Grades 6-8 Principal

Deadline: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018
District/Organization: 
MCBAIN RURAL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Position Details: 

Education/Certification

  • Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate and State of Michigan Administrator Certificate
  • Minimum of Masters Degree

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Successful experience working in a leadership role in education
  • Working knowledge of curriculum, professional development and assessment
  • Excellent skills in communicating and collaborating with students, parents and staff.
  • Excellent skills in supervising and evaluating staff
  • Five years of successful teaching experience preferred

REPORTS TO:  Superintendent of Schools

SUPERVISES:  Faculty and Staff of McBain Middle School

JOB GOAL:

            To use leadership, supervisory, and administrative skills to develop, achieve and maintain the best possible educational program for the students. Responsible for the total program of McBain Middle School, including activities that relate to teachers, students, educational programs, supplies and equipment. The Principal acts in an advisory capacity to the Superintendent in all matters pertaining to McBain Middle School.

            The Principal’s primary responsibility is in the improvement of instruction. A majority of the time is spent on curriculum and staff development through both formal and informal activities, establishing clear lines of communication regarding school goals, accomplishments, practices and policies with students, parents and staff. The duties and responsibilities of the Principal include concerns for leadership/curriculum; supervision/evaluation/improvement; public relations; organization; accountability; information; and contract administration.

PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • Administration/Organizational Management- The ability to practice participatory management; possession of good organizational skills and the knowledge of effective administration of school operations.
  • Building Budgeting/Finance- The ability to effectively and efficiently utilize and manage the facility and assigned support services through responsible stewardship of school resources and a working knowledge of school finance, such that the needs of his/her school can be effectively represented in the budgeting process, including budget development, acceptance, and implementation.
  • Communications- The ability to articulate effectively, both orally and in writing, the successes and needs of the school with the board of education, central administration, students, parents, staff, and the general public – in large and small groups and with individuals.
  • Community Relations- The ability to relate positively to the public; a view of the community/school relationship as a partnership; recognition of the need to be visible and active in the community and understanding the importance of considering community needs and wants.
  • Curriculum/Instruction – Guide and assist staff in planning and implementing curriculum, utilizing appropriate instructional strategies. The ability to work with staff to identify assessments, concepts and skills related to MME, MI-Access, Explore, Plan and SAT.
  • Educational Leadership – The ability to inspire, motivate, guide and direct staff in setting and achieving the highest standards of educational excellence for the school and district.
  • Educational Renewal – The ability to contribute to constructive educational change and demonstrate knowledge of current practices and research in school improvement, which includes integrating technology in the classroom for teaching and learning.
  • Involvement in School and Community – The ability to perform responsibilities as a visible presence in the school and to be aware of community developments, participating in and attending school events to the extent possible.
  • Personnel Management – The ability to recognize school staffing needs, to perceive in candidates the potential for suitability, and to contribute to an effective recruitment/selection/retention process.
  • Professional Development – The ability to contribute to the development and implementation of professional growth and staff development programs that raise both aspirations and expertise.
  • Supervision/Evaluation – The ability to supervise and evaluate staff and all activities through knowledge and the commitment to contribute to the improvement of instruction and the effectiveness of programs in general.
Email: 
sprissel@mcbain.org