$1,000 doctoral stipend and excellent benefits package
2 openings available.
Internal Number: Bulletin #1
I. GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Principal, Elementary is responsible for the administration of all facets of the school’s educational program directed toward the optimal educational development of each individual student. The principal shall plan, develop, and implement instructional goals and objectives, and procedures for evaluating program effectiveness; plan, develop, and conduct staff development and staff training programs and activities; plan and conduct public and community relations programs.
This position reports to the Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services and/or Director, Elementary, Education, Equity, and Access.
II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Organize, supervise, implement, and evaluate all educational programs at the school site in accordance with district wide goals, instructional priorities and State/Federal standards and guidelines.
B. Use assessment data to work with teachers to identify, develop and implement differentiated instructional strategies and professional development initiatives that will promote improved student achievement for ALL children.
C. Screen, select, direct and evaluate performance of certificated and classified staff members.
D. Create interdependent culture necessary to support successful Professional Learning Communities.
E. Accountable for achieving district goals, vision and mission.
F. Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement a comprehensive school safety plan.
G. Directing and overseeing the development and implementation of the school’s Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).
H. Provide a safe and orderly environment for staff and students and establish and maintain an effective learning climate in the school.
I. Develop and monitor multiple budgets and resources, including grants, fundraising and student body accounts.
J. Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and appreciation for elementary school students, program and instructional standards.
K. Relate to students with mutual respect while carrying out a positive and effective discipline policy.
L. Ongoing evaluation of educational programs and their effectiveness.
M. Strategically manage all school site budgets in order to maximize effective utilization of all fiscal resources.
N. Attend all required District level meetings that involve elementary principals.
O. Maintain a commitment to ongoing growth in self by participating in District and site Professional development programs.
P. Manage certificated and classified contracts at site level.
Q. Have knowledge of local policies, state and federal laws relating to minors.
R. Keep the Superintendent and Cabinet informed of the school's activities and high-profile issues.
S. Other duties as assigned.
Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
Effectively facilitate meetings, workshops and trainings.
Demonstrate empathy and understanding in all situations; be an active listener.
Manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Use and follow established parameters and criteria to make appropriate and effective decisions.
Build trust and rapport with all stakeholders.
Communicate effectively in written and oral form.
B. Ability to:
Direct, lead, and coordinate the many components of school operations.
Set schoolwide operational priorities and manage time effectively.
Demonstrate effective instructional, organizational, and administrative leadership.
Analyze complex problems and identify, recommend and implement effective potential solutions.
Establish and maintain effective organizational and community relationships.
Work in a diverse socio-economic and multicultural community.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Effectively and efficiently select and evaluate support personnel.
Resolve complaints and grievances.
C. Knowledge of:
Curriculum development, instructional program delivery strategies and program supervision.
Assessment and evaluation techniques utilized to appraise program quality and personnel performance.
Human relations strategies, conflict resolution strategies, team building techniques, and collaborative decision-making.
Counseling, guidance and discipline techniques.
Education Code, Board Policies, and collective bargaining agreements.
District, State, and Federal policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Current research related to instruction and learning.
Budget planning, development, and monitoring.
Implementation of innovation and change.
Theory and practice in special education programming, including inclusion, discipline, IEP development and implementation.
Valid California Administrative Services Credential or Certificate of Eligibility
Valid California Clear Teaching Credential
Valid EL Authorization, CLAD or BCLAD
Valid California Driver License
CBEST/CSET or other basic skills requirement
First Aid and CPR (desirable)
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university of higher learning
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university of higher learning
Four (4) years of successful teaching experience (elementary level preferred)
Successful experience as an administrator at the site level (preferred)
G. Medical Required:
IV. PHYSICAL, MENTAL and ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
Speech intelligibility in quiet; speech intelligibility in noise; sound localization; sitting; walking; standing; reaching; and bending; as needed throughout the day; fine coordination; wrist/arm motion; and grasping/holding; vision to see and read a variety of reports and materials; occasionally lift 1-15 lbs.; occasionally carry/push 1-15 lbs.; occasionally carry 1-15 lbs.; and dexterity to operate instructional and office equipment.
Stress of emergencies and meeting deadlines; stress of interpersonal conflict; normal work standards stress; ability to work with interruption; concentrate for long periods of time; reading; oral comprehension and expression; written comprehension and expression; interpreting school policy and laws; calculate; perform routine mathematical process; memorize and recall objects; people; analyze problems and generate alternatives; reconcile apparent ambiguities; solve multi-variant problems.
C. Environmental Demands:
Office environment; frequently work outside, evenings and/or variable hours; traveling from site to site as required.
V. WORK YEAR: 12 Months/212 Days
VI. CERTIFICATED MANAGEMENT SALARY RANGE 20:
$153,156 – $162,576
$1,000 Stipend per year for Ph.D. or Ed.D. Degree
The Board of Education of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived age, ancestry, ethnicity, parental status, pregnancy status, color, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical information, nationality, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent of the District. School and District personnel will take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Complaints Concerning Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying: The Governing Board designated the following person(s) as the Title IX Coordinators/Nondiscrimination Compliance Officers:
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, in collaboration with parents and community, shall develop in all students the knowledge, understanding skills, and attitudes to empower them to become life-long learners and productive citizens in an ever-changing world. This will be accomplished in a climate that promotes high expectations and strives to meet individual needs and values diversity.