Elementary School Principal

Kearny School District | Kearny, NJ


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Posted Date 2/23/2024
Expiration Date4/15/2024


Application Deadline: APRIL 15, 2024

Superintendent/ Assistant Superintendent

All certified and noncertified staff assigned to the school

  • Valid New Jersey Principal Certificate or eligibility
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in the areas of curriculum development, program evaluation, staff development and school improvement
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Required criminal history background check and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status
  • Current residency in New Jersey, approved residency waiver or candidate agrees to obtain residency within one year of employment

To provide leadership and managerial oversight to the instructional program and school operations to ensure a school climate that fosters the educational development of each pupil.


School Leadership
  • Assumes responsibility for the management of the school in accordance with law, administrative code and board policies and regulations.
  • Exercises leadership in school-level planning for improvement of instruction.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school.
  • Keeps the superintendent informed of school activities and needs and works cooperatively with central office staff on matters relating to the school and the district.

Curriculum and Instruction
  • Assists in the selection of appropriate instructional materials and monitors delivery of the instructional program.
  • Monitors implementation of approved district curriculum and programs.
  • Plans, organizes and supervises all curricular and extracurricular activities.

Supervision and evaluation of school staff
  • Interviews, recommends for appointment, assigns, supervises and evaluates the performance of all school employees and assists them in achievement of their job goals.
  • Conducts periodic observations of teaching staff members; prepares written comments; and offers constructive suggestions for improvement when appropriate.
  • Conducts staff meetings as necessary for the proper functioning of the school.

Office management and administrative efficiency
  • Prepares and submits the school's budget requests and monitors the expenditure of funds.
  • Establishes and maintains an efficient office system to support the administrative functions of the school.
  • Ensures 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.
  • Reports incidents of violence, vandalism and substance abuse.  Works cooperatively with law enforcement authorities in maintaining a safe and drug-free school environment. 
  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of all reports, records and other paperwork required or appropriate to the school's administration.

  • Develops and maintains a master schedule for the academic, extracurricular programs, and works cooperatively with the Business Administrator and Director of Operations to schedule community use of the school building and grounds.
  • Approves the master teaching schedule and classroom assignments.
  • Plans, schedules and supervises fire and other emergency drills as required by law and board policy.

 Contact with Students
  • Greets students in a friendly and dependable manner during their morning arrival whenever possible. 
  • Supervises dismissal. 
  • Receives reports of harassment, intimidation and bullying.
  • Interacts appropriately with students during the school day. 
  • Maintains high standards of student conduct and enforces discipline as necessary in accordance with board policy and the students' rights to due process.
  • Participates 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.
Contact with Parents, Guardians, and the Local Community                 
  • Attends special events held to recognize student achievement and other school-sponsored activities and functions.  Speaks with clarity, authority and appropriate earnestness at such events.
  • Plans and supervises regularly scheduled parent/teacher conferences; and makes arrangements for special conferences as necessary.
  • Acts 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. Communicates information to parents and the community that is required by law or administrative code.
  • Notifies 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.

  • Assumes 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.
  • Performs other duties which may be assigned or required by law, code, regulation or board policy.

Work year and salary to be determined by the Board

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with New Jersey State law and the provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of certified staff.

Salary will be in accordance with the current KSAA agreement. 


Aliki Bieltz, Assistant Superintendent

Paper or email applications will not be accepted

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