Elementary School Principal

Job | Posted 13 days ago
Position Areas
Public School


Job Summary:
Provides leadership for the school staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive educational programs, and administrates the programs in accordance with division goals, school board policies, administrative rules and regulations.
Essential Job Functions:
•    Provides an instructional program consistent with the goals and objectives of the school division.
•    Exercises leadership for the organization, administration, and supervision of all curricular and co-curricular programs of the school.
•    Provides for the continuing development and implementation of an effective instructional program through classroom supervision and instructional leadership.
•    Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school and fosters good interpersonal relations among students and staff.
•    Exerts leadership ensuring the effective implementation of the district-adopted curriculum.
•    Works with the school staff and community to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and appropriate student behavior.
•    Develops appropriate procedures for the discipline, attendance, health, and safety of the children assigned to the school.
•    Utilizes available central office administrative and supervisory personnel to insure an effective instructional program.
•    Supervises and evaluates the performance of each member of the school staff and establishes individual programs for improvement consistent with the division’s staff development program.
Essential Job Functions - continued:
•    Evaluates and counsels all staff members regarding their individual performance and provides for effective recorded evaluation reports of classified staff according to district procedures.
•    Assigns students to classes, programs, and activities designated to promote maximum learning.
•    Advises the personnel office of staff needs, and participates in the recruitment, employment, assignment, promotion, transfer, non-renewal, and dismissal of licensed and classified personnel.
•    Works with other school and division administrators to provide for horizontal and vertical articulation of the instructional program and unity of purpose.
•    Fosters effective school-community relations by emphasizing good communication, by providing opportunities for parents and teachers to discuss student progress and other matter of mutual concern, and by encouraging community involvement in school activities.
•    Fosters effective school-community relations by working with advisory groups and community social service agencies, and by facilitating community use of the school as established by school board policies.
•    Promotes good working relationships among staff members.
•    Devises and administers a school budget, utilizing all available funds, which is consistent with division instructional and administrative goals; to supervise the maintenance of accurate bookkeeping and accounting of school funds.
•    Exercises leadership in the development, implementation, and interpretation of school board policies and division regulations.
•    Maintains proper utilization, care and attractiveness of buildings and grounds.
•    Involved in professional development opportunities, to keep abreast of effective instructional strategies in elementary education and in the field of education generally.
•    Develops and maintains a good program of public relations in order to further the community’s understanding and support of the educational program of the
•    Maintains a good relationship with the school PTA/PTO organization and cooperates in the programs sponsored by PTA/PTO groups.
•    Recommends the removal of an employee whose work is unsatisfactory and who has not responded to an established program for improvement.
•    Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
•    Performs other duties as assigned by the superintendent or designee.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•    Demonstrates leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators and the community.
•    Reads, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
•    Writes reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
•    Effectively presents information and responds to questions from groups, staff, parents and the general public.
•    Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.
•    Interprets an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deals with several abstract and concrete variables.
•    Applies knowledge of current research and theories in specific fields.
•    Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with students, staff and the community.
•    Communicates clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.
Experience (number of years required):
Candidate must have at least five (5) years of successful full-time experience as a teacher, supervisor or administrator; two (2) years of which must have been at the elementary level.
Candidate should hold a Postgraduate Professional License with an endorsement, or provisional endorsement, as principal.

Starting salary $109,400

Posted By

Spotsylvania County Public Schools

6717 Smith Station Road , Spotsylvania, VA 22553

At the following locations

Courtland Elementary School

6601 Smith Station Road , Fredericksburg, VA 22407