CUSD is seeking a vibrant leader with experience in elementary education who is focused on providing exceptional service to our families and creating dynamic settings for every student. Elementary Principals must have a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive learning and working environment.
Under the general supervision of the Superintendent, plans and administers an elementary school with general education and special education students.
The qualified candidates for the position will be required to:
Assume overall responsibility for the successful and efficient organization and administration of an elementary school
Provide support and resources for all students
Overseeing case management for special education students, promote seamless mainstreaming of special education students
Represent the Superintendent and the Board of Education in relationships with the staff, students, parents and public
Represent the needs of the staff, students, parents and public of the school to the Superintendent and the Board of Education
Provide leadership and encourage staff participation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum of the school
Assist the staff in establishing school, division and individual goals, objectives and related instructional activities
Assist the staff in adapting the school’s program to meet the requirements of the individual student
Promote the accomplishment of the district’s educational goals and objectives, maintaining articulation and continuity throughout the curriculum
Be accountable to staff and community for the overall effectiveness of the school, making sure that all programs are educationally sound and administratively feasible
Serve on District Leadership Team Council and other committee(s) as assigned
Take an active role in planning, implementing and evaluating projects, activities and assignments which promote and enhance the welfare of the district and the school community
Direct policy-making at the school level, developing a shared-responsibility with teacher, students and parents for this function
Participate in the decision-making at all other levels when the policies in question affect the school’s operation
Be responsible for the assignment, supervision, evaluation and guidance in professional and vocational growth of assigned certificated and classified personnel
Develop potential staff leadership by providing opportunities for professional growth through continuing in-service activities
Be responsible for pupil control and for promoting the physical, mental, social, emotional growth and well-being of all students assigned to the school
Establish, maintain and improve an efficient school management program with emphasis in the following areas:
School regulations, procedures and schedules
Reports and records
Maintenance of buildings and grounds
Budget, supplies, equipment and materials
Utilization of plant facilities by school and community
Interpret applicable federal and state laws, district policies and school regulations to staff, students, parents and public
Represent the school personally or be officially represented through delegated authority at all school-related events
An appropriate California Administrative Credential or its equivalent.
Knowledge of school curriculum, student assessment, staff accountability
Demonstrated administrative experience at the elementary school level preferred
Background/teaching experience in Special Education preferred
Claremont Unified is located 35 miles east of Los Angeles in a community known for its strong commitment to education. District boundaries include the City of Claremont as well as portions of Pomona and La Verne. CUSD serves approximately 6,750 students with a graduation rate of 98.8%. The district has seven elementary schools, one intermediate school, one community day school, an adult school, one four-year comprehensive high school, and an alternative high school.