Fremont Re-2 ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2876117
  • Application Deadline: February 7, 2018
  • Posted : December 15, 2017
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2018

Job Description

The Community
Fremont RE-2 School District is located about 90 minutes from Denver in the Arkansas Valley in the communities of Florence and Penrose, near Cañon City, Pueblo, and Colorado Springs.
The area is diverse in its geography, enterprises and culture. The Pueblo Reservoir lies about 20 miles east of Florence with the Arkansas River and surrounding valley providing excellent fishing, rafting, hiking and biking for our residents. The city of Florence has become a mecca for antique dealers, new restaurants and even a new brewery. Nearby, Penrose is rich in agriculture produce, especially apple orchards, while Wetmore is a fertile ranching community. 
The school district is an integral component of the community, often participating in the many local festivals, parades and community events like Apple Day in Penrose, Pioneer Days in Florence and car shows during the summer months. A weekly farmer’s market and concerts in the park highlight several summer nights. If you are up for other holiday celebrations, the city of Florence and the local merchants invite trick-or-treaters to visit each downtown business to receive Halloween treats. You won’t want to miss the 4th of July Wet/Dry Parade! Fire trucks, water tanks and many homemade squirt guns line the streets for one of the largest wet/dry parades in Colorado. 
Area residents have an abundance of artistic talents with the community supporting many art galleries filled with local craftsmen’s work. The Florence Arts Council hosts the annual Plein Air Art Festival, where artists paint local scenery to be exhibited, judged and auctioned off at the art event. The Rialto Theatre, a 94-year-old, second story theatre on Main Street, was recently restored and hosts plays for the community’s enjoyment. 

The School District
Fremont RE-2 School District serves the communities of Florence, Penrose, Williamsburg, Rockvale, Wetmore and Coal Creek. Florence is home to the district’s administration offices, Fremont Elementary School, Fremont Middle School and Florence High School, built in 2006. Penrose is home to a K-5 elementary school built in 2005.
The district’s 1,400 students are taught by 103 highly qualified teachers, 104 classified staff and 13 administrators. The district is extremely proud of the low student/teacher ratio, strong athletics, band, extra-curricular programs, highly trained staff and innovative models of education throughout K-12.
Fremont RE-2 School District is a destination!
• High performing schools with assessment scores well above the state average in most areas: Fremont Elementary received the
2016 and 2017 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award and Penrose Elementary was awarded a National Blue Ribbon
School in 2015.
• Fremont RE-2 is accredited at the Performance level and has a graduation rate of 87 percent.
• Utilizing a 4-day week (Monday-Thursday) allows for community, cultural and educational extensions.
• District provided all-day kindergarten.
• Sixth year of a district-wide 1-1 iPad Initiative with all students, grades 2-12, having their own device.
• Project-based learning focus at all levels leading to a PBL graduation pathway beginning in 2018.
• Access to 10 vocational education programs, including: construction trades, welding, agricultural education, med prep, applied tech,
CAD, wood working and finance. A few middle school vocational classes (CTE) are also being offered. 
• Concurrent enrollment partnership with Pueblo Community College, enabling students to take college classes on Fridays.

Emphasis in health and wellness in all district schools

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Superintendent
  • Job Requirements

    • • Approachable and collaborative
      • Strong communication skills
      • Consistent in making and following through with decisions
      • Skills in conflict resolution and consensus building
      • Strong instructional leader
      • Previous experience in K-12 education to include classroom teaching and school administration; superintendent experience
      • Knows Colorado school law and school finance
      • Will maintain high visibility
      • Excellent skills in building relationships and trust
      • Uses common sense 
      • Down-to-earth and energetic
      • Information regarding licensing can be obtained from the Colorado Department of Education, (303) 866-6628

      This is a 195-day Contract Position.

      The District shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation (which includes transgender), religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, disability, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. As superintendent, what strategies would you use to maintain a positive school climate and a culture that encourages creativity and retains and attracts quality staff?
      Extended Essay (Answer limited TO 15000 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. How does a school district meet the needs of all students, yet increase student achievement, and close gaps caused by language and poverty?
      Extended Essay (Answer limited TO 15000 characters, including spaces)
    • 3. What are the key components needed to maintain effective internal and external communication that establishes a clear direction for the district?
      Extended Essay (Answer limited TO 15000 characters, including spaces)
    • 4. In a district with declining enrollment, how do you develop a budget that meets increasing student needs, provides instructional materials, maintains competitive staff salaries, keeps current with technology and meets capital improvement needs?
      Extended Essay (Answer limited TO 15000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Robin Marlow , Admin Assistant
    • 2253 S. Oneida Street
    • Denver, Colorado 80224

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