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Principal, Charter School (Washington Charter Elementary School) at Desert Sands Unified School District

Application Deadline

5/8/2024 4:30 PM Pacific

Date Posted
4/16/2024
Contact
Dore Carey
(760)238-9630
Number of Openings
1
Salary
Pay Range
$167,064 - $202,956 Annually
Length of Work Year
12 Months
Employment Type
Full Time

About the Employer

We are pleased that you have expressed an interest in employment with our district. Desert Sands Unified School District is committed to the students and the families of the communities that we serve. We have a competitive salary and benefit package to offer our employees along with excellent working conditions in modern school facilities. Our district is located in the resort communities of Indian Wells, Bermuda Dunes, Palm Desert, La Quinta, and Indio. Our community offers the amenities of a resort lifestyle along with an affordable housing market for full-time residents. The Personnel Office strives to provide the best possible service to our current employees and applicants to the district. Please feel free to call any of the staff members listed in our division for assistance.

Job Summary

Job Summary

Job Description will be available after May 7, 2024 1st Round Interviews tentatively scheduled for May 15, 2024

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Credential Copy (Must have Valid California Teaching Credential and Valid California Administrative Credential )
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 Letters of Recommendation)
  • Resume

    • Credential Copy (Must have Valid California Teaching Credential and Valid California Administrative Credential )
    • Letter of Introduction
    • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 Letters of Recommendation)
    • Resume

      Comments and Other Information

      Rare Opportunity! Charter School Principalship in World-Class Palm Desert Location George Washington Charter Elementary School (WCES) and Desert Sands Unified School District (DSUSD) is seeking a California-certified principal with public school (preferably charter school) experience to begin Summer 2024. About Our School Ranked in the top 4% of California charter elementary schools, WCES is a thriving school community serving 750 TK-5 students from throughout the Coachella Valley. Established over 25 years ago as one of the earliest California schools to convert from traditional to charter schooling, we are authorized by Desert Sands Unified School District and governed by a local council made up of seven student-centered school staff, parent, and community members. We proudly serve with excellence a diverse student body of 750 students who are 11% English Learner and 49% socioeconomically disadvantaged. Our local reputation attracts fantastic educators who are happy with their employment as evidenced by low turnover and high engagement. We employ 60+ teachers and staff members. Our retiring principal, a pioneer in California charter education, led the school for 26 years and achieved exceptional results across all measures including academics and finance. Our campus sits on a five acre parcel surrounded by residential neighborhoods near the El Paseo shopping district. 60,000 square feet of building space includes a dedicated cafeteria, multi-purpose room, STEM lab, Art room, library, spacious offices, teacher’s lounge & more. We additionally have two outdoor playgrounds and an open field. As a charter school, we attract like-minded, hard-working families who want to be part of our school community. We are consistently enrolled to capacity with a waitlist each year. We have a thriving Parent Club Foundation that volunteers to host events and fundraisers throughout the year to build community and sense of belonging in the school. Our PCF raises approximately $300k per year, most of which generously pays for equipment and programming to support teachers and enrich the student experience. About Our Community Palm Desert is at the heart of the nine desert cities that make up the Coachella Valley, a world-class tourist destination that hosts exciting cultural and athletic events each year such as AMEX PGA Golf Tournament, BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, Palm Springs Modernism Week, and much more. Located in the beautiful Sonoran desert and just 60 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Desert is in close proximity to a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities including hiking, cycling, golfing, tennis, swimming, and pickleball. About You You are a California-certified administrator with experience working in public schools (preferably charter schools). You have a strong track record working with schools and evidence of academic excellence, fiscal responsibility, staff satisfaction, and parent satisfaction. You have a vision for serving the post-pandemic elementary student including building community, addressing social-emotional learning needs, and serving working families with afterschool programming.

      Comments and Other Information


      Rare Opportunity! Charter School Principalship in World-Class Palm Desert Location George Washington Charter Elementary School (WCES) and Desert Sands Unified School District (DSUSD) is seeking a California-certified principal with public school (preferably charter school) experience to begin Summer 2024. About Our School Ranked in the top 4% of California charter elementary schools, WCES is a thriving school community serving 750 TK-5 students from throughout the Coachella Valley. Established over 25 years ago as one of the earliest California schools to convert from traditional to charter schooling, we are authorized by Desert Sands Unified School District and governed by a local council made up of seven student-centered school staff, parent, and community members. We proudly serve with excellence a diverse student body of 750 students who are 11% English Learner and 49% socioeconomically disadvantaged. Our local reputation attracts fantastic educators who are happy with their employment as evidenced by low turnover and high engagement. We employ 60+ teachers and staff members. Our retiring principal, a pioneer in California charter education, led the school for 26 years and achieved exceptional results across all measures including academics and finance. Our campus sits on a five acre parcel surrounded by residential neighborhoods near the El Paseo shopping district. 60,000 square feet of building space includes a dedicated cafeteria, multi-purpose room, STEM lab, Art room, library, spacious offices, teacher’s lounge & more. We additionally have two outdoor playgrounds and an open field. As a charter school, we attract like-minded, hard-working families who want to be part of our school community. We are consistently enrolled to capacity with a waitlist each year. We have a thriving Parent Club Foundation that volunteers to host events and fundraisers throughout the year to build community and sense of belonging in the school. Our PCF raises approximately $300k per year, most of which generously pays for equipment and programming to support teachers and enrich the student experience. About Our Community Palm Desert is at the heart of the nine desert cities that make up the Coachella Valley, a world-class tourist destination that hosts exciting cultural and athletic events each year such as AMEX PGA Golf Tournament, BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, Palm Springs Modernism Week, and much more. Located in the beautiful Sonoran desert and just 60 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Desert is in close proximity to a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities including hiking, cycling, golfing, tennis, swimming, and pickleball. About You You are a California-certified administrator with experience working in public schools (preferably charter schools). You have a strong track record working with schools and evidence of academic excellence, fiscal responsibility, staff satisfaction, and parent satisfaction. You have a vision for serving the post-pandemic elementary student including building community, addressing social-emotional learning needs, and serving working families with afterschool programming.