South Pasadena Unified School District - Elementary Principal, Arroyo Vista Elementary
South Pasadena Unified School District
Location: South Pasadena, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $131,355 - $147,919 Annually
Internal Number: 1
CLASSIFICATION CHARACTERISTIC This position is a management level position and is evaluated by the Superintendent.
Essential Functions/Representative Duties This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principle job elements.
Representative School Site Responsibilities: -Ensure that all student receive a 21st century education that is academically rigorous, constructivist,personalized and relevant; -Establish and maintain a cooperative environment where students, staff and families flourish in a culture of support and service; -Work with directors and site administrators for interdepartmental coordination of goals and programs; -Plans, designs and implements the school’s instructional programs in cooperation with the district office of Instruction and Curriculum; support standards-based instruction and provide leadership in its implementation; -Communicate with district and school staff to effectively implement and enforce established policies and regulatory requirements; -Develop, implement and oversee the school site emergency plans and procedures; -Supervise, observe, and evaluate all assigned personnel within the timelines set by the District; -Provide information and serve as a resource to others; and coordinate all school activities; -Identify school needs and determine goals and objectives as the basis for developing long and short-range plans for the school; -Oversee student discipline and attendance practices and procedures; -Develop, with the assistance of District personnel, budgets; oversee the effective implementation of budget spending; -Design the school’s staffing patterns and assignments; -Serve as the administrator for IEPS, SSTs, and other Special Education meetings; -Implement and monitor of Intervention programs for at-risk students; -Proactively communicate with employees through various methods such as staff meetings, bulletins and personal contact; meet with personnel to assist in resolution of problems; -Coordinate communication and activities with District departments and personnel, parents, police department and community agencies; -Provide opportunities for in-service training to certificated personnel and provide for appropriate training for all employees; -Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to school functions as required; -Function as a member of the District Leadership Team, performing any and all other duties as assigned. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: -21st century leadership techniques and managerial skills; -Effective supervision and coaching of certificated and classified staff; -Elementary curriculum, TK – grade 5; -Effective and instructional techniques and strategies related to elementary teaching and learning; -Common Core State Standards, interpretation and application in an elementary school; -Comprehensive organization, activities, and operations of an elementary school; -Local, State and Federal codes, laws, regulations, policies and procedures; -Ed Code policies and procedures concerning student discipline; -Principles and practices of supervision, evaluation and training of personnel; -Knowledge of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of elementary students; -Proficiency in technology in Microsoft Office productivity software, Student Information Systems, Google Classroom, and related instructional technology tools and strategies; -Public relations techniques.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE: -Masters Degree; -Administrative Services Credential; -Minimum five (5) years of verifiable, successful teaching experience, elementary level preferred; -Minimum three (3) years of verifiable administrative experience, preferable as an elementary principal
Established in 1886, South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) serves approximately 4,800 students at three elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school. SPUSD has earned a reputation for providing high-quality, public education, and attracting families who value challenging academic programs and outstanding teachers. SPUSD students frequently earn honors at the local, state and national level. All three elementary schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools; the middle and high schools were awarded California Distinguished Schools honors; and the high school also has received a Best High School National Ranking from U.S. News and World Report.
The District receives vital support from parents and community members through the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, local PTAs, and booster clubs. A $98 million bond measure has helped improve facilities including a new SPHS STEM Building and Athletics Facility, a renovated SPMS Arts Building, and new arts classrooms at the elementary schools, among other modernization projects. Parcel tax funds, renewed in 2018, help keep class sizes manageable and pay for arts programs, counseling programs,... and advanced instruction in core academic areas including science and technology.
Informed by SPUSD's strategic goals, opportunities abound in academics, visual and performing arts, and athletics. From an early age, students are exposed to various pathways including electives in engineering, biomedical science, business, and the visual and performing arts. Continually preparing for the future, team SPUSD helps students reach their individual potential by developing intellectual abilities, emotional maturity, unique talents, and a love of learning.