Base Salary: $136,972 - $166,648 (208 days)
Plus mileage allowance, communication stipend, generous district contribution toward family health and welfare benefits, paid professional dues.
Internal Number: 2022-23-55
Current Opening at Newport Coast Elementary
The Newport-Mesa School District is seeking experienced, dedicated, dynamic and energetic instructional leaders who have a strong understanding of instructional practices and outstanding communication skills to join our team and serve as an elementary principal. Successful candidates must have administrative experience, cultural competency, and a proven ability to foster a healthy school culture, balancing student wellness with high expectations
Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Education, an elementary principal serves as the educational leader and chief administrator of the school. Responsibilities include but are not limited to planning, organizing, and directing the total operation of the site, evaluating personnel and the instructional program, and budgeting. An effective elementary principal will facilitate students, teachers, parents, and the local community in building a school environment that maximizes student learning, academic performance, and positive social growth.
The principal is responsible for the total administration of the school. This includes developing, implementing, and evaluating the instructional program; providing leadership to guide the work at the school; using data to inform instruction and behavioral interventions; communicating effectively and timely with students, parents, and staff; planning and implementing high quality staff development; financial planning and budgetary processes; and assume responsibility for leadership and management of all other aspects of the school program.
The duties and responsibilities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.
Successful candidates will have:
Learning theory, effective instructional strategies, and models of teaching
Research-based strategies that promote student well-being and engagement
Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS)
State Standards and Curriculum Frameworks
Dual Language Immersion programs and instruction (depending on school site)
Technology to support instruction and other functions throughout the school
Instructional methodologies for English Learners
Effective decision-making models
California Standards for the Teaching Profession
Various management and leadership styles
Establish and maintain a positive, effective, collaborative learning climate in the school
Lead, facilitate, plan, and organize
Design, develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum and instruction
Provide instructional leadership and high-quality staff development
Interact effectively with advisory councils and school/community groups
Communicate effectively with staff, students, and parents: listening, speaking, and writing
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Analyze and problem solve complex situations
Assume leadership in the direction of the school’s extra-curricular activities
Participate in staff and student activities
Appropriate California Administrative Credential
Master's degree from an accredited college or university
A minimum of 5 years of teaching or administrative experience
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) includes nearly 59 square miles and is comprised of the cities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Corona del Mar, California. Located on the beautiful Southern California coast, in Orange County, NMUSD is within 40 miles of Los Angles to the northwest , and within 90 miles of San Diego to the south.
Our Superintendent and the seven member governing school board oversees 32 schools and approximately 22,000 students. Our district is comprised of 22 elementary schools, 2 intermediate schools, 2 middle/high schools, 2 high schools, 3 alternative education programs, and 1 adult education program (in partnership with Huntington Beach Adult School.)
We employ approximately 1,700 certificated employees and 1,500 classified employees.