Sun Prairie Area School District is Hiring a Principal

04/19/23 2:20 pm

Career Opportunity

CH Bird Elementary School Principal

Start Date: On or Before July 1, 2023

The Sun Prairie Area School District is looking for a dynamic, student-centered, and equity-focused administrator to become the leader of CH Bird Elementary School in the growing community of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. We are seeking a self-reflective, innovative, equity-focused, and visionary leader who has a core belief in seeing diversity as an asset and will create a collaborative environment with all staff and families. The Sun Prairie Area School District actively encourages women and candidates of color to apply. 

The educational leader hired for this role will have the opportunity to be a part of an innovative and collaborative leadership team sustaining and creating systems and structures to ensure all students are academically and socially successful in school and beyond. CH Bird Elementary School is one of our Sun Prairie Community Schools, with robust community partnerships, services, and programs that help meet the needs of learners and families. For more information regarding CH Bird Elementary School please visit the school website by clicking here

The Sun Prairie Experience:

Sun Prairie is a vibrant, thriving, and increasingly diverse community located in northeastern Dane County, just east of the City of Madison. Sun Prairie is known in the region for its high quality of life, its excellent parks and recreation programs, historic downtown, its exceptional public school system, and progressive approach to the development and redevelopment of the community. The City of Sun Prairie has experienced strong population growth over the last 10 years, undergoing a transformation from a relatively small community to an estimated 35,000 today.

The Sun Prairie School District is made up of over 8,500 amazing and diverse students. More than a third are students of color. Ten percent of our students speak a language other than English. Approximately thirty percent of our students are eligible to receive free and reduced lunches. Our students are deeply involved in our community and are truly the pride of our community. 

The Sun Prairie Area School District has earned a reputation for being an innovative and progressive school district. This reputation has been earned due to the quality of staff who serve and love our students every day. Our staff lead highly relevant, engaging, and innovative programming focused on meeting the learning needs of every student, every day.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3 Years of School Administrative Experience (Preference given for experience in schools that are racially, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse)

  • 3 Years of professional educator experience at the elementary  level

  • Master's Degree in Educational Administration 

  • Possess and maintain a current Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) license for Principal (51).  Additional licensure as Director of Instruction (10) or Director of Student Services (80) are highly valued.

  • Demonstrated alignment to District Vision and Core Values

Desired Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual with a preference for fluency in Spanish and/or Hmong

  • The Sun Prairie Area School District actively encourages women and candidates of color to apply. 

Do you want to be part of a district working hand in hand with the growing Sun Prairie community to provide high-quality educational experiences for all students?

Do you want to join a team that is advocating and leading the work to ensure academic and social-emotional success for every child, every day?

Are you ready to be a part of the history of Sun Prairie?

If you answered yes to these questions, please apply by visiting the Sun Prairie Area School District Employment Opportunity website:

In an effort to provide staffing mirroring student demographics, candidates of color are encouraged to apply.


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