Principal K-12

Friday, April 27, 2018
Leland Public School
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Position Description

Leland Public School

K-12 Principal


POSITION TITLE:                Principal – K-12


REPORTS TO:                     Superintendent


Leland Public School is looking for a dynamic and visible leader.  Our K-12 school is comprised of approximately 510 students and 36 on the teaching staff.  Leland Public School is an Authorized International Baccalaureate School in the Primary Years Program and the Middle Years Program.



Provides instructional leadership to staff including: curriculum planning, leading the International Baccalaureate Program, Marzano centered staff evaluations, review and implementation, budget, and professional development.  Responsible for building administration and the safety and welfare of both students and staff.  Principal experience is expected.



To perform a variety of complex administrative duties within a K-12 building environment; including instruction, school planning, transportation, and food services.  To administer the policies and guidelines of the school system and to provide administrative staff assistance to the superintendent.


Administrative Standards/Responsibilities

The Principal is part of the Administration team consisting of the Superintendent, Business Manager and receives general direction and supervision from the Superintendent.  Exercises direct supervision over assigned professional and classified staff.  Works with the staff and community to build a shared mission, and vision of high expectations holding staff accountable for results.




Instructional Leadership Attributes

  • A proven track record of effectiveness, of delivering increased student learning outcomes as a result of the candidate’s intentional actions
  • The ability to clearly articulate those intentional actions, the rationale behind them, and the challenges encountered along the way
  • Provide leadership to implement the tenants of the IB Program.
  • Work with the administration, instructional staff and the school improvement committee to implement technology into the instructional practices; explore options of blended instruction and support initiatives with professional development
  • Oversee and direct the School Improvement process
  • Lead the school community in data-driven decisions based on state standards and results from multiple data points, which include, but are not limited to: MME, PSAT/SAT, ACT, PLAN, school-based assessments, attendance and discipline records
  • Design, coordinate and implement the secondary class and bell schedule and calendar in conjunction with the K-12 building parameters
  • Lead the decision-making process through the collaboration of staff, students and community
  • Direct staff in addressing the needs of all students through differentiated instruction
  • Evaluate staff in a timely manner and provide feedback for individual professional growth
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends, developments and research pertaining to secondary education
  • Organize and facilitate building level in-service and professional development                                                                    

Relationship Attributes

The principal creates a collaborative school community, within their building, where the school staff, families and community interact regularly and share ownership for the success of each child.

  • Treat all people fairly, equitably, and with dignity and respect
  • Interact with students in a positive and constructive manner to encourage each individual to perform at their highest level
  • Maintain positive public relations with parents, parent groups, and school volunteers and outside agencies
  • Take the time to gather information when dealing with teacher/staff concerns and address those concerns in a timely manner
  • Involve staff in the decision-making process


Personal & Professional Attributes

  • Possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize a multitude of tasks
  • Prioritize the time to gather and document information when dealing with a complaint against a staff member and address the complaint in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Model and articulate high expectations for all students and staff
  • Embrace change and innovation and possess the ability to envision and actualize learning beyond the traditional walls of the classroom and school
  • Commit to high visibility and daily communications with stakeholders using multiple forms of communications; including elementary and secondary building level staff, students, parents, central office staff, technology staff, management and administrative teams
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to be decisive and support team decisions
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of honesty and integrity
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills
  • Possess the ability to plan, organize and execute the full range of administrative tasks associated with the operation of a comprehensive high school in conjunction/cooperation with the superintendent


Operation/Management of Building       

  • Manage the professional and administrative staff of the secondary building according to school & central office policies and procedures
  • Supervise the overall daily operation of the building for all instructional and non-instructional purposes
  • Michigan Department of Education Initiatives
  • Monitor K-12 and teacher budgets
  • Oversee the School Improvement Process
  • Help with differentiated Instruction
  • Presenting and reviewing M-Step, PSAT, SAT Data Analysis
  • Developing elementary and secondary schedules
  • Use of the “Marzano” Evaluation Tool
  • Interview and make recommendations for hiring and training new employees in accordance with school and human resource policies and procedures
  • Implement disciplinary procedures and policies related to student behavior and achievement; provide for student and parent due process in accordance with federal, state, and school system rules and regulations; ensure confidentiality of all student records
  • Establish priorities for educational materials to meet the needs of students and prepare the school budget in collaboration with Central Office                                                                                                                                             












Essential functions under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include any of the following duties, knowledge and skills.  This list is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by employees in this position.

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