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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3219753
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 17, 2020

Job Description

This is a 260 day exempt position, is inclusive of 11 paid holidays and earns 30 days vacation annually.

Benefits include: Retirement and comprehensive health benefits



All candidates who wish to be considered for this position must complete and submit the online employment application.  Current school district employees are required to complete the internal online application process.




Aberdeen / J. M. Weatherwax High School has a student population of approximately 900 students in grades nine through twelve. The staff includes approximately 105 qualified and experienced certificated and classified individuals who are committed to providing the best educational opportunities to a diverse student population.


Aberdeen / J. M. Weatherwax High School operates a number of outstanding programs, including a nationally recognized CTE program, along with an award winning music and athletic programs.


The Aberdeen School District serves the educational needs of nearly 3,300 students from preschool through high school. The school district has five elementary schools, one junior high, one traditional high school, and one alternative high school.  Voters in the Aberdeen community have a long history of supporting school levies and bonds.


Aberdeen is located 45 miles west of the state capital, Olympia, near the Pacific Ocean.  With a population of 16,600, Aberdeen is the largest city in Grays Harbor County.  Its rural setting offers affordable housing, easy commutes, and a good environment for families.  Residents enjoy many year-round recreational activities including hiking, kayaking, clam digging, hunting, fishing, golfing, sailing and surfing.





  • Valid Washington State Principal Certificate
  • Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate


Preferred Experience and Qualifications


  • Successful administrative and teaching experience at the secondary level
  • Demonstrate ability to provide effective discipline within a restorative framework
  • Ability to set priorities, make difficult decisions and follow through
  • Demonstrate ability to provide effective communication with all stakeholders
  • Exemplify professionalism, integrity, and organization
  • Commitment to all students and ability to implement MTSS
  • Ability to foster relationships with students, staff, and parents based on a high degree of trust, collaboration, and respect
  • Familiarity with Special Education, AVID, and English Learners


Expectations and Responsibilities


  • Provide supervision and leadership to create a safe and supportive school environment conducive to teaching and learning which acknowledges the needs and concerns of staff, students, and parents
  • Responsible for assisting in the interviewing and selection of building employees in coordination with District administration and site-based selection committees
  • Keep current in educational issues with an awareness of research, reform, curriculum, technology, instruction, and assessment methods. Participate in curriculum development, evaluation, adoption, and implementation of curricular decisions based on District and state guidelines and policies.  Identify needs for additional books, materials, equipment, and curriculum development projects
  • Ensure effective and efficient use of building personnel, resources, and physical facilities
  • Participate in student IEP meetings and monitors implementation of programs
  • Provide leadership, supervision, and support for student discipline and behavior programs. Coordinate efforts with support services to ensure a consistent and positive approach that is beneficial to students
  • Ensure coordination and supervision of all student activities to include student government, clubs, publications, extra-curricular sports, activities, and fundraisers
  • Promote the use of technology in curriculum, instruction, communication, and the daily operation of the school
  • Ensure school website is current
  • Model integrity and ethical behavior
  • Participate actively as a member of the district’s leadership team
  • Act as a liaison between the school, law enforcement agencies, and courts in student-related matters. Refers and/or work with local social and health service organizations
  • Facilitate positive communication with students, staff, parents, community including volunteers, and Booster groups
  • Work collaboratively with staff, students, and parents in making appropriate school-based decisions, using and promoting effective problem-solving techniques
  • Administer District policies and procedures. Complies with District, State, and Federal regulations relating to school operation
  • Assist with the fiscal operation of assigned school, including management of ASB funds. Interacts with students to encourage each individual to perform at their highest level
  • Promote Aberdeen / J.M. Weatherwax High School through public relations and community involvement.
  • Coordinate building in-service and staff development programs
  • Be visible and involved in all aspects of the school including the organization and supervision of extra-curricular programs
  • Attend School Board meetings. Present information when appropriate. Attend other meetings as required
  • Perform other assignments as directed by the superintendent

SALARY:     Competitive, Commensurate with experience - Salary Schedule in negotiations Spring 2020


Physical Demands/Work Environment:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.


The noise level in this environment is quiet to loud depending upon the activity in the particular part of the day and location.


Equal Opportunity Employer:  Aberdeen School District complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.  Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to David Glasier Title IX Officer

(360) 538-2222 and Dr. Richard K. Bates, Section 504/ADA Coordinator (360) 538-2018  Aberdeen School District No. 5, 216 North G Street, Aberdeen, Washington  98520. 


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Contact Information

    • Emily Hetland
    • 216 North G Street
    • Aberdeen, Washington 98520

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