SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the administration and implementation of the educational program and related services to students in Grades 9 through 12, and providing direct assistance to the High School Principal in managing the overall day-to-day operations of the High School and its programs and activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
Serve as member of administrative team, and as the head of the school in the absence of the Principal, as needed and directed by the Principal.
Observe and provide both written and verbal feedback to professional and support staff employees in order to improve their practice.
Supervise, direct, and evaluate performance of professional and support staff employees.
Assist in determining, preparing, and facilitating professional development experiences to support the continuous improvement of professional and support staff employees.
Serve on the Academic Leadership Council, leading (or co-leading) one or more academic departments.
Assist the Principal with all matters relating to student safety.
Work with teachers and guidance office staff to implement strategies to assist struggling students in assigned grade levels.
Monitor academic progress, achievement and test scores of students in assigned grade levels and/or content areas, and assist in developing strategies and plans to improve learning for all students.
Assist in the coordination, implementation, and supervision of student activities.
Assist with supervision of athletic programs and events, student orientation and similar activities.
Receive and investigate or assist in the investigation of complaints and/or other matters involving alleged violations of school rules, policies or procedures by staff or students.
Serve as LEA representative and coordinator for special education services and Section 504 agreements for students in assigned grade levels.
Assist in the development of the master schedule for staff and students.
Assist with development and administration of building and department budgets.
Under the direction of the Principal, administer a program of student discipline in accordance with the K-12 Discipline Code for students for assigned grade levels.
Coordinate/interact with in-school suspension, teaching, security and other district staff to address and resolve student conduct and discipline issues for assigned grade levels.
Provide documentation and recommendation to the Principal regarding disciplinary action against students in assigned grade levels, as and when necessary.
Monitor student attendance in assigned grade levels and make recommendations to the administration for resolution of chronic attendance problems; administer and enforce tardy and class cut policies.
Monitor and assist students in making successful transition from Middle School to High School.
Work with law enforcement, community and other governmental agencies, as necessary, as they relate to student attendance, legal and/or discipline issues.
Maintain visibility throughout the building to interact and direct students, in accordance with the Discipline Code.
Work cooperatively with parents/guardians to resolve conflicts.
Assist in maintenance and regular updating of data in student information database, and ensure that data required for state and federal reports, including PIMS, is up to date and accurate.
Assist with scheduling of special events during the school day.
Assist the Principal with all matters relating to the safe, efficient operation of the physical plant.
Lead or serve with district teams/committees.
Maintain current educational/administrative certificate.
Maintain accurate and complete records, as required by law, and ensure that all activities comply with Board policies, rules and guidelines and all administrative requirements.
Maintain effective working relationship with professional and support staff, administration, students, parents and community groups.
Regular and timely attendance.
Other duties as assigned by the High School Principal, the Assistant Superintendent, or the Superintendent or their respective designees.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise staff and students at the High School. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with district policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; conferencing, rewarding and disciplining employees and students; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in education and current Pennsylvania principal certification, endorsed for K-12, secondary or equivalent, required. Prior teaching, counseling or administrative experience is desirable.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid PA Teaching Certificate, Principal’s certification and child abuse (Act 33) and criminal record (Act 34 and Act 114) clearances.
CONFIDENTIALITY: Due to the sensitive nature of this position and access to academic, medical and psychological records, the highest degree of confidentiality is required. Knowledge and understanding of and compliance with requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) required.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to communicate effectively with and respond appropriately to members of the community, regulatory agencies, student body and staff.
COMPUTER SKILLS: Proficient in use of cloud-based software applications, such as the Google suite of products, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications. Proficient in or ability to become proficient in use of student information database and scheduling software.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of variables in often stressful situations.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in field of educational administration. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to perform duties with awareness of and in compliance with all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Ability to effectively manage time, tasks, and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Internal Number: 294
About Pine-Richland School District
Located in Western Pennsylvania, Pine-Richland School District (PRSD) is a high-performing suburban school district serving approximately 4,600 students K-12 through the individual and collective efforts of 500+ staff members. PRSD is comprised of six schools (3 Primary Elementary (K-3), 1 Upper Elementary (4-6), 1 Middle School (7-8), and 1 High School (9-12)) spanning across the 31.4 square miles of the Township of Pine and Richland Township. The district lives its mission, which is to "Focus on Learning for Every Student Every Day". PRSD is noted for having a strong academic reputation, a community that values the importance of education, a wide range of educational programs, and first-rate facilities. PRSD is also known for diverse opportunities in the arts, athletics, and other co- and extracurricular activities.
Some distinctions include:
-US News & World Report ranked Pine-Richland High School eighth in Allegheny County and 25th in the state in its “Top High School” rankings for 2020. In addition, the report ranks PRHS at 860 out of 17,792 public schools across the U.S. Criteria used include state math and reading scores, graduation rates, and the degree to which schoo...ls prepare students for college-level work using advanced placement exam data as a benchmark.
-The Most Challenging High Schools Index ranked Pine-Richland High School #1 in Allegheny County, #8 in PA and #817 in the US in 2019. PRHS ranks in the top 4% of the 22,000 Most Challenging High Schools in the US.
-The Pittsburgh Business Times ranks PRSD number 8 out of 105 school districts in the region and 30th in the state in its 2019 list of rankings.
-The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Division of Federal Programs honored Hance Elementary School for being named a Title I Distinguished School for 2018-2019 because it ranked in the top five percent of Title I Schools in Pennsylvania based on aggregate math and English language arts scores on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments.
-Eden Hall Upper Elementary School was named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School, one of only three named in PA in 2019. This distinction acknowledged EH’s commitment to sustainable practices and leadership in facilities, health, and environmental education. Wexford Elementary School earned the distinction in 2018.
-Hance Elementary School was named to the 2019 Pennsylvania Healthy Schools Honor Roll. Schools named to the honor roll are recognized for taking strides to create a green and healthy learning environment for their school and community.
-Eden Hall Upper Elementary School received the SupportMusic Merit Award from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation for its commitment to music education and the arts by providing innovative learning opportunities for a well-rounded education in 2019.