Elementary Principal

Monday, October 7, 2019
Waterford School District
Position Details: 


Elementary Principal            



Beaumont Elementary School


  • Valid State of Michigan teaching certificate, preferably in Elementary Education
  • Michigan School Administrators certificate or be enrolled in a program leading to certification as a school administrator not later than 6 months after employment leading to completion of the program within three years
  • Master’s Degree preferably in Educational Leadership, School Administration or Curriculum
  • Three years of successful administrative experience preferred
  • Minimum of five years of successful elementary teaching experience
  • Demonstrated collaborative leadership experience in instruction and curriculum
  • Must possess experience which has led to the building of a collaborative school community
  • Demonstrated ability to address the needs of a variety of stakeholders in a timely and effective manner
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Current professional development in best practices in teaching and learning
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate and acceptable



  • Strong background in instructional leadership
  • Personal commitment to academic excellence with student achievement as a priority goal
  • Leadership experience working with diverse populations and special needs students
  • Skilled in leading school improvement and applying data to initiate specific instructional change
  • In depth knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment
  • Knowledge and experience in closing the achievement gap using research and evidence based instruction
  • Experience evaluating instructional and support staff that will improve teaching and learning
  • Proficient use of student information systems
  • Evidence of ability to positively affect school culture and environment


The responsibilities of the principal will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Establishing a culture of high expectations for both academics and behavior
  • Interacting with students in a constructive manner, encouraging each individual to perform at his/her highest level
  • Maintaining positive relations with parents, parent groups, school volunteers, business partners, and other related agencies
  • Working with staff in the development and execution of School Improvement plans
  • Participating in district-wide activities, such as PreK-12 meetings, curriculum planning, and in-service training
  • Managing the school budget, facility and events
  • Monitoring, managing, and remaining abreast of school safety and security
  • Direct oversite and supervision of K-5 Special Education students within their Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Working with central office personnel to coordinate processes for the effective functioning of the school and the Waterford School District


REPORTS TO:                    

Assistant Superintendent, Teaching and Learning Services         



Monday – Friday, 47 Week Position      


STARTING DATE:              




Administrative Base Salary Range - $92,935 - $110,822*

*Salary range based on experience and education level


POSTING DATE:                

October 1, 2019



October 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm  





Applications are being accepted online only.  To apply online go on the district’s website www.waterford.k12.mi.us and select the tab “Employment”.  Scroll to the bottom to view “Internal Applicants Only”.  Please include:  letter of intent, resume and letter(s) of reference.



Applications are being accepted online only.  To apply online go on the district’s website www.waterford.k12.mi.us and select the tab “Employment”.  Please include:  letter of intent, resume and letter(s) of reference.  Please note employment is contingent upon receiving all required documentation (e.g., criminal background investigation and fingerprint records.)


The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, "Protected Classes"), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.