Elementary School Principal

Posted 11 days ago
Start Date


The Chappaqua Central School District is a nationally renowned, award winning public school system characterized by highly motivated students, a broadly educated and talented staff, and an actively involved parent community. Our community maintains one priority - always do what is in the best interest of our students. Our community maintains one goal - always do what is in the best interest of our students & our priority in Chappaqua is clear: to be a learning organization where talented individuals from diverse backgrounds feel seen and valued, and are committed to doing their best work!

Chappaqua CSD is looking for a dynamic, innovative and thoughtful instructional leader to serve in the probationary position of Elementary School Principal

Position Purpose
To provide leadership and supervision in administering the elementary school educational program in order to promote the educational achievement of all students. 

Essential Functions, Knowledge & Skills
  • Promotes a school environment that is safe and conducive to individualized instruction, cooperative curriculum development, and student learning.
  • Dedicated to the learning and growth of all students and teachers with a strong understanding of the emotional and social development of young children.
  • Proven leadership in supporting teaching and learning while also facilitating meaningful professional learning opportunities for staff and colleagues.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with students, teachers and families and strong spoken and written communication skills.
  • Deep understanding of the importance of nurturing and fostering a positive school culture built on relationships rooted in trust and respect.
  • Maintains a learner stance and continues to acquire professional knowledge and is aware of current trends in education by maintaining a PLN, engaging in professional readings/podcasts and attending seminars/workshops/professional meetings.
  • Knowledge of progressive and innovative instructional methods and educational pedagogy especially in the area of STEAM.
  • Knowledge of the reading and writing workshop model and the gradual release structure.
  • Knowledge of inquiry and project based learning through effective technology integration. 
  • Knowledge of the RULER program and overall social and emotional learning concepts.
  • Encourages staff to continue to grow professionally and to experiment with new approaches or strategies to teaching.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and works with staff to modify instructional methods to fit all students' needs.
  • Encourages family engagement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and families.
  • Supervises and evaluates teaching staff and other building employees in accordance with the school district's evaluation plan, and makes recommendations regarding goals, areas needing improvement and continued employment.
  • Organizes and manages the budgetary and financial affairs of the school consistent with school district policies.

Qualifications Profile
  • NYS SBL and/or SDL Certification

  • Bachelor's and Masters Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in School Administration.
  • Doctorate preferred.

  • Experience as an elementary school principal preferred.
  • Extensive successful teaching experience at the elementary level, and preferably with a deep understanding of literacy instruction.

This position includes comprehensive benefits and extensive opportunities for professional development and mentor support.

Salary Range: $180,000 - $190,000 

Application deadline: ASAP