*Enforce discipline and attendance rules.
*Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities, policies, and student behavioral or learning problems.
*Observe teaching methods and examine learning materials to evaluate and standardize curricula and teaching techniques, and to determine areas where improvement is needed.
*Collaborate with teachers to develop and maintain curriculum standards, develop mission statements, and set performance goals and objectives.
*Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff.
*Evaluate curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their effectiveness, efficiency, and utilization, and to ensure that school activities comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
*Counsel and provide guidance to students regarding personal, academic, vocational, or behavioral issues.
*Establish, coordinate, and oversee particular programs across school districts, such as programs to evaluate student academic achievement.
*Set educational standards and goals, and help establish policies and procedures to carry them out.
*Plan and lead professional development activities for teachers, administrators, and support staff.
Tools & Technology
Tools used in this occupation:
Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
Technology used in this occupation:
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
back to top
*Active Listening — 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.
*Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
*Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
*Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
*Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
*Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
*Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
*Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
*Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
*Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
back to top
*Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
*Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
*Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
*Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
*Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
*Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
*Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
*Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
*Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
back to top