Elementary Principal- McBee ES (Lubbock)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Education - Excluding Post Secondary



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JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:



This position is the chief administrative officer of an individual school. Incumbent is responsible for hiring, supervising, and evaluating teachers and staff, developing and implementing educational programs in the school, overseeing extracurricular activities and assuring that Board policies are fully carried out, as well as directing all support services of the school. Incumbent is responsible for the administration of the school programs and services, as well as supervision of teachers, counselors, and other administrative staff at the school.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Plans and implements comprehensive extracurricular programs for the school, including clubs and athletics.
  • Meets with assistant principals, teachers, counselors, students and parents on a formal and informal basis to address program objectives and issues, complaints, and grievances; respond to correspondence and phone calls.
  • Performs walk-through of campus to monitor teacher, staff, and student behavior and to monitor grounds and buildings maintenance.
  • Oversees use of facilities, scheduling classes and activities for most effective uses; prepares annual teacher and staff assignments, making adjustments where necessary.
  • Oversees and assists in administrative activities such as reporting on budget, teachers, and staff, and classroom/program activities to the Superintendent and Board.
  • Maintains a positive community and parent relations program, including frequent meetings with local officials, civic groups, parent associations, booster clubs, and the media.
  • Plans and prioritizes annual goals and objectives for instructional programs (including basic, advanced, remedial, and special education) and extracurricular activities with professional staff. Continually adjusts short-term plans based upon updated information and circumstances. Annually prepares five-year plan to establish long-term goals.
  • Assigns basic responsibilities to assistant principals, teachers, and administrative staff. Convenes task forces as necessary. Makes temporary duty assignments as needed.
  • Develops annual budget for the school, often with the assistance of teachers or department heads, and presents the requests to the Associate Superintendent. Manages budget for the school on a continual basis, identifying and making needed adjustments, or requesting changes from the superintendent.
  • Generally assigns permanent and temporary duties to all staff in the school. Organizes and directs special projects and events. Reassigns staff as necessary.
  • Provides assistant principals, teachers, and administrative staff with appropriate policies, procedures, and guide materials. Holds frequent group and individual meetings to disseminate information, both in written and verbal form, on policies, procedures, new programs, teaching methods, and educational objectives.
  • Establishes goals and performance expectations, discipline policies, evaluation criteria by incumbent on an annual basis.
  • Reviews teaching methods in class on a regular basis. Provides formal evaluations in conferences at least annually. Reviews performance of departments and administrative staff on the basis of documented progress in student achievement and project accomplishment.
  • Establishes and implements formal in-service training and development programs for professional staff in the school, including arranging for courses and workshops, and personally holding frequent staff conferences and workshops on teaching methods, new programs, etc. Provides individual guidance to teaching staff on techniques and methods.
  • Counsels assistant principals, teachers, and other staff on professional development, and mediates conflicts with students and parents.
  • Hears all formal grievances and enforces disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Conducts informal and formal annual evaluations of staff. Provides written and verbal feedback on strengths and weaknesses noted during evaluation process.
  • Interviews, selects, and evaluates all employees of the school. When necessary, performs employee terminations. Ensures that approved personnel management policies are fully carried out in the school.
  • Develops and sustains high-quality teachers and staff to advance teaching and learning.
  • Cultivates an inclusive, caring and supportive school community that promotes the academic success and well-being of each student.
  • Establishes a shared vision and culture of high expectations for all stakeholders within a frame of equity.
  • Believes all children will achieve by valuing the benefits of diversity among students, staff, and community through a physically, emotionally and psychologically safe environment utilizing social emotional learning.

  • OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:

    Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.



    PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Services are generally provided in an office and school setting. Some travel is required. This position may involve possible exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position.


    PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

    This position reports directly to the Associate Superintendent for Elementary Schools. Incumbent receives general supervision from the Associate Superintendent. Performance is reviewed on the basis of documented student achievements, maintenance of Board policies, meeting of established deadlines, operating within established budget, and public comment.




    Associated topics: assistant principal, assistant superintendent, dean, deputy, direct, elementary vice principal, executive manager, high school superintendent, superintendent, supervise

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