Job Posting: High School Principal – Destin High School, Destin, Florida

Position: High School Principal

Location: Destin High School, Destin, Florida

Application Period: February 26, 2024 – March 22, 2024

Destin High School, located in the picturesque city of Destin, Florida, “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”, is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to lead our institution under the direction of our Executive Director as its Principal. This is a unique opportunity to guide and shape the future of our educational community. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing visionary academic leadership, fostering a high-achieving learning environment, and ensuring the school’s commitment to excellence and innovation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Vision: In alignment with the executive’s directors Anchored for Success Plan, implement the strategic vision educational goals and standards, promoting excellence in all aspects of school operation.
  • Curriculum Development and Instructional Leadership: Oversee the development and implementation of curricular and instructional practices that foster high academic achievement and student engagement.
  • Staff Development: Lead, motivate, and support a high-performance teaching team; provide guidance and professional development opportunities to staff.
  • Student Well-being: Ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for all students that nurtures their academic and social-emotional development.
  • Community Engagement: In conjunction with the executive director, act as a liaison between the school and the wider community, fostering relationships with parents, local businesses, and other stakeholders.
  • Resource and Facility Management: Oversee the effective implementation and use of school resources and facilities to support educational objectives.
  • Policy and Compliance: Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and policies.


  • Master’s Degree or higher in Education, Educational Leadership, or a related field.
  • Valid Florida Principal Certification or eligibility for certification.
  • Demonstrated experience in educational leadership, preferably at the high school level.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Proven track record of improving student achievement and fostering a positive school culture.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary is competitive and will be determined based on the Okaloosa County School Administration salary scale.
  • Standard benefits package offered by Destin High School.
  • Some aspects of the compensation package are negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Destin High School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references by March 22, 2024. Applications must be submitted through the school website indicating the position applied for on the electronic application.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Join us in shaping the future of education at Destin High School