River Oak Charter School Principal/Superintendent
River Oak Charter School (ROCS), located in the beautiful Ukiah valley, is a community of educators and families committed to guiding children toward a life-long love of learning, creative thinking and a responsible and sympathetic interest in the world. We use a Waldorf-inspired curriculum and serve 246 students in grades TK-8. Art, music, drama, storytelling, poetry and crafts are woven throughout the curriculum. Our students learn with their heads, heart and hands, building on a foundation of creativity that grows with the child to balance imagination, critical thinking and academic excellences.
ROCS is currently chartered under Ukiah Unified School District of Mendocino County and has been operating since 1999. At present we have eleven (10) teachers, one (1) administrator, and twenty-nine (29) other auxiliary staff. The governance of the school is based on a successful collaboration between the faculty, administration, charter council, and parent council. ROCS has demonstrated sound fiscal management by producing and executing a balanced budget every year, while supplementing state funding with a modest program. This additional funding supports a wide range of specialty classes including handwork, band, painting, strings, chorus, woodwork, foreign language, and movement.
Position Overview: The Superintendent/Principal must have a strong personal commitment to the school’s mission and vision. We are looking for a positive, passionate, energetic leader who is friendly, warm and welcoming, and able to relate well to staff, students, and parents. We seek a creative leader who can build on the program in place and collaborate with all involved to strengthen an already strong program. The Superintendent/Principal is responsible for administering the Charter School in all day-to-day operations, as well as facilitating the planning and implementation of long range goals for the School.
Qualifications: Five years of responsible teaching experience, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree and a valid California Administrative Services Credential are required and financial expertise is expected. Highly desirable: Waldorf Administration & Leadership training; Waldorf Teaching Certificate; public service experience.
Salary & Benefits: We offer a competitive salary as well as benefits including the California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) and health, dental and vision insurance. Salary is based upon experience and qualifications.
To apply, submit:
• Letter of interest
• Three recent letters of recommendation
• A written response to the following (up to two pages total):
• What has prepared you for the role of Superintendent/Principal?
• What is your knowledge of running a charter school?
• What are you looking for in a school community?
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