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The Early Childhood School Principal provides excellent educational leadership and strong school management to promote educational development for each student and the professional development of each staff member. They will have outstanding skills in learning, leadership for equity, professional development, and partnerships with families. They will have a full understanding of the requirements of the ISBE Preschool for All and the ISBE Prevention Initiative grants. They will be familiar with developmentally appropriate practices, authentic student assessment systems, the Danielson Framework, and PERA. The Early Childhood Principal will understand inclusive practices at the PreK level and be familiar with special education policies and procedures. 


  • Master's Degree, from an accredited college or university, with training in administration and supervision at the early childhood or elementary level. 
  • Five years of successful teaching experience, preferably at the elementary level, early childhood, or in special education.  
  • Three years of successful administrative or teacher leadership experience preferably at the elementary level, early childhood, or in special education.  
  • Illinois Licensure with Administrative Endorsement 
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain, the Teacher Evaluator designations from ISBE to allow for evaluation of licensed teachers 
  • Strong knowledge of special education policies and procedures preferred. 


Commensurate with experience

Additional Notes


  • An administrative leadership style based on positive relationships and a continuous improvement model
  • Visible accessibility
  • High task orientation
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and listening skills
  • Vision, compassion, and enthusiasm for effective team leadership to motivate high standards and continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of best practices in curriculum and instruction at the early childhood level.

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