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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Understand the underlying philosophy for an early childhood center that addresses the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs of early childhood students.
  • Provide leadership to ensure understanding and promotion of the District’s strategic objectives and provide in-service programs for teachers and staff.
  • Keep abreast of developments and trends in early childhood curriculum and instruction, and provide leadership in determining program direction and improvement to curriculum and instruction at the building level.
  • Screen, select, direct and evaluate performance of certified and educational support staff.
  • Administer an articulated early childhood curriculum program; conduct regular needs assessments and interpret results to staff and community.
  • Applies knowledge and understanding that supports all staff in using data to drive instruction
  • Relate to students with mutual respect while carrying out a positive and effective discipline policy.
  • Communicate effectively with the business and residential community and participate in civic activities.
  • Motivate employee performance and enhance morale.
  • Maintain a commitment to ongoing growth in self and others, supporting and participating in District and site professional growth programs.
  • Understand the needs and requirements of special education and bilingual students.
  • Administer a balanced budget and operate a school using a collaborative management system.
  • Demonstrate positive attitude toward the job and remain a flexible and innovative team builder.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of District policies, Local policies, State and Federal laws relating to students and education.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Special Education Rules and Regulations.
  • Provide leadership in the supervision and management of the site operations to assure safety and efficiency.
  • Coordinate the assignment of student teachers within the building including orientation of the student teachers, working with supervising teachers, and working with the university supervisors.
  • Manage certified and educational support staff contracts at site level.
  • Perform other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent.



  • Must hold or be eligible for an Illinois Professional Educator License with General Administrative or Principal Endorsement.
  • Certified in early childhood education preferred.
  • Minimum of five years teaching experience.
  • Previous administrative experience preferred.
  • Experience in special education preferred.



  • An administrative leadership style based on effective human relations and a continuous improvement model.
  • Visible accessibility.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and listening skills.
  • The vision, compassion, and enthusiasm for effective team leadership to motivate high standards and continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in curriculum and instruction at the elementary level.


The work year for this position is 12 months.  Salary for this position is regionally competitive.  Valley View offers excellent fringe benefits, including life, health and dental insurance. 

How to Apply

Applicants should apply online at www.vvsd.org and upload a letter of application with a resume and three (3) letters of recommendation dated within the past twelve (12) months. 

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