Responsible for day-to-day instructional leadership and administration for all educational and operational aspects of the school. Specific duties will vary between buildings depending on individual needs.
Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school.
Demonstrated leadership qualities; strong instructional leader committed to continuous school improvement and research-based best practices; collaborative, relationship-centered leadership style; the ability to integrate technology into the educational delivery system; focus on data-driven decision making, systems thinking and commitment to expanded opportunities for stakeholder involvement.
Serves as instructional leader including leading curriculum, instruction, assessment and intervention best practices, leading Professional Learning Communities and the Teacher Development and Evaluation process, as well as providing effective feedback to staff for continuous improvement.
Interviews candidates and makes hiring recommendations for all positions. Assigns staff to positions and provides orientation.
Supervises licensed and non-licensed staff in accordance with District procedures. Makes recommendations for tenure, non-renewal or dismissal.
Prepares and manages the budget for the school. Maintains accurate budgetary records as required by District policy and state law.
Prepares District, State and Federal reports as required.
Creates or approves the master schedule.
Maintains active relationships with students, parents and staff.
Keeps the Superintendent and appropriate Cabinet Administrators informed of school programs and issues.
Interprets and enforces District policies, practices and procedures. Keeps abreast of School Board actions and proceedings.
Conducts meetings to disseminate information, discuss issues and plan for the overall functioning of the school.
Serves on committees and task forces as assigned.
Assists in the development, revision and evaluation of curriculum at the District level. Leads the development of the instructional program at the school site.
Monitors school progress and standardized test scores. Works with Deans and the staff to improve or change any areas of concern through the development and implementation of the School Improvement Plan.
Provides leadership in the design and implementation of appropriate staff development activities.
Keeps abreast of educational research. Assumes responsibility for own professional growth through membership and participation in Regional, State and National organizations.
Works with parents and staff to design and implement a school-wide system for student management. Maintains high standards for student behavior and enforces discipline as necessary in accordance with due process regulations.
Works collaboratively with the Activities Director and participates in athletic/activities conference meetings.
Serves as a liaison between the school and the community. Communicates with parents on a regular basis via newsletters, parent meetings, phone calls and informal contacts.
Attends special events, activities and functions sponsored by the school or the parent organizations.
Recognizes the achievements and accomplishments of students and staff.
Represents the School and District at meetings, workshops and conferences.
Oversees the maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment in cooperation with custodial staff.
Delegates authority to appropriate personnel to assume responsibility for the school in the Principals’ absence.
Assists in the implementation of support services in meeting the needs of the students and the staff.
Assumes responsibility for the safety of students and staff.
Works collaboratively with the Student Services and Special Education Department to meet the educational and social-emotional learning needs of all students.
Works collaboratively with the Equity Services Department to best support underserved students and families.
Helps to develop successful integration (curriculum, pedagogy delivery, parent involvement, student voice, and critical examination of institutional racism) that leads to educational equity and increased student success.
Works toward the vision, mission and strategic direction of the district.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent and/or Executive Cabinet members.
Must possess or be eligible for a valid license as a principal in the State of Minnesota.
Five or more years secondary principal experience preferred.
Demonstrated record of leadership with a strong focus on student, staff, parent and community engagement.
Additional Salary Information: •Competitive compensation package per Lakeville Area School Administrators (LASA) contract
Internal Number: 1966
About Lakeville Area School District
Lakeville Area Schools (Independent School District No. 194) is an award-winning school system located in the south metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota. The district serves approximately 11,000 students in Dakota and Scott counties, and covers 86 square miles.