Principal - Middle School, Sacaton Elementary School District No. 18

Principal - Middle School


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December 29, 2020

Contact Information:
Sacaton Elementary School District No. 18
92 S Skill Center Road
Sacaton, AZ 85147
District Website

Kami Manley
Phone: 520-562-8600
District Email

Job Description:
POSITION SUMMARY To lead the school community to increased student achievement through planning and organizing a school culture focused on teaching and learning, continuous improvement of curriculum, instruction and assessment, effective management of operations and resources in a safe and orderly environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. JOB GOAL: To support the mission of the district goals, procedures, and policies in the best interest of the student by professionally carrying out assigned duties and participating in the improvement and refinement of related areas. Demonstrate knowledge of effective instructional delivery and provide the necessary and sufficient feedback for educators to advance. Coordinate program resources to promote the educational development of each student. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: Must have the authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986. Must have a valid Arizona Administrative Certificate and Valid IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card (Educator) Master’s degree or higher with a minimum of five years of classroom teaching experience. A minimum of five years principal experience. Experience in a public school setting. REQUIREMENTS: Adheres to the District vision, mission, core values and goals in collaboration with staff. Demonstrates the ability and desire to provide outstanding service to students and families. Demonstrates a high regard for confidential and sensitive information. Demonstrates ability to monitor and model effective teaching strategies. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Leads the development and implementation of a vision of learning shared by all stakeholders which includes shared beliefs, high expectations for all and clear goals. Analyzes a variety of data sources to determine annual focus and establish concrete goals for student achievement and the general functioning of the school. Plans professional development programs to provide intellectual stimulation to faculty and staff regarding research-based instructional strategies, curriculum and assessment practices. Utilizes current technology/computer skills; updates knowledge and skill of related global communication and information devices. Articulates improvement plans and accreditation activities with regional schools. Establishes positive relationships and collaboration through open lines of communication with teachers, among students and with community members. Maintains quality contacts and interactions with teachers and students through frequent visits to classrooms and high visibility. Demonstrates flexible leadership in responding to the diverse needs and interests of the community. Demonstrates integrity by communicating and operating from strong ideals and beliefs about teaching and learning. Advocates for the school, ensuring compliance with district and state mandates, to all stakeholders. Responds to the underlying political, social, economic, legal and cultural context of the school in order to serve the community and address current and potential concerns. Must be accessible throughout the workday for administrators. Must meet any additional specific job requirements as indicated by the Superintendent. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages supervisors who directly or indirectly supervise other teachers and staff. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the school unit. Directly supervises non-supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Assists other personnel as required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities. OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE: Demonstrates knowledge of current research in educational curriculum, instruction, assessment and evaluation. Demonstrates the knowledge of students with disabilities and legal requirements. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Demonstrates the ability and desire to provide outstanding customer service. Must be organized with the ability to multitask. Demonstrates the ability to work effectively and efficiently under time constraints. Demonstrates the ability to effectively use technology as a tool for planning and implementing instructional strategies. Must be detailed-oriented and self-motivated. Must demonstrate an extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information. Must have an excellent memory, ability to function well under stress and work independently with minimal supervision and/or assistance. Must demonstrate flexibility, common sense, and good judgment and keep abreast of information pertinent to the job. Evaluates personnel in accordance with district and state policies/timelines. COMMENTS: This job description is intended to be representative of the work performed by employees in this position and is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of position responsibilities as defined by the supervisor.

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