Trinidad School District No. 1 ( learn more )

Trinidad , CO ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2890710
  • Application Deadline: March 23, 2018
  • Posted : February 8, 2018
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2018

Job Description

Trinidad School District #1 will provide all students with a comprehensive system of support, a safe learning environment, and the opportunity to reach his/her academic and leadership potential as determined by state and national standards. 

At Trinidad School District #1, we honor the rich history of our schools and our community. We are proud to be the first established school district in Colorado. While being mindful of our local history, our students develop life skills relevant to their community as well as the world. They enjoy and excel in the academics, arts and extracurricular activities while recognizing their civic responsibilities. The district provides a well-rounded and diverse education as well as the support needed for each student to reach their highest academic, social and leadership potential.

We value the importance of using data from formative and state assessments to foster high levels of achievement. Effective instructional strategies, methods and tools are used to engage our students allowing them to excel in academic pursuits. The rich education we offer allows our students the freedom to make educational discoveries and become leaders in the creation of cultures that support diversity and the freedoms espoused by our government.

Trinidad School District #1 schools are Leader in Me Schools. Our students graduate with the skills to be successful in college, vocational education, the workforce and life.  They excel in language, reading, writing, math, social studies, sciences and the arts.  Our students respect diversity, appreciate the freedoms allowed by our democracy and possess a high sense of responsibility while holding themselves accountable for their own actions. As a school district and community, we hold ourselves accountable to the students we serve in assisting them in the pursuit of achieving this vision. 

• The District will ensure that all students learn at their highest potential in academics and leadership.
• The District will prepare all students for further education to enter the workforce and to be life-long learners.
• The District will collaborate with families to support each student in his/her educational endeavors.
• The District will model and teach all students the importance of respecting diversity and holding ourselves accountable for our individual actions.
• The District will model high values, standards, and behaviors through effective instruction.
• The District will instill frequent interim assessments and continuously improve instruction through curriculum aligned with state standards.  
• The District will recognize and honor quality performance and celebrate student success. 
• The District will communicate its Mission, Values and Goals to all students and the community.

Trinidad is located near the southern border of Colorado with a population of approximately 9,096. The unsurpassed beauty of the area, with the delicate balance of mountains and plains, continues to bring many people to this little piece of paradise. We are home to the first junior college in the state, Trinidad Junior College. Trinidad has two beautiful lakes for fishing/hiking in about a one-hour drive. The Denver International Airport is three hours from Trinidad.

Assessed Valuation $116,051,150
Per Pupil Expenditure $1,645

Budget Year 2017-2018
General Fund $9,915,530
Capital Reserve Fund $113,800
Pupil Activity Fund $371,869
Total Appropriation $4,856,793

Beginning Fund Balance: $1,575,098

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 105,000 to $ 115,000 Per Year
  • Job Category : Administrator > Superintendent
  • Job Requirements

    • The board of education has determined the following qualities to be essential to the success of its future superintendent.

      • Master’s degree required, Ph.D. preferred.
      • Broad experience in Pre K-12 education, including teaching, instructional leadership and school administration. Superintendent experience in administration and finance preferred.
      • Proven success developing school district budgets and managing district finances.
      • Excellent communication/professional skills with the ability to build relationships with students, parents, staff and school board members.
      • Ability to promote the district and form relationships with the community and its businesses as a resident of the school district.
      • Experience in career and technical education, and blended online learning.
      • Visionary leadership style in the organizational leadership/managerial skills that embrace interaction, collaboration and differing opinions.
      • An innovative problem solver who maintains focus on student needs. 
      • Willingness to enforce all appropriate policies fairly and consistently.
      • A history of valuing the rural lifestyle and small town diversity and culture.
      • Functional understanding of Colorado School Finance and Colorado State Statutes.

      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. In a district with established diversity and students of special needs, how do you allocate limited resources to provide a wide variety of curricular choices, fund extracurricular activities, maintain good and aging facilities, fund competitive salaries and keep current with technology?
      Extended Essay (Answer limited TO 15000 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. What actions would you take to form effective relationships with the staff and community (including other governmental agencies) in order to establish clear communication, build trust and create unity?
      Extended Essay (Answer limited TO 15000 characters, including spaces)
    • 3. In rural school districts, the superintendent wears many hats. How would you manage your time and commitment to the schools and community in meeting all expectations and completing the requirements of your position?
      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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