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Elementary Principal: Fleetwood Campus – Grade PreK-7

Closing date: January 8, 2018        Starting date: August, 2018

Job Description:

Surrey Christian School is seeking a Christ-like, visionary, and student-centered leader to provide instructional leadership and school management for our 500-student Fleetwood campus. Our mission statement: Educating for wholeness by engaging God’s world in the servant way of Jesus shapes everything we do. Surrey Christian School is a growing school community with a strong staff and faculty dedicated to student learning that inspires students to become fully alive in God’s story. We are located in North Surrey, an ethnically diverse urban and suburban community just outside of Vancouver. There are over 150 different churches represented in Surrey Christian School, a non-denominational Christian school with an open enrolment policy governed by a 12 member board of directors representing the Surrey Christian School Society membership.  Surrey Christian School was founded on a Reformed worldview of Christianity and it is that distinct perspective that shapes our vision. Our confidence in this particular vision of God working in our world has inspired us to open our enrolment to families from other faiths.

We’re looking for an elementary school principal to lead and empower a campus leadership team and an elementary faculty and staff team of over 60 members. She/he will report directly to the superintendent and work collaboratively on a six member senior leadership team to provide leadership to the broader school community. The successful candidate will have proven strengths in the areas of fostering student learning, integration of biblical worldview in education, leading and empowering staff/faculty, shared decision-making, team building, parent engagement and a passion for Christian education that is contagious. She/he will work closely with the Secondary campus and Cloverdale elementary campus principals.

Please give evidence of the following criteria in your application:

Required:

  • BC teaching certification (or the ability to hold such a certification)
  • Master’s Degree (or working towards one)
  • Demonstrated school leadership (principal, vice principal, etc.)
  • Evidence of positive relationships with students, faculty and staff, and parents through references and current leadership practices
  • Evidence of strong written communication skills through quality of resume, and attachments
  • Completed application package
  • Involvement in a Christian church

Preferred:

  • 5+ years teaching experience at the K-7 grade levels
  • Experience teaching/leading in a Christian School
  • Experience with school-wide organizing and planning, budgeting and facility management
  • Any specialty training in assessment, curriculum and pedagogy, restorative practices, and the integration of technology in learning
  • Knowledge about best practices regarding social emotional learning (e.g., self-regulation, inner resilience, positive behaviour supports, responsive classroom, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of support services: special education and learning assistance, ELL, and school counseling)
  • Knowledge of assessments and use of feedback to inform instruction and action plans
  • Knowledge of ‘21st century learning’
  • Knowledge of best practices related to grade K-7 curriculum, instruction, assessment, technology, and school community

Please attach:

  • a philosophy of Christian education (1 page)
  • a statement of faith (1 page)
  • sample of professional communication (school newsletter or other parent communication, communication to staff/faculty and communication to students)

In your cover letter please address, among other things, the following:

  • Your motivation for application
  • Your interest in working within an ethnically and denominationally diverse school community
  • Your interest in ensuring the authentic integration of faith and learning
  • Your commitment to student learning

Please send applications directly to: 

David Loewen, Superintendent

dloewen@surreychristian.com