Principal

Elementary School for Education Innovation - ESEI - Lubbock, TX

Full-time

Primary Purpose:
Direct and manage instructional program and supervise operations and personnel at campus level. Provide leadership to ensure high standards of instructional service. Oversee compliance with district policies, success of instructional programs, and operation of all campus activities.
Education/Certification:
Master’s degree in educational administration preferred; Texas Mid-management or other appropriate Texas certificate preferred; Certified Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) appraiser preferred;
Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction * Ability to coordinate campus functions
  • Ability to manage budget and personnel * Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
  • Ability to evaluate instructional program * Ability to evaluate teaching effectiveness
  • Strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

Experience:

  • Five years of experience as a classroom teacher
  • Three years of experience in instructional leadership roles
  • Principal experienced preferred
  • Special Education experience preferred
  • Dyslexia experience preferred

Essential Job Functions:

  • Monitor instructional and managerial processes to ensure that program activities are related to program outcomes and use findings to take corrective actions.
  • Regularly consult the campus-level committee about planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of campus education program. Include students and community representatives when appropriate.
  • Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals. Foster collegiality and team building among staff members. Encourage their active involvement in decision-making process. Provide for two-way communication with superintendent, staff, students, parents, and community.
  • Communicate and promote expectations for high-level performance to staff and students. Recognize excellence and achievement.
  • Ensure the effective and quick resolution of conflicts.
  • Build common vision for school improvement with staff. Direct planning activities and put programs in place with staff to ensure attainment of school’s mission. Identify, analyze, and apply research findings (e.g., effective school correlates) to promote school improvement.
  • Develop and set annual campus performance objectives state and federal accountability using the campus planning process and site-based decision making committee.
  • Develop, maintain, and use information systems and records necessary to show campus progress on performance objectives addressing state and federal accountability.
  • Interview, select, and orient new staff; approve all personnel assigned to campus; define expectations for staff performance with regard to instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication with the public.
  • Observe employee performance, record observations, and conduct evaluation conferences with staff. Assign and promote campus personnel. Make recommendations to superintendent on termination, suspension, or nonrenewal of employees assigned to campus.
  • Work with campus-level planning and decision-making committees to plan professional development activities. Confer with subordinates regarding their professional growth. Work with them to develop and accomplish improvement goals.
  • Comply with district policies and state and federal laws and regulations affecting the schools.
  • Develop campus budgets based on documented program needs, estimated enrollment, personnel, and other fiscal needs. Keep programs within budget limits. Maintain fiscal control. Accurately report fiscal information.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required including accurate and timely reports of maximum attendance to requisition textbooks. Comply with grant expectations as appropriate and maintain quality documentation with grant-related funds, materials, and activities.
  • Manage use of school facilities. Supervise maintenance of facilities to ensure a clean, orderly, and safe campus.
  • Ensure that school rules are uniformly observed and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
  • Conduct conferences about student and school issues with parents, students, and teachers.
  • Develop professional skills appropriate to job assignment. Demonstrate professional, ethical, and responsible behavior. Serve as a role model for all campus staff. Articulate the school’s mission to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission.
  • Demonstrate awareness of school and community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs.
  • Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.
  • Dependable performance requires reliable and dependable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or other administrator

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Special Education: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Classroom: 5 years (Required)
  • Dyslexia: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Location:

  • Lubbock, TX 79401 (Required)

License:

  • Teaching Certification (Required)