Principal – Home School Academy

About the Employer

We are a tuition-free, public, WASC-accredited (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) school that supports personalized learning in public education. We provide a high-quality standards-based education to Home School families (TK-12) and Independent Study High School students (9-12), including our University Prep High School program. Serving over 7,200 students across our nine-county service area, making us one of the largest and most stable charter schools in the Sacramento Valley region. With over 20+ years of experience, you can be confident that we will help your child succeed.

Job Summary

Visions In Education is seeking a Principal to support Home School Academy students in grades TK-12. Candidates with extensive experience working with technology, curriculum, and virtual tools preferred. In addition, familiarity with home schools, charter schools, college resources, equity-focused school leadership, and non-site-based instructional models is preferred. This position will be supporting the Vice Principal, teachers, counselors, and students in the counties in which we serve. Visions In Education offers a generous medical/dental/vision benefits package and also makes STRS/PERS contributions. Please visit our website to learn more about Visions In Education. Please visit our website to learn more about Visions In Education.

Requirements / Qualifications

Please attach 2 letters of recommendation, a resume, and a cover letter that states the experience that qualifies you for this position. Internal Candidates – Letters of Recommendation are not necessary and will not be accepted.

All of the following credentials and documents are required for this position:

  • Letter of Introduction
  • Resume
  • Administrative Services Credential
  • Other (Valid CA Teaching Credential Required (see job description)

Comments and Other Information

Visions In Education is one of the most established TK-12 Public Charter Schools serving northern California. We provide educational options for those students and families seeking alternatives to the traditional public school setting. Visions In Education has successfully supported students and families for 20+ years and is a growing, thriving organization. We have built our organization based upon hiring the most qualified people and helping them acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our students and families choose us as their school because we provide great teachers, systems, and technology to achieve their educational goals.


Location: MacArthur HS

Work Schedule:  12 Months

Work Type: Regular Full-Time – A1

Exempt: Yes

Pay Grade: A9 

Salary Range: $103,397-$121,642

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  • Master’s Degree
  • Three years of experience in instructional leadership roles
  • Three years of experience as a classroom teacher


  • Valid Mid-Management, Principal, or Superintendent Certificate by the State Board for Educator Certification 
  • Valid Texas Teaching Certificate by the State Board for Educator Certification 
  • Valid Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) Certification by the Texas Education Agency 
  • Valid Instructional Leadership Development (ILD) or Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) training Certification by the Texas Education Agency

High School Diplomas and college/university degrees must be obtained from an accredited program or university approved by the United States Department of Education and the Texas Education Agency.

Directs and manages the instructional program and supervises operations at the campus level. Provides instructional leadership to ensure high standards of instructional service and effective utilization of available resources to improve student performance. Directs the implementation of District policies and instructional programs and manages the operation of all campus activities.

1. Facilitates and develops instructional and managerial processes to ensure that program activities are related to program outcomes and uses these findings for corrective action and improvement, as well as for recognition of success.
2. Works with staff to plan, implement and evaluate the curriculum on a systemic basis; including students and community representatives (when appropriate).
3. Provides instructional leadership, resources, and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals.
4. Fosters collegiality and team-building among staff; encourages active involvement in the decision-making process.
5. Provides for two-way communication with the superintendent, staff, students, parents, and community.
6. Communicates and promotes expectations for high-level performance from staff and students; recognizes excellence and achievement.
7. Facilitates effective and timely resolution of conflicts.
8. Exhibits multicultural awareness, gender sensitivity, and racial and ethnic appreciation.
9. Encourages and facilitates appropriate team-building skills.
10. Determines and builds a common vision with staff for school improvement; directs planning activities and implements programs collaboratively with staff to ensure attainment of mission.
11. Identifies, analyzes, and applies research findings (e.g. effective school correlates) to facilitate school improvement.
12. Leads a collaborative process to develop campus performance objectives involving staff, parents, and community members.
13. Interviews, selects, and recommends new staff and approves all campus personnel assigned.
14. Defines expectations for staff performance regarding instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication with the public.
15. Observes employee performance, records observations, and conducts evaluation conferences with all staff.
16. Makes recommendations relative to personnel placement, transfer, retention, promotion, and dismissal.
17. Assists with the recruitment of teacher candidates.
18. Provides testimony in court as required.
19. Confers with subordinates regarding their professional growth; works jointly with them to develop and accomplish improvement goals.
20. Models and defines the behavior expected of others when working with staff members, parents, students and community members.
21. Complies with District policies as well as state and federal laws and regulations affecting the schools.
22. Reviews and approves Public Education Management System (PEIMS) campus data for submission to the state.
23. Develops and administers the budget based upon documented program needs, estimated enrollment, personnel and other fiscal needs; implements programs within budget limits; maintains fiscal control; accurately reports fiscal information.
24. Manages the use of school facilities; supervises the maintenance of facilities to ensure a clean, orderly and safe campus.
25. Ensures disaggregation of relevant data from standardized assessments and utilization of results by appropriate staff.
26. Works with faculty and encourages student input to develop a student management system that results in positive student behavior and enhances the school climate.
27. Recognizes the individual needs and contributions of all students.
28. Coordinates student activities with the assistance of the Assistant Principals.
29. Ensures that school rules are uniformly observed and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable.
30. Conducts conferences with parents, students, and teachers concerning school and student issues.
31. Articulates the school’s mission to the community and solicits its support in realizing the mission.
32. Collaborates with the community in a positive progressive manner by actively seeking opportunities for partnerships.
33. Maintains confidentiality of information.
34. Reports to work on time every day.
35. Performs additional duties and accepts other responsibilities as may be assigned.

• Comprehensive knowledge of Special Education programs, policies, laws, rules, and regulation
• Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
• Thorough understanding of school operations
• Strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to manage budget and personnel
• Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff
• Ability to evaluate the instructional program and teaching effectiveness
• Valid Texas Driver’s License with a driving record that meets the requirements of the District