Junior High Principal – I12

  • REPORTS TO: SuperintendentDEPARTMENT: 
    JOB DESCRIPTOR: I12SCHEDULE: 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 accurate and up-to-date attendance registers and submits weekly attendance reports to Educational Services Center.
    Keeps accurate personal records for all students including cumulative records, grades, attendance, etc.
    Keeps 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 contracts 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 in-service 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
    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.
    Creates a "selective discontent" with certain areas of the educational program in order to initiate needed improvement in those areas.
    Constructs a workable junior high 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.
    Create within the school a climate of freedom to allow staff members and students to develop and perform to the extent of their capabilities.
    Sets up yearly goals for each particular school. The accomplishment of these goals should be reviewed periodically and a written report forwarded to the Superintendent of Schools.
    Administers lunch program within the school.
    OTHER FUNCTIONS:

    Visits classrooms to watch teachers interact with students 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 CMI and technology.
    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.
    Ability to 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 building, 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, see, talk, and hear.
    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.