Purpose: The school principal at East High School provides positive leadership and guidance to create continuous improvement toward equity, excellence and achievement for each student. The school principal directs the overall site operations, services and supervises the staff of the school.
The school principal implements policies/procedures/processes to improve educational experiences; develops and deploys professional development activities for staff; facilitates learning community meetings such as School Improvement Councils and School Community Councils; communicates across all constituencies in a professional, persuasive manner, and; develops and implements research-based school improvement strategies.
Provide leadership and commitment to equity, excellence and achievement for each student
Collaborate with other relevant colleagues and community members; attend a variety of meetings; stay current on applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations; prepare written materials (e.g. budgets, curriculum, reports, directives, memos, etc.) prepare and deliver presentations
Knowledge in leadership development, deployment and supervision of student activities with consideration of academic, social and ethical growth
Supervise and evaluate the conduct/performance of all assigned personnel
Implements policies, procedures and/or processes for the purpose of providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements
Provide professional development to engage staff in activities designed to support individual school/district goals and programs to improve student learning; coach teachers and staff through growth-evoking feedback
Facilitate grade level/content PLC’s/data meetings to apply analysis of student data to best instructional practices for highest student achievement regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or prior academic achievement
Effectively and diplomatically interact and work in cooperation with district staff at all levels, as well as outside entities; incorporate culturally competent strategies and utilize culturally responsive communication and engagement strategies with all members of the school community
Maintain professional workplace etiquette and represent the department/district in a professional manner; communicate effectively and efficiently with diverse groups of people while maintaining confidentiality and positive working relationships with co-workers, students, parents, and other district employees
Maintain adaptability and understanding of cultural differences and in working in a diverse environment while coping with stressful situations related to students and maintaining confidentiality
Knowledge of effective English Language Learners teaching practices
Knowledge and leadership on behalf of special needs students, including laws and regulations of special education and 504 plans
Knowledge and leadership on behalf of accelerated/extended learning programs
Analyze and interpret data to implement achievement strategies to improve student achievement based on the Student Success Plan (SSP), school-level student achievement data and other factors
Manage the school facility and grounds for an appropriate, safe, working and learning environment
Manage a school budget in alignment with school needs, following district budget, procurement and accounting policies and procedures with integrity and ethics
Develop positive growth-minded interactions with student groups and in working with individual students, including development/implementation of a school-wide behavior management process and provide leadership development, deployment and supervision of student activities with consideration of academic, social and ethical growth
Communicate campus news and events with the school community and stakeholders through professional communication strategies
Provide sound judgement and advise to constituent community; use excellent critical thinking, decision making and organizational skills
Experience in collaboration with district employees as necessary for school improvement, and to contribute to the mission of the district as a whole
Demonstrated experience in being ethical, courteous and provide educational leadership in employment activities
Work with limited supervision; ability to work effectively under constant deadlines and time constraints; manage multiple tasks and responsibilities and prioritize accordingly
Maintain regular and predictable attendance for the purpose of fulfilling job requirements efficiently and effectively. Will be required to attend and supervise activities, events, and meetings outside of normal work hours on a regular basis
Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective operations of the school
The usual and customary methods of performing job functions require sitting, walking, standing, bending, occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, stooping, kneeling; driving an automobile, etc.
Risks found in the typical work environment which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations.
Master’s degree in Education or related field
State of Utah School Leadership License or an out of state license that is transferrable to Utah.
Two years of school administrative experience in licensed K-12 education. Administrative intern experience will count for up to one year of credit toward three years of experience. Salt Lake City School District employees who performed two years of administrative internships in SLCSD will receive credit for both years.
Five years of experience in K-12 education.
Professional communication skills including, but not limited to: excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities; and empathic listening and persuasive speaking skills.
Ability to provide positive and inspirational leadership/guidance and a collaborative mindset to learning community stakeholders
Experience with coaching teachers through growth-evoking feedback, and development and delivery of professional development activities to improve student achievement communication and engagement strategies with all members of the school community
Experience supervising and evaluating the conduct/performance of all assigned personnel.
Ability to implements policies, procedures and/or processes for providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.
Knowledge of development and delivery of professional growth activities to engage staff and designed to support individual school/District goals and programs to improve student achievement.
Experience facilitating grade level/content PLC’s/data meetings for analysis of student data to inform instructional practices for highest student achievement regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or prior academic achievement, based on the School Improvement Plan.
Knowledgeable of culturally competent strategies and culturally responsive, professional communication/engagement strategies with all members of the school community
Ability to lead implementation of effective English Language Learners teaching practices.
Knowledge of and leadership on behalf of: effective English Language Learners teaching practices; accelerated/extended learning programs, and; special needs students, including laws and regulations of special education and 504 plans.
Knowledge of school budget management in alignment with school needs, following district budget, procurement and accounting policies and procedures with integrity and ethics
Skill in developing positive growth-minded interactions with student groups and in working with individual students, including development/implementation of a school-wide behavior management process.
Knowledge in student leadership development, deployment and supervision of student activities with consideration of academic and social growth
Spanish Speaker: speaks, reads, writes and understands Spanish