Waldorf Charter School Principal
CHARTER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL - JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Principal - Charter School
Supervisor: Director of Alternative Schools & Programs Classification: Certified Administrative
Days/Months: 196 days
Provides leadership, management, and supervision for a high-quality learning environment, consistent with the law, District board policies, administrative regulations, and instructions from the Academic Policy Committee (APC). Administers all phases of school operation and curricular offerings, as well as staff and student supervision.
Examples of Duties Leadership:
Promotes and supports school and district initiatives through appropriate change processes.
Promotes shared vision with individuals and groups, facilitates teamwork and collegiality. Formulates goals, establishes priorities, and develops action plans to accomplish the school’s mission.
Provides leadership in expectations of high student achievement and communicates effective instructional methods.
Knows, understands, and facilitates aligned standards-based curriculum (including place-based science and social studies curriculum), methods, and technology. Successfully implements assessment policy.
Acts to ensure the safety and security of students, personnel, and school property within the school facility, on school grounds, and in school-related activities off school property. Coordinates programs and services that promote student safety, growth, development, and responsibility.
Coordinates the interview and selection process to identify and recommend quality personnel for hire. Assigns staff appropriately.
Supervises and evaluates staff through the Danielson Evaluation Framework to improve skills, instructional programs, and support services. Provides opportunities for professional development. Motivates and provides high expectations that staff engage in consistent professional development to improve their practice.
Recognizes and uses varied methods to communicate effectively with the school community and local media.
Laws, Policies, Procedures, and Good Business Practice:
Administers and acts in accordance with federal and state laws; Board policies and
regulations; and APC policies and bylaws. Works within district policies, procedures, and directives.
Administers school’s budget, financial accounts, and contracts consistent with district procedures; and in a responsible, accurate, and effective manner.
Knows, understands, and acts in accordance with processes required for the district’s compliance with special education and civil rights laws and regulations.
Knows, understands, and acts in accordance with the terms of negotiated agreements for certified and classified employees.
Administers student discipline according to district policies and regulations, in a fair and consistent manner.
Social, Cultural, Political, and Economic Factors:
Recognizes and acts with an understanding of the social, racial, cultural, political, and economic forces that influence a positive school environment.
Parents and Community:
Actively seeks the involvement of diverse family and community members in all facets of the school program. Provides a supportive and respectful school environment.
Encourages volunteer participation of parents and community members.
Meets regularly with parents and with teachers of the school to review, evaluate, and improve operations of the School.
Meets with the Watershed APC regularly to monitor progress in achieving the APC's policies and goals.
Facilities Maintenance and Operation:
Ensures that facilities are safe, clean, orderly, and well maintained.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Computer, printer, copy machine, video projector, personal smart devices and other equipment needed to develop and present an appropriate instructional program, including courses facilitated through district-wide distance delivery. Computer software including word processing, e-mail, Internet access software, google docs, and software approved and adopted by the district and/or building such as student grade report programs.
Independent decision-making expected, verifying course of action with the charter APC, district supervisor, and other district administrators as needed.
Primary Working Contacts
Certified and classified staff in the building; charter APC; charter PTSA; other principals, district administrators, district employees; families and community agencies.
Supervision Received and Exercised
The principal is supervised by the Director of Alternative Schools & Programs, and the principal supervises certified and classified staff in his/her building.
Unusual Working Conditions
Attendance at evening/weekend meetings and school or district activities required; workload may be stressful; confidentiality required.
Education/Certification: Must possess a valid State of Alaska Type A teaching and Type B administrative certificate prior to employment.
Experience: Two (2) years of successful public elementary administrative experience preferred. Three (3) years of successful elementary level teaching experience preferred.
Skills: Demonstrated skills in focusing staff and students on academic excellence; skilled
in the use of personal computers for data management, written
communication, e-mail and internet use; and strong interpersonal skills to foster positive relationships with staff, students, parents, and the community. Skilled in the use of video and web-based conferencing equipment.
Knowledge: Knowledge of instructional technology; knowledge of positive student discipline procedures.
Abilities: Demonstrated ability to develop, motivate and supervise staff.
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