The Fowler High School principal provides leadership for the instructional program, as well as coordinating the implementation, review, and revision of the curriculum. Manages the operation and all functions of the grade 9 -12 high school. Supervises school staff regarding instruction, curriculum, student programs and issues, and building operations. Maintains active relationships with the community; maintains close articulation with other educational levels, and the District office.
Provides leadership for the development of instructional goals and objectives of the school, design and implementation of Single Plan for Student Achievement.
Establishes a learning climate which supports the Single Plan for Student Achievement.
Supervises and evaluates performance of assigned personnel in accordance with the district’s adopted guidelines for evaluation and assessment. Recommends corrective action in cases of substandard performance. Counsels staff on career development. Ensures optimum development of student potential by monitoring placement and progress, guidance and counseling.
Provides clear and consistent direction characterized by openness, honesty, and fairness.
Available to staff, students, parents, and the community on a regular basis.
Contributes to the development of district programs and policies in consort with others.
Provides leadership for the development of in-service/staff development programs.
Involves appropriate personnel in the selection of staff.
Provides leadership for the establishment and maintenance of discipline standards.
Utilizes effective plant management practices.
Administers the school site budgets in accordance with district policy and procedure.
Assigns all students in such a way as to encourage their optimum growth.
Develops plans and organization structures for the school
Assesses the progress and needs of the students and acts appropriately on the findings.
Guides staff in the determination of long-range school plans, current goals and objectives, and the WASC process.
Participates in the development and implementation of district-approved curriculum, integrating it with the needs of the individual school.
Assists in screening and interviewing candidates. Recommends appointments and assignments of staff members.
Plans, organizes, and directs the business operations of the school site, including budgets, in accordance with district policies and procedures
Directs usage of site resources such as curriculum materials, instructional supplies, equipment, building, grounds, and volunteers.
Communicates effectively with parents about programs, individual student progress, and parent participation. Leads the district’s community relations programs at the site.
Services as district officer in management, certificated, and classified employee relations.
Communicates and interprets district policy to site staff.
Plans, coordinates, and reviews the work of resource teachers and support personnel.
Develops site specific practices and procedures for health, safety, and discipline within overall district guidelines.
Requisitions and allocates supplies, equipment, and instructional material as needed.
Directs preparation of class schedules, cumulative records, and attendance reports.
Monitors the safety and security of the school building and property.
Attends and supervises school activities such as assemblies and sporting events.
Performs various duties of absent regular staff, both classified and certificated.
Attends school and district meetings.
Performs related duties as required.
Provide leadership, direction and supervision over all affairs of the school
Provide leadership that promotes collaborative planning, innovative thinking and exemplary programs and services
Ensure every student is connected to school through academics, athletics, activities and the arts
Ensure all students have unparalleled preparation for college and career success
Assignment begins July 1, 2021; 225 working days
Leadership / Management
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and keep the trust and confidence of others; the ability to deal successfully with different personalities and styles
Excellent communication skills, including speaking, listening and writing skills
Experience and skill in motivating others and in utilizing staff to maximize their capabilities
Reputation for honesty and integrity
Relationship and task oriented
Personnel Management / Staff Relations
Demonstrated record of dealing with divergent opinions and controversy
Demonstrated ability in assigning responsibility, delegating authority, insisting on personal and staff accountability, and recognizing exceptional performance
Demonstrated willingness to utilize the professional knowledge and skills of staff in decision making
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions requires the following physical demands: hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; driving a vehicle to conduct work; seeing to conduct inspections of data; and occasional lifting of boxes and equipment and bending or reaching for files and equipment. Weight of materials will vary, but generally fifty pounds or less. Generally the job requires 50% sitting, 25% walking and 25% standing. May be required to correctly transfer or restrain a child physically if needed. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations, a generally hazard free environment and in a clean atmosphere.
Master's Degree, Teaching and Administrative Services Credential; Doctorate Degree preferred
Commitment to Fowler Unified School District’s Strategic Plan
Five years of successful teaching experience; three years of administrative experience as assistant principal or above
Outstanding skills in problem-solving, critical-thinking, creativity and innovation
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of stakeholders
Passion for working with students; ability to motivate and support students in reaching high levels of academic success
Ability to promote and engage with diversity, equity, and inclusion
Possess a thorough understanding of curriculum and learning theory; demonstrate a willingness to learn and remain current on educational research, best practices in instruction, curriculum and assessment
Ability to learn laws, rules, policies, practices and procedures related to public education and specific to Fowler Unified School District
Ability to develop and implement educational innovations resulting from school and district designed needs assessments
Efficiently interpret, manage and utilize multiple sets of data in order to best support student progress
Strong computer and technology skills
Ability to develop programs conducive to maximizing staff and student growth
Well-grounded in curriculum development with ability to develop and implement educational innovations resulting from school and district designed needs assessments
Ability to be flexible and revise priorities in accordance with requirements of the Superintendent/designee
Fowler USD's success if built on the tradition of collaboration and partnership with Fowler and the Malaga Communities. Fowler Unified is student-centered and committed to meeting the needs of all students through rigorous expectational learning environments. For our students, the journey of their lives is rooted in and rises from Fowler Unified.