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Organization Carney Sandoe and Associates
Location Denver
Classification School Administration/Leadership
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting February 14/2014


The Denver Language School ( seeks a dynamic, hard-working, and accomplished educator to become Principal on July 1, 2014.

Denver Language School is located in beautiful Denver, CO, one of the most vibrant, enjoyable cities in the country (for more info see: The Denver Language School educates children in Mandarin and Spanish using a full immersion model / approach and is based on a curriculum that incorporates successful and innovative education best practices from around the world. Opened in August 2010 with K-2, DLS has added an additional grade level each year until ultimately offering instruction through 8th Grade. The school currently serves a population of approximately 550 students in grades K-5.

The candidate must have a background in both teaching and school administration and should have insight into securing the financial stability and the academic reputation of an institution. The candidate must have knowledge of school operations with an eye on best practices on a continuous basis. He/She should enjoy collaborating with students, teachers, parents, the community, and foster an environment that promotes educational and personal growth for each of Denver Language School’s students and teachers. The candidate must be committed to diversity within the student body and teaching staff. Deep levels of cultural competency and intelligence are a must, as the candidate must embrace a global perspective in keeping with the school’s immersion model and diverse, global faculty. Multilingualism and / or experience in immersion education would be ideal.

Denver Language School’s Principal must be an excellent communicator, one who can articulate the school’s vision to its teaching staff and parents as well as to the wider Denver community. This will involve maintaining strong lines of communication with Denver’s community and business leaders, member and neighboring school districts, legislators and state and national charter schools and their corresponding organizations. The Denver Language School Board of Directors launches a 3-year capital campaign this year, and the applicant will be able to support this campaign. Moreover, as the public face of the school, the Principal will be responsible for attracting and recruiting prospective families. In all actions, the Principal will aspire to exercise integrity, excellence, and strong leadership abilities.

The successful candidate must be able to secure Colorado certification as a principal or superintendent.

A full position description is posted on the Carney Sandoe and Associates website or can be obtained from contacting the consultant listed below:

Senior Search Consultant
Tel: 416-656-6415