JobID 4010 : 2020-2021 Campus School Principal - External Candidates Only (#1964180)

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Job Type


***External Candidates Only

2020-2021 Campus School Principal
Reports to:  Executive Director – Elementary/Secondary School Leadership
Pay Grade 406 (High School Principal):
Duty Days: 240       Salary Range: $108,595 - $130,315
Pay Grade 405 (Principal for Middle School, INA, & Boulevard Hts./Transition Center):
Duty Days: 240       Salary Range: $99,991 - $119,988
Duty Days: 220       Salary Range: $91,659 - $109,989
Pay Grade 404 (Elementary School Principal):
Duty Days: 220       Salary Range: $84,436 - $101,323

2020-2021 Campus School Principal Assesement Center December 7, 2019
You must apply through this posting to be considered for any principal vacancies that occur for the 2020-2021 school year.  We will be having at least two Assessment Center dates (December 7, 2019 & one in Jan./Feb., 2020 TBD).  This job posting is for the December 7th date.  We encourage you to apply early.
You are invited to attend an informational session to learn what it means to be a principal with FWISD and the process we will be using to place candidates into the 2020-2021 Campus School Principal Pool.

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the PDC room 256 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the PDC room 256 at 5:00 p.m.
Please review all application requirements prior to application submission.

District Goals
Goal 1: Early Literacy Increase percent of students in Grade 3 reading on or above grade level.
Goal 2: Middle Grades Math Increase percent of who meet or exceed standard on STAAR Algebra I EOC exam by the end of grade 9.
Goal 3 College and Career Readiness Increase percent of graduates who have met the criteria for Post-Secondary Readiness, as measured by a college-ready qualifying score on AP, SAT, ACT, TSI or industry preparation.
Effective Leadership
A high quality school is led by an equity-focused principal who is an instructional led learner fostering social emotional development and improving academic achievement through a strategic results-oriented vision.
Position Purpose
Directs and manages overall campus operations such that all students regardless of socioeconomic factors are prepared for accelerated learning to compete in a global economy.  Responsible for leadership of the campus instructional program ensuring high standards of instruction and student achievement, compliance with district policies, application of instructional programs, and effective operation of all campus activities.
Successful candidate expected to demonstrate with proficiency the following Essential Job Functions:
Instructional Leadership (Instructional Learner and Leader)

The principal is responsible for ensuring every student receives high-quality instruction.
  • Implements state and district curricula and assessments aligned with state standards, including college and career readiness standards.
  • Monitors and ensures high-quality instruction practices among teachers and staff that improve student performance.
  • Monitors multiple forms of student data to inform instruction and intervention decisions to maximize student achievement.
  • Ensures that effective instruction maximizes growth of individual students and student groups, supports equity, and eliminates the achievement gap.
Human Capital
The principal is responsible for ensuring there are high-quality teachers and staff in every classroom throughout the school.
  • Recruits, selects, places, mentors, and retains diverse and highly effective teachers and staff.
  • Coaches and develops teachers and staff by giving individual feedback and aligned professional development opportunities.
  • Implements collaborative structures and provides leadership opportunities for effective teachers and staff.
  • Provides clear expectations of performance and conducts rigorous evaluations of all staff using multiple data sources.
Executive Leadership (Strategic Leader)
The principal models personal responsibility and a relentless focus on improving student outcomes.
  • Solutions-oriented, treats challenges as opportunities, and supports the school and community through continuous improvement.
  • Proactively seeks and acts on feedback, reflects on personal growth areas, seeks development opportunities, changes practice in ways that improves student outcomes.
  • Communicates with all audiences and develops productive relationships.
  • Adheres to the Code of Ethics and Standards Practices for Texas Educators in such a way that it demonstrates a moral imperative to educate all children and follows practices and procedures of his or her respective districts.
School Culture (Visionary Leader)
The principal is responsible for establishing and implementing a shared vision and culture of high expectations for all staff and students.
  • Develops, implements, and sustains a shared vision of high expectations for all students and staff.
  • Establishes, reinforces, and monitors clear expectations for adult, staff, and student conduct, including social and emotional supports.
  • Engages families and community members in meaningful student learning experiences.
  • Creates a safe school environment that ensures the social, emotional, and physical well-being of staff and students.
  • Applies a variety of student discipline techniques to meet the behavioral and academic needs of individual students.
Strategic Operations (Results Oriented)
The principal is responsible for implementing systems that align with the school’s vision and mission and improve the quality of instruction.
  • Outlines and tracks clear goals, targets, and strategies aligned to a school vision that continuously improves teacher effectiveness and student outcomes.
  • Implements daily schedules and a yearlong plan for regular data-driven instruction cycles, gives student access to diverse and rigorous instructional programs, and builds in time for professional development.
  • Aligns resources with the needs of the school and effectively monitors the impact of these resources on school goals.
  • Collaborates with district staff to implement district policies and advocates for the needs of district students and staff.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff assigned to campus including assistant principal(s), teacher(s), counselor(s), librarian(s), instructional aides, clerical support staff, and custodians.

Personal Work Relationships
  • All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
  • Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork.  Responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.

Other Duties as Assigned
  • Performs all job related duties as assigned and in accordance to the Board rules, policies and regulations.  All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of best practices in administration, program evaluation and staff supervision, including principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of elementary and/or secondary school curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of federal and state guidelines and District policies and procedures regarding all students’ services and programs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of literacy instruction.
  • Skill in judgment and creativity in decision-making, together with use of qualitative and quantitative data to make decisions about teaching and learning, including student and teacher assessment; considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Ability to consider academic, social, and emotional needs of students in making decisions about academic settings and accommodations for individual students.
  • Ability to differentiate instructional support for experienced and new teachers.
  • Ability to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan and develop and implement plans in all areas of the instructional program.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and implement effective time management techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with students, parents, staff, community, and stakeholders in a multi-ethnic educational environment.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to leadership, performance, and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work

Travel Requirements
  • Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
  • Tools/Equipment Used:  Standard office and classroom equipment, including Promethean Board, computer and peripherals.
  • Posture:  Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
  • Motion:  Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
  • Lifting:  Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds).
  • Environment:  Works in an office setting; works irregular and/or prolonged hours; works inside and outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather); and exposure to noise.
  • Attendance:  Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
  • Mental Demands:  Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions.
Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Education:
    • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Education or a directly related field required.
    • Degree in School Administration preferred.
  • Certification/License:
    • Valid Texas Mid-Management or Principal Certification required.
    • T-TESS and T-PESS Certification required.
  • Experience:
    • 2 years’ successful administrative experience required.
    • Experience in inner-city schools with diverse populations preferred.
  • Language:  Bilingual proficiency (English/Spanish) preferred in some settings.

Application Requirements
  • Complete an on-line application.  All required attachments must be submitted through the on-line application process by the closing date.
  • Attach a résumé as a Word document, highlighting your experience in the job qualifications listed above
  • Attach a copy of your valid Texas Mid-Management certification or Principal Certification
  • List two professional references with email addresses in AppliTrack from individuals knowledgeable of your work (Attaching reference letters is not necessary.  Please list your references and email addresses for us to contact through AppliTrack.)
  • Official transcripts are required, if hired.
  • All foreign transcripts must be equivocated through an approval agency.
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Posted By

Fort Worth Independent School District

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$9,691 (USD)

State Average: $10,068 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students


State Average: 9%



State Average: 558