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ARLINGTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB TITLE:
Principal – Alternative Campus/Junior High
PAY GRADE: ALTPRN/ ADMIN 8
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Certification/Education: • Master’s Degree • Administrative certification issued by Texas Education Agency • Minimum three years classroom teaching experience • Two years administrative experience required
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: A. Instructional Management 1. Systematically and continuously monitor instructional and managerial processes to ensure that program activities are related to program outcomes; use these findings for corrective action and improvement, as well as for recognition of success. 2. Work with staff to plan, implement and evaluate the curriculum on a systematic basis. 3. Ensure that curriculum renewal is continuous and responsive to student needs. 4. Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals. 5. Evaluate and recommend improvement in the purposes, design and implementation of the instructional program, as well as other support programs related to the mission of the school. B. School/Organizational Climate 1. Communicate and promote high expectation levels for staff and student performance in an enabling, supportive way; provide proper recognition of excellence and achievement. 2. Establish and maintain an environment which is conducive to positive staff morale and directed towards achievement of the school’s mission in accordance with AISD goals. 3. Foster collegiality and team-building among staff, encouraging their active involvement in decisionmaking. 4. Communicate effectively with students, staff, parents and community; project a positive image that enhances the school’s mission. 5. Mediate and facilitate effective resolution of conflicts in a timely fashion. 6. Assess the school climate and use resultant data to develop improvement plans collaboratively with others. 7. Have a clear sense of the school’s mission; actively involve the staff in planning and decision-making in order to accomplish the mission. 8. Initiate and support programs and actions that foster learning and facilitate a positive, caring climate, as well as an orderly, purposeful environment for students of AISD. C. School/Organizational Improvement 1. Determine and build a common vision for school improvement; direct planning activities and implement programs collaboratively to ensure attainment of school’s mission. 2. Identify, analyze and apply research findings (e.g., effective school research correlates) to facilitate school improvement. 3. Develop (as necessary), maintain and utilize appropriate information systems and records necessary for attainment of the school’s mission and overall school improvement efforts. D. Personnel Management 1. Use developmental supervision effectively and comprehensively with all staff by systematically observing instruction, recording observations and regularly conducting formative and summative evaluation conferences. 2. Apply state/district appraisal systems appropriately and ensure that evaluations clearly and accurately represent staff performance. 3. Confer with subordinates regarding their professional growth; work jointly with them to develop and accomplish improvement goals. 4. Identify, provide and/or encourage participation in available in-service training options to address the goals identified through the growth planning process.
Clearly define expectations for staff performance regarding instructional strategies, classroom management and communication with the public. 6. Encourage personal and professional growth and leadership among the staff; recognize exemplary performance. 7. Be effective in interviewing, selecting and orienting new staff; make sound recommendations relative to personal placement, transfer, retention and dismissal. E. Administration and Fiscal/Facilities Management 1. Comply with district policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations, in pursuing the mission of the school. 2. Be effective in scheduling activities and the use of resources needed to accomplish determined goals. 3. Develop budgets based upon documented program needs, estimated enrollment, personnel and other fiscal needs; implement programs within budget limits; maintain fiscal control; accurately report fiscal information. 4. Monitor the use, care and replacement of capital equipment. 5. Manage all school facilities effectively; efficiently supervise their maintenance to ensure clean, orderly and safe buildings and grounds. F. Student Management 1. Work with faculty and staff to implement a student management system that results in positive student behavior and enhances school climate. 2. Effectively develop and communicate to students, staff and parents school guidelines for student conduct. 3. Ensure that school rules are uniformly observed and that consequences of misconduct are applied equitably to all students. 4. Effectively conduct conferences with parents, students and teachers concerning school and student issues, conveying both positive aspects of student behavior as well as problem areas. 5. Encourage plans for improved student behavior that reflect additional opportunities for learning. G. Professional Growth and Development 1. Use information provided through assessment instruments, the district appraisal process and evaluate feedback from line supervisors to improve performance. 2. Strive to improve leadership skills through self-initiated professional development activities (e.g., undertaking professional reading, attending conferences and participating in training programs). 3. Utilize information gained in professional development programs for self-improvement. 4. Disseminate ideas and information to other professionals; provide leadership in addressing challenges facing the profession. 5. Conduct oneself in a professional, ethical manner in accordance with TEA Code of Ethics. H. School/Community Relations 1. Articulate the school’s mission and campus plan to the community and solicit their support in achieving the goals of the campus. 2. Demonstrate awareness of school/community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs. 3. Demonstrate the use of appropriate techniques for effective community and parent involvement. 4. Emphasize and nurture two-way communication between the school and community. 5. Project a positive image to the community.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. Approved by
UPDATED: May 15 Personnel Department