High School Principal
Des Moines Public Schools is looking for the next principal of North High School.
About the Position
Des Moines Public Schools is seeking a licensed educational administrator who is equity focused, possesses deep instructional knowledge and is results oriented as it relates to improved instructional practices and evidenced in student achievement. The principal is responsible for the implementation of the district’s education and special programs through the supervision, support, and evaluation of teachers. Guided by the principles of the Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL), the school leadership framework, and the district’s vision, mission, and goals, the principal will provide instructional leadership support to teachers and staff.
Successful candidates for this position will possess:
• Master’s degree in educational leadership
• Iowa Administrative Certification with evaluator approval
Highly Qualified candidates for this position will possess:
• Specialist or Doctorate Degree
Benefits of the Position
- Salary range for this position: $105,394 to $134.430
- Family Health Insurance at no cost to the employee during the first plan year of employment (July1 - June 30) ($600/year after that) There is opportunity to have the $600/year waived via participation in the HealthyU program.
- Family Dental Insurance with a minimal monthly cost (Single dental insurance coverage at no cost)
- Family Vision Insurance at no cost to the employee
- Enrollment in IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)--a defined benefit plan
- Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA): the contribution is 14% of the base salary.
- Moving expenses paid up to $6,000, if candidate moves into district boundary
About North High School
North High School has more than 1,400 enrolled students and boasts a richly diverse population: (Latino/a (36%); Black/Af-Am (25%); White/Caucasian (20%); Asian-Am (12%). Twenty-three percent of students are English Language Learners.
President Barack Obama visited in September 2015 after hearing about North's growth on state assessments and involvement in Advanced Placement. In 2023-2024 North will have 500 course enrollments in AP in 11 different subjects. Almost 1/5 of North students are involved in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes at Central Campus. North also has robust partnerships for students interested in attending a 2 or 4-year college or university.
North has a growing activities and athletics programs with the girls basketball team winning the most games in school history this school year, a football with more wins than in decades of play, and an expanding soccer program where almost 1 in every 8 boys from the school participate. In addition to sports, participation in band and orchestra are up 50% from seven years ago and more than 60% of North students are involved in school or community activities – from Upward Bound to cross country to debate. North High School’s educational offerings and diverse student body make it a destination school for students interested in preparing for a career and for life after high school.
About Des Moines Public Schools
For over 100 years, Des Moines Public Schools has been educating the students of Iowa’s capital city. Today, we are the largest provider of public education in Iowa, with more than 30,000 students and nearly 5,000 teachers and staff at work in more than 60 schools throughout the community. DMPS was recently named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers by Forbes magazine.
Des Moines is a vibrant, innovative, and diverse city. In fact, Parenting magazine ranked Des Moines #5 on the list of the best cities in the nation to raise a family, in large part due to great schools and learning opportunities.
Those traits are reflected throughout our school district in the breadth of the programs we offer and the constituency we serve. Our students, parents, teachers, and staff come from many different backgrounds, all of which contribute to the richness of a DMPS education. The wide range of opportunities in Des Moines meets the academic interests, abilities, and goals of every student.
Learn more about Des Moines Public Schools on the district website: dmschools.org