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Ignite Learning
Principal and Vice Principal Opportunities
Elementary Principal/Vice Principal 2018-2019 School Year

External Selection Process - Principal and Vice Principall

Do you believe in the power of public education? Are you committed to effectively leading student achievement and well-being? As an educational leader, would you welcome the opportunity to play a pivotal role in the Durham District School Board (DDSB) as we Ignite Learning for more than 70,000 students? If so, we invite you to join our dynamic team of Principals and Vice Principals.

The DDSB is one of the few school boards in Ontario experiencing steady growth, with more than 7,700 dedicated staff supporting 131 schools and learning centres. We are currently seeking motivated school administrators who are interested in leading change through the quality implementation of our core priorities: Deepening the Learning; Equity and Diversity; Leveraging Digital; and Promoting Well-Being. 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. Principals and Vice Principals in the DDSB are supported at every stage of their leadership journey.  We offer extensive mentorship networks, ongoing professional learning for experienced school leaders, and numerous opportunities to contribute through our committee structure. 

Qualifications: 

  • Presently employed as a fully qualified elementary principal or vice principal;
  • 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 our selection team to identify short lists of candidates for placement in DDSB schools.

We encourage interested candidates to contact Dorothy Leaver (dorothy.leaver@ddsb.ca), Administrative Assistant to Mark Fisher, Superintendent of Education, Leadership/Operations/Family of Schools Lead/School Effectiveness., and visit www.ddsb.ca Employment/Elementary Principals/Vice Principals to review the Principal and Vice Principal External Selection Process document. Phase One requirements are due March 1, 2018.

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.

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