• PRINCIPAL-PRE-K CHARTER SCHOOL

    Midland College
    Job Description
    Job Title PRINCIPAL-PRE-K CHARTER SCHOOL
    Position Status Full Time
    Classification Title Principal Pre-K Charter School-12 m
    Work Location Main Campus-3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX
    Job Summary

    Direct and manage the instructional program and supervise operations at the Midland College Pre-K Charter school. Provide instructional leadership to ensure high standards of instructional service. Direct the implementation of school and child care policies and instructional programs. Manage the operation of all school activities. Facilitate grant writing and reporting efforts for sustained funding.

    Required Qualifications

    Master’s degree from an accredited college or university

    Valid Texas Mid-Management Certificate or Principal Certificate

    Three years experience as classroom teacher, early childhood classroom experience preferred

    Prior experience in instructional leadership roles

    Must possess a valid Texas Driver License, good driving record, and be insurable on Midland College’s insurance policy

    Preferred Qualifications

    Certified in the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS)

    Previous campus administrative experience

    Child Care experience

    Charter school experience

    Essential Functions

    Monitor instructional and managerial processes to ensure that program activities are related to program outcomes and use these findings for corrective action and improvement, as well as for recognition of success

    Work with staff to plan, implement, and evaluate the curriculum on a systemic basis; include students and community representatives (when appropriate)

    Monitor student attendance

    Help teachers design learning experiences for students

    Encourage the development and piloting of research-based and proven innovative programs, including planning and application of emerging technologies in the classroom

    Assess and plan improvement of the school

    Serve as campus PEIMS coordinator

    Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals

    Through the use of effective communication skills, foster collegiality and team building among staff and administration; encourage their active involvement in the decision process

    Provide for two-way communications with Midland College Board, Midland ISD, staff, students, parents, and community

    Communicate and promote expectations for high level performance from staff and students; recognize excellence and achievement while promoting a positive, caring climate of learning

    Facilitate effective and timely resolution of conflicts

    Determine and build a common vision with staff for school improvement; direct planning activities and implement program collaboratively with staff to ensure attainment of school’s mission and effective articulation of the mission to the community

    Identify, analyze, and apply research findings (e.g., effective school correlates) to facilitate school improvement

    Develop, maintain, and use appropriate information systems and records necessary for attainment of campus performance objectives addressing each academic excellence indicator

    Ensure continuous renewal of curriculum, policies, and instruction

    Prepare, annually, a School Improvement Plan

    Manage the hiring process, which incudes interviewing, selecting, and orienting new staff

    Monitor the Mentor/Induction Program activities

    Define expectations for staff performance regarding instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication with the public

    Observe employee performance, record observations, and conduct evaluation conferences with all staff in compliance with T-TESS

    Make recommendations relative to personnel placement, evaluation, transfer, retention, promotion, and dismissal

    Encourage and confer with subordinates regarding their professional growth; collaborate with them to develop and accomplish improvement goals

    Comply with institutional policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations affecting the schools

    Develop budgets based upon documented program needs, staff input, estimated enrollment, personnel, and other fiscal needs; implement programs within budget limits; maintain fiscal control; accurately report fiscal information, including grant writing and reporting

    Manage the use of school facilities; supervise maintenance of facilities to ensure a clean, orderly, and safe campus and make recommendations for upgrade when necessary

    Manage school operations (for example, attendance, accounting and payroll) and activity funds

    Ensure that discipline dates are coded and entered correctly

    Work with faculty and encourage understanding of the student management system that results in positive student behavior and enhances the school climate

    Ensure that school rules are uniformly observed and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable

    Conduct conferences with parents, students, and teachers concerning school and student issues through an active home/school communication program

    Develop and communicate guidelines for student conduct

    Ensure that all communications, including print and electronic, are prepared and presented professionally

    Lead a collaborative process to develop campus performance objectives

    Demonstrate awareness of school/community needs and initiate activities to meet those identified needs

    Use appropriate and effective techniques to promote community and parent involvement

    Observe professional and ethical standards in accordance with generally accepted community standards, Child Care Licensing Standards and the Texas Education Agency code of ethics

    Use information and insights provided through student assessment instruments, the campus appraisal process, evaluative feedback, and professional development programs to improve performance

    Provide leadership in addressing challenges facing the profession; pursue professional development activities; disseminate ideas and information to other professionals

    Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the appropriate supervisors or as may be necessary for job effectiveness

    Physical Demands

    Maintain emotional control under stress

    Speak clearly so listeners can understand

    Understand the speech of another person

    See details of objects that are less/more than a few feet away

    Ability to see differences between colors, shades, and brightness

    Work with frequent interruptions

    Moderate carrying and lifting up to 25 pounds

    Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing, sitting, walking, use of fingers

    Occasional district-wide travel

    Occasional prolonged and irregular hours

    Normal office environment; some outdoor work required

    Min Salary $79,000 per year
    Max Salary $84,000 per year
    Pay Statement Salary is commensurate with educational qualifications and experience.
    Contact Information

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