It is the policy of Norfolk Public Schools to not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its educational programs, admission policies, employment policies or other administered programs. Persons requiring accommodations to apply and/or be considered for positions are asked to make their request to the Superintendent.
JOB TITLE: ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL
- Masters Degree in education
- Valid state certification in administration and supervision
- Experience in school administration and supervision preferred, but not required
- A minimum of five years teaching experience
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable
REPORTS TO: Superintendent and Central Office Directors
RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM: Superintendent and Central Office Directors
JOB GOAL: Lead all phases of operations within the school, including: buildings and grounds, supervision and evaluation of classified and certificated staff; coordination of activities and accountability for curriculum and instructional decisions within the school building, utilization of leadership, supervisory, and administrative skills to promote a safe and nurturing learning environment conducive to the educational development of all students.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 230 days: salary and work year to be established by the Board of Education
EVALUATION: Evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the district’s Personnel Evaluation Policy
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- The essential functions of the Elementary Principal position include: (1) Regular, dependable in-person attendance on the job (2) the ability to perform the identified tasks and to possess and utilize the identified knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the identified work activities; and (3) the ability to effectively perform the physical requirements of the position.
- Serves as the instructional leader of the school, insuring the implementation of best practices in the areas of curriculum, assessment, and instruction.
- Maintains a positive school climate and effectively manages student discipline.
- Evaluates existing programs and practices; including curriculum content and pilot programs
- Oversees a program of instructional supervision and evaluation, including classroom and teaching observations in accordance with board policies
- Supervises and evaluates personnel; assesses employee performance. Provides guidance, accountability, and support as needed.
- Leads in the selection of new teachers and classified personnel
- Implements curriculum and establishes educational objectives consistent with district goals
- Keeps students, staff, parents, community and central office administrators informed of building activities; Responds to parent and patron complaints effectively and efficiently.
- Maintains accountability and proper documentation for the school budget, support services, communications, professional development, and student discipline
- Implements plans, procedures and responsibilities relative to school district policies; including building objectives, district programs and curriculum; building plans for instruction, and efficient utilization of resources
- Motivates others to achieve personal, building and district goals
- Participates as member of the district leadership team
- Works effectively with PTA and the Board of Education
- Establishes teacher expectations that encourages accountability, growth, and excellence; Facilitates professional growth activities for staff
- Monitors student achievement by collecting and analyzing data in accordance with state and local standards and the current needs of students
- Assists teachers in planning field trips and using community resources
- Develops a master schedule that maximizes student learning
- Coordinates the integration of subject matter specialists, resource teachers, and other building staff
- Assures that teachers are assigned to areas in which they are endorsed and ensures that teachers are making required progress toward completion of provisional endorsements if applicable
- Monitors expenditures and ensures good fiscal management of appropriated school funds, follows approved purchasing procedures, maintains furniture and equipment inventories
- Coordinates building rentals with the Director of Business Services
- Leads the school improvement process, utilizing school improvement teams to set and analyze annual building goals
- Addresses staff, parent, and student concerns in a timely manner
- Continues to grow professionally through collaboration and professional growth experiences
- Responsible for other duties as they may be assigned by the Central Office Directors, the Superintendent, or the Board of Education
FLSA STATUS: Exempt.
- Professional exemption: The employee has a primary duty of performing work requiring knowledge of an advanced type in a field of science or learning customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction and study.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory):
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Effective leadership and organizational skills
- Decision making and conflict management skills
- Public relations skills
- Skills in supervision of personnel
For the 2019-2020 School Year