High School Principal

Friday, April 27, 2018
Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools
Position Details: 

High School Principal


Reports To

Assistant Superintendent


All building personnel

Job Purpose and Focus

This building administrator will lead the high school staff with vision, strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to addressing the unique needs of high school children in their quest to acquire a quality education. The high school principal is responsible for supporting the Board of Education, Superintendent, and staff in implementing district goals for children.  This individual must provide leadership and supervision for the entire school, curriculum, facilities, students, and staff. 


Essential Qualifications and Requirements 

  • Master’s degree in educational administration and compliance with state required continuing education requirements.Applicants currently pursuing a Master’s degree in educational administration may also be considered.  
  • Administrator Certificate or compliance with state required continuing education requirements.
  • 3 years of school administrative experience
  • Valid Michigan teaching certificate
  • Five years successful teaching experience preferred
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Successful experiences with a diverse student and parent population
  • Overall knowledge of school programs and services
  • Experience with Cultural proficient instruction preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally and exercise tact and discretion in relationships with district personnel, parents, and general public
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to problem solve, prioritize work, meet deadlines and demonstrate organizational skills
  • Willingness to keep abreast of changing technologies and to assume new responsibilities required by the introduction of new services
  • Ability to develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures

Experience with the development and implementation of innovative programs that offer students experience/opportunities with STEM and on-site dual enrollment preferred


Essential Functions and Representative Duties

  • Lead all staff in the implementation of the district plan for continuous improvement
  • Promote an open, supportive, positive, and safe school climate
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the high school operation and appropriately delegate duties to other staff
  • Make use of achievement data to provide leadership in curriculum development and best instructional practices
  • Promote, lead, evaluate, and mentor professional performance and growth of all staff.
  • Evaluate professional staff using Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching evaluation tool.
  • Supervise and attend student extracurricular activities
  • Participate in district wide and community initiatives in support of the Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools
  • Use excellent oral and written skills
  • Know, understand, and implement federal, state, and Board of Education policies
  • Commit to active and meaningful involvement of parents and community in school programs
  • Staff the building in cooperation with the administrator in charge of personnel
  • Approve the master teaching schedule and teacher assignments
  • Establish and maintain a student discipline program that includes Restorative Practices and PBIS
  • Oversee building child accounting procedures
  • Approve all official school correspondence and news releases
  • Prepare and administer the school budget as it relates to building supplies and internal accounts
  • Review and revise Administrative Regulations to Board policies as required
  • Assist the Superintendent in the development of short- and long-range plans
  • Stay informed of developments and innovations in areas of responsibility by reading current literature, attending professional conferences and meetings, and discussing issues with professional colleagues
  • Prepare and submit reports and other documents as required by the Superintendent
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Terms of Employment

Salary and fringe benefits as established by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Board of Education and the Carman-Ainsworth Administrators Association, the current base salary is $93,937.92.


Work Environment

Work is performed throughout the facilities of the district. There is limited exposure to physical risk. 


Evaluation/Performance Measurements

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with Michigan Revised School C section 380.1249.  Criteria for performance include but are not limited to:


  • Alignment of performance to the district’s and/or school’s vision and mission
  • Contribution to a culture of continuous improvement in terms of providing quality work, products, and services
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and share the district/school vision
  • Demonstration of an unwavering commitment to high standards for all and to a belief that all students can learn
  • Strong knowledge of human growth and development
  • Clear understanding of curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Commitment to effective instructional and assessment practices
  • Trusting relationships and commitment to effective collaboration
  • High expectations for self, students, and staff
  • Commitment to professional learning and practice
  • Demonstrated ability to base decisions on the need for results rather than intentions
  • Effective use of economic, human, material, and facility resources to achieve program and organizational goals
  • Implementation of effective routines, procedures, and systems
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Effective management of facilities and space



Intent and Function of Position Descriptions

Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuing that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.  They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions.


All descriptions reflect essential functions and basic duties.  Peripheral tasks have been excluded.  Requirements, skills, and abilities are the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions.  In no instance should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as appropriate, in keeping with collective bargaining agreements and law.


Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.