The primary purpose of the position of Alternative Education Principal is to serve as the instructional and climate leader of the school and, as such, be responsible for the organization and supervision of the school’s educational programs and staff, operation of the school facility, participation in staff and student activities, and establishment of effective community relations. The primary purpose of the position of Educational Services Coordinator is for the implementation and maintenance of pupil service programs and services in conformance with district and state objectives; the provision of written support and/or conveying information concerning student issues; serving as a resource to other school personnel, the Board and other districts; and maintaining adequate staffing to ensure that objectives of programs and services are achieved within budget guidelines. This position is directly responsible to the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment and will be evaluated by the Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services.
Major duties and responsibilities:
Alternative Principal duties include:
Provide leadership in the development of the instructional program, based upon current research on virtual learning and alternative schools.
Initiate, design, and implement programs to meet specific needs of the school and its students.
Assist the guidance program to enhance individual student educational growth and development.
Supervise the school staff and be responsible for the recruitment, screening, hiring, training, assigning, and evaluation of the staff, both credentialed/licensed and classified.
Develop and provide in-service programs for the staff’s professional development and growth.
Facilitate communication between staff, students and parents for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts.
Coordinator duties include:
Collaborate with others (e.g. district and site personnel, other district personnel, community organizations, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services or programs, and to identify and assess student needs.
Develop long and short range plans/programs and annual budget for the purpose of ensuring that the district’s resources are effectively utilized, and to improve achievement for all students.
Manage and work with staff for the purpose of identifying students who are not making adequate academic progress and design appropriate interventions.
Collaborate with Principals, School Administration, Student Study Team members and community resources to coordinate and provide counseling and career education services for students who might be experiencing difficulty, including, though not limited to, academic achievement, health related concerns, and physical, emotional, and learning disabilities.
Serve as a resource person in the assessment and diagnosis of learning styles, and social and emotional needs of students, using a variety of techniques.
Administrative Services Credential or Cert. of Elig.
Master’s degree or higher preferred in Education or related field
Minimum of Five years classroom teaching or counseling experience required
Administrative or Support Services experience preferred.
About Arcadia Unified
ARCADIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
The District consists of 11 schools; 6 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 comprehensive high school, and 1 alternative school and outreach program. District enrollment is approximately 10,000 students with an Asian ethnic majority. Parents and students have extremely high expectations for academic success. Ninety-eight percent of the graduates of Arcadia High School attend college after graduation, and they rank first in the state in number admitted to University of California campuses.
The District is committed to educational excellence which includes: learning rather than teaching, working collaboratively to help all students learn, using formative assessments and a focus on results to foster continuous improvement and assuming individual responsibility.
The Arcadia Unified School District Board of Education members hold the Superintendent and Principals accountable for the achievement of the District’s goals. To provide its leadership team the necessary flexibility and autonomy to determine how the school might best achieve these goals, the Board has committed to and supports site-based decision-making in the belief that the e...mpowerment of people through effective processes will lead to success.
The school district is located in the Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia, an attractive residential community of 58,000, consisting primarily of families with professional and business backgrounds. Many residents have been attracted to the area because of their high regard for the educational program. Arcadia has a well-developed sense of community identity with many residents actively involved in school and civic activities. Its location affords easy access to the many fine educational institutes and cultural facilities found in the Los Angeles area. The region’s mild climate and close proximity to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and magnificent California coastline provide abundant recreational opportunities and contribute to its attractiveness as a place to live and work.