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Location: Trout Lake

Competition #: 5779

Open To: Everyone

Date Posted: August 2nd, 2017

Closing Date: Open Ended

Additional Information:

Are you looking for an educational leadership opportunity in Alberta’s north?  Northland School Division No. 61 is seeking advocates for Indigenous Education and supporters of FNMI Language and culture to help us lead the way in First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Education. Applications are invited for the position of Principal for:

Kateri School, Trout Lake, Alberta – is located approximately 270 kilometers from Slave Lake and 530 kilometers from Edmonton, Alberta.  The school serves a student population of approximately 100 in Grades K-12.   The professional staff complement is 6.

Candidate Qualifications:

We are looking for individuals who have successful experience in rural and Aboriginal communities, school-based leadership, can build on the current strengths of the school, and can work towards literacy and language improvement through common Division goals and initiatives.

  • Has experience with and a passion for promoting educational success for Aboriginal learners, especially in their indigenous language and culture. Fluency in the language and experience in the culture would be an asset.
  • Will work closely with the community to build relationships in order to create a positive, inviting school environment that is integrated into the life of the community.
  • Will actively seek local partnerships to create innovative program opportunities to engage and challenge students and promote a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • Is a strong instructional leader who will work with staff to ensure that students have high quality learning experiences.
  • Leads by example and is active in the life of the community.
  • Has a minimum of 5 successful years of teaching experience in rural and Aboriginal communities.

If you have leadership skills that can support literacy and language improvement through an aboriginal perspective at the school level and through Division goals, Northland School Division is the place for you.

Northland School Division is recognized as being culturally and geographically unique. Covering 288,347 square kilometers, we provide student centered learning opportunities to primarily First Nation and Métis students located in the northern half of Alberta. The division serves approximately 2600 students and employ 500 staff in 24 schools. The Northland School Division Act set the boundaries of the jurisdiction as that part of Alberta lying north of the north boundary of township 55 excepting any lands contained in any other school division or any First Nation.  To learn more about Northland School Division, visit www.nsd61.ca

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Please apply to:  Wesley Oginski, Associate Superintendent, Human Resources, Northland School Division No. 61, P.O. Bag 1400, Peace River, Alberta T8S 1V2.  Phone:  (780) 624-2060.  Fax:  (780) 624-5914. Email: applications@nsd61.ca