Elementary School Principal

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Description

Title:      PRINCIPAL
 
Qualifications:
Education/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from accredited college or university, preferably in School Administration
  • Sixth year, doctorate or other planned program and work experience in related field preferred
  • New Jersey Principal Certification
Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles
  • Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts
  • Possess integrity and demonstrate initiative
  • Knowledge of best practices in administration, program evaluation and staff supervision
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans
  • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed
  • Ability to develop and implement projects
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and conflicting time constraints
  • 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
  • Must pass criminal background check and fingerprints, pre-employment drug screening and TB test
Experience:
  • A minimum of five years of successful teaching experience at the elementary level, preferably in more than one grade level
  • Successful administrative experience at the elementary school level preferred
 
Reports To:         The Superintendent
 
Purpose: Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Schools, to provide leadership and supervision in administering the educational program of an elementary school in order to promote the educational development and achievement of students in accordance with Board of Education policies, administrative procedures, rules and regulations, and applicable law and to provide leadership in program development and improvement, as well as in professional staff development.
 
Performance Responsibilities: 
  • Supervises the instructional program at the school, evaluating lesson plans and observing classes on a regular basis
  • Establishes and promote high expectations for all students and staff in academic performance and character development
  • Develops and establishes master schedule for instructional programs
  • Develops and administers school programs consistent with school district goals and objectives

  • Provides leadership and direction to staff with regard to the ongoing evaluation and improvement of educational programs, including curricular and extra-curricular activities
  • Promotes a school environment that is safe and conducive to individualized instruction, cooperative curriculum development and student learning
  • Ensures that Board policies and procedures are implemented and followed at the school
  • Collect and analyze data regarding the needs and achievement of students, and uses it to drive planning, implementation and continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings or by conducting research
  • Encourages staff to continue to grow professionally and to experiment with new approaches or strategies to teaching
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and reporting for all student activities, attendance and records as required by law
  • Coordinates the work of school staff and school district program leaders to develop and implement instructional programs and teaching practices
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and works with teaching staff to modify instructional methods to fit students’ needs, including students with special needs
  • Coordinates with the central office in recruitment and selection of employees, the proper maintenance of employee personnel files, the administration of collective bargaining agreements, corrective action, and other human resource issues
  • Organizes and conducts regular meetings with teachers for continuing development of instructional techniques
  • Involves staff in the evaluation of programs and the planning of new programs
  • Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school’s standards and school district policies
  • 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
 
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Superintendent and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
 
Evaluation
Annually by the Superintendent using approved NJ format
 
Physical Demands
Works in standard office and school building environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
The duties of this job are normally performed in the following manner:  the employee is regularly required to stand and is regularly required to talk and to hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; to use hand to finger, handle or feel; to reach with hands and arms; to stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
 
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
 
Note:  Qualified candidates/incumbents must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations.  As required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions or duties.  It is the responsibility of the incumbent in the position or the candidate once offered the position to inform the East Greenwich Superintendent of any and all reasonable accommodations that may be required.  Candidates who need accommodations to complete the application process must inform the Superintendent of their need.
 
Terms of Employment:  In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement
 
 The East Greenwich Township School District is an Equal Opportunity Employment, Educational and Service Organization.
 
 Revised: 8/26/20
 

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East Greenwich Township School District

559 Kings Highway, Mickleton, NJ 08056
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$13,214

State Average: $19,422

% ELL Students

State Average: 5%

Student Teacher Ratio

12.62

State Average: 12.25

% IEP Students

17%

State Average: 16%

FTE

187

State Average: 345