Principal, Zion Elementary School District 6

Zion, Illinois
Regionally competitive salary, retirement and insurance plans.
May 02, 2018
Job Category
Administrator, Principal
Grade Level
Middle School
Job Type

Principal, Zion Central Middle School (7-8)

Zion IL 60099

The District and the Community

Zion Elementary School District 6 serves about 2,800 students who reside in the City of Zion, Il, a community of 24,000 residents 45 miles north of downtown Chicago.  

Zion Central Middle School enrolls 570 students in grades 7 and 8. Of the student body, 41% are African-American, 47% are Hispanic, 6% are White and 6% are multi-racial. 85% are low income and 7% are of limited English-proficient. The attendance rate is 91% and the average mobility rate is 12%. The principal will work with 2 Assistant Principals and 2 Deans to provide leadership to the approximately 70 staff members in 2018-2019.

The primary functions of the Principal are to fulfill:

  • Living a mission and vision focused on results
  • Leading and managing systems change
  • Improving teaching and learning
  • Building and managing collaborative relationships
  • Leading with integrity and professionalism
  • Creating and enforcing a culture of high expectations for students and staff.

The essential duties are:

  • To uphold the Board of Education’s policies, regulations and administrative procedures
  • To support, implement, promote and enhance the district’s educational program through effective management practices.


  • An Illinois Professional Educator License with General Administrative or Principal Endorsement and completion of the Teacher Evaluation Modules
  • Experience as a building principal at the elementary, middle or high school level
  • Understanding and experience with curriculum design, planning and evaluation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with parents, colleagues, administration and other members of the school community
  • Ability to instruct students effectively and capably
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
  • Ability to use web-based programs, e-mail, computers and Smartboards effectively.


  • Regionally competitive salary, retirement and insurance plans.

Application Procedure

  • Apply on line at
  • Interviews begin in mid-May. The position begins August 1, 2018, and is open until filled.



Zion District 6 is an Equal Opportunity Employer