The K-8 Elementary School Principal is directly responsible for the instructional program and for the administration, management, and operation of the school assigned. The Principal may also be assigned other Districtwide program responsibilities based upon the needs of the District.
Possess a valid California driver’s license.
Possess a valid California Administrative Services credential or equivalent.
Five years of certificated experience in elementary school, including at least two years of which should be in an administrative capacity in an elementary school setting, such as Vice Principal.
Extensive knowledge of elementary school curriculum, instruction, student services (including special education), program and student assessment, and staff development skills and strategies.
School law and applicable sections of the State Education Code
Finance, attendance accounting, budget preparation and control.
State and local curriculum requirements.
Board and District policies, procedures, and regulations.
Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Oral and written communication skills.
Public speaking techniques.
Basic computer operation.
Provide leadership in the development of elementary school-related programs.
Organize, direct, train, supervise, and evaluate assigned certificated and classified staff.
Direct activities regarding personnel, budget, student services and activities, curriculum and instruction, and communications and articulation.
Plan and direct the budget and business operations of the school.
Establish, coordinate, and maintain communication with community and parent groups.
Plan, implement, direct and evaluation instructional and categorical programs in accordance with applicable laws.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Complete work with many interruptions.
Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
Additional Salary Information: Advanced Degree Stipend: $2,223 (Health & Welfare Benefits are included in the annual salary).
About Lindsay Unified School District
Our mission of Empowering and Motivating for Today and Tomorrow and all facets of the LUSD Strategic Design will continue to create many successes for our learners in the performance-based system. The dedicated and focused work of the past several years will bear much fruit as our learners continue to gain the academic knowledge and social skills that will effectively prepare them to reach their fullest potential.
The learning facilitators, leaders, and support staff in Lindsay Unified are proven professionals with an impressive record of dedicated service to the learners they serve. In Lindsay Unified, all learners are educated by people that are highly skilled, caring, compassionate, and persistent in maintaining high levels of academic rigor. We are an innovative, dedicated, committed team of people who are focused on learning and really believe in our learners.
With a relentless focus on student learning, the Lindsay Learning Community will continue to move closer to the section of the district’s Learning Vision which states “Every day, Lindsay students come to school and are met at their developmental learning level, they are challenged, they are successful, and the...y leave school wanting to return tomorrow.” As all components of the LUSD Strategic Design become a reality, Lindsay Unified will lead the way in transforming public education so that it will effectively prepare all learners for the challenges of the future!
Lindsay Unified has gained national attention in leading the transformation of public education. Join a team of deeply committed professionals with a track record of increasing academic achievement and dedicated service to the learners of Lindsay. The district’s Learning Vision states “ Every day, Lindsay students come to school and are met at their developmental learning level, they are challenged, they are successful, and they leave school wanting to return tomorrow.” Notable achievements include the following:
Since 2017, LUSD had increased 39.9 points in ELA and 33.6 points in Math on SBAC.
ELA increased from the 18th percentile in 2015 to the 48th percentile in 2019.
Math, increased from the 12th percentile in 2015 to the 37th percentile in 2019.
The number of learners graduating college and career ready increased by 8.4% in the last year.