Under professional direction, to serve as the chief administrative officer of a high school facility; to plan, implement, and direct the operational procedures and processes of a site facility; to plan, develop, and implement instructional goals and objectives, and procedures for evaluating program effectiveness; to plan, develop, and conduct staff development and staff training programs and activities; to plan and conduct public and community relations programs; and to do other related functions as directed.
This position classification requires subject matter expertise in educational programs, and curriculum and instruction strategies. Directly related administrative is necessary to assure success in a secondary school leadership role. The job requires the ability to analyze and offer alternative problem solutions. Decisions are made by the incumbents that have a critical impact on the goals, organization and administration of educational programs and services of the organization. The position classification has second-line supervisory responsibility for the planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the quality and quantity of work of professionals, technical and clerical employees. Frequently meets with teachers, School Psychologists and other educational personnel to influence, motivate and monitor the result objectives of the school operation. This sedentary position classification and performs light work that involves sitting a portion of the time, but does require walking and standing for extended periods. This position requires accurate perceiving of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, working with educational materials and objects, and providing oral information and direction.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Serves as the instructional leader of a senior high school facility.
Plans, designs, and conducts follow-through strategies pertaining to curriculum development, and the implementation of instructional programs and activities designed to meet the needs of students and the educational community within the school attendance area.
Plans, develops, organizes, conducts, and maintains performance evaluation information systems designed to ensure that site goals and objectives are achieved, and that all levels of staff adhere to District, state, and national educational standards and goals.
Plans, develops, organizes, and administers support systems which provide optimal educational opportunities for senior high age pupils.
Works closely with the staff and the school site council in assessing the school facility educational and program needs, and develops short-term and long-range planning strategies for creating an optimal educational program.
Coordinates a master calendar of programs and activities to achieve the determined goals and objectives.
Plans, develops, organizes, and administers a variety of support systems which aid in allowing the student population to achieve at their maximum potential.
Plans, develops, and implements budget planning and expenditure control procedures.
Monitors and audits expenditure proposals and allocates instructional supply, material, and equipment funds appropriately.
Plans, develops, and implements effective administrative support systems, and delegates appropriate areas of responsibility to subordinates.
Confers, consults with, and advises District, public and private agency personnel, and parents concerning student educational and behavior problems, and determines alternative problem solutions.
Manages, supervises, observes, and assesses site personnel performance, and provides counsel and assistance as required.
Assists site personnel in resolving rights disputes, which may include the conduct of formal hearing proceedings.
Plans, develops, organizes, and conducts staff development and staff training programs which identify and encourage leadership potential.
Confers with site and District instructional support personnel in decision-making processes and in the development of alternative approaches to solving educational concerns and issues.
Participates in the formation and functions of District and site advisory groups.
Assists the school community and the public in their awareness of the site goals and objectives and the strategies for achieving them.
Assists in the development, implementation, interpretation, and administration of policies, rules and regulations, and negotiated employee agreements
Supervises, directs, and coordinates the assignment of instructional and pupil support personnel.
Establishes administrative review procedures to ensure a maximum utilization of monetary and human resources.
Establishes and maintains procedures for the resolution of conflict in an effort to maintain a high level of staff morale.
May be responsible for the management, monitoring, auditing, and evaluating of specially funded programs.
Plans, develops, and provides, as required, management reports pertaining to the educational climate and the functions and activities of the school facility.
Coordinates student and family assistance programs with social service and youth service agencies.
Principles, techniques, strategies, goals, and objectives of public education at the secondary level;
Philosophical, economic, and legal aspects of public education;
Procedures, methods, and trends of organization and management of a secondary school;
Curriculum development strategies, instructional delivery systems, and program evaluation processes;
Evaluation techniques for determining program activity and personnel effectiveness;
Human relations and conflict resolution strategies and team building principles and techniques.
Manage, lead, and direct the functions and activities of a secondary school;
Demonstrate an effective instructional, organizational, and administrative mode;
Systematically analyze problems, determine alternative problem solutions, and make appropriate and effective decisions;
Communicate effectively in oral and written form;
Understand and carry out oral and written directions with minimal accountability control;
Establish and maintain effective organizational, public, and community relationships.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Any combination of experience and education that could provide the required knowledge and ability would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Five years of successful teaching experience, plus two years of successful administrative experience at the secondary level.
Equivalent to the completion of a Master of Arts or higher degree from an accredited college or university in educational administration, instructional technology, or a closely related field
Possession of a valid California credential authorizing service as a secondary school principal
Additional Salary Information: Plus 2% Stipend for Doctorate and additional mileage stipend
About Walnut Valley Unified School District
Walnut Valley schools have been recognized by both the California State Department of Education and the United States Department of Education. Numerous sites are National Blue Ribbon, California Gold Ribbon, and California Distinguished Schools. These schools are high achieving and have risen to the challenge of educating every child.
The International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs at both comprehensive high schools provide students with a challenging academic experience that prepares them to be successful in college. Both programs have been acknowledged for their excellence on the state, federal, and international levels.
Two elementary schools offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. This international curriculum teaches children to be global thinkers through creative thought and inquiry. Funding from a prestigious federal grant provides students with the opportunity to learn Spanish and become proficient bilingual speakers.
Walnut Valley serves a student population of approximately 14,600. The District takes pride in the fact that it develops awareness and appreciation for the cultural and ethnic diversity represen...ted on every campus. Walnut Valley students experience a rigorous academic program. Every student’s progress is monitored and a variety of interventions are offered to learners needing additional assistance. Through personal attention and concerted school team efforts, students are able to meet their post-secondary goals.
The District’s high academic ranking reflects its efforts to provide targeted instruction for students with special learning needs. Students are served by state and federal programs such as Special Education, Title I, and English Language Development. Instructional support centers such as the English Immersion Center (Mandarin and Korean) and the Reading Clinic provide intensive small group instruction.
Walnut Valley students have numerous opportunities to enrich their educational experience through a variety of clubs, athletic teams, and student government. Walnut Valley recognizes the importance of educating the whole child and therefore continues to offer fine arts and performing arts programs to elementary and secondary students.
Walnut Valley is proud of its highly qualified staff. The District recognizes that professional excellence requires teachers to be lifelong learners who continually seek to improve their skills. This includes expanding one’s repertoire of instructional strategies and becoming educational researchers who use data to better meet the learning needs of every student. A number of Walnut Valley teachers are National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certified.
Newly credentialed teachers receive support and training from an outstanding Teacher Induction Consortium. This state-approved program allows teachers to earn their Professional Clear Credential.