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Elementary School Principal
Job Description

North Lakes Academy (NLA), a delightful elementary school of approximately 275 kind, thoughtful scholars seeks licensed principal with a desire to lead a well established school where teachers play a strong role in leadership, families are engaged, and the administrative team supports each other. 


While our pay is not competitive with the larger traditional school districts and charter schools we offer flexibility in the summer and a work environment that can't be beat. Our well established EQ curriculum is being enhanced with implementing PBIS. NLA offers a very strong culture of belonging and community. Starting salary $80,000 to $85,000 with opportunities for advancement. Your team includes an elementary Assistant Principal, LICSW, Office Manager, committee chairs, and Executive Director (shared with NLA's secondary school), plus the rest of the administrative team at the Secondary school, as great colleagues and thought-partners.


North Lakes Academy (NLA) is a K-12 charter school located in Forest Lake, Minnesota, a community about 25 miles north of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The school was organized by a group of Forest Lake area parents and teachers seeking an alternative to the large junior high schools available to the children in the community. NLA was chartered in the spring of 1999 and opened for operation that fall. In 2009, we expanded to include grades 9-12, and grew again in 2019 when we opened a new facility to add grades K-4.

Currently, we operate an elementary campus (grades K-6) and a secondary campus (grades 7-12) both in Forest Lake, serving a total of 550 students. At all grade levels, we embrace the principles of small class sizes, personalized learning, and a diverse liberal arts education, which includes fostering the emotional intelligence of our students and building strong relationships between families, staff, and students.

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