Closing Date: Open Until Filled. Maximum salary range $111,132 - $141,912. Additional 2% stipend for a doctorate. A generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance. These benefits can be valued at $24,876. Apply online at www.edjoin.org 880 South Lemon Ave Walnut CA 91789 For more information call 909-595-1261 Ext., 31359
WALNUT VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
PRINCIPAL, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The principal is responsible for the direction of the instructional program, operation of the school plant, development and monitoring of the school budget, leadership of the staff, oversight in staff and student activities, and parent/community outreach. The principal supports, understands, and implements the vision, mission, WVUSD Areas of Focus, and the Local Control & Accountability Plan.
The elementary school principal serves as the educational leader of the school and ensures rigorous, engaging, and innovating teaching and learning experiences for every student in an environment that ensures equity, access, and inclusion for every student.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Serve as the instructional leader and operational manager of an elementary school facility
Plan, design, and conduct follow-through strategies pertaining to curriculum development and the implementation of instructional programs and activities designed to provide equity and access to each student
Interpret and implement the District-approved curriculum and ensure instruction aligns to state standards
Review, analyze, assess, interpret, and disaggregate student data and assessments, in collaboration with staff, to drive instructional decisions and ensure a positive and safe culture for every student
Stay current with developments, trends, and research in curriculum and instruction
Works closely with school staff and school site council to identify educational and instructional needs and develop short and long-range plans to improve the instructional process
Develop and direct educational programs designed to meet the needs of all student groups, including but not limited to English Learners, Special Education, and high achieving students
Support staff by modeling or assisting with the implementation of effective instructional and classroom management techniques
Model, train, and lead the use of effective instructional and organizational-based technology to enhance instruction and ensure the efficiency of systems
Implement an accountability system of teaching and learning based on student learning standards and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Understand, articulate, and monitor progress toward CCSS components, including learning targets, instructional sequences, recommended delivery practice, assessment guides, and professional development
Work with staff in organizing and coordinating grade level meetings in order to affect continuity and articulation of the instructional program
Ensure the continual development of a culture that promotes college and career readiness for all students, as evidenced by key indicators of success
Create a professional development plan, based on need, and identify, assign and coordinate in-service opportunities for certificated and classified personnel
Supervise, direct, and coordinate the assignment of instructional personnel and student classroom assignments
Plan, develop, organize, conduct, and maintain effective performance evaluation
Direct, supervise, observe, assesses, and evaluate site personnel performance
Promote equity, fairness, and respect among all staff members
Plan, supervise and direct student activities and the use of school facilities
Create and support a positive and productive school climate for students, staff, parents, and community members
Provide opportunities for staff to develop and use skills in collaboration, leadership, shared responsibility and improve job-related skills through regular training and meetings of certificated, classified, and management staff
Maintain a high level of visibility on the campus before, during, and after school
Interact with students, parents, and staff in a sensitive and timely manner
Strengthen high-trust, collaborative and respectful relationships with colleagues, students, parents, and community members
Develop school plans and organizational procedures for the health, safety, and conduct of students as established in District procedures
Plan, coordinate and evaluate the total program of pupil services, including guidance and counseling
Confer and consults with school and District personnel, parents, and pupils pertaining to alternative solutions for educational and behavior management challenges
Participate in budget planning activities, and develop expenditure review and control procedures to ensure a cost-beneficial and cost-effective operational mode
Assume a leadership role in the functions and activities of site and District advisory committees and groups
Assist the educational community in understanding the site and District goals and objectives and the strategies utilized for achieving them
Enforce Education Code, rules and regulations of the California State Board of Education, policies of the Board of Trustees, administrative regulations of the Superintendent, and collective bargaining agreements
Attend and participate in student, staff, district, and school-related functions
Make plans for the most effective use of curriculum materials, instructional supplies, equipment, building facilities, and school grounds
Coordinate effective emergency planning and drills
Coordinate student and family assistance programs with local social service and youth service agencies
Assist in the conduct of effective and efficient personnel management systems, including the recruitment, selection, retention, and separation of personnel
May be responsible for managing, monitoring, and evaluating specially funded programs to ensure compliance with funding agency standards and guidelines
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Principles, techniques, strategies, goals, objectives, and legal aspects of public education
Procedures, methods, and strategies of organization, management, supervision, and leadership
Common Core State Standards, including scope, depth, purpose, and application
Modern, innovative, and creative curriculum and instructional trends regarding the elementary student
Curriculum development, instructional program delivery strategies, and program supervision, assessment, and evaluation
Instructional-based technology, including the latest developments and trends
Best practices to encourage positive student behavior and management
Results and performance-based evaluation techniques pertaining to program and personnel performance effectiveness
Equity, access and inclusion practices as it relates to students, staff and other stakeholders
Assessment and data analysis
Human relations strategies, conflict resolution strategies, and team-building principles and techniques
Direct, lead, and coordinate the multifaceted functions and activities of an elementary school facility
Demonstrate effective instructional, organizational, and administrative leadership
Take the initiative in identifying, analyzing, and solving challenging issues
Use good judgment in the application and enforcement of State, federal, District, and school laws and policies
Demonstrate equity, access, cultural responsiveness, and inclusivity in decision-making, recruitment, and processes
Relate effectively with ethnically diverse staff, students, and community member
Effectively motivate, train, supervise and evaluate the performance of staff members
Communicate effectively in oral and written form
Develop and maintain effective collaborative and respectful relationships with colleagues, students, parents, and community members
Engage regularly in collaboration and shared decision-making processes
Demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills while ensuring high levels of accountability for self and staff
Take the initiative in identifying and systematically solving challenges/issues Successfully diffuse difficult situations and perform effectively and efficiently in situations requiring tact, diplomacy, and good judgment
Meet demanding timelines and schedules
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skill is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Five years of successful teaching experience or the successful completion of a comprehensive administrative internship-training program
Equivalent to the completion of a Master of Arts or higher degree in educational administration, instructional technology, or a closely related field
Possession of a valid California credential authorizing service as an elementary school principal
WVUSD Mission Statement
Walnut Valley Unified, a premier school District committed to "KIDS FIRST – Every Student, Every Day," will prepare all students to thrive in a rapidly changing, competitive, global economy by teaching them 21st Century skills through quality programs that include Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Activities.
A California Administrative Services Credential is Required
Additional Salary Information: Additional 2% stipend for doctorate. Walnut Valley USD has a generous benefit package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance. These benefits can be valued at $24,876
About Walnut Valley Unified School District
Walnut Valley schools have been recognized by both the California State Department of Education and the United States Department of Education. Numerous sites are National Blue Ribbon, California Gold Ribbon, and California Distinguished Schools. These schools are high achieving and have risen to the challenge of educating every child.
The International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs at both comprehensive high schools provide students with a challenging academic experience that prepares them to be successful in college. Both programs have been acknowledged for their excellence on the state, federal, and international levels.
Two elementary schools offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. This international curriculum teaches children to be global thinkers through creative thought and inquiry. Funding from a prestigious federal grant provides students with the opportunity to learn Spanish and become proficient bilingual speakers.
Walnut Valley serves a student population of approximately 14,600. The District takes pride in the fact that it develops awareness and appreciation for the cultural and ethnic diversity represen...ted on every campus. Walnut Valley students experience a rigorous academic program. Every student’s progress is monitored and a variety of interventions are offered to learners needing additional assistance. Through personal attention and concerted school team efforts, students are able to meet their post-secondary goals.
The District’s high academic ranking reflects its efforts to provide targeted instruction for students with special learning needs. Students are served by state and federal programs such as Special Education, Title I, and English Language Development. Instructional support centers such as the English Immersion Center (Mandarin and Korean) and the Reading Clinic provide intensive small group instruction.
Walnut Valley students have numerous opportunities to enrich their educational experience through a variety of clubs, athletic teams, and student government. Walnut Valley recognizes the importance of educating the whole child and therefore continues to offer fine arts and performing arts programs to elementary and secondary students.
Walnut Valley is proud of its highly qualified staff. The District recognizes that professional excellence requires teachers to be lifelong learners who continually seek to improve their skills. This includes expanding one’s repertoire of instructional strategies and becoming educational researchers who use data to better meet the learning needs of every student. A number of Walnut Valley teachers are National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certified.
Newly credentialed teachers receive support and training from an outstanding Teacher Induction Consortium. This state-approved program allows teachers to earn their Professional Clear Credential.