Elementary Principal (2 positions)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Portage Public Schools
Position Details: 

Elementary Principal

2 Positions
Central Elementary and Woodland Elementary

Start date:  August 2018

Serves as the educational leader of an elementary school and oversees and supervises all aspects related to the daily function and operations of the school.  

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

· Serve as the instructional leader of the building and articulate a clear and compelling vision founded in strong and sustainable student achievement outcomes.
· Manage personnel effectively through appropriate delegation, planning and evaluation. Fosters an environment where staff and faculty work cooperatively together and hold each other accountable to reach high levels of student achievement.
· Lead the improvement of student achievement by implementing the 5D+ Model for teacher observation and evaluation with high levels of fidelity.
· Effectively evaluate teachers' classroom management, instructional practice, professional development pursuits, interpersonal and leadership skills, while identifying high- and low-effectiveness performers, and provide clear and actionable feedback, resources and support.
· Provide ongoing professional development for staff, based on an analysis of building data, best practices and instructional research.
· Model and promote the continuous use of data to inform practice and drive decision-making and instruction.
· Observe teaching methods and examine learning materials to evaluate and standardize curricula and teaching techniques, and to determine areas where improvement is needed.
· Manage school resources (fiscal, human capital, facilities and equipment, etc.) to support student achievement goals and in compliance with district policies.
· Foster a positive school climate by assessing, planning, and communicating with the school community; promoting distributive leadership while demonstrating understanding of and respect and appreciation for cultural diversity.
· Promote a positive tone for collaborative school/community relations by articulating the mission, seeking community support, and fostering rapport with all stakeholders.
· Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities, policies, and student behavioral or learning problems.
· Perform other duties as assigned
Education, Skills and Abilities:
· Master’s Degree with at least 20 hours of coursework in Educational Leadership
· Elementary teaching certificate
· Administrative certification
· Experience working with Professional Learning Communities, with proven management and team building skills.
· Strong record of helping students achieve and sustain academic success.
· Commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of educational equity.
· Capacity to define a vision, build teams and achieve results despite obstacles.
· Experience in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources. Record of success in leading adults; prior experience with personnel recruitment, selection, training, management, labor relations and supervision.
· Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
· Ability to use data in the decision making process and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
· Ability to continuously elevate professional contributions through ongoing reflection, building upon previous learning and being open and receptive to on-going feedback.
· Active listening skills- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
· Judgment and decision-making skills— Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
· Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.

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