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Principal-Elementary

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Basic Job Info

 
Location
US-VA-Machipongo
 
Job Type
 
Experience Required
At least 3 year(s)
 
Degree Required
Graduate Degree
 
Begin Date
6/20/2020
 
End Date
7/19/2020
 
Base Pay
$61,628.00 - $98,936.00 /Year
 
Employment Type
Full-Time
 
Manages Others
True
 
Travel Required
Up to 25%
 
Relocation Covered
False

Job Description

Principal- Elementary

Position Purpose
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. To provide leadership in program development and improvement, as well as in professional staff development.

Salary: $61,628-$98,936 (Commensurate with Experience)
Please visit the NCPS webite to determine salary specifics according to the current salalry scale: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UR5YM0-uZMyGX06iap8YstG15fDyeNNo .

Selected candidate must be a resident of Northampton County and plan to relocate within 6 months of being hired.

Essential Functions

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Know and effectively communicate the Division philosophy and mission.
  • Familiar with teaching, learning, and programs at the elementary, middle and secondary levels with special focus on the level of employment.
  • Participate in Division level meetings on leadership, program, and curriculum.
  • Provide an instructional program consistent with the goals and objectives of the school division. (Establish the annual master schedule for instructional programs, ensuring sequential learning experiences for students consistent with the school’s philosophy, mission statement and instructional goals.)
  • Provide for the continuing development and implementation of an effective instructional program through classroom supervision, instructional leadership, and staff development.
  • Work with the Instructional Leadership Team, school staff, parent-teacher organization, parents, and community to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and appropriate student behavior.
  • Utilize available supervisory personnel as needed to insure an effective instructional program.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of each member of the school instructional staff and establish individual programs for improvement consistent with the division’s staff development program and student assessment program.
  • Participate in division-wide planning for staff development toward a cohesive K-12 program monthly.
  • Interpret and implement School Board policies and administrative regulations.
  • Assume responsibility for the attendance, conduct, and well-being of students daily.
  • Attend building and division level activities, functions, and events related to the goals and objectives of the school.
  • Oversee the assignment of students to classes, programs, and activities designed to promote maximum learning.
  • Advise the personnel office of staff needs. Participate in the recruitment, employment, assignment, promotion, transfer, non-renewal, and dismissal of certificated and classified personnel.
  • Work with other school and Division administrators to provide for horizontal and vertical articulation of the instructional program.
  • Foster effective home-school communication by providing opportunities for parents and teachers to discuss student progress and participates in the life of the school.
  • Encourage community involvement in school activities.
  • Promote good working relationships among staff members.
  • Devise and administer an annual 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.
  • Support the leadership skills of staff by encouraging shared decision making and site-based planning.
  • Exercise leadership in the development, implementation, and interpretation of Division and school policies and regulations.
  • Become involved in professional enrichment to the extent necessary to keep abreast of developments in elementary, middle school and high school level education and in the field of education generally.
  • Supervise the maintenance of accurate records on the progress and attendance of students including student cumulative records and Category II files.
  • Orient newly assigned staff members and assist in their professional development weekly and monthly.
  • Take part in and contribute to Division and/or state level curriculum, program, or organizational committees.
  • Conduct meetings of the staff as necessary for the proper functioning of the school.
  • Plan and supervise fire drills and an emergency preparedness program.
  • Prepare local, state, and accreditation reports as may be required annually.
  • Attend school sponsored activities, functions, and events.
  • Report to appropriate central office personnel regarding the needs of the school with respect to personnel, equipment, supplies, and curriculum.
  • Lead or assign a designee for Student Assistance Team.
  • Participate in Leadership Team Meetings and other meetings as are required or appropriate.
  • Analysis of data with appropriate staff in order to plan for instruction.
  • Organize and supervise procedures for identifying and addressing special needs of students including health-related concerns, physical, emotional and mental needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Division Superintendent or Deputy Superintendent.

Additional Duties

Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Superintendent and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment
Use standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copier and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travel to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Strong curriculum and instructional background, preferably with schools in school improvement.
  • Proven ability in creating a well-disciplined and orderly environment conducive to learning. preferably to include appropriate level experience and working.
  • Has demonstrated the leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, parents and central office personnel.
  • Knowledge of Elementary school curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of best practices in administration, program evaluation and staff supervision.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and implement projects.
  • 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.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Work in standard office and school building environments.
Note: Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

Qualifications Profile
Certification/License:

  • State Certification as required for position.
  • Teaching Certification in related area (i.e., Elementary School or subject area and grade level).
  • Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.

Education

  • Holds or is eligible to hold a Virginia endorsement in PreK-12 Administration and Supervision
  • Minimum three (3) years to five (5) years of successful full-time experience as an assistant principal or principal
  • At least three (3) years to five (5) years of successful, full-time experience as a teacher

Additional Experience

  • Extensive successful teaching experience, preferably at the Elementary School level, and preferably in more than one grade level.
  • Successful experience as an administrator preferred.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Requirements

  • Know and effectively communicate the Division philosophy and mission.
  • Familiar with teaching, learning, and programs at the elementary, middle and secondary levels with special focus on the level of employment.
  • Participate in Division level meetings on leadership, program, and curriculum.
  • Provide an instructional program consistent with the goals and objectives of the school division. (Establish the annual master schedule for instructional programs, ensuring sequential learning experiences for students consistent with the school’s philosophy, mission statement and instructional goals.)
  • Provide for the continuing development and implementation of an effective instructional program through classroom supervision, instructional leadership, and staff development.
  • Work with the Instructional Leadership Team, school staff, parent-teacher organization, parents, and community to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and appropriate student behavior.
  • Utilize available supervisory personnel as needed to insure an effective instructional program.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of each member of the school instructional staff and establish individual programs for improvement consistent with the division’s staff development program and student assessment program.
  • Participate in division-wide planning for staff development toward a cohesive K-12 program monthly.
  • Interpret and implement School Board policies and administrative regulations.
  • Assume responsibility for the attendance, conduct, and well-being of students daily.
  • Attend building and division level activities, functions, and events related to the goals and objectives of the school.
  • Oversee the assignment of students to classes, programs, and activities designed to promote maximum learning.
  • Advise the personnel office of staff needs. Participate in the recruitment, employment, assignment, promotion, transfer, non-renewal, and dismissal of certificated and classified personnel.
  • Work with other school and Division administrators to provide for horizontal and vertical articulation of the instructional program.
  • Foster effective home-school communication by providing opportunities for parents and teachers to discuss student progress and participates in the life of the school.
  • Encourage community involvement in school activities.
  • Promote good working relationships among staff members.
  • Devise and administer an annual 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.
  • Support the leadership skills of staff by encouraging shared decision making and site-based planning.
  • Exercise leadership in the development, implementation, and interpretation of Division and school policies and regulations.
  • Become involved in professional enrichment to the extent necessary to keep abreast of developments in elementary, middle school and high school level education and in the field of education generally.
  • Supervise the maintenance of accurate records on the progress and attendance of students including student cumulative records and Category II files.
  • Orient newly assigned staff members and assist in their professional development weekly and monthly.
  • Take part in and contribute to Division and/or state level curriculum, program, or organizational committees.
  • Conduct meetings of the staff as necessary for the proper functioning of the school.
  • Plan and supervise fire drills and an emergency preparedness program.
  • Prepare local, state, and accreditation reports as may be required annually.
  • Attend school sponsored activities, functions, and events.
  • Report to appropriate central office personnel regarding the needs of the school with respect to personnel, equipment, supplies, and curriculum.
  • Lead or assign a designee for Student Assistance Team.
  • Participate in Leadership Team Meetings and other meetings as are required or appropriate.
  • Analysis of data with appropriate staff in order to plan for instruction.
  • Organize and supervise procedures for identifying and addressing special needs of students including health-related concerns, physical, emotional and mental needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Division Superintendent or Deputy Superintendent.
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