The certified principal directs and coordinates educational, administrative, and counseling activities of a high school. Job responsibilities may be performed either personally or through subordinate supervisors and/or personnel.
Primary responsibilities include:
Planning, organizing, and directing the activities of a high school;
Cultivating a vision for the school with measurable goals and strategies for implementation;
Carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the school district's policies, procedures, and applicable laws;
Utilizing data to develop and monitor educational goals and initiatives that promote improved academic achievement for all students;
Utilizing data to develop and monitor student behavioral/health initiatives;
Conferring with teachers and students concerning educational and behavioral initiatives in the school;
Supervising the instructional program and assisting teachers in personal growth improvement;
Managing subordinate supervisors, teaching staff, and support staff within the assigned school;
Planning, assigning, and directing employees' work responsibilities;
Assuming responsibility for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all activities within the assigned school;
Assuming responsibility for interviewing, hiring, training, and appraising the work performance of all employees;
Planning and monitoring the school budgets, including the requisition and allocation of supplies, equipment, and instructional materials as needed;
Directing preparation of class schedules, cumulative records, and attendance reports;
Addressing concerns and resolving problems;
Providing for the safety and security of all students and staff by walking about the school campus and facility and planning and directing building maintenance;
Developing and implementing a professional growth plan;
Establishing and maintaining relationships with colleges, community organization, and other schools to coordinate educational services; and
Performing all other duties requested by supervisor.
A Master's Degree in Educational Administration, Supervision, and/or Leadership
A minimum of three years of teaching experience; five years of experience is preferred
A minimum of two years experience as an assistant principal or in an equivalent administrative role; three to five years in an administrative role is preferred
South Carolina certification (or the potential for reciprocity from another state) in appropriate school level administration
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and based on experience as well as the specific school assignment.
About Charleston County School District
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in South Carolina representing a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools that span 1,000 square miles of coastal lands. CCSD serves more than 49,000 students in over 85 schools and specialized programs. CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options—including neighborhood, charter, and magnet schools—and is divided into elementary, middle, secondary, and alternative programs, each led by an Executive Director of Schools. With approximately 5,800 employees district-wide, CCSD is the fourth largest employer in the region.