Position Title:Principal-Elementary (Grades 2 and 3)
Position Goal To work collaboratively with students, staff, administration, parents and community members to develop and maintain a positive and creative school culture and an effective instructional program that builds on multiple aspects of diversity and meets the learning needs of all students.
Responsible to: Superintendent of Schools and Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education
Work year: As per the Peekskill Administrators Association (PAA) Agreement
Leadership and Performance Responsibilities:
Promotes positive school culture that maintains and enhances student attendance, discipline and safety
Recognizes and accepts the challenges presented by a high need and broadly diverse student body and community
Provides for a positive, respectful and enthusiastic high expectations/high support academic environment for students and staff
Provides strong instructional leadership actively cultivating good teaching and learning practices in all classrooms including the effective use of data on student performance to regularly inform instructional planning
Develops a program for the evaluation and improvement of instruction including "walk- through" to ensure maximum educational benefits for students
Demonstrates an extensive knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and elementary instructional practices as well as the Common Core State Standards and assessments
Demonstrates excellent knowledge and skills in the use of technology for applying best practice to student learning and for managing resources at the building level
Demonstrates excellent leadership at the building level in applying best practice for hiring, assigning, and supervising personnel to promote learning for all students
Establish excellent community relationship by responding to community interests and needs and collaborating with families and other community members to promote student learning
Plans and organizes the school day and year and oversees the development of master schedules for students and staff for the efficient operation of the school and the enhancement of student learning
Develops and maintains professional learning communities for the sharing of ideas and the continued growth of all faculty and staff
Plans, develops, implements and evaluates professional development for all including growth plans based on research and best practice
Maintains school records and files necessary reports
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education and/or the Superintendent of Schools
Federal, state and local laws and regulations
Common Core State Standards and assessments
Principles, goals, objectives, strategies, and methods relating to the success of urban public schools
Philosophical, educational, fiscal and legal aspects of public education
Policies, procedures, methods, techniques, and strategies related to the administration and operation of a successful elementary school
Research, best practice and trends in instructional leadership
Program and activity evaluation strategies and procedures
NYSED data systems
Technology for applying best practice to student learning and managing resources
Interpret and apply rules and regulations relating to curriculum and instruction
Interpret data (student and other)
Supervise and evaluate assigned personnel
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of individuals and groups
Prepare and present comprehensive and effective oral and written reports
Effectively advise appropriate personnel
Plan and organize work
Meet schedules and timelines
Qualifications and Selection Criteria:
Valid New York State School Building Administrator (SBL) or School Administrator and Supervisor (SAS) certification is required
Literacy background preferred
Administrative; Tenure Track position
At least five years of experience as a classroom teacher and supervisory education/experience.
Demonstrated knowledge and application of effective education principles, practices and trends
About Peekskill City School District
Our mission is to educate and empower all students to strive for excellence as life-long learners who embrace diversity and are contributing members of a global society.
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