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JOB TITLE:                       Elementary Principal

DEPARTMENT:                 Site Administration

REPORTS TO:                  Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

FLSA STATUS:                 Exempt

CONTRACT STATUS:      Full-time/210-Day Contract

SALARY SCHEDULE:      Principal


SUMMARY: Facilitates dynamic learning and extracurricular activities appropriate for elementary level students. Coordinates staff and resources for an effective elementary school through strategic planning and collaborative leadership.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: These statements are intended to describe the responsibilities assigned to this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  

  1. Instructional Leadership

  • Recruits, screens, hires, assigns, and evaluates the school’s professional instructional staff

  • Supervises the construction of a master schedule that meets the instructional needs of students, meets or exceeds Oklahoma minimum standards, and maximizes the use of available personnel and resources

  • Creates, implements and regularly evaluates an instructional vision for elementary students with the collaborative efforts of staff

  1. Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Coordinates a variety of activities for students that create a rich, elementary culture

  • Establishes appropriate supervision and sponsorship for extracurricular and co-curricular activities, including compliance with all state and national guidelines for participation

  • Leadership of Personnel

    • Facilitates the work of administrators to maximize visible, interactive leadership for students and staff

    • Effectively interviews, selects, and integrates individuals into the campus faculties and staff

    • Clearly defines expectations for professionalism and staff performance regarding instructional strategies, classroom management, established policies, appropriate procedures, and communication with parents and the public

  • Financial Management

    • Oversees the use of district funds – general, bond, activity, etc. – and manages those funds to maximize their effectiveness to benefit students

    • Structures professional development for staff members so that funds are used in accordance with the appropriate laws and policies

    • Creates site budgets to maximize site resources and coordinate with district funding to benefit students

  • Facility Management / Safety

    • Recognizes that the physical presence of a school displays a message of excellence to the staff, students and community

    • Coordinate efforts with the operations staff of the district to maintain the building and property in the best working order

    • Create procedures that establish and maintain a safe, orderly, and effective learning environment

  • School Climate and Community Relations

    • Integrates elements of the district’s strategic plan, when appropriate, to support the district’s vision and mission

    • Involves parents in collaborative educational efforts with a focus on student achievement and school improvement

    • Promotes exceptional character development for students through opportunities in the classroom, extracurricular activities, and co-curricular activities.

    • Maintains a schedule of school activities, shares the activities with district leadership when appropriate, and celebrates student success at every opportunity

  • Maintain a CCOSA membership each school year.

  • Other duties may be assigned.



    Supervises all certified and non-certified personnel assigned to the school including, but not limited to: Assistant Principals, Guidance Counselors, School Nurses, Librarian/Media Specialists, Teachers, Administrative Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Paraprofessionals and Custodial Staff.  

    Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the district’s policies and applicable laws including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    QUALIFICATION:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    1. Master’s Degree in Education or a directly related field

    2. Valid Oklahoma Elementary Principal’s Certificate

    3. Valid Oklahoma Teaching Certificate

    4. Experience as site administrator, experience as a principal preferred

    5. Experience as a certified educator, five (5) years preferred

    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:  Thorough knowledge of generally accepted principles of educational leadership, strategic planning, and instructional practices for elementary students. Knowledge of procedures, techniques and strategies pertaining to the operation of a school. Ability to carry out responsibilities with little or no supervision. Ability to lead multiple priorities with frequent interruptions.  Ability to effectively analyze problems, issues, and concerns for the purpose of formulating appropriate alternative solutions. Ability to interact effectively with students, staff, parents, and community members. Organizational, prioritization, communication and interpersonal skills are required to achieve the goals of this position.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret English language including common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from parents, other district personnel, or members of the community.  Ability to effectively present information to a variety of audiences in a variety of settings.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

    REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

    LICENSES and REGISTRATIONS:  Current driver’s license in good standing.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  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.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit at a desk or in meetings for long periods; travel to school sites; and using keyboarding skills, work on a computer for long periods.

    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. 

    Primarily inside working conditions; some exposure to environmental conditions during outside duty.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    Posted By

    Owasso Public Schools

    1501 North Ash , Owasso, OK 74055

    At the following locations

    Ator Elementary

    1500 North Ash , Owasso, OK 74055