The Verona Area School District is looking for a proven leader to build and strengthen our Bilingual / ESL programs and ensure instructional equity for all our students. The Verona Area School District is a PreK 12 school district of approximately 5,800 students located near Madison, WI. The student population demographics are: 29% students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, 37% students of color, 14% students from multilingual homes, and 8% of the students are students with disabilities. There are two elementary schools and one middle school that house our Two-Way Immersion (TWI) program.
In addition to the Bilingual Program duties, this position also includes oversight and leadership in instructional equity. We recognize there are significant opportunity gaps for many of our students of color and students who come from low-income homes. We have great staff members who are working very hard and want all their students to be successful, but we must continue to challenge ourselves as a district by identifying legacy practices and policies that have served as barriers to student success. We also seek a leader who has a proven record of developing and leading staff development on matters of instructional equity.
If you want to be considered for this position, you must have and be able to demonstrate the following dispositions:
- Exceptional service to clients (all students, staff, parents);
- Understanding the critical importance of effective communication including a commitment to listening;
- Commitment to distributed leadership;
- Commitment to collaboration;
- Commitment to equity;
- Commitment to continuous improvement;
- Commitment to personalized learning for all students;
- Commitment to exceptional outcomes for all students;
- Commitment to professional development of self and staff; and
- Commitment to our mission statement, which is Every Student Must Be Successful
The best-qualified candidates will have a portfolio of evidence showing their leadership has reduced / eliminated achievement gaps, elevated the learning and achievement of all students and put in place practices / school policies that ensure equitable opportunities for all students. Also, candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence leading and building bilingual education programs that have led to increased learning and achievement for students. Preference will be given to candidates with significant administrative experience. Bilingual skills are a plus.
Salary, Benefits, Length of Contract: This position works a 260-day (12 month) contract with starting compensation that is negotiable but will be no less than $133,155 with an exceptional benefits package.
How to Apply: Apply online at by completing the WECAN application; attaching a resume, cover letter and three (3) letters of recommendation that are no more than two years old. Additionally, you must submit a personal equity statement of no more than 150 words as a separate attachment to your application file. Failure to provide a complete application will eliminate you from consideration.
Contact Administrator: Laurie Burgos, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services, 608-###-#### or at
Deadline: 5 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2021.
Years of Experience: 5
- Cover Letter
- Letters of Recommendation
- Standard Questions
The Verona Area School District is an Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Verona Area School District
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