JobID 4894 : Principal-North Chandler (#1919996)
Principal Job Description
This position has supervisory responsibility and creates a unifying workforce vision that brings Team Member Development, Performance Management, and Succession Planning together. The Principal position reports directly to the Superintendent. The principal plans, develops, and implements programs and services for the school. The principal is empowered to execute school policies and procedures. The principal is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and facilitating the implementation of projects in support of policies, goals, and objectives established by the superintendent, chief executive officer and the executive directors by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate staff.
The principal will support the district’s mission and vision and role model the behaviors by:
- Cultivating a positive work environment.
- Prioritizing and setting manageable goals.
- Efficiently manage their time at work.
- Communicating effectively with management, staff, parents, students, visitors, media and compliance and accountability authorities.
- Being flexible and open to constructive feedback.
- Demonstrating a willingness to make the same types of changes and dedications asked of others.
The principal will support compliance-related items by:
- Following internal procedures, external regulations and maintaining a back-to-basics/traditional, accelerated educational model.
- Bringing compliance issues to the attention of the Deputy Superintendent.
- Successfully completing regulatory training requirements periodically.
- Working collaboratively in all facets of the position to meet position requirements and support district goals.
- Demonstrating a dedication to positive discipline.
- Upholding campus safety standards.
- Supporting and engaging parents.
- Fostering a culture of high achievers and excellence by ensuring instruction is accelerated and is delivered at the level of the high-end of the class curriculum.
- Consistently exceeding state academic standards.
- Maintaining high visibility in the community and on the campus.
- Increasing student outcomes in all academic areas.
- Eliminating distractions to ensure the maximum amount of classroom time is focused on instruction.
- Supporting and sustaining a culture of patriotism and citizenship.
- Maintaining high student attendance, enrollment and retention.
Skills and Abilities
Principals must have a high level of interpersonal skills in order to handle sensitive and confidential situations. This position requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Principals must work effectively and relate well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside of the district. Principals must act in a professional manner in dealing with others and they must work to maintain constructive working relationships. They must also have the ability to represent the school and district effectively in a variety of settings with diverse communities. Principals must also have the ability to demonstrate understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures. This position also requires:
- An in-depth knowledge of school operations.
- Subject matter expertise within the educational community on school operations.
- Demonstrated program development and implementation skills.
- The planning of the work of others and the coordination of work with other departments or external agencies.
- The ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.
- The ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, parents, community members, faculty, staff, media, supervisors, managers, and directors.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- The ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations.
- The ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule forms.
- Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop staff.
- The ability to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner showing conscientiousness about assignments (leads by example).
- A flexible schedule in order to work hours necessary to fulfill job requirements.
- The ability to build consensus that permeates the entire staff through the development and implementation of a professional learning community.
Essential Principal Job Duties
- Establish a cohesive culture through the consistent application of policies, procedures and accountability.
- Develops and evaluates the educational program to ensure alignment to state and district standards.
- Develops and coordinates educational programs through meetings with staff, review of teachers' activities and confirmation of directives given by supervisors. (Monthly all Staff and bi-weekly Team Lead)
- Establishes and maintains relationships with community organizations and other schools.
- Directs and oversees both long and short-term strategic planning and budgeting based on school goals and growth objectives.
- Creates the structure and processes necessary to manage the school’s current activities and its projected growth.
- Conceptualizes, develops and facilitates programs and guidelines that will impact student improvement.
- Promotes communication and adequate information flow within the district.
- Participates on committees, special projects and seeks additional responsibilities.
- Develops a succession plan for all positions.
- Participates in the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the curriculum.
- Prepares and facilitates upcoming professional development trainings that increases student performance by:
- Ensuring Saxon/Spalding are being implemented with fidelity.
- Training staff to effectively use data to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses – ensuring data driven instruction.
- Providing AzMERIT, AIMS and NWEA MAP student data to teachers and advising them on how to target areas of need.
- Adheres to the school calendar of events.
- Oversees and attends regular meetings with PTO/PVO. If PTO fulfils role of second vice president.
- Follows up on all phone calls and emails daily – respond within 24 hours.
- Plans and leads daily flag ceremony.
- Schedules and facilitates parent information nights.
- Manages the school’s budget; reviews and approves/disapproves purchases.
- Monitors grading period testing results.
- Establishes school-wide goals (SMART) each year.
- Develop, monitor and collaborate with teachers to create and accomplish professional goals.
- Disaggregate, analyze, track and present data to assist teachers in its interpretation to measure and improve student achievement and/or program effectiveness.
Principal Job Duties
- Confers with teachers, students and parents concerning educational and behavioral issues in school.
- Places requisitions, allocates supplies, equipment and instructional material as needed.
- Directs preparation of class schedules, cumulative records and attendance reports.
- Performs routine security checks and oversees building maintenance around school property to ensure safety.
- Responsible for designating (2) campus tour guides
- Hires, trains, develops, and appraises staff effectively. Develops teaching staff to improve individual teaching techniques.
- Observes and evaluates staff performance (responsible for eight out of ten or fifteen out of twenty Instructional Feedback Forms as well as two formal evaluations per year for all K-6/SPED teachers. For JH/Specials principals are responsible for two out of ten or four out of twenty Instructional Feedback Forms. All Instructional Feedback Forms should be instructional in nature.
- Takes corrective action as needed, on a timely basis and in accordance with district policy. Provides quick remediation and/or corrective action for low teacher performance.
- Consults with human resources as appropriate. Addresses faculty personnel issues and documents accordingly.
- Retention documentation: presenting information to teachers, running retention reports, retaining documents for records, keeping teachers up-to-date on retention students. Ensures retention forms are signed and submitted. Facilities end of year retention meetings.
- Conforms to all safety rules and the use of all appropriate safety equipment.
- Oversees the 504 process.
- Serve as District Representative for IEP/MET Meetings as needed.
- Develops future school leaders.
- Reviews weekly lesson plans with IC & AP.
- Assists with morning playground duty & dismissal.
- Updates Facebook as needed
- Works with discipline as needed (documents the incidents and calls parents). All student report entries must be logged into PowerSchool (AZ) or Infinite Campus (NV) at the conclusion of each instructional day.
- Oversees and assures completion of school master schedule.
- Addresses parent issues and documents accordingly. All student report entries must be logged into PowerSchool (AZ) or Infinite Campus (NV) at the conclusion of each instructional day.
- Ensures compliance of all AP and IC duties. Responsible for covering all AP and IC duties in their absence.
- Collaborate and meet with Vertex marketing team to establish marketing campaigns for their schools.
- Attend and participate in community events to increase local brand awareness of the school
- Build mutual partnerships in the school community to increase enrollment and community awareness (i.e. preschool, home builders, etc.).
- Conduct parent meetings and other school events to improve enrollment and persistence
- Represent Legacy Traditional School at local chamber of commerce and other relevant organizations.
- Performs all other related duties, as assigned.
- Holds a valid Arizona or Nevada Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Card.
- Has earned a Master’s Degree in Education /Administration/Educational Leadership.
- Holds a valid Principal Certification in the state of Arizona or Nevada.
- Preferred three or more years teaching experience in a variety of grade levels.
- Deputy Superintendent