The Elementary School Principal, as an educational leader, is responsible to the Assistant Superintendent or Designee of Elementary for the educational program of the assigned school, including the coordination and integration of the school program with the District goals and objectives. The Elementary Principal must be fair, reasonable and consistent, is responsible for the safety of the students, teachers, and the school's physical plant, and is the instructional leader responsible for improving the teaching competence of the staff and the academic and developmental learning of the students. The Principal is to oversee, expedite, coordinate and improve the education of the children in the school. The area of responsibility encompasses counseling and guidance, discipline, school activities, professional development, implementation and supervision of curriculum, testing, public relations, etc. The Principal will work within the framework of the Educational Code, District philosophy, and District policy as adopted by the Board of Education and do related work as required.
The Elementary Principal is a management level position with full operational responsibility for assigned school. The Principal plans, evaluates, and initiates programs to meet current and future District needs in each identified area. The position requires the ability to modify or adapt systems or programs in order to meet ongoing instructional, technological, and procedural changes. The Principal has budgetary responsibility within the scope of the position. Features include the ability to sequence and integrate multiple projects and programs, and develop both short and long term goals and metrics for analysis of results. Frequent contact with leadership at school sites, District administration, and outside agencies is required, as well as collaboration with stakeholders in design and implementation of identified goals and objectives.
The Principal position requires knowledge of general principles of leadership, management, instructional, and personnel administration. The position requires knowledge of Professional School Law, California School compliance regulations, School District and County organization. The principal must possess core values of relationships, relevance and achievement. The position requires collaborative leadership. The position requires knowledge of personalized learning environments through small learning communities, Learning Communities Model, and Project Based Learning within Small Learning Communities. Knowledge of student learning and data systems is essential. The position calls for knowledge of private funding and innovative fund development. The position requires knowledge of the student community culture and current local issues facing families.
Transforming lives by instilling and inspiring lifelong learning in every student. Established in 1965, Napa Valley Unified School District serves the communities of American Canyon, Napa City and Yountville. The district is comprised of 28 schools serving more than 17,000 students in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through Grade 12.
Our students are all individuals, with their own talents, interests, needs and goals. That means that we nurture and challenge advanced learners, who want to expand their learning horizons, as well as students who have physical, emotional or cognitive challenges that require more support.
We offer rigorous academic courses, robust Career Technical Education options and diverse extracurricular and athletic programs. Our students can learn in traditional neighborhood schools, magnet schools, independent study, dual immersion English-Spanish programs, online options and more.