontario experiencing growth with more than 70, 000 students, 7, 000 staff and 131 schools and learning centres. We are seeking school administrators who are interested in leading change through quality implementation of our core priorities of: Deepening the Learning; Equity and Diversity; Leveraging Digital and Mental Health and Well-Being using the Coherence Framework drivers of: Focusing Direction; Cultivating Collaborative Cultures; Deepening the Learning and Securing Accountability. A demonstrated strong foundation in the Personal Leadership Resources of the Ontario Leadership Framework is essential for leaders in our schools.

As a school leader, your decision to apply for a position in the DDSB demonstrates your dedication to working collaboratively with various stakeholders to ensure the success of all students and staff. Moreover, school leaders in the DDSB are supported at every stage of their leadership journey. We offer mentorship networks, professional learning that develops and enhances instructional and operational leadership skills and opportunities to share ideas and offer voice through various committees.

​• ​Presently employed as fully qualified elementary principals or vice principals;
​• ​Hold current Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) certification in good standing;
​• Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) qualifications, and​
​• ​Have a valid criminal reference check.

Successful candidates will display the core leadership competencies developed in the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF) that have been shown to be effective in improving student achievement and well-being including: Setting Directions, Building Relationships and Developing People, Developing the Organization to Support Desired Practices, Improving the Instructional Program, and Securing Accountability. These core leadership competencies, along with the Personal Leadership Resources articulated in the OLF, will be used by the selection team to develop short lists of candidates to be entered into the formal Elementary Principal and Vice Principal Selection Process.

Interested candidates with questions may contact Dorothy Leaver ( Administrative Assistant to Mark Fisher, Superintendent of Education/ Leadership Development/Operations/Family of Schools Lead/School Effectiveness. As well, visit Employment/Elementary Principals/Vice Principals to obtain the Selection Process document.

We invite interested candidates to attend our External Selection Process Hiring Information Night on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:00-8:00. The session will also be broadcasted on YouTube Live. Contact us to obtain the link.

The Durham District School Board is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity.

External Selection Process - Principal and Vice Principall