Make an Impact, be a Leader
Washington Elementary School District leaders are dynamic individuals committed to achieving excellence for every child, every day at every opportunity. We are looking for leaders who are problem solvers, facilitators, advocates and liaisons, who inspire vision and promote team collaboration.
- Employee wellness program
- Professional development
- Employee assistance program
- Free Health Care
- Discounted Dual Spouse Health Care
- Discounted Daycare
- After School Stipends
- Student Loan Forgiveness
- Free Paraprofessional Assessments
- Up to 22 Paid Holidays
- Employer-Matched State Retirement Contributions
- Free Microsoft Office Package
Become a leader of any of these departments.
School Administrator Professional Development
Commitment to Professional Development
The Washington Elementary School District (WESD) is committed to providing ongoing professional development opportunities to school administrators, including those newly hired into a school administrator position.
New Administrator Training (NAT) Program
The NAT program is a two year program for new school administrators. The NAT program typically meets on a monthly basis and provides new school administrators an opportunity to:
- Share their experiences
- Seek information and input
- Build relationships with district-level administrators and other personnel
- Receive details about particular procedures (e.g. budgetary procedures, new hire processes, staffing, etc.)
- Review case studies to problem solve potential situations that may occur at school
Professional Learning Academy (PLA)
All school administrators, both principals and assistant principals, attend the Professional Learning Academy (PLA), which occurs on a biweekly basis. The PLA typically consists of instructional, curricula, assessment and business related topics. Also, PLA provides an opportunity to plan and collaborate with other school administrators.
Qualified Evaluator Training
Each school year, school administrators are provided qualified evaluator training. The qualified evaluator training consists of various evaluation topics including the following:
- Applicable laws and policies
- Procedures and best practices
- Data analysis of teacher evaluation outcomes
- Inter-rater reliability
- Shared ideas and experiences among school administrators.
Each new hire school administrator is assigned an experienced principal mentor. The mentor program is a two year commitment that allows the new school administrator and mentor principal to network and build a positive working relationship, to make site visits, and to provide a job embedded professional development.
All school administrators, both principals and assistant principals, attend online meetings. The online meetings typically consists of business-related topics. These meetings allow convenience for the school administrator as it allows the administrators to remain on campus while attending these brief meetings.
- Instructional leadership
- Focuses on sustainable results
- Shared purpose
- Shared purpose (direction, values and goals)
- Collective inquiry
- Collaborative culture
- Action orientated
- Continuous improvement
- Focus on results
- Root cause and data driven
- High expectations for all students
- Strong intervention and enrichment practices
- Administrative coaches to support and mentor all principals and assistant principals
- Biweekly professional learning academy
- Monthly new administrator training
School Administrator Hiring Process
- Application Process
- Current résumé (to be uploaded with application)
- Three recent letters of recommendation (to be uploaded with application)
- Copy of most recent performance evaluation (to be uploaded with application)
- Multiple step hiring process with various stakeholders.