Principal

Internal Description


Opening Date (Period for Applying) – Internal Jan 19, 2020
Closing Date (Period for Applying) – Internal Feb 28, 2020

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Under direction, is responsible for administering and supervising the total school program and providing educational leadership for the students and staff members consistent with the educational goals of the community. Functions of positions in the classification vary and include establishing a climate conducive to learning, defining roles, planning and coordinating programs, effecting change, and decision-making. While the principal is responsible for the total school program, many of the duties listed below may be delegated to assistants for implementation. 

CERTIFICATE LICENSE: Meet Maryland certification requirements for Administrator II. 

Qualifications – Internal

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) policies and procedures, the Call to Action Plan,  the Program of Studies, and state and federal regulations and laws. Thorough knowledge of curriculum, instruction, organizational patterns, school operations, and pupil services. Demonstrated competence in staff selection, training, supervision and evaluation. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to act effectively under stress. Ability to motivate, encourage, and work with staff to ensure outstanding performance as well as good morale. Excellent oral and written communication skills . Excellent interpersonal skills. 

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in supervision, educational administration and secondary school curriculum. Doctorate desirable. Minimum of 5 years in teaching, administration or supervision of which at least 3 years must have been teaching in a secondary school classroom. Completion of administrative internship program and/or experience as an assistant principal desirable. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered. 


External Description

Opening Date (Period for Applying) – External Jan 19, 2020 
Closing Date (Period for Applying) – External Feb 28, 2020 

Description – External

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Under direction, is responsible for administering and supervising the total school program and providing educational leadership for the students and staff members consistent with the educational goals of the community. Functions of positions in the classification vary and include establishing a climate conducive to learning, defining roles, planning and coordinating programs, effecting change, and decision-making. While the principal is responsible for the total school program, many of the duties listed below may be delegated to assistants for implementation. 

CERTIFICATE LICENSE: Meet Maryland certification requirements for Administrator II. 

Qualifications – External KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) policies and procedures, the Call to Action Plan, the Program of Studies, and state and federal regulations and laws. Thorough knowledge of curriculum, instruction, organizational patterns, school operations, and pupil services. Demonstrated competence in staff selection, training, supervision and evaluation. Demonstrated problem- solving skills and demonstrated ability to act effectively under stress. Ability to motivate, encourage, and work with staff to ensure outstanding performance as well as good morale. Excellent oral and written communication skills . Excellent interpersonal skills. 

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in supervision, educational administration and secondary school curriculum. Doctorate desirable. Minimum of 5 years in teaching, administration or supervision of which at least 3 years must have been teaching in a secondary school classroom. Completion of administrative internship program and/or experience as an assistant principal desirable. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered. 

MCPS Fields