Principal

Plainview ISD | Plainview, TX

Posted Date 1/03/2022
Description

Principal--RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Principals must live within the boundaries of the District. See Board Policy DB(LOCAL).

Primary Purpose:
Direct and manage overall campus operations. Responsible for leadership of the campus instructional program ensuring high standards of instruction and student achievement, compliance with district policies, application of instructional programs, and effective operation of all campus activities.

Qualifications:
Education/Certification:
Master’s Degree in Educational Administration
Valid Texas Principal or other appropriate SBEC Texas Administrator’s Certification
Valid Texas Teaching Certificate
Certified Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) appraiser

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Extensive working knowledge of effective curriculum and instructional practices
Ability to evaluate instructional program and teaching effectiveness
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Ability to motivate others and work cooperatively with diverse populations
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to interpret data, communicate meaning of interpreted data, and facilitate needed changes
Excellent organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

Experience:
Minimum of three years’ successful experience as a classroom teacher in public education
Successful public education campus administration and/or district administration experience required

Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Instructional Management
1. Monitor instructional processes to ensure that program activities are related to outcomes and use findings to take corrective actions where necessary.
2. Provide instructional resources and materials needed to accomplish instructional goals.
3. Establish clear expectations for staff performance with regard to instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication with the public.
4. Foster collegiality and team building among staff members. Encourage their active involvement in decision-making process.
5. Solicit regular input from campus-level committee about planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of campus education program. Include students and community representatives when appropriate.

School or Organization Improvement
6. Build a common vision for school improvement with staff. Direct planning activities and implement programs to ensure attainment of school’s mission.
7. Establish campus performance objectives using the campus planning process and involving site-based decision-making committee. Demonstrate campus progress using results to promote school improvement.
8. Provide opportunities for interactive communication with the superintendent, district administrative staff, campus staff, students, parents, and community.

Student Management
9. Work with faculty and students to develop a student discipline management system that results in positive student behavior and enhances the school climate.
10. Ensure that school rules are uniformly applied and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
11. Conduct conferences about student and school issues with parents, students, teachers, and campus & district administration.

Management of Fiscal, Administrative, and Facilities Functions
12. Comply with district policies, state and federal laws, and regulations affecting schools.
13. Develop and administer campus budgets based on documented program needs and estimated enrollment ensuring that operations are cost effective and funds are managed wisely.
14. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required including accurate and timely reports of maximum attendance to requisition textbooks.
15. Follow campus and district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
16. Maintain confidentiality of information.
17. Manage use of school facilities. Oversee maintenance of facilities to ensure a clean, orderly, and safe campus.
   17a. Secondary Principals: Direct and manage extracurricular and intramural programs including
management of multiple activity funds.

Type
Administration
District
Plainview ISD

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