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Assistant Elementary Principal
Kanawha County School District

Date Posted Mar. 23, 2021
Title Assistant Elementary Principal
School / District Kanawha County School District
Charleston, WV, United States
Department Harmony Elementary
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Job Description IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Building Principal


EMPLOYMENT TERM: Minimum 200 days annually, pursuant to WV Code §18-5-45; Varies, depending on assignment, from 212 to 220 days

SALARY: Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-2, in accordance with Kanawha County Salary Schedule, commensurate with experience and education level

EVALUATION: Performance in this position will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5310 and KCS G48A.

JOB SUMMARY: To serve in a twofold capacity as instructional leader of the school and to serve as manager of facilities and administrative operations; in accordance with West Virginia School Law $18A-2-9 to serve as the delegated administrator responsible for the planning and management, operation and evaluation of the programs and services within the school.

SUPERVISES: Teachers, student teachers, secretary, aides, custodians, cooks and volunteers.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: (In accordance with WV Code §18A-2-9)
1) Develops, implements, and continually evaluates curriculum, instructional programs and support activities to improve student achievement and ensure continual progress to meet or exceed national, state, and local academic standards.
2) Supports the development of interdisciplinary teacher teams that are integral to the school improvement process.
3) Uses multiple data sources to assess, identify and apply instructional improvements and to positively impact student achievement.
4) Works actively with teachers and staff in determining effective instructional practices.
5) May serve as principal in the absence of the regular principal.
6) Creates, manages, and sustains a safe and orderly school environment, setting and communicating high expectations for student behavior and ensuring effective and appropriate prevention and intervention strategies.
7) Builds and promotes a positive and supportive school climate that shows interest and caring for students.
8) Conducts rigorous outreach to engage and involve parents and community in student support, instruction and governance.
9) Establishes an environment of collaboration and empowers and engages staff in participatory decision-making.
10) Analyzes and uses school enrollment data to plan, direct, monitor, and evaluate annual school budget for all resources for school day, before and after-school, summer, and other programs and activities.
11) Follows the established evaluation procedures for evaluating all school staff.

1) Develops a program that provides for various instructional levels and interests.
2) Encourages the use of multiple procedures for the evaluation of student achievement.
3) Implements a procedure for instructional placement of new enrollees.
4) Provides instructional materials and equipment.
5) Assists in the implementation of the Content Standards and Objectives.
6) Attends to the professional care and use of student records.
7) Coordinates the curriculum with feeder schools.
8) Works with staff in developing the instructional program.
9) Designs and implements an effective scheduling procedure.
10) Provides for the inclusion of special curricular programs.
11) Assists in establishing and implementing a school improvement process.
12) Informs the community of existing instructional programs and activities.
13) Works with faculty to plan and implement staff development programs.
14) Evaluates instructional programs periodically and utilizes results in planning.
15) Assesses the effectiveness of school policies and procedures.
16) Conducts a continuous review of enrichment and extra-curricular programs.
17) Implements a system to monitor student progress.
18) Upgrades professional skills annually.
19) Encourages and supports the integration of technology into instruction.

Administrative Operations and Facilities Management
20) Develops and implements a school philosophy.
21) Interprets and implements board policy.
22) Prepares and implements short and long range plans.
23) Provides efficient organization for daily school operations. Works with staff, students, and parents to design and maintain an effective discipline policy.
24) Assists in effective attendance procedures.
25) Assists in the organization and supervises the management of extra-curricular activities.
26) Coordinates transportation.
27) Assists in the supervision the school food service program.
28) Replies to inquiries from the community courteously and promptly.
29) Communicates information, policies, and procedures to staff members.
30) Communicates information, policies, and procedures to students.
31) Provides parents with regular student progress reports.
32) Communicates regularly with school support organizations (PAC, PTA, LSIC, etc.).
33) Maintains communications with the various support divisions within the school system.
34) Assures confidentiality of privileged information.
35) Recognizes staff contributions and accomplishments.
36) Participates with staff in the development of continuing education programs based on school needs.
37) Assists in determining staff assignments.
38) Assists in maintaining schedules for auxiliary personnel.
39) Schedules extra-duty assignments.
40) Cooperates with Human Resources in selecting staff members.
41) Assists in recommending school personnel for employment.
42) Provides orientation and support for substitute teachers.
43) Conducts an orientation program for new staff members.
44) Works with the central office staff to provide materials, supplies, and furniture for the operation and maintenance of the school.
45) Assists in maintaining a program for the care and maintenance of the school.
46) Encourages efficient and economic use of school plant facilities.
47) Submits timely operations requests for improvements and repairs.
48) Provides for regular inspection of facility and grounds.
49) Identifies needs with the staff and community for facility improvements.
50) Follows procedures for equipment repairs and replacements.
51) Encourages staff and students to maintain an attractive environment.
52) Prepares with staff the instructional supply fund budget.
53) Follows proper procedures in expenditure of general fund.
54) Follows established procedures in managing school lunch funds.
55) Assists sponsors of school organizations in preparing budgets.
56) Assists in providing a procedure for the purchasing of materials and expenditures of funds.
57) Keeps accurate financial records.
58) Utilizes self-appraisal for the improvement of administrative skills.
59) Reflects ability to work with people.
60) Involves the staff in the decision making process.
61) Creates an atmosphere conducive to good staff morale.
62) Shows the capacity to motivate other people.
63) Demonstrates the ability to solve problems.
64) Demonstrates unbiased attitudes in fulfilling administrative responsibilities.
65) Provides leadership and demonstrates 21st Century Technology standards.
66) Performs other duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Meet the qualifications outlined in WV Code §18A-3-2a and §18A-2-9.

Master’s degree;
Minimum of five (5) years elementary teaching;
Appropriate administrative certificate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors with outdoor settings for recess and field trip activities. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60 dB). Exceptions include gymnasiums as well as vocational/technical laboratories where the noise levels may be moderate to loud (60-90 dB).

The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

Contact Information
Carol Hamric
200 Elizabeth Street
Charleston, West Virginia 25311
Phone: 304-348-6656

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