JOB DESCRIPTION
Spring Independent School District
TITLE: Elementary School Principal
REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Elementary
WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt
PAY GRADE: AI 6

PRIMARY PURPOSE:
The Elementary School Principal will direct, lead and manage instructional program and supervise operations and personnel at campus level. Provide leadership to ensure high standards of academic achievement. Oversee compliance with district policies and procedures, success of instructional programs, and operation of all campus activities.

The Elementary School Principal must act with integrity, support organizational goals, demonstrate the ability to inspire, grow and motivate others, utilize feedback, drive for results and commit to championing the needs of the students, employees and overall District.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
• Master’s degree from an accredited College of University
• Valid Texas Principal Certification or other Administrative certification
• Five years experience as a classroom teacher
• Three years successful experience in instructional leadership roles
Preferred:
• Five years experience as a campus administrator

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
• Thorough understanding of school operations
• Ability to coordinate campus support operations
• Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction
• Ability to evaluate instructional program and teaching effectiveness
• Ability to manage budget and personnel
• Ability to coordinate campus functions
• Ability to interpret and apply policy, procedures, and data
• Strong leadership, organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Instructional Management
• Monitor instructional and managerial processes to ensure that program activities are related to student needs and program outcomes and use findings to take corrective actions.
• Regularly consult campus-level committees about planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of campus education program. Include students and community representatives when appropriate.
• Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals.

School or Organization Morale
• Foster collegiality and team building among staff members. Encourage their active involvement in decision-making process.
• Provide for two-way communication with superintendent, staff, students, parents, and community. Communicate and promote expectations for high-level performance to staff and students. Recognize excellence and achievement.
• Ensure that effective and quick resolution of conflicts.

School or Organizational Improvement
• Build common vision for school improvement with staff. Direct planning activities and put programs in place with staff to ensure attainment of school’s mission.
• Identify, analyze, and apply research findings (e.g., effective school correlates) to promote school improvement.
• Develop and set annual campus performance objectives for each of the Academic Excellence Indicators using the campus planning process and site-based decision making committee.
• Develop, maintain, and use information systems and records necessary to show campus progress on performance objectives addressing each Academic Excellence Indicator.

Personnel Management
• Interview, select, and orient new staff. Approve all personnel assigned to campus.
• Define expectations for staff performance with regard to instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication with the public.
• Observe employee performance, record observations, and conduct evaluation conferences with staff.
• Make recommendations to superintendent on termination, suspension, or non-renewal of employees assigned to campus.

Management of Fiscal, Administrative and Facilities Functions
• Comply with district policies and state and federal laws and regulations affecting the schools.
• Develop campus budgets based on documented program needs, estimated enrollments, personnel, and other fiscal needs. Keep programs within budget limits. Maintain fiscal control. Accurately report fiscal information.
• Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required including accurate and timely reports of maximum attendance to requisition textbooks.
• Manage use of school facilities. Supervise maintenance of facilities to ensure a clean, orderly, and safe campus.

Student Management
• Work with faculty and students to develop a student discipline management system that results in positive student behavior and enhances the school climate.
• Ensure that school rules are uniformly observed and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
• Conduct timely, effective conferences about student and school issues with parents, students, and teachers.

Professional Growth and Development
• Develop professional skills appropriate to job assignment and demonstrate professional, ethical and responsible behavior. Serve as a role model for all campus staff
• Promote increased capacity in staff by providing for aligned professional development.

School or Community Relations
• Articulate the school’s mission to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission and utilize effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.
• Demonstrate awareness of school and community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities
• Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff assigned to campus including assistant principal(s), teacher(s), counselor(s), librarian(s), instructional aides, clerical support staff, and custodians.
• Perform all other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. This position will also require both traveling within the district and statewide. Mental demands: Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data; ability to interpret TEC and policy; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication; ability to maintain emotional control under stress.

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

TO APPLY:
All applications can be submitted at TeachSpringISD.org.