- Valid New Jersey Administrator or Principal Certificate or eligibility.
- Minimum three (3) years’ experience as principal and/or supervisor.
- Demonstrated leadership skills in the areas of curriculum development, program evaluation,
professional development, social and emotional learning.
- Proven history in improving teacher performance.
- Experience with integrating Restorative Practices and PBIS.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Required criminal history background check and proof of U.S. citizenship.
- Pass a physical examination in accordance with statue and board policy.
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
The school Principal serves as the educational leader, responsible for managing the policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe learning environment that meets the approved curricula and mission of the school. Achieving academic excellence requires that the school Principal work collaboratively to direct and nurture all members of the school and to communicate effectively with parents. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for curriculum development, data analysis, scheduling, personnel management, emergency procedures, and facility operations.
- Assume responsibility for the management of the school in accordance with law, administrative code and board policies and regulations.
- Exercise leadership in school-level planning for improvement of instruction.
- Establish and maintain an effective positive social/emotional learning climate in the school.
- Assist in the selection of appropriate instructional materials and monitors delivery of the instructional program.
- Participate in the development, evaluation and revision of curriculum and assumes responsibility for the implementation of approved programs.
- Plan, organize and supervise all curricular and extracurricular activities.
- Interview, recommend for appointment, assign, supervise, and evaluate the performance of all school employees and assist them in achievement of their job goals.
- Conduct observations of teaching staff members; prepares written comments; and offers constructive suggestions for improvement when appropriate.
- Prepare and submit the school’s budget requests and monitor the expenditure of funds.
- Establish and maintain an efficient office system to support the administrative functions of the school.
- Ensure the safekeeping of student and personnel files and other confidential records and documents, and the destruction of public records in accordance with law and regulations.
- Approve the master teaching schedule and classroom assignments.
- Maintain high standards of student conduct and enforces restorative discipline as necessary in accordance with board policy and the students’ rights to due process.
- Notify immediately the parent or guardian and the chief school administrator to arrange for an immediate examination by a physician of any pupil suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs or of using anabolic steroids.
- Report incidents of violence, vandalism, and substance abuse. Ensure the removal of students in possession of firearms from the general education program and provides notification as required by law and administrative code. Work cooperatively with law enforcement authorities in maintaining a safe and drug-free school environment.
- Participate in the planning and delivery of intervention and referral services for pupils who are having difficulty in their classes and who have not been classified in need of special education.
- Plan and supervise fire and other emergency drills as required by law and board policy.
- Prepare or supervise the preparation of all reports, records and other paperwork required or appropriate to the school’s administration.
- Conduct staff meetings as necessary for the proper functioning of the school.
- Plan and supervise regularly scheduled parent/teacher conferences, and plan for special conferences, as necessary.
- Act as a liaison between the school, home, and community; interprets policies, programs and activities; and encourages broad community participation in the affairs of the school. Communicate information to parents and the community that is required by law or administrative code.
- Keep the superintendent informed of school activities and needs and works cooperatively with central office staff on matters relating to the school and the district.
- Assume responsibility for his/her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at professional meetings, memberships in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses and by reading professional journals and other publications.
- Develop and maintain a master schedule for the academic, extracurricular programs, and works cooperatively with the business administrator to schedule community use of the school building and grounds.
- Attend BOE meetings, special events held to recognize student achievement and other school-sponsored activities and functions.
- Ensure the proper collection, safekeeping, and accounting of school activity funds.
- Perform other duties which may be assigned or required by law, code, and regulation/board policy.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Twelve months per year
Salary to be determined by the Board of Education negotiation process. Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with state law and provisions of the board's policy on the evaluation of certified staff.