The Elementary Principal is responsible for being the instructional leader of the school and managing site operations. Other responsibilities include coordinating site activities; representing the school within the community; addressing situations and resolving problems and/or conflicts that could negatively impact the school. The principal provides leadership for the professional staff of the school in the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive educational program, and administers the program in accordance with school board policies and administrative regulations.
Chair meetings (e.g. curriculum, safety, site advisory, special division committees, etc.) to coordinate activities and ensuring that outcomes achieve school, division and/or state objectives
Conduct ongoing classroom observations to provide feedback to teachers to improve instructional delivery
Participate in selected Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings to provide guidance to teachers as they analyze data and develop plans for future instruction
Maintain a schedule of continuing meetings with administrative staff, coaches, department/grade level chairs to problem solve any instructional or behavior concerns and create plans to improve
Collaborate with other principals and/or coordinators, senior staff in the division to develop division-wide processes for curriculum instructional practices, etc.
Compose a wide variety of materials (e.g. quantity reports, student activities, correspondence, etc.) to document activities, provide written reference and/or convey information
Delegate responsibility for a variety of administrative functions to Assistant Principal(s) and other personnel to manage the workload more effectively and efficiently
Evaluate assigned personnel to ensure that standards are achieved and performance is maximized
Facilitate communication between personnel, students, and/or parents to evaluate situations, solve programs and/or resolve conflicts
Implement policies, procedures and/or processes to provide direction and/or to comply with mandated requirements
Manage school administrative functions (e.g. facility maintenance, budget, staffing, etc.) to maintain safe and efficient school operations with Division guidelines
Present information (e.g. budget overviews, accounting processes, distribution formulas, etc.) to communicate information, gain feedback and ensure adherence to establish internal controls
Represent the school within community forums to maintain ongoing community support for educational goals and/or assist with issues related to school environment.
Supervise instructional personnel to monitor performance, provide for professional growth and achieve overall objectives of the school’s curriculum
Complete other duties as assigned
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Bilingual in English and another World Language preferred. Performing multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally update skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills include adhering to safety practices, planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records, using pertinent software applications; knowledge to perform algebra and/or geometry, review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. The principal also must have knowledge of age appropriate activities, business telephone etiquette, concepts of grammar and punctuation; safety practices and procedures; ability to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events, gather, collate, and/or classify data, use job-related equipment; flexibility to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances, work with data utilizing defined but different processes, operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods; work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; utilize a variety of data and job-related equipment; independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans; independent interpretation of guidelines; strong communication with diverse groups, maintaining confidentiality, meeting deadlines and schedules, setting priorities; work as part of a team; adapting to changing work priorities; working with frequent interruptions; monitor and appropriately allocate funds for the school
Education and/or Experience:
Master’s Degree in school administration or a related field with at least three years of teaching experience is required. Previous administrative experience is preferred.
Physical Conditions and Nature of Work:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 20% sitting, 45% walking, and 35% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and some hazardous conditions.
The principal is evaluated by the Superintendent.
12 months/260 days
1562 Dairy Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Phone: (434) 245-2956