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Principal - George Washington High School

Company: Danville Public Schools
Location: Danville
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Principal - George Washington High School JOB STATUS: OPEN POSTING DATE: 02/08/2021 DEADLINE DATE: ` Applications will be screened on receipt and interviews of candidates who meet the qualifications--will be conducted as soon as possible, with selection to follow quickly thereafter. POSTING NUMBER: 002177 NATURE OF POSITION: The Principal is responsible for administering all aspects of the total school program by providing educational leadership for students and staff consistent with division goals. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Principal is--responsible--for-- the following:--
PLANNING


  • Sets meaningful and significant goals in order to increase student learning and achievement, involving faculty, staff, parents/guardians, and community in the process
  • Shares goals with all stakeholders
  • Helps the faculty set goals based on student needs through identified data sources
  • Follows plans and works throughout the year to achieve goals

    CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

    • Administers, monitors, and evaluates the instructional program of the school
    • Organizes and conducts a program of instructional leadership and evaluation, including classroom and teaching observations
    • Implements curriculum and establishes educational objectives consistent with division goals
    • Ensures the effective use of supplies, materials, and equipment
    • Develops an efficient system of student and program appraisal, recommending changes as needed to meet student needs and improve student learning and achievement
    • Evaluates pupil progress using standardized tests and other data sources; and uses the results for continuous program improvement
    • Shares with the Superintendent recommendations for improving the curriculum
    • Prepares master schedule and assigns pupils to classes for optimum learning experiences
    • Evaluates grading practices and student progress with members of the faculty
    • Assists teachers in planning field trips and using community resources
    • Facilitates teacher professional growth and recertification planning and activities

      SUPERVISION OF STAFF

      • Provides leadership to and supervises teachers, paraprofessionals, classified staff members, and other resource and service personnel working in the school
      • Monitors staff attendance and takes corrective measures when necessary
      • Sets performance standards for all staff that reflect expectations regarding job responsibilities
      • Monitors and assesses performance in accordance with approved evaluation procedures
      • Visits classrooms regularly, carrying out the division plan for formal and informal visits
      • Advises staff members of needed improvements and makes commendations as appropriate
      • Solves problems between and within the staff
      • Provides for and promotes effective meetings and professional development for teachers
      • Assists in the employment of staff
      • Coordinates the use of subject matter specialists, resource teachers, and other resource personnel
      • Maintains a clear and effective two-way communication system with all staff

        LICENSURE

        • Maintains proper licensure
        • Assures that teachers are assigned to areas in which they are endorsed
        • Assures that teachers are making required progress toward completing licensure requirements

          SCHOOL CLIMATE

          • Establishes and maintains a safe, orderly, effective environment conducive to learning
          • Implements and maintains an effective code of acceptable student behavior
          • Coordinates staff activities to reach consensus on how decisions will be made
          • Provides feedback and support to teachers and other staff members on professional needs
          • Resolves concerns in a timely fashion
          • Informs staff members of pertinent issues of which they should be aware
          • Establishes procedures by which organizational improvements can be suggested and implemented
          • Establishes an effective communications program that includes opportunities for faculty and staff--involvement, committees, individual conferences, and internal communication procedures
          • Provides for student needs by effectively promoting and using student services and resources
          • Participates in the identification and placement of children with special needs and/or having difficulties in--core areas
          • Participates in extracurricular activities and special events of the school and division
          • Establishes an active client feedback system that includes parents, students, and staff

            SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS

            • Establishes and maintains an effective school-community relations program, to include a strong emphasi on parental involvement
            • Interprets the school program to the community in a positive manner
            • Maintains a clear and effective two-way communication system between the school and the community,--including an active planning council
            • Cooperates with community groups and agencies

              GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

              • Adheres to all requirements specified in Danville School Board policies and procedures as well as all federal and state laws
              • Administers appropriate personnel procedures, to include the division's-- Employee Code of Professionalism
              • Coordinates and administers student personnel services
              • Maintains student database
              • Maintains accurate personnel, student, and fiscal records (to include attendance and leave records) in accordance with federal and state laws and with school division policies and procedures
              • Requisitions needed repairs, materials, and equipment
              • Conducts safety drills, assumes responsibility for safety within the building, and maintains a safe work environment in accordance with approved procedures
              • Complies with division, state, and federal financial policies and procedures
              • Submits required division reports promptly
              • Monitors and manages the school's budget and expenditures
              • Cooperates with the Central Office administrative and supervisory staff for the continuous improvement of the total school program (curriculum, instruction, human resources, staff development, finance, operations, information systems, maintenance, federal programs, special services, and food services).
              • Ensures that the school's office is managed effectively

                PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES AND GROWTH

                • Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in Education
                • Works with staff in developing professional growth plans and provides opportunity for participation
                • Develops a personal professional growth plan and participates actively in workshops, in-service activities, and meetings that contribute to professional competence

                  PERSONAL QUALITIES

                  • Devotes time and energy effectively to the job
                  • Uses oral communication effectively
                  • Writes clearly and correctly
                  • Is appropriately attired and well-groomed
                  • Listens actively in a conversation or discussion
                  • Exercises good judgment
                  • Works effectively with individuals and groups
                  • Treats others with respect, recognizing their worth and dignity
                  • Responds positively to constructive criticism

                    Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of curriculum, assessment and instruction. Demonstrated knowledge of theories of effective teaching. Thorough knowledge of the Virginia SOL. Demonstrated ability to observe and evaluate teaching practices. Ability to relate easily to teachers and administrators and to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of groups. Excellent oral and written communication and collaboration skills. Excellent presentation skills. Ability to observe and assess the transfer of training and learning into practice. Superior organizational skills. Ability to problem-solve independently. Proficient in the use of technology. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: Must hold or be eligible for teaching license issued by the Virginia Board of Education with PreK-12 Administration and Supervision (or equivalent) endorsement. At least five (5) years of successful teaching experience. Successful experience as a school administrator or supervisor is strongly preferred. Successful experience in the areas of human resources and human relations preferred. START DATE: As soon as possible after selection SALARY / STIPEND: Salary Range: $85,957 - $124,637 annually, depending on experience and advanced degrees. Danville School Board pays the employee cost, in full, for state-mandated life insurance; and in part for state retirement and health insurance. Other benefits - sick, personal, and annual (vacation) leave. TO APPLY: Complete a Danville Public Schools online application for "Licensed" positions. Follow all instructions on the DPS "Employment Opportunities" page to apply for this specific position.

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