Elementary Principal – H13

  • REPORTS TO: Deputy SuperintendentDEPARTMENT: 
    JOB DESCRIPTOR: H13SCHEDULE: N D
    NON-EXEMPT X

    NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB: 
    The principal is responsible for all aspects of the building which include but are not limited to: instruction; curriculum; staff supervision and evaluation; staff development; student discipline; record-keeping; public relations; and maintenance of building and grounds.

    JOB FUNCTIONS: 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    Keeps or causes to be kept, accurate and up-to-date attendance registers and submits weekly attendance reports to Educational Services Center.
    Keeps or causes to be kept, accurate personal records for all students including cumulative records, grades, attendance, etc.
    Keeps or causes to be kept, an accurate record of all monies received.
    Administers normal disciplinary measures in the school:
    Keeps all staff members advised of disciplinary measures.
    Keeps records on all disciplinary measures taken.
    Administers or authorizes corporal punishment necessary according to CCSD policy.
    Recommends to the Superintendent of Schools suspension of students whenever behavior necessitates.
    Supervises non-certified personnel; including secretaries, clerks, custodians, aides, and lunchroom personnel who work within the building. This will include making recommendations to the Superintendent for promotion, demotion, transfer, or termination of all such non-certified personnel.
    Supervises and evaluates all instructional personnel and provides assistance whenever needed.
    Makes recommendations of contract status, re-employment, or termination of contract for all instructional personnel.
    Makes recommendations of curriculum changes and the implementation of curriculum changes.
    Keeps the Superintendent, Board of Trustees, school, and public informed of the education program in the school.
    Plans and implements Staff Development programs for all personnel.
    Supervises or causes to be supervised all student activities and programs within the school.
    Supervises or causes to be supervised all instructional staff in regard to health, safety, and welfare of students and employees.
    Performs other duties as assigned:
    Administration of field trips
    School pictures
    Public relations
    District news letter
    Kindergarten
    Supervision of rural schools
    Supervision of nurses
    District attendance duties
    Scheduling activities
    Serves as facilitator of dialogue between staff members in the school and between this staff and staffs of other schools in the district.
    Facilitates communications between staff members and the Educational Services Center staff.
    Attends all administrative meetings and implements program suggestions or changes.
    Holds periodic meetings of all instructional staff to keep them informed and advised of duties, policies, and possible curriculum changes.
    Strives to create a climate of positive relations with and between all personnel in the school and between the school and home.
    Reviews educational practices, materials and curriculum and promotes the use of "Best Practices".
    Constructs a workable elementary handbook to include information of staff, schedules, district policies, and other pertinent information.
    Screens requests for materials and supplies to determine the relationship of the materials to the program.
    Creates within the school a climate of freedom to allow staff members and students to develop and perform to the extent of their capabilities.
    Initiates and maintains a School Improvement Process consistent with NCA accreditation.
    Administers lunch program within the school.
    Involves staff and parents in WDE and NCA accreditation process.
    Collects and maintains records and data required for WDE and NCA accreditation and completes all required forms for the process.
    Develops and distributes school report card annually.
    Uses appropriate software to communicate, track students and data, and complete forms.
    Knows and follows federal and state laws and district policies and regulations.
    OTHER FUNCTIONS:

    Visits classrooms to watch teachers interact with students and monitor the teaching of standards, and gives feedback to facilitate growth.
    Attends and responds to district committee meetings.
    Supervises and evaluates extra-duty staff.
    Attends concerts and student centered events.
    Acts as a liaison to other state and county agencies.
    Monitors alumni progress.
    --EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB-- 

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND MENTAL ABILITY:

    Knowledge of curriculum and principles of learning.
    Knowledge of technology and computer software to track students and their progress towards standards.
    Ability to speak clearly and concisely.
    Ability to weigh options, think clearly, and evaluate accurately.
    Ability to understand and facilitate needs of various personality types.
    Ability to make decisions with sound emotional judgment.
    Understand the psychological and physiological development of children.
    Ability to develop a plan and make decisions to facilitate its fulfillment.
    Must possess the ability to see, hear, and talk in order to ascertain teacher effectiveness.
    Must be able to walk, write, lift, and sit.
    Must be able to concentrate with numerous interruptions.
    Must be persuasive, alert, creative and have patience, initiative, and reasoning.
    EDUCATION, LICENSE, CERTIFICATION OR FORMAL TRAINING

    Bachelor's Degree.
    Master's Degree.
    State Certification.
    Continued professional growth.
    EQUIPMENT USED:

         Computer
         Audio-visual Equipment
         Phone
         In some buildings, a knowledge of computerized heating systems and/or coal
    furnaces is helpful.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    Be able to stand 20% of the time without fatigue or discomfort.
    Be able to walk 50% of the time without fatigue or discomfort.
    Be able to sit 30% of the time without fatigue or discomfort.
    Be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
    Be able to carry up to 15 pounds.
    Be able to push up to 200 pounds.
    Be able to pull up to 100 pounds.
    Be able to handle, finger, talk, hear and see.
    Possess proper stress management techniques.
    ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

    Be able to work 95% of the time inside.
    Be able to work 5% of the time outside.
    Be able to work in air conditioned buildings under fluorescent lighting.