School Leadership Application 2010-2011

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Personal Information

Required Personal Information

Please contact the Oakland Unified School District via email at slrecruitment@ousd.k12.ca.us should any of the following information require updating.










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Optional Personal Information

It is the policy of the Board of Education of the Oakland Unified School District not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sex, or sexual orientation. The following information will have no impact on your application decision but is helpful for reporting purposes only. 





Position Preferences

Please indicate the position type that you are applying for and your school level preferences.





How Did You Hear About This Position?


Applicant Background Information

Previous Applications for OUSD School Leadership Positions

Please indicate whether or not you have ever applied for a principal or assistant principal position in OUSD.  Also, please indicate whether or not you have ever been employed by OUSD.

"Granted Eligibility" means that you successfully completed every round of interviews and were eligible for matching interviews with school sites.
Please respond to this question, if you have previously applied for a school leadership position in OUSD.
Previous OUSD Employment

If you are a current or past OUSD employee, please indicate your estimated start date of employment.
If you are a past employee of OUSD, please enter your estimated end date of employment.

If you are a past employee of OUSD, please state why you left the district.
Legal & Professional Background Questions

The following information is REQUIRED for your application to be considered. Your answers will not necessarily disqualify you from consideration, except for affirmative responses to certain enumerated sex and/or drug convictions and/or convictions for committing serious and/or violent felonies.







K-12 Work Experience Summary

School Leadership Experience Summary





Teaching Experience Summary





K-12 Professional Affliations and Awards
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K-12 Work Experience Details

Please provide the following the details regarding your previous K-12 work experience, beginning with your most recent position. 

You may may share up to 2 additional prior K-12 work experiences by clicking on the "Additional K-12 Work Experience" link.

K-12 Work Experience





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K-12 Work Experience (2)





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K-12 Work Experience (3)





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Additional Relevant Work Experience

Please provide the following details regarding relevant work experiences outside of K-12 education, beginning with the most recent position.

Additional Relevant Work Experience



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Additional Relevant Work Experience (2)



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Education

Please provide the following details for any post-secondary educational institutions from which you graduated or are currently attending. 

All candidates will be required to submit official university transcripts upon successfully completing the interview process. 

Please include your grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.  If your institution did not use a 4.0 scale, convert your GPA to a 4.0 scale (e.g. A = 4.0, A- = 3.7, B+ = 3.3, B = 3.0, etc.)

Bachelor's Degree Earned
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Graduate Degree Earned
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Graduate Degree Earned (2)
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Academic Honors & Recognitions

Relevant Certifications & Credentials

A valid administrative credential issued by the State of California is required to be hired as a principal in the Oakland Unified School District.  All candidates will be required to submit copies of administrative credentials within 5 business days of being invited to participate in an initial interview.

If you have any concerns, please visit http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/CREDS/admin-svcs.html for more information. 

Administrative Credential



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Teaching Credential




Additional California Exams & Certifications



Additional Language Fluencies

If you are fluent in any additional languages beyond English, please identify up to 2 of them below.

Additional Language




Additional Language (2)



Resume & Cover Letters

To submit your resume successfully, you must limit it to 2 pages in a Word document.  If you exceed 2 pages, it is likely that you will not be able to submit it in this section.  Do not include a curriculum vitae or cover letter in this text box.

You must COPY & PASTE your resume from a Word document into the text box below.  Any special formatting and/or spacing may not transfer, so review and format your resume in the text box as appropriate. 

Resume

Please submit a cover letter for each school level that you are applying for.  Should you become eligible to interview for specific school-site positions, the appropriate school-level letter will be shared with the site-based matching committees.

Your cover letter should not exceed 1 page in a Word document and you must COPY & PASTE it into the appropriate text box below.  Any special formatting and/or spacing may not transfer, so format your letter within the text box as appropriate.

The available school level text boxes below are based on your stated preferences in the Personal Information section.

Elementary School Cover Letter

Middle School Cover Letter

High School Cover Letter

Reflections

We look forward to reading about your experiences and reflections.  Please note that these reflections play a critical role in your application to the Oakland Unified School District.  Successful responses:

  • Address the entire question,
  • Are specific, compelling, and use demonstrable evidence and examples,
  • Demonstrate your perspective and skills as they relate to our selection criteria,
  • Reflect on past experiences,
  • Use an essay format, rather than subheadings or bullets.

We recommend that you write your reflections in a Word document and then COPY & PASTE them into the appropriate text boxes.  Each response should be no longer than 250 words.  If any response exceeds 250 words, you may not be able to submit your application.

Why the Oakland Unified School District?

Please describe why you want to become a school leader in the  Oakland Unified School District.  Your response should highlight:

  • Your understanding the mission and core strategies of the Oakland Unified School District,
  • Your core beliefs about education,
  • How your leadership style will lead to increased student achievement at your school site in OUSD.

Remember to limit your response to 250 words.


Your Leadership Vision

Please share your vision for being a school leader in the Oakland Unified School District.  Your reflections should address:

  • How you will set school-wide goals,
  • How you will work with others to realize your vision and goals,
  • How you will hold yourself and others accountable for meeting those goals.

Remember to limit your response to 250 words.


A Successful Experience as an Educator

Please describe an experience as a full-time, K-12 teacher or administrator in which you significantly accelerated the academic success of a group of students.  Your reflection should include:

  • What measureable academic goals or objectives you set for your students and why you chose them,
  • Which instructional strategies you used and how you used them to ensure all students achieved the objectives,
  • Specific information about all of your students' academic growth during the school year, as related to your goals or objectives,
  • What you learned from this experience and, as a result, what you will do differently in the future.

Remember to limit your response to 250 words.


Professional References

Please provide contact information for three reference checks.  Two of your references should be previous supervisors, and the third may be a supervisor or colleague.   Your references will not be contacted until you have successfully completed an initial interview.

Reference


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Reference


Please include an area code with all phone numbers in the xxx-xxx-xxxx format.

Reference


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