School Principal Job Description

School Principal Job Description

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School principal provides social skills instruction to identified students utilizing research based methodologies and approved curriculum.

School Principal Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective school principal job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included school principal job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintain a deep knowledge of the school’s accountability plan, financial goals and professional performance standards and conduct
Coordinates selection of textbooks in conjunction with curriculum goals and objectives
Develops timeline and monitors curriculum in-depth studies and articulation across grade levels and subject areas
Set and enforce rigorous standards for student achievement that are in line with the goals of the school and region
Ensure the academic program meets or exceeds yearly student outcome goals as defined by the school and region and measured by the FCAT and MAP
Inspire students, families, staff and community members to achieve the mission of PFSJCS by creating a joyful, structured and vibrant school culture
As a supportive administrative team member, lead the staff in creating a school community where people feel known, important, valued, respected, and accountable for their role in helping PFSJCS meet the vision
Develop and evaluate educational program to ensure conformance to state and school board standards
Assists in planning of agenda for faculty meetings and local school in-services
Supervises the school discipline program

School Principal Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for School Principal

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CA, CTC, CLAD, CRE, MSDE, K-12

Education for School Principal

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the school principal job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Education, Teaching, Educational Administration, Supervision, School Administration, Graduate, Management, Education Administration, Administration, Child Development

Skills for School Principal

Desired skills for school principal include:

Arizona academic standards and ability to interpret test data to improve instruction and achievement
Current trends and best practices in education policy and research
Instruction and assessment
Basic bookkeeping/accounting principles and practices
Curriculum and instruction
Data entry
File maintenance skills
Involvement in curriculum and instruction

Desired experience for school principal includes:

Technological proficiency and adaptability
The desire and humility to grow as an educator
Develop and maintain an instructional program that will prepare every student for successful matriculation into a four-year college or university and the academic skills and resiliency necessary to graduate college
Shape and develop a school-wide culture of achievement and community amongst adults
Lead an effective school leadership team including directly managing 1-3 Assistant Principals, a Business Manager, and 5-8 other teachers or teacher-leaders
Develop predictable and relevant school-wide rituals, practices and systems that reflect unwavering high expectations, respect and commitment to student success

School Principal Examples


School Principal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a school principal. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for school principal
  • Monitors the implementation and follow-up of the recommendations from Advanced Ed/WCEA visit
  • Assists with interviewing, observation and evaluation of teachers
  • Monitors government program applications, monies and services with public school district
  • Facilitates annual revision of handbooks
  • Oversees the acquisition and training of substitute teachers ensuring compliance with certification requirements and diocesan screening procedures
  • Maintain complete and accurate personnel records according to Diocesan guidelines
  • Plan and administer standardized tests when requested.Keep programs within budget limits
  • Manage use of school facilities
  • Direct and manage extracurricular programs in the elementary school including management of multiple activity funds
  • Supervise custodialship of education records and provide copies of official transcripts when requested
Qualifications for school principal
  • Strong leadership skills and a record of showing leadership in a variety of situations
  • Self-motivation, high energy, and relentlessness in meeting challenges
  • Belief in the necessity of high behavior expectations and consistency in upholding those expectations
  • Vision for instructional excellence that requires deep thinking and engagement from all students
  • Based on school-wide academic goals, instructional priorities and individual development goals, lead staff members to achieve high performance through goal setting and evaluation, data driven instruction, , coaching and feedback
  • Serve as a key member of the KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth School Leadership Team, representing the school to a variety of audiences and supporting all necessary functions for school management and success

School Principal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of school principal. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for school principal
  • Build the high school schedule and oversee all student scheduling with teacher advisors and counselors
  • Coordinate the high school state assessments
  • Provide a comprehensive and accredited K-12 education program on a military facility for 180 days of academic instruction per school year in accordance with Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) staffing standards
  • Provide a program of high quality K-12 education for dependents of military and civilian personnel of the United States government, contractor employees and host country nationals stationed in the United States and overseas
  • Manage the accreditation process
  • Serve as the instructional leader who monitors the delivery and evaluation of the education program and manages the facilities, personnel matters, and logistical support for the school
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff assigned to the school including principal(s), teacher(s), counselor(s), librarian(s), instructional aides, clerical support staff, and custodians
  • Develop and implement health, safety analysis, security, fire, and crisis intervention plans for the school
  • Administer current and previous K-12 student education records utilizing Administrator’s Plus database system or equivalent systems and provide copies of transcripts when/if requested
  • Screen, assess and determine student eligibility for Special Education Services and ESL
Qualifications for school principal
  • Models a growing and vibrant Christian witness
  • Strong team builder, who will work in conjunction with HBC staff and HBS Committee to develop a culture with Christian values, philosophy, and mission
  • Meet Georgia certification requirements in educational leadership for school principal
  • Able to recruit, develop, and lead HBS faculty and staff to educate the future leaders of our community, nation, and world with a Biblical worldview
  • Understands and applies high performance and data-driven practices to ensure educational achievement
  • Build and sustain positive relationships with staff, parents, colleagues, community

School Principal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a school principal. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for school principal
  • Administer Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Tests (PSAT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT) test site and other standardized tests as may be required in support of student needs
  • Conduct tours for new prospective families
  • Implement local marketing plans to drive enrollment
  • Ensure licensing standards are met
  • Coordinate all summer site program logistics (rooms, custodial, staffing, Food and Nutrition, discipline)
  • Receive and store summer school copy paper and custodial supplies (April 2018)
  • Maintain and submit Employee Rosters as per timeline
  • Prepare Teacher Orientation Day
  • Be present on campus for all sessions
  • Ensure teachers are instructing according to standards and have well-paced classrooms (4 hour/15 minute blocks)
Qualifications for school principal
  • Knowledge of MS Word processing software
  • Hire and evaluate school staff – growing your teachers and deans to develop a strong team
  • Establish and maintain relationships with universities and community organizations – build our brand
  • Facilitate parent education and involvement – proven to boost student achievement
  • Direct and coordinate educational, administrative, and counseling activities
  • Develop and implement school policy and procedure – structure matters to our children

School Principal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of school principal. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for school principal
  • Track graduation requirements for our seniors by collaborating with summer site counselor
  • Enforce summer school attendance policy
  • Contact students and parents re
  • Record and maintain notes in Student Contact Log in Synergy
  • Support teachers and confirm grades are entered at end of each term by deadline
  • In order to ensure payroll accuracy all summer administrators will collaborate with summer site secretary
  • Submit gradebooks/flash drive, admin handbook and any associated paperwork to IM at end of summer
  • Attend summer school graduation ceremony
  • Submit all required reports, including payroll time sheets, accurately and in a timely manner
  • Manage a cohort of teachers to achieve their individual goals, coordinate action plans for professional growth, and evaluate progress in each goal
Qualifications for school principal
  • Proven track record of student academic success or significant academic gains in a principal role serving an at-risk population in an urban setting
  • Must have K-8 experience – know and love the kids you serve
  • Minimum 3 years of principal experience
  • Previous instructional and/or managerial experience in virtual schools is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with state-required reporting and managing student data is strongly preferred
  • Master’s Degree with Nevada Administrative Licensure is preferred

School Principal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a school principal. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for school principal
  • Define both high-priority goals that get immediate results and a long-term strategies for success
  • Utilize appropriate resources of the staff, student body, school district and the community to develop and maintain highly effective instructional and co-curricular programs
  • Implement effective instructional and curricular practices responding to the needs of students, the direction of the District, and valid innovations in education within a standards-based model, ensuring the integration of technology where appropriate
  • Develop and maintain effective communications, including complaint management, among the students, the community, the faculty and the administration
  • Monitor the effectiveness of school practices and their impact on student learning, making adjustments for continuous improvement
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of physical plant including budget design/allocation for purchase of instructional supplies, material & equipment, coordinating capital reserve process (small & large capital)
  • Create, implement, manage and monitor the school improvement plan
  • Provide the school board with regular written and verbal reports and updates
  • Manage relationships with the authorizing school district, and stay current on the state’s policies, procedures and legislation, including specific special education procedures
  • Deliver school outcomes based on a list of annual goals including student academic achievement
Qualifications for school principal
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of teaching experience, middle and high school heavily preferred
  • Drive student growth and academic proficiency
  • Direct and supervise personnel and oversee staff recruitment, hiring procedures, performance evaluations, and professional development activities to ensure that all personnel are appropriately trained and certified
  • Serve as facilitator at Planning and Placement Team meetings
  • Oversee weekly administrative meetings and intake meetings
  • Will insure that all necessary day to day operations are carried out effectively

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