High School Principal–Grand Island Senior High

Due to retirement–

Position Purpose–The Principal of Grand Island Senior High School provides a clear vision for learning for all students; ensures a safe, secure and orderly learning environment; and cultivates strong relationships with diverse stakeholders including families and community The Principal of Grand Island Senior High School is expected to promote high-quality instructional practices, passionately enjoy working with high school aged students, and believe that all students can achieve. The Principal of Grand Island Senior High School is responsible for selecting and assigning staff, supporting differentiated professional growth and building the leadership capacity of staff. The Principal of Grand Island Senior High School must collect, analyze and use multiple sources of data to guide continuous improvement in student achievement, manage school operations, and effectively evaluate and develop staff.

Position Requirements:

  1. Master Degree in Education Administration, including Nebraska Administrative Certification. (prefer Specialist or Doctorate)

  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Ability to make presentations to the board of education and various media, community or professional groups.

  3. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to establish trust and rapport with a wide variety of stakeholders (e.g. administrators, school staff, students, parents, community members)

Desired  Characteristics:

  1. Ability to motivate staff, students and families around the vision of the school 

  2. Well-organized, ability to balance competing priorities  

  3. Passion for developing staff’s instructional and leadership capacities  

  4. Leadership style that encourages teamwork and collaboration to support excellent instruction focused around student learning

  5. Knowledgeable of high impact instructional strategies 

  6. Persistence in the face of obstacles, productive problem-solving to counter setbacks, and initiative to seize opportunities to make change  

  7. Ability to reflect on how to improve, self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses, willingness to take responsibility for actions and mistakes  

  8. Ability to model an exemplary work ethic


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Additional Information

Start Date–July 8, 2024

Salary Range–$130,000-$160,000 (depending on experience and degree level–Masters, Specialist, or Doctorate)

260 day contract with 20 vacation days per year.  10 days of sick leave per year.


Contact Information

Grand Island Public Schools
PO Box 4904, Grand Island NE 68802
Grand Island, NE 68801

Brian Kort
(p) (308) 385-5900 201112
(f) (308) 385-5568

How to Apply

Apply at www.gips.org (Join GIPS, employment opportunities, select administration) Apply Here