High School Principal
We are searching for a candidate to fill the position of Cape Elizabeth High School Principal. This candidate must be a longitudinal thinker who is committed to using the strengths of faculty and staff to move our top performing school to higher levels, and must be willing to support and lead the school in reaching the goals of the Cape Elizabeth School Department Strategic Plan.
Strategic Plan Goals:
Health and Well-Being
Our schools will provide a supportive learning environment in which physical, social, and emotional well-being are valued and promoted.
Our students will be personally responsible, aware, empathetic, and engaged local and global citizens.
Multiple Pathways and Definitions of Success
Our schools will value, promote, and celebrate multiple pathways and definitions of success.
Safe, Sustainable, and Effective Facilities
Our schools will be safe and effective facilities. They will be updated and maintained to meet the needs of students and staff in accordance with long-term financial planning.
The school department will prioritize environmental responsibility, including stewardship and sustainability.
In addition the ideal candidate will:
Connect well and demonstrate a genuine interest in developing relationships with all students;
Encourage and affirm students who are thinking about or pursuing different pathways;
Appreciate the balance between what is already working well and new ideas and practices;
Be able to select and prioritize initiatives, goals, and targets based on the specific strengths and needs of the high school in consultation with faculty, staff, and students;
Support and advocate for students, faculty, and staff;
Strengthen a culture of shared leadership at the high school by consulting with and utilizing the expertise of faculty and staff in planning and decision-making;
Work to determine what is in the best interest of the school after listening to all faculty and staff;
Understand and respect a strong positive school culture that works well;
Be committed to supporting and furthering the work of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force;
Have a vision for growing and strengthening technology education in the high school;
Be knowledgeable in school law and areas such as 504 and Special Education;
Be an excellent communicator, both in writing and speaking;
Possess a sense of humor and be a positive thinker;
Demonstrate confidence as well as humility;
Use kindness in addressing problems in a humanitarian manner;
Be willing to listen, ask questions, be open to suggestions, and admit mistakes;
Have experience teaching at the high school level;
Be committed to living in Maine, but also have a range of experiences.
Salary: Salary and benefits based on current Administrator’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Internal applicants should submit the internal application form via Frontline Recruiting & Hiring (formerly Applitrack) on our website - https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/page/job-openings--105.
Application Instructions: Cape Elizabeth Schools will not accept paper applications or supporting materials. All applications and supporting materials are to be completed via Frontline Recruiting & Hiring (formerly Applitrack) at https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/page/job-openings--105 and include: completed application, cover letter specific to posted position, current resume; copies of all post-secondary transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of current Maine DOE Certification 040 Endorsement.
A valid Maine Department of Education Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) Approval will be required of the successful candidate. However, it is not a requirement to complete prior to the application process.
Application Deadline: January 8, 2021
Application materials should be directed to:
Donna Wolfrom, Superintendent of Schools
Cape Elizabeth School Department
320 Ocean House Road
Cape Elizabeth ME 04107
Dept. of Ed Certification Information can be obtained online at the Maine Dept of Education web site
For more information about Maine’s CHRC process, please visit the Maine DOE online fingerprint registration site or call the Maine Certification Office at 207-624-6603.
Cape Elizabeth School Department has three schools: Pond Cove Elementary School, grades K-4; Cape Elizabeth Middle School, grades 5-8; and, Cape Elizabeth High School, grades 9-12. All schools are located within easy walking distance of each other. Please visit our web site for information.
Cape Elizabeth is a residential community located on the Atlantic Ocean three miles south of Portland, two hours north of Boston, and covers about 15 square miles. It has a population of approximately 9,100 residents living in 3,200 households.