The Principal, Middle School is responsible for the administration of all facets of the school’s educational program directed toward the optimal educational development of each individual student. The principal shall plan, develop, and implement instructional goals, objectives, and procedures for evaluating program effectiveness; plan, develop, and conduct staff development and staff training programs and activities; plan and conduct public and community relations programs.
This person reports to the Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services and/or Director, Secondary Education, Research, and Evaluation.
II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Organize, supervise, implement, and evaluate all educational programs at the school site in accordance with districtwide goals, instructional priorities, and State/Federal standards and guidelines. B. Provide a safe and orderly environment for staff and students and establish and maintain an effective learning climate in the school. C. Direct the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all functions which facilitate the instructional program, health, and safety of the school. D. Supervise and evaluate the performance of all school site personnel in accordance with the District's adopted evaluation policies. E. Identify services and resources necessary to assist in the implementation of an effective educational program. F. Develop and implement a master schedule as well as an effective pupil guidance and counseling program. G. Establish strong positive relationships with students, staff, parents, and the community for the support of an effective instructional program. H. Attend various student functions taking place during the school year. I. Supervise the operation of the school's buildings and grounds. J. Supervise auxiliary services, including safety programs, testing programs, textbooks, and equipment. K. Develop a master schedule of class organization and school operation. L. Supervise attendance programs and procedures. M. Implement the Collective Bargaining Agreements for certificated and classified employees as they relate to personnel supervised. N. Serve on various District committees for improvement of curriculum, instruction, and other issues. O. Establish a program of community relations to support and communicate the educational goals to parents, community organizations, and the public. P. Confer with students, parents, and teachers to resolve individual student academic and behavioral issues or concerns. Q. Analyze student performance data to guide instructional program decisions. R. Supervise student scheduling and placement and related pupil personnel services. S. Keep the Superintendent and Executive Cabinet informed of the school's activities and high profile issues. T. Develop and direct the management and preparation of the school budget, and develop budgetary priorities. U. Perform other duties as assigned.
A. Minimum: • Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment, including using pertinent software applications and preparing and maintaining accurate records. • Effectively facilitate meetings, workshops, and trainings. • Demonstrate empathy and understanding in all situations; be an active listener. • Manage multiple priorities simultaneously. • Use and follow established parameters and criteria to make appropriate and effective decisions. • Build trust and rapport with all stakeholders. • Communicate effectively in written and oral form.
B. Ability to: • Direct, lead, and coordinate the many components of school operations. • Set school-wide operational priorities and manage time effectively. • Demonstrate effective instructional, organizational, and administrative leadership. • Analyze complex problems and identify, recommend, and implement effective potential solutions. • Establish and maintain effective organizational and community relationships. • Work in a diverse socio-economic and multicultural community. • Establish and maintain effective working relationships. • Effectively and efficiently select and evaluate support personnel. • Resolve complaints and grievances.
C. Knowledge of: • Curriculum development, instructional program delivery strategies, and program supervision. • Assessment and evaluation techniques utilized to appraise program quality and personnel performance. • Human relations strategies, conflict resolution strategies, team-building techniques, and collaborative decision-making. • Counseling, guidance, and discipline techniques. • Education Code, Board Policies, and Collective Bargaining Agreements. • District, State, and Federal policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. • Current research related to instruction and learning. • Budget planning, development, and monitoring. • Implementation of innovation and change. • Theory and practice in special education programming, including inclusion, discipline, IEP development, and implementation.
D. License/Credential/Certification: • Valid California Clear Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential(s) • Valid California Administrative Services Credential • Valid California Driver License • Valid CPR and First Aid (Preferred) • Valid EL Authorization, CLAD, or BCLAD (Required)
E. Education: • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university of higher learning • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university of higher learning • Doctorate from an accredited college or university of higher learning (Preferred)
F. Experience: • Four (4) years of successful teaching experience • Two (2) years of successful experience as a site administrator (Secondary Preferred)
G. Medical: • Tuberculosis Test
IV. PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
A. Physical: Speech intelligibility in quiet; speech intelligibility in noise; sound localization; sitting, walking, standing, reaching, and bending, as needed, throughout the day; fine coordination, wrist/arm motion, and grasping/holding; vision to see and read a variety of reports and materials; occasionally lift 1-15 lbs.; occasionally carry/push 1-15 lbs., occasionally carry 1-15 lbs.; and dexterity to operate instructional and office equipment.
B. Mental: Stress of emergencies and meeting deadlines; stress of interpersonal conflict; normal work standard stress; ability to work with interruption; concentrate for long periods of time; reading; oral comprehension and expression; written comprehension and expression; interpreting school policy and laws; calculate; perform routine mathematical processes; memorize and recall objects and people; analyze problems and generate alternatives; reconcile apparent ambiguities; solve multi-variant problems.
C. Environmental Demands: Office environment; frequently work outside, evenings, and/or variable hours; traveling from site to site as required.
V. WORK YEAR: 12 Months (212 days)
VI. SALARY RANGE: $133,788-$142,020 ($1,000 Stipend per year for Ph.D. or Ed.D. Degree)
Valid California Clear Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential(s)
Valid California Administrative Services Credential
Valid EL Authorization, CLAD, or BCLAD (Required)
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university of higher learning
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university of higher learning
Four (4) years of successful teaching experience
Two (2) years of successful experience as a site administrator (Secondary Preferred)
Valid California Driver License
Additional Salary Information: ($1,000 Stipend per year for Ph.D. or Ed.D. Degree)
Internal Number: BULLETIN #5
About Norwalk-La Mirada USD
Norwalk?La Mirada Unified School District, in collaboration with parents and community, shall develop in all students the knowledge, understanding skills, and attitudes to empower them to become life?long learners and productive citizens in an ever?changing world. This will be accomplished in a climate that promotes high expectations and strives to meet individual needs and values diversity.