This position provides administration, instructional leadership, and supervision of operation and management of an elementary school.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Organizes school program and plans for implementation of state and local curriculum guides; manages building instructional program; advises teachers on instructional methods, materials, and techniques; directs school staff development program for teachers.
- Develops and maintains an effective educational program consistent with State and Federal guidelines and the philosophy, policies, goals, and core values of the School Board; meets and confers with students, parents, faculty and staff; maintain records and files; prepare reports.
- Creates and maintains a school culture and climate that fosters high levels of student and teacher learning and growth.
- Plans and supervises the work of others; sets expectations, builds capacity, models learning, manages effectively, and responds to constituent groups and the community in a timely manner
- Contributes to division-curriculum evaluations, revisions, and related projects; participates in division administrator's meetings; provides administrative support and coordination services to Central Office and other office personnel as needed; supervises student teacher training program at building level.
- Develops building rules, regulations, and procedures consistent with school division policies, rules, regulations, and procedures; interprets and enforces division and building rules, regulations and procedures; prepares, distributes, and updates school handbook.
- Maintains efficient and effective work relations with and among staff members; holds periodic faculty and other staff meetings for the conduct of school business; disseminates needed information; encourages reciprocal communications within school; responds to staff requests, complaints, grievances, etc.; advises staff members regarding work-related problems.
- Prepares and defends annual school budget proposal; manages budget allotments in accordance with building priorities; maintains proper account ledgers and other financial records.
- Interviews and recommends employment of school personnel; orients new employees to school; assigns and schedules the building's staff; recommends appointments to leadership responsibilities as appropriate; maintains necessary personnel records; provides for employment of substitute personnel.
- Leads and assists teachers in maintenance of appropriate classroom management; counsels individual students; confers with parents; administers discipline as appropriate; reports disciplinary action as required.
- Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local mandates and guidelines related to local and state testing programs and the local special education program.
- Ensures scholastic records for all students are current, accurate, complete, and meet federal, state and local requirements.
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision and a professional license with proper endorsements in Administration and Supervision PreK – 12 is required.
- Extensive administrative, leadership and educational experience.
- Ability to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and establish and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders (e.g., administrators, teachers, staff, parents).
- Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in the administration and supervision of all facets of an elementary school (grades PreK – 5); thorough knowledge of curriculum design, implementation, evaluation and refinement; thorough knowledge of prescribed School Board policies and procedures; knowledge and understanding of student growth and development and developmentally appropriate instruction and learning; knowledge and understanding of the conditions and dynamics of the diverse school community.
- Ability to maintain and model high standards of professionalism.
Supervises all assigned professional, paraprofessional, administrative, and non-professional personnel assigned to the school.
Performs duties under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent, School Leadership (Elementary).
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Frequent interruptions, frequent competing deadlines; supervise and address large audiences; supervision of outside activities. Subject to multiple competing priorities and making expedient decisions in times of crisis.