Administrative Career Opportunities

The Verona Area School District is currently seeking applicants for the following vacancy.

Principal of Stoner Prairie Elementary School

 The students, staff and parents of Stoner Prairie Elementary school are looking for an exceptional, customer service oriented leader to serve as their next principal. Stoner Prairie Elementary school is a K-5 neighborhood school located within the City of Fitchburg, Wisconsin and is part of the Verona Area School District. Stoner Prairie has a student population of approximately 370 students. Demographically, 45% of Stoner Prairie students are students of color, 19% are students are linguistically diverse, 7% are students with special needs and 37% are students whose families receive assistance with meal costs. Stoner Prairie is the second most diverse school in our school district in those categories. The building also currently houses the Verona Area International School a K-5 Chinese immersion charter school of approximately 100 students (this charter school has its own Director / Principal) and serves as a preK site in partnership with the YMCA. Two large housing developments within the Stoner Prairie attendance area are projected to increase enrollment in the coming 2 – 5 years.

 The Stoner Prairie principalship is an awesome opportunity for the right person. Stoner Prairie serves students from areas of very low income to very high income. Many incoming kindergartners are already readers. Many incoming kindergartners struggle with letter recognition. The dedicated, well-trained and hard-working staff is a mix of veterans and those new to the profession who are eager to work collaboratively with each other and their next principal. Finally, many Stoner Prairie parents are highly engaged and desiring a partnership with their next principal.

 If you want to be considered for this position, you must have and be able to demonstrate the following dispositions:

  • 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
  • Commitment to our mission statement which is Every Student Must Be Successful

 Additionally, you must be able to demonstrate you have provided leadership that resulted in action and deliverables in the following areas: (this means if you are chosen for an interview, you will need to provide us evidence of results in the following areas)

  • Increases in student achievement for each student;
  • Equitable learning experiences for students, staff and parents;
  • Effective use of processes related to student behavior;
  • Collaboration with staff and parents;  
  • Effective communication, listening, collaboration and relationship building skills;
  • Designing and providing professional staff development;
  • Strategic thinking and planning;
  • Use of data to drive decisions of process and practice
  • Problem finding and solving; and
  • Continuous improvement 

Bilingual skills are highly valued but not a requirement for this position.   

 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 $112,006 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 purpose statement of no more than 150 words. Failure to provide a complete application will eliminate you from consideration. Contact Administrator: Dean Gorrell, Superintendent, 608-845-4310 or at   

 Deadline: 4 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2018. The Verona Area School District is an Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Our vacancies are posted and may be searched via WECAN (Wisconsin Education Career Access Network). Apply online at WECAN