High School Principal - Mecklenburg County

Job | Posted 21 days ago
Position Areas
Public School


Mecklenburg County High School Principal

Instruction Administrative Exempt

Position Summary:

This is a new position to open a new high school in the fall of 2022. The selected leader will spend the 2021-22 academic year planning for the opening of school in the fall of 2022. Under the supervision of the Superintendent, the Principal provides leadership for the school staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive educational program and instructional program in accordance with school board policies and administrative regulations and procedures.

The following Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, and Key Duties and Responsibilities are given by way of example, are not intended to be all inclusive, and are not set forth in order of importance.

Qualifications (Required):

1.  Hold the Postgraduate Professional Certificate with appropriate administrative endorsement and experience.
2.  At least three years of successful full-time experience as an assistant principal or school based administrator
3.  At least two years of successful full-time experience as a building principal.

Qualifications (Desired):

1.  Experience as a principal or assistant principal at the high school level
2.  Experience working at the high school level as a teacher, counselor, or other
3.  Experience with and understanding of Virginia Tiered System of Supports
4.  Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways knowledge and experience
5.  Knowledge and experience to lead and grow a professional learning community
6.  Expert ability to collect, analyze, and use data to inform decision making
7.  Ability to use technological tools or resources to communicate and positively represent the school.
8.  Understanding of and experience with integrating the Five C’s into all aspects of school

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1.  Demonstrate ability to assume leadership in pursuing the mission, goals, and objectives of the school division and of the school's annual plan.
2.  Demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills.
3.  Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with school/community support groups.
4.  Demonstrate appropriate use of written and verbal communication; thorough knowledge of English grammar and usage.
5.  Demonstrate ability to adapt to change and maintain flexibility.
6.  Demonstrate ability to address criticism in an appropriate manner and develop constructive outcomes.
7.  Demonstrate an understanding of all aspects of school law necessary to lead the school effectively.
8.  Demonstrate leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers and parents.
9.  Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Key Duties and Responsibilities (representative, not exhaustive):

  1. Demonstrate professionalism in all respects and serve as an optimal role model for students, colleagues, and the general public when working with staff, students, community and all MCPS personnel.
  2. Listen to others and be receptive to new ideas.
  3. Coordinate academic program with middle and elementary schools
  4. Show sustained effort and enthusiasm in the quality and quantity of work accomplished.
  5. Actively pursue professional growth activities.
  6. Demonstrate loyalty to the school division, the School Board, the Superintendent and all staff members.
  7. Assume responsibility for instructional leadership and effective school management.
  8. Review and addend written job descriptions for all school staff as needed.
  9. Develop a policies and procedures handbook for the school which is consistent with school board policies and division regulations.
  10. Supervise the maintenance of accurate school records and reports.
  11. Lead and approve the master schedule, coordinate the scheduling process and make necessary assignments.
  12. Supervise and evaluate the school's co-curricular and extracurricular program.
  13. Regularly attend school sponsored activities.
  14. Implement the school board's student Code of Conduct and VTSS effectively.
  15. Assume responsibility for a safe and healthy school environment.
  16. Participate in the selection, supervision, and assignment of all school building personnel.
  17. Assume responsibility for the supervision and evaluation of all licensed and service personnel.
  18. Conduct staff meetings as necessary for the proper functioning of the school.
  19. Keep the superintendent informed of the school's activities and any problems that arise.
  20. Respond promptly, professionally, and thoroughly to written and oral requests for information.
  21. Assume responsibility for the organization and administration of the public relations program for the school, including all publications, official school correspondence and news releases.
  22. Provide assistance in the development, revision, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum.
  23. In coordination with the division, supervise all curriculum and support programs to enhance individual student education and development.
  24. In accordance with division procedures, provide an orientation program for newly assigned staff members and assist in their development as appropriate.
  25. Work cooperatively and in harmony with colleagues as well as the central administrative staff on school related and county-wide issues.
  26. Ensure school property is maintained in a neat, clean and appropriate condition and assume responsibility for the safety and administration of the school property, buildings, supplies, and equipment.
  27. Monitor the completion of inventories of all property under his/her jurisdiction and for the security, accountability, and distribution of that property, e.g., textbooks, computer technology.
  28. Prepare and administer the school budget, supervise school finances, prepare and submit the school's budgetary requests, and monitor expenditures of all funds according to adopted procedures.
  29. Maintain, control and account for the various local funds generated by student and school related activities.
  30. Participate in principals' meetings, division meetings, and such other meetings as are required or appropriate.
  31. Serve as a member of such committees and attend such meetings as directed by the Superintendent or designee.
  32. Ensure proper supervision of the daily use of the school facilities for both academic and non-academic purposes.
  33. Plan and supervise the emergency preparedness program, including all drills, according to state law and division regulations.
  34. Provide for the appropriate safety of all personnel engaged in the school program and exercise decisive leadership in crisis situations.
  35. Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees and councils within his school.
  36. Plan for and oversee the safe arrival and departure of students.
  37. Maintain a clean, neat appearance, appropriate to position.
  38. Comply with all district and school policies and regulations.
  39. Adhere to guidelines of confidentiality as outlined in federal and state laws and School Board Policies and Procedures.
  40. Maintain a record of appropriate attendance and punctuality.
  41. Performs other duties as assigned.
Terms of Employment
Twelve-month position

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Posted By

Mecklenburg County Public Schools

P.O. Box 190 , Boydton, VA 23917

At the following locations

Central Office

175 Mayfield Dr , Boydton, VA 23917

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801