Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent or designee, the elementary school principal is responsible for the management of the educational programs and the overall operation of an elementary school.
Conducts the orientation, development, supervision and evaluation of certificated and classified personnel.
Directs the development of a strong standards-based instructional program by using leadership techniques that empower staff members and parents, celebrate success by exercising leadership in the implementation of the school assessment program, and by assisting staff in the integration of technology into the curriculum.
Implements specially funded programs including Special Education, Title I, English Language Learners, etc.
Facilitates the development and implementation of a shared vision of learning and growth for all students.
Shapes a collaborative culture of teaching and learning informed by professional standards and focused on student and professional growth.
Promotes a culture of individual and collective professional learning that advances continuous academic achievement and high performance.
Maintains a commitment to ongoing growth in self and others; supports and participates in district and site professional development.
Directs curriculum and instruction for the site (e.g. full implementation of California State Standards, classroom visitations, effective teaching strategies, enrichment, intervention, and differentiated instruction for all identified student groups) with a continuous improvement mindset to increase student achievement, expectations, and outcomes.
Promotes a rigorous academic environment that promotes college and career readiness.
Implements assessment and accountability systems to monitor, improve, extend educator practice, program outcomes, and student learning.
Manages the organization to cultivate a clean, safe, productive learning, and working environment including directing student activities, health and guidance, and other assigned programs.
Resolves student discipline issues through the use of positive behavior intervention strategies.
Creates an environment that meets the intellectual, linguistic, cultural, social-emotional, and physical needs of all students.
Manages site administrative functions including budget, work orders, requisitions, staffing, transportation, and extra-curricular activities to maintain efficient school operations.
Conducts the orientation, development, supervision, evaluation of certificated and classified personnel.
Collaborates with families and stakeholders to address diverse student and community interests while mobilizes community resources; encourages parent participation, involvement, and training.
Utilizes the knowledge and skills of cultural proficiency to enhance educational experiences for linguistically and culturally diverse students.
Communicates and implements state and federal mandates, district policies, procedures to provide direction, and to comply with mandates.
Makes decisions, models, and behaves in ways that demonstrate professionalism, ethics, integrity, equity, and hold staff to the same standard.
Implements the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) specifically how specially funded programs (Title 1 and LCFF) will be used to improve academic performance.
Composes, analyzes, and maintains a wide variety of informational materials (e.g. data, reports, student activities, correspondences, etc.) for documenting activities, making informed decisions, providing written references, and or conveying information.
Functions as a member of the management team.
Performs a variety of professional, administrative, and other related duties assigned by the Superintendent or designee.
Qualifications, Knowledge, and Abilities
Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree required
Valid California School Administrative Services Credential
Five (5) years of successful elementary teaching experience
Successful administrative experience
Experience working in a multicultural environment
CLAD or BCLAD certification desirable; Bilingual (Spanish) desirable
Ability to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, events, schedules; routinely gather, analyze and disseminate data; ability to work and communicate with diverse groups/individuals; problem solve and create action plans; assess learning outcomes; adapt curriculum and educational programs to meet all student needs; create and maintain climate of respect; establish effective relationships; promote high student achievement; utilize current technology; work and collaborate as a team; advocate for the site.
Human Resources oversees the hiring and evaluation of the District’s 300+ employees. The Associate Superintendent of Human Resources is responsible for disciplinary matters and serves as the District’s chief negotiator for certificated and classified negotiations. Human Resources oversees teacher credentialing and certification, as well as the implementation of certain provisions of No Child Left Behind, the federal legislation shaping all reform efforts around the state and nation. The Associate Superintendent of Human Resources also advises the Superintendent on personnel-related matters, and implements the Board’s personnel practices.