Principal - MS - Administration - School
License and Certification Qualifications: Georgia Professional Certification in Educational Leadership at Level 5 or higher.
Education Qualifications: Master's degree in related field required. Specialist or doctorate degree in related field preferred.
Experience Qualifications: Three years of successful teaching experience required, preferably at the same level of the administrative position to be held. Two or more years in an administrative role preferred.
Skills Qualifications: Knowledge of most effective practices in curriculum, instruction, and child development; ability to work effectively with teachers and other education colleagues; ability to provide leadership to staff; proficiency in oral and written communications; demonstrated skills in interpersonal relations; demonstrated skills in organization and planning; and proficient in the use of instructional technology.
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for leading and implementing a cohesive educational program specific for the grade levels in assigned schools.
1. Provide instructional leadership.
a. Build and sustain a school vision.
b. Share leadership.
c. Lead a learning community.
d. Utilize data to make instructional decisions.
e. Monitor curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
2. Oversee the school climate.
a. Foster and sustain the school climate.
b. Address internal and external dynamics at work in the school.
c. Establish a learning environment based on high expectations and respect for all individuals.
d. Manage conflict and crisis in a timely and expert manner.
e. Practice shared decision making.
3. Provide human resource administration to maintain effective operations.
a. Select quality teachers and other employees.
b. Induct and support new teachers.
c. Mentor novice teachers.
d. Provide professional growth opportunities.
e. Establish mentoring programs based on effective practices.
f. Retain quality staff.
4. Oversee the teacher evaluation process.
a. Provide a positive climate for teacher evaluation.
b. Demonstrate a commitment to teacher evaluation.
c. Document teacher performance in multiple ways.
d. Follow legal guidelines for teacher evaluation.
5. Provide school management and local school operations oversight.
a. Coordinate safety, daily operations, and maintenance of the facility.
b. Utilize data to manage student achievement.
c. Seek and allocate fiscal resources appropriately.
d. Organize and manage technology resources.
e. Manage financial resources effectively.
6. Manage communication and community relations at the local school.
a. Demonstrate effective communication.
b. Communicate with teachers, students, parents, and families.
c. Communicate with the larger community.
7. Maintain professionalism and a cohesive learning environment.
a. Demonstrate professional standards for the principalship.
b. Exhibit ethical behavior.
c. Serve as a role model.
d. Participate in professional development for continuous improvement.
8. Support continual student achievement.
a. Exert influence on teaching quality and student learning by encouraging, supporting, and facilitating.
b. Set, support, and sustain a focus on school goals and school-wide student achievement.
c. Utilize data to guide school success.
9. Perform other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or reach. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.