Elementary/Middle School Principal at Wamsutter Desert School
Sweetwater County School District #1 2 reviews - Rock Springs, WY

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Nature and Scope of Job :

To serve as the delegated administrator responsible and accountable for the planning, organization, evaluation, and leadership of programs and services within the school.

DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR: The principal is responsible for everything that occurs, or should occur, in the building or on grounds of which he is the principal. He/she is directly responsible for the supervision and administration of every activity connected with the school. He/she is coordinator of all effort within the school.

Job Functions:

Essential Functions:

1.0 Supervises curricular and extra-curricular programs and manages their continuing review, evaluation and improvement.

1.1 See that the School Improvement Plans are available in written form and that they are reviewed and updated annually.

1.2 Work with teachers in establishing tools and procedures for the continuing assessment of student achievement in relation to learner outcomes and benchmarks.

1.3 Provide leadership to staff in identifying program strengths and weaknesses, annually.

1.4 Work with staff teams and appropriate staff in annually developing written goals for school improvement which are in line with district philosophy, goals and student exit outcomes.

1.5 Make certain that the strategies for achieving program improvement goals are developed in writing, by involving those who are to carry them out, and understood by those who are affected.

1.6 Involve students and parents (as appropriate) in curricular development and evaluation.

1.7 Submit a school improvement plan status report which indicates the accomplishments of the school, identifies problems to be worked on and improvement goals as perceived by the principal and staff, and plans for implementing improvements.

2.0 Manage the funds allocated to the school in accordance with district guidelines and school objectives.

2.1 Supervise the monitoring, accounting and auditing of local school accounts, including student activities accounts.

2.2 Provide for the efficient requisitioning, storing, issuing, inventorying of supplies and equipment.

2.3 See that budget allocations for program improvement are tied to instructional goals and objectives and are consistent with established building priorities.

2.4 Establish cooperatively with staff priorities for budget allocations.

3.0 Provide educational leadership in creating a school environment conducive to teaching and learning.

3.1 Maintain a relationship with teachers and students that is characterized by a high degree of mutual support, open communication, and trust.

3.2 Establish and maintain an internal communication system which provides those under principal's supervision with the information they need in the time, place, and form they need it.

3.3 Take an active interest in the extracurricular activities of the school.

3.4 Establish and carry out procedures for working with the staff and students in the identification and resolution of school problems and concerns.

3.5 Recognize and reinforce exceptional effort and performance.

3.6 See that teachers are informed of their roles and of the district's expectations of them prior to evaluation of their job performance.

3.7 See that teachers inform students of their responsibilities as students and of the instructional goals and objectives established for them at the beginning of any course of study.

4.0 Communicate with the public about the program and services of the school and establish positive school/community relations.

4.1 Invite parents, community leaders and other citizens to visit the school and to observe school programs and maintain an "open door" policy with respect to the principal's office.

4.2 Schedule and cause to be conducted parent/teacher conferences during which parents are informed of and can ask questions about their child's progress.

4.3 See that perceived strengths and weaknesses of the school program and methods of improving the school are reviewed mutually by parents, students and staff (as appropriate).

4.4 Establish procedures for insuring the accuracy of information disseminated to school patrons.

4.5 Monitor student publications as appropriate.

5.0 Assist in the recruitment, selection, placement and evaluation of staff assigned to the school.

5.1 Define staffing needs.

5.2 Interview and recommend candidates for selection to positions.

5.3 Make recommendations for staff transfer, promotions, probation and termination.

5.4 Select staff for extra-duty assignments.

5.5 Make specific class and/or course assignments for staff assigned to the school.

5.6 Conduct personnel evaluation for all staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.

5.7 Encourage and assist each staff member to develop skills in self-evaluation and self-management.

5.8 Follow up evaluative activities with inservice and other assistance designed to help each staff member improve the quality of his performance. 6.0 Manage the maintenance and use of the physical plant to facilitate all activities and functions of the educational program.

6.1 Work cooperatively with the maintenance department in establishing standards for building maintenance and custodial services.

6.2 Assist with the evaluation of maintenance and custodial services.

6.3 Work cooperatively with the district staff to identify, report and correct safety hazards.

6.4 Coordinate the use of building facilities by community groups.

6.5 Make room assignments to staff which best serve the educational program.

6.6 Involve students in the care of the physical plant.

7.0 Supplement and support classroom teaching with adequate special and auxiliary services that facilitate learning.

7.1 Assist teachers in identifying the need for auxiliary services.

7.2 Provide information to teachers regarding available community resources.

7.3 Work to maintain positive relationships between school staff and auxiliary personnel.

8.0 Interpret and administer policies, rules and regulations established by the legislature, by state and local boards for education, and by school district administration.

8.1 Interpret district and school policies to students, teachers and parents.

8.2 Administer all policies, rules and regulations which pertain to principal's unit of administration.

9.0 Establish building policy and procedures which guide the operation of the school.

9.1 Consider recommendations from students, teachers and parents in establishing school rules and regulations.

9.2 Inform students of their rights and responsibilities as students.

9.3 Inform parents in writing regarding the rules and regulations of the school pertaining to student rights and responsibilities.

10.0 Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent or his designee/s.

Knowledge, Skills and Mental Ability:

Knowledge of curriculum and principles of learning.

Knowledge of technology.

Ability to speak clearly and concisely.

Ability to weigh options, think clearly, and evaluate accurately.

Ability to understand and facilitate needs of various personality types.

Ability to make decisions with sound emotional judgement.

Ability to understand the psychological and physiological development of children.

Ability to develop a plan and make decisions to facilitate its fulfillment.

Must possess the ability to see, hear, and talk in order to ascertain teacher effectiveness.

Must be able to walk, write, lift, and sit.

Must be persuasive, alert, creative and have patience, initiative, and reasoning.

Education, License, Certification of Formal Training

Bachelor's Degree. Master's Degree.

State Certification in Administration

CDL License with "P" and "S" endorsement

Continued professional growth.

Equipment Used:


Audio-visual Equipment


Physical Demands:

Be able to stand 20% of the time without fatigue or discomfort.

Be able to walk 50% of the time without fatigue or discomfort.

Be able to sit 30% of the time without fatigue or discomfort.

Be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Be able to carry up to 15 pounds.

Be able to push up to 200 pounds.

Be able to pull up to 100 pounds.

Be able to handle, finger, see, talk and hear. Possess proper stress management techniques.

Environmental Demands:

Be to work 95% of the time inside.

Be able to work 5% of the time outside.

Be able to work in air conditioned buildings under fluorescent lighting.

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