Middle School Principal

Friday, December 7, 2018
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
Position Details: 

Location:             James R. Geisler Middle School
Work Schedule:  223 Days
Salary Range:     $93,422 - $120,103
Starting Date:     Negotiable

  • Master's degree or higher in school administration or related educational field (training should include areas of school administration, supervision, curriculum, and child development)
  • Must possess valid Michigan administrator certification or enroll in a planned program to obtain Michigan administration certification, or meet the state school administration continuing education requirements
  • At least five (5) years of successful teaching experience
  • Experience in building and/or district leadership positions


  • A minimum of three years of administrative experience or substantial experience at the middle school level in a variety of leadership roles


  • Committed to meeting the needs of every child, every day
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated effective management, supervisory, executive, and curricular skills; and the ability to relate well with parents and community
  • Commitment to excellence in establishing an educational program of high quality
  • Knowledgeable about professional learning communities, alternative instructional assessment strategies, 21st Century instructional technology practices and initiatives, and learning theory
  • Commitment to a collaborative approach to leadership
  • Strong academic background in all areas of the school’s curriculum


  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the learning needs and challenges at the middle level
  • Provide leadership for the planning and management of the total instructional program of the school
  • Supervise and evaluate all personnel assigned to the school
  • Administer, manage, and supervise the operation of the school in compliance with the Board of Education policy and the directions of the Superintendent
  • Establish a culture of high expectations for both academics and behavior
  • Maintain positive relations with parents, parent groups, school volunteers, business partners, and other related agencies
  • Keep current on legal, financial, and educational reform initiatives
  • Embrace diversity and understand how to engage all stakeholders in the school community
  • Closely monitor teaching practices, and ensure both rigor and best practice is occurring in all classrooms
  • Design opportunities to empower students, staff, and parents to be integrally involved in all aspects of the school’s culture and climate
  • Commit to high visibility and daily communication with all stakeholders using multiple forms of communication
  • Analyze and share student data and educational research as the foundational principles of professional learning communities
  • Model and articulate high expectations
  • Meet regularly with parents, students, and staff to assist in meeting the needs of the diverse group of learners
  • Take responsibility for preparing students in this rapidly changing global society
  • Embrace change and innovation; ability to envision and actualize learning beyond the traditional walls of the classroom and the school
  • Other duties as assigned

POSITION POSTED THROUGH:  December 7, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m.
Interested candidates should apply on line:
Oakland Human Resources Consortium
The application files must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.