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Big Horn County School District #2

 

Welcome to Big Horn County School District #2.  The community of Lovell takes pride in a rich tradition of excellence in academics, the fine and performing arts, and athletics.  Teachers and staff work hard to provide a nurturing and effective instructional environment designed to maximize the potential of every student.  In BGH2 we have great kids and supportive families.  It is our mission to provide every student with the knowledge and skills necessary to become ethical, responsible, productive citizens and life-long learners.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY

School Principal

Lovell Elementary School

Big Horn County School District #2

 

Big Horn County School District #2, Lovell, Wyoming, is accepting applications for the principal of Lovell Elementary School. The successful candidate should possess high moral character and have demonstrated successful teaching, management and administrative experience to inspire and lead a school that expects and supports an excellent educational program for its students. Salary will range from $89,668-$115,668 depending on experience and qualifications, in accordance with the board-approved administrator salary schedule.

Lovell, Wyoming rests in an area rich in variety, history and contemporary life. Lovell is surrounded by mountains on three sides:  the spectacular Absaroka and Beartooth ranges to the west and the rugged Pryor Mountains to the north and the beautiful and “user friendly” Big Horns to the east.

The community offers fresh, clean air, and boundless wonders to enjoy in the form of the majesty of the Big Horn Canyon, the freedom of the Pryor Mountain wild mustangs, and the mystery of the historic Medicine Wheel. Opportunities for hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, cross-country and downhill skiing and other recreational endeavors are abundant. Farming and ranching are substantial employers in the community. The Western Sugar Factory processes the sugar beets grown in the area. Oil, gas and mining exploration are also major industries.

Cody, the home of Buffalo Bill Cody, and Powell, the home of Northwest College, are both within 50 miles of Lovell. Billings, Montana and the beautiful Yellowstone National Park are both within 100 miles.

The district has an enrollment of 700 students located in three schools in the community, Lovell Elementary (K-5) 335 students, Lovell Middle School (6-8) 155 students, and Lovell High School (9-12) 210 students. Lovell High School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2013.

The district strongly supports increasing student achievement while meeting the needs of each student. The school board, district staff, and community are dedicated to providing a learning environment that will inspire all students to utilize their given abilities to their highest potential.

Lovell Elementary School (LES) has a dedicated and cohesive staff including 34 professional and 23 classified staff. At LES we teach our students to be responsible, respectful, and ready to learn. Our vision is “Learning today…Leading tomorrow.” We believe in providing a safe and positive learning environment, accountability for all, support in the learning community, challenging and differentiated instruction, high expectations and values, reflective, innovative, and exciting instruction, problem solving opportunities, and teamwork and learning that prepares everyone for the future. The LES AdvancED School Improvement Plan includes goals in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and student behavior. The school is in the beginning stages of implementing the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) model for continuous improvement of curriculum and instruction. Students at LES consistently outperform the state and nation on standardized tests. At Lovell Elementary, teachers, students, and the community enjoy a culture and tradition of excellence. The staff genuinely loves and cares about every child, making LES a great place for kids! 

 

For more information on the community, school district, and school log onto: 

 

Lovell Elementary School - http://lovellelem.wy.bhe.schoolinsites.com

Town of Lovell - www.townoflovell.com

Lovell Chamber of Commerce - www.lovellchamber.com

 

Application forms can be downloaded from the district’s website using the "Employment" tab or they can be obtained by e-mail – chbowers@bgh2.k12.wy.us or by calling Cheryl Bowers at 307-548-2259. Closing date: Thursday, March 5th, 2015 or until filled. The names of all applicants are subject to disclosure to the media upon request.

A completed application file will include:

  1. A Letter of Application
  2. A current, complete Resume
  3. Completed Administrator Application (attached)
  4. Responses to Principal Search Screening Questions (attached)
  5. Transcripts of college credits (photo copies accepted for screening)
  6. Three current letters of recommendation

 

All application materials, including the Administrator Application and Principal Search Screening Questions, should be sent to:

            Big Horn County School District #2

            Dr. Rick Woodford, Superintendent

            502 Hampshire Ave.

            Lovell, WY  82431

For photocopying purposes, please DO NOT bind materials.

The Superintendent with assistance from an appointed committee is conducting this search and will be screening applications. Please do not make personal contact with members of the Board of Trustees. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Rick Woodford, Superintendent at (307)548-2259 or e-mail at rwoodford@bgh2.k12.wy.us.

 

Qualifications and Characteristics Desired

  1. Possesses or is qualified to obtain appropriate licensure from the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board with a Principal Endorsement;
  2. A strong advocate for children who will ensure their safety, wellbeing, and opportunity to learn;
  3. Strong and dynamic leadership skills with high standards of personal integrity, fairness and ethicality;
  4. Ability to be visible and accessible and to communicate effectively with students, parents, employees, businesses, the media, and the community;
  5. A problem solver willing to make difficult decisions for the best educational interests of students, even in difficult situations;
  6. Ability to facilitate the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community;
  7. A team player who is willing to seek input, collaborate, and involve others in the decision-making process;
  8. A leader who understands the important role of families in the community and provides flexibility, within reason, to allow employees to participate in important family related activities;
  9. A leader for students, possessing a sincere love for children, who genuinely enjoys working with kids; and
  10. A leader who possesses a strong work ethic and follows through with assignments and initiatives.

Challenges facing Lovell Elementary School:

  1. High percentage of low socioeconomic and special education students.
  2. Social problems requiring collaboration with DFS and law enforcement.
  3. Construction of new or remodeling existing facilities.

Unique Characteristics of the Board:

  1. The Board is a cohesive board that gets along well.
  2. Big Horn School District #2 school board focuses on student achievement each and every board meeting. They review data, discuss results and engage in dialogue about teaching and learning.
  3. The Board conducts business using the Leadership Governance process. Expectations for district and school performance are clearly articulated and resources are made available for schools to meet the Board’s expectations.

 

Administrative Office Staff

Dr. Rick Woodford, Superintendent

Lane Black-Partridge, Business Manager

Nancy Cerroni, Curriculum Coordinator

Jeanette Ohman, Special Education Director

Denise Harrison, Computer/Tech Coordinator

Cheryl Bowers, Administrative Assistant

 

Screening process will begin on or about March 5th, 2015. Therefore, it is imperative that all application materials be received by that date.

 

  

Lovell Elementary School (LES) School Choice Information:

Lovell Elementary School did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under the No Child Left Behind Act for the second consecutive year. As a result, the federal government has imposed sanctions including school choice and school improvement planning. Although there are currently 334 students who are eligible for school choice at LES, the school district is not able to offer school choice because LES is the only elementary school in Big Horn County School District #2.

Please contact Principal Cheri Hoffman if you would like to participate on the LES Parent Advisory Council or if you have any questions about this notification.

 

*LHS Remodel Project Link in Left Margin*