Posting Number EHRA478P
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Classification Title Catamount School Principal
Working Title Catamount School Principal #170472
Department School of Teaching and Learning
Anticipated Hiring Range
To serve as the chief administrator of the Western Carolina University School,
known as The Catamount School, the Principal will cultivate a culture of
innovation that supports effective instructional practices and strategies to
promote student academic success and personal success for all students and
adults in the school. The Principal will work collaboratively to develop and
implement policies, innovative programs, curriculum activities, professional
development, and budgets to achieve the mission of the school. The Principal
will work collaboratively with university staff to support the work of teacher
leadership preparation, school leadership preparation, and education research.
About the Western Carolina University School
The WCU-Jackson County School, named “The Catamount School”, is a school of
one classroom in each of the following grades: six, seven, and eight of
approximately 25 students in each grade for a total of 75 students overall.
The school is located within an existing school in the Jackson County School
system and will adhere to the same annual schedule as the host school where
located. The faculty and staff of the WCU Jackson County School are employees
of Western Carolina University.
Master's degree in educational leadership or related field; excellent oral and
written communication skills; and evidence of skill in working with at risk
Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately
accredited institutions. A current license or eligibility for licensure in the
area of supervision is required.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in leading in
innovative and diverse schools with a track record of improving student
outcomes for all subgroups.
Preference will be given to candidates with middle school experience and
public school experience in North Carolina.
Position Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week 40
Number of Months Per Year 12
Open Date 06/02/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered, candidates must submit a: (1) letter of application
describing academic background, specific skills and experiences relevant to
the position, (2) resume, (3) list of three references, including contact
information (4) a copy of North Carolina educator's license, and (5)
unofficial transcripts. Review of applicants begins immediately, and continues
until the position is filled. Official transcripts required prior to written
The Catamount School is a product of House Bill 532 that is an act to modify
the governance and operation of the University of North Carolina Laboratory
Schools. As part of this legislation, all Catamount School personnel are
required to undergo criminal history record checks that include
fingerprinting. If you have questions regarding the fingerprinting
requirement, the requirement can be found in HB 532 §116-239.12.(a)(1)©.
For additional information, please contact:
Kim K. Winter, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
Dean and Professor College of Education & Allied Professions
91 Killian Building Lane
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.
Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of
all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights
and responsibilities, please visit www. dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation
of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified
within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are
required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment.
Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree
which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender
identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information;
political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with
applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the
policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University
promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities,
women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and
interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at
University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of
the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building,
Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111
Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all
universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs,
discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal
activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university
policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire
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