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									                      Principal & Assistant Principal Application
                                       For 2010-2011 Positions

                           Applications can ONLY be submitted ONLINE.
                          No paper or faxed applications will be accepted.
The Oakland Unified School District is committed to a policy of non-discrimination. OUSD evaluates applicants on
   the basis of qualifications and program-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
 origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, pregnancy, childbirth, Medical condition, marital
                        status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

                             PART ONE: APPLICANT INFORMATION
Please contact the Oakland Unified School District via email at slrecruitment@ousd.k12.ca.us should any of
the Part One fields require updating.

All fields with an “*” are required.

REQUIRED PERSONAL INFORMATION


   * Salutation: [Drop Down Menu]                       * Street Address: [Text Box]
   * First Name: [Text Box]                             * City: [Text Box]
    Middle Name: [Text Box]                             * State: [Drop Down Menu]
   * Last Name: [Text Box]                              * Zip Code: [Text Box]
    Previous/Other Name(s): [Text Box]



   * Home Phone #: [Text Box]
    Mobile Phone #: [Text Box]
    Work Phone #: [Text Box]
   * Preferred Phone #: [Drop-Down]
   * Email Address: [Text Box]
   * Are you a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident? [Drop Down]



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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.


   Gender: [Drop Down Menu]
   Race/Ethnicity: [Drop Down Menu]
   Race/Ethnicity, if Other: [Text Box]
   Military Service: [Drop Down Menu]



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

   * Position Type: [Drop Down Menu]
   * 1st Eligibility Pool Preference: [Drop Down Menu]
     2nd Eligibility Pool Preference: [Drop Down Menu]
     If High School, Size Preference: [Drop Down Menu]

PREVIOUS OUSD APPLICATIONS AND/OR EMPLOYMENT
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.


   * Previously Applied? [Drop Down Menu]
      If so, Last School Year Applied: [Drop Down Menu]
   * Previous OUSD Employment: [Drop Down Menu]
     Approximate OUSD Start Date: [Text Box]
     Approximate OUSD End Date: [Text Box]
     Last OUSD Position: [Text Box]
     Reason for Leaving OUSD Position: [Text Box]



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BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Please reply “Yes” or “No” to all of the following questions.

 *Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor? [Drop Down Menu]
 *Have you ever been dismissed or asked to resign from any position? [Drop Down Menu]
 *Have you ever had a teacher or administrator credential revoked or suspended? [Drop Down Menu]
 *Have you ever been probationary released from a teaching or administrative position? [Drop Down Menu]

 The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age,
 religion, political affiliation, gender, mental or physical disability, sex orientation, or any other basis protected by
 federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation, in its educational program(s) or employment. No person shall
 be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities
 involved in the position(s) or program for which application been made.

 Will you need any reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process? [Drop Down Menu]



Please provide an explanation for any question above in which you answered “Yes”.

   (500 Word Limit)




                                     PART 2: WORK EXPERIENCE


PREVIOUS SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

   *Years of Experience as a Principal: [Text Box]
   *Years of Experience as an Assistant Principal: [Text Box]
   *Years of Experience in Other School Administrative/Leadership Position: [Text Box]
    Other Administrative/Leadership Position Title(s): [Text Box]
   *Greatest Number of Employees Supervised: [Text Box]




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PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Please note that you must have at least 3-years of full-time, credentialed teaching experience to become a
principal or assistant principal in the Oakland Unified School District.

   *Total Years of Full-Time, Credentialed Teaching Experience: [Text Box]
   *Years Full-Time Teaching in a Public District School: [Text Box]
   *Years Full-Time Teaching in a Charter School: [Text Box]
   *Years Full-Time Teaching in a Private School: [Text Box]
   *Years Substitute Teaching: [Text Box]

K-12 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS

   Affiliations: [Drop Down Menu w/ option for multiple selections]
   Other Affiliations: [Text Box]
   Awards/Recognitions: [Text Box]

PREVIOUS K-12 WORK EXPERIENCE
Please provide the following details regarding your previous work experience, beginning with your most recent
position and working backwards. (You will be allowed to provide these details for up to 3 previous positions)
  Most Recent School-Based Work Experience

   *District/Organization: [Text Box]                         *Supervisor’s Name: [Text Box]
   *School/Department: [Text Box]                             *Supervisor’s Title: [Text Box]
   *State: [Drop Down Menu]                                   Grade Levels Taught: [Drop Down Menu]
    Relevant Website: [Text Box]                              Content Areas Taught: [Text Box]
   *Position/Job Title: [Text Box]                            *Reason For Leaving: [Text Box]
   *Approximate Start Date: [Text Box]                        *Salary: [Text Box]
   *Approximate End Date: [Text Box]                          If School, Enrollment Size: [Text Box]
                                                              If School, Type: [Drop Down Menu]

Please provide a brief description of the school’s student demographics and performance.
(100 Word Limit)


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ADDITIONAL RELEVANT PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE (1)
Please list any additional, non-school based relevant work experience, beginning with the most recent. (You will
be allowed to provide these details for up to 2 previous positions)

   Organization: [Text Box]                                 Supervisor’s Name: [Text Box]
   Address: [Text Box]                                      Supervisor’s Title: [Text Box]
   Position: [Text Box]                                     Position Responsibilities: [Text Box]
   Approximate Start Date: [Text Box]                       Reason for Leaving: [Text Box]
   Approximate End Date: [Text Box]                         Salary: [Text Box]


Please provide a brief description of the relevant responsibilities in this role.

 (100 Word Limit)




                                          PART 3: EDUCATION
Please list information for all post-secondary educational institutions attended. All candidates will be required to
submit official university transcripts upon successfully completing the interview process. 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 = 3.0, etc.)

BACHELOR’S DEGREE EARNED:

   *University/College: [Text Box]
   *City: [Text Box]
   *State: [Drop Down Menu]
   *Degree: [Drop Down Menu]
    Major/Concentration: [Text Box]
   *Approximate Completion Date: [Text Box]
   *Cumulative GPA (on 4.0 scale): [Text Box]



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GRADUATE DEGREE(S) EARNED:

   University/College: [Drop Down Menu]                 University/College: [Drop Down Menu]
   City: [Drop Down Menu]                               City: [Drop Down Menu]
   State: [Drop Down Menu]                              State: [Drop Down Menu]
   Degree: [Drop Down Menu]                             Degree: [Drop Down Menu]
   Major/Concentration: [Text Box]                      Major/Concentration: [Text Box]
   Completion Date: [Text Box]                          Completion Date: [Text Box]
   Cumulative GPA (on 4.0 scale): [Text Box]            Cumulative GPA (on 4.0 scale): [Text Box]

Please list the titles and years earned for any academic honors you have received.

(100 Word Limit)



                   PART 4: RELEVANT CERTIFICATIONS & CREDENTIALS
A valid administrative services credential issued by the State of California is required to be hired as a principal or
assistant principal in the Oakland Unified School District. For more information on obtaining an administrative
services credential in California, applicants should visit www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/CREDS/admin-svcs.


All candidates will be required to submit copies of administrative credentials within 5 business days of being
invited to participate in an initial interview.


ADMINISTRATIVE CREDENTIAL/CERTIFICATE(S) (If Applicable)

 *Title of Certificate: [Text Box]                      Title of Certificate: [Text Box]
 *State: [Drop Down Menu]                               State: [Drop Down Menu]
 *Date Received: [Text Box]                             Date Received: [Text Box]
 *Expiration Date: [Text Box]                           Expiration Date: [Text Box]




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TEACHING CREDENTIAL/CERTIFICATE(S) (If Applicable)

  *Title of Certificate: [Text Box]            Title of Certificate: [Text Box]
  *State: [Drop Down Menu]                     State: [Drop Down Menu]
  *Date Received: [Text Box]                   Date Received: [Text Box]
  *Expiration Date: [Text Box]                 Expiration Date: [Text Box]

*Please identify any of the following California tests that you have passed: [Drop Down Menu]
*Please identify any of the following California certificates you have received: [Drop Down Menu]
Please list any additional certificates, credentials, or tests passed that you would like us to know
 about: [Text Box]


                            PART 5: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you are fluent any additional languages beyond English, please identify them below.

  *Language: [Drop Down Menu]                  *Language: [Drop Down Menu]
  *Fluency Areas: [Drop Down Menu]             *Fluency Areas: [Drop Down Menu]




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                               PART 6: RESUME & COVER LETTER(S)
To submit your resume successfully, you must limit it to two pages in Word. If you exceed two pages, it is likely
you will not be able to submit it in this section. You must Copy your resume from a Word document and
Paste it into the text box below. Any special formatting and/or spacing may not transfer, so format your
resume within the text box as appropriate. You will not be able to use bold font, italics, or underlining. Do not
include a curriculum vitae or cover letter in this text box.
*




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 one page in Word. You must Copy your cover letter from a Word
document and Paste it into the appropriate text box below. Any special formatting and/or spacing may not
transfer, so format your cover letter within the text box as appropriate. You will not be able to use bold font,
italics, or underlining.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COVER LETTER

(250 Word Limit)



MIDDLE SCHOOL COVER LETTER

(250 Word Limit)



HIGH SCHOOL COVER LETTER

(250 Word Limit)




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                                       PART 7: SHORT ESSAYS
We look forward to reading about your experiences and reflections. Please note that these essays play a critical
role in your application to the Oakland Unified School District. Successful essays:
        Answer the entire question, including all sub-points,
        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, to address all sub-points.

Write your essays in a Word document and then copy and paste them into the online application. After you
copy and paste your essays, we recommend that you review the formatting of your essays, as formatting can be
lost in the transfer. The text boxes will limit your responses to a maximum of 250 words per essay. If any of
your essays exceed the maximum number of words, you will not be allowed to submit your application.


1. 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.

*
    (250 Word Limit)



2. 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.

*
    (250 Word Limit)




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3. 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.

*
    (250 Word Limit)




                                   PART 8: REFERENCE CHECKS
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 Name: [Text Box]                          *Reference Name: [Text Box]
    *Working Relationship: [Drop Down Menu]              *Working Relationship: [Drop Down Menu]
    *Phone Number: [Text Box]                            *Phone Number: [Text Box]
    *Email Address: [Text Box]                           *Email Address: [Text Box]



    *Reference Name: [Text Box]
    *Working Relationship: [Drop Down Menu]
    *Phone Number: [Text Box]
    *Email Address: [Text Box]




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