BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY: Analyze the educational needs of assigned students and exercise leadership in planning and implementing an instructional program of maximum quality and efficiency to address these needs in a safe and supportive environment.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Instructional Leadership: Establish a vision that is clear,compelling, and shared. Design, implement, supervise, and evaluate instructional programs for the campus. Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum and instructional strategies and research bearing on the instructional practice of the campus. Develop and implement a campus improvement plan that is aligned with the needs of the campus and with District goals. Promote high expectations for staff and students. Ensure the application of technology as an instructional and administrative tool throughout the school.
Student Management: Ensure the discipline management system and Student Code of Conduct are administered consistently to promote equity, effectiveness, and student success. Resolve parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner. Implement activities to recognize students’ efforts and accomplishments. Facilitate opportunities within the school organization for students to participate in extra-curricular activities; assure such activities are appropriately supported and monitored.
Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions: Research, recommend, implement, and administer District and campus policies and procedures that are in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. Prepare, implement, and monitor annual operating budget for campus; monitor activity accounts;and operate within budget. Ensure that emergency and crisis plans are developed, communicated, and practiced and that equipment is operable. Manage all school facilities and equipment effectively ensuring a clean, orderly, and safe building with maximum use of space. Submit reports promptly and accurately. Ensure proper maintenance of student records.
School/Community Relations: Emphasize and nurture effective communication between school and community. Respond in a timely manner to parent and community requests. Use appropriate and effective techniques for community and parent involvement in the school, including Site Based Advisory Committee, PTA, volunteers, booster clubs, and Partners in Education. Interface with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the campus and District’s initiatives.
Other Responsibilities: Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of acceptable public education leadership principles and techniques. Knowledge of acceptable instructional practices and principles. Knowledge of Texas Education Agency rules, regulations, and procedures. Knowledge of University Interscholastic League (UIL) rules and regulations. Knowledge of acceptable school finance and budget practices and principles. Knowledge of acceptable human resource/supervisory practices and principles. Skill in directing the work of others. Skill in communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing. Skill in analyzing complex information. Skill in operating standard computer and software applications, including but not limited to electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. Ability to solve complex problems and build consensus. Ability to develop and implement long-range plans. Ability to prioritize and organize work responsibilities and delegate appropriate campus tasks effectively.
ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants eligible for the initial screening must have a Master’s degree from an accredited university in educational administration or a directly related field. Applicants must either have a Texas Principal Certification, One-Year Texas Principal Certification, or Texas Mid-Management Certification. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of classroom teaching experience and previous experience as an assistant principal, associate principal, principal, or campus/department leader.