2020-2021 Certified Administrator (Principal)–Wilder Elementary
Job Title:  Principal 

Reports to:  Executive Director of Elementary Learning

Work Schedule/FLSA Status:  Exempt, per contract agreement

Tenure Track:  Dependent on previous experience

Social Security Contribution:  Ineligible

Salary:  Administrator Salary Schedule, Level A131


Purpose Statement

The job of Principal- Elementary is responsible for establishing a school site’s mission and vision that aligns with the District’s Strategic Plan and provides support for the instructional process.  This position includes specific responsibility for directing overall site operations, services and staff at a school; providing information and serving as a resource to others; enforcing established policies and regulatory requirements; coordinating school activities and addressing staff and/or student issues, situations and/or problems that arise on campus or with enrolled students.  This Provides support as educators interact with students and parents to ensure collaboration and professional communication exists.


Three years of successful teaching experience required; leadership experience with increasing levels of responsibility is preferred.


Masters degree in job-related area, required


Other related master’s degrees and/or experience may be considered in lieu of stated experience and education requirements.

Miscellaneous Requirements

Background clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required

 Certificates and Licenses

  • Missouri Administrative Certificate, required
  • Ability to gain and maintain “Highly Qualified” status as defined by Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, required

The School District of Springfield R-12 is an equal opportunity employer who participates in the E-Verify program. All interested applicants must go to and apply to be considered.