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Principal/Vice-Principal Pool

by Grand Erie District School Board

Date Posted: Mar 06, 2023

Job Description

The Grand Erie District School Board is guided by our vision to Learn, Lead and Inspire and our shared mission to build a culture of learning, well-being and belonging to inspire each learner.  The Grand Erie District School Board’s 2,800 employees provide quality education to approximately 26,000 full-time equivalent students who attend our 72 schools.  The Board spans a geographic area encompassing the City of Brantford and the Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. 

We are seeking a diverse leadership pool of qualified candidates for future Principal and Vice-Principal positions.  We invite applications from system focused leaders who are innovative, collaborative and change-focused through demonstrated practice of anti-racist, anti-colonial and anti-oppressive approaches to leadership and an ability to implement effective practices and responses with an equity and human rights lens. Successful candidates will be placed on a ready to hire list for a three-year period and may be assigned at any time.

Candidates will have demonstrated effective leadership skills, varied curriculum experience, and exceptional communication and organizational skills. The successful candidate will provide instructional leadership, effective customer service, inspire confidence, display a high degree of motivation, competency, quality of judgement, creativity and sensitivity to others and to the present and future challenges facing education.

Working with the Superintendent/Principal of the assigned school, the successful candidate will help supervise students and staff, coordinate instructional programs, facilitate school-based staff development, develop school plans, and administer the school. 

In order to apply, a candidate should have Part 1 of the Principal qualifications and must complete Part 2 by January 2024.

Application Process:
The candidate must have successfully completed the Candidate Leadership Plan and the Readiness for Interview Process (to be included in the application package), with Principal and Superintendent support in order to move through the application process.

The application must include the following:
  • A resume and cover letter
  • A copy of the candidate’s 2023 Certificate of Qualification.
  • A one-page statement identifying the impact on a school the candidate hopes to have.
  • A minimum of three references, one of whom must be the current supervisor. If the current supervisor has worked with the candidate for less than four months, the candidate may use the previous supervisor.  All references must be supervisors.

For an application package, please contact Kellie Byers at or at 519-756-6306 ext. 281159.

Written applications for this position must be received by Human Resource – on or before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13th, 2023 (Please note:  This posting will be removed as of Thursday, April 6th and no more packages will be sent out after that time).
NOTE:   An information session, via Microsoft Teams, to describe the interview process for those interested has been arranged for 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23rd.
All applications will be subject to a screening process and some applicants may not be granted an interview.

The Grand Erie District School Board values and supports individuals of all abilities.  If you require an accommodation to assist you with any aspect of the hiring process, please contact Kellie Byers for assistance.

All new employees are required to provide an original Police Record check (which includes a “vulnerable sector search”) acceptable to the Board prior to the commencement of employment.

Grand Erie District School Board recognizes Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, as the longstanding peoples of this territory. We honour, recognize, and respect these communities as well as all First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples who reside within Grand Erie District School Board. We are all stewards of these lands and waters where we now gather, learn and play, and commit to working together in the spirit of Reconciliation.
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