Elementary Principal - Prairie Elementary School

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Adrian Public Schools
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Position Type: Administration/Salaried/Principal Date Posted: 3/13/2019 Location: Prairie Elementary School Closing Date: 04/09/2019 SCHOOL YEAR/DAYS Forty-two Week Calendar SALARY $84,928 - $93,634 SUMMARY The School District of the City of Adrian is seeking a qualified and experienced candidate to serve as principal at one of our four elementary schools. Adrian Public Schools is a K­12 district of approximately 3,000 students south of Ann Arbor and northwest of Toledo. Come join an inclusive, student focused and unique school culture at Prairie Elementary School. Use your vision, collaboration strengths, communication skills and systems thinking approach to continue the clear academic focus in our district. The successful candidate will use these skills to build and foster a cohesive professional learning community. This position requires a Master’s degree and Michigan Principal Administrative Certification, or the ability to be certified in Michigan. Elementary teaching experience and a minimum of three years of school leadership experience preferred. Learn more about our school district at www.theadrianmaples.com. Prairie Elementary School is a unique learning community with an established student focused school culture. The principal facilitates this culture to continually expand a healthy, safe and inclusive school community. The principal also focuses on growth for all students (K-5) and staff while implementing new and engaging learning practices. Prairie is a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) school that has been implementing Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA) Elementary Curriculum for the past three years. Prairie has a balance between full inclusion of students and students with special needs receiving support within a resource room setting. It also hosts the District’s Cognitively Impaired Classrooms for grades 3-5. The building Special Education population is 23%. Almost 5% of homes speak Spanish with 35% of the building population having a Hispanic/Latino background. Almost 80% of the student population is on free or reduced lunch. A Head Start classroom also operates at the building. Principals with experience and leaders with experience with diverse learners are encouraged to apply. The principal is responsible for instructional and administrative leadership in the school and for all day ­to­day school operations. The principal also provides oversight during all school functions and after school activities. The principal serves as a member of the Superintendent’s Leadership and Management Team and shares in responsibly implementing the district mission and vision. QUALIFICATIONS/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 the essential functions. The following is a list of qualifications for the position, any one of which may be waived by the Board in exercising its prerogative to determine qualifications. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Believes that each stakeholder in the school community deserves to be given individual attention and to be treated with dignity and respect. Champions the unique nature and importance of elementary education. Embraces diversity and engages all stakeholders (especially parents and guardians) in the school community. Closely monitors teaching practices and ensures both rigor and best practices are occurring in all classrooms. Designs opportunities to empower and involve students, staff and parents in all aspect of the school's culture and climate. Commits to high visibility and communicates daily with all stakeholders using multiple forms of communication. Understands the complexities and nuances of hiring, evaluating, inspiring, and mentoring all staff members to exceed expectations. Analyzes and shares student data (MI-School Data, NWEA, M-STEP, DRA, SWIS) and educational research as the foundational principles of Professional Learning Communities and teaches staff to do the same. Models and articulates high expectations Networks within district, county, state, national and international organizations to assure updated knowledge of best practices and teaching and learning in the 21st Century. Meets regularly with parents, students and staff to assist in meeting the needs of the diverse group of learners at Prairie Elementary School. Prepares students for their futures in this rapidly changing global society. Embraces change and innovation and is able to envision and actualize learning beyond the traditional walls of the classroom and the school. Implements Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and restorative practices into all facets of the school community. Participates and leads various processes to meet the needs of individual learners such as 504 meetings, IEP meetings, MTSS meetings, child study meetings and leads the implementation of “Universal Supports” within the building. Builds partnerships with community agencies to provide support for the student population (i.e. Community Mental Health, Lenawee Intermediate School District, Department of Health and Human Services, Community Action Agency, Head Start, Etc.) Understands diverse learning styles; from cultural to economic to academic. Provides safety and order to Prairie Elementary Community by providing leadership in crisis response, non-violent crisis intervention (CPI), and safety protocol. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises the employees assigned to the elementary school. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the elementary school. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the collective bargaining agreements and the district's policies and procedures. QUALIFICATIONS The candidate selected for this assignment will be the one who offers the best combination of qualities in accordance with the following standards and requirements: The minimum level of education is a master's degree. Training should include areas of school administration, supervision, curriculum, or child development. A minimum of three years' administrative experience or substantial experience at the elementary school level in a variety of leadership roles is preferred. Evidence of the candidate's ability to provide quality leadership must be demonstrated through: excellent communication skills; a strong sense of honesty and integrity; strong problem solving skills; the ability to use a variety of leadership styles including both the situational and collaborative styles; skill and sensitivity in working with all members of the diverse school community; skill in creating a positive, open, enthusiastic and well-organized teaching and learning environment; skill in fostering the continued growth of staff members; and a commitment to community education concepts. Candidates must possess or be eligible to obtain a valid Michigan administrative certificate to be principal of an elementary school. (Please note that the interviewing committee and/or the superintendent have the right to further define qualifications.) CERTIFICATES, LICENSES REGISTRATIONS Valid Teaching Certificate. Must possess or be eligible for a Michigan Elementary Administrator Certificate. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, staff, parents, and the general public. Ability to speak, listen, and write in Spanish, while not required, is preferred. 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 define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in education/leadership related fields. 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 all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Knowledge, skill and ability in the use of e-mail, internet, presentation software, spreadsheets and word processing. Adrian Public Schools is a Google Education District and uses Microsoft Office Suite. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in this environment is quiet to loud depending upon the activity in the particular part of the day and location. ANTICIPATED TIMELINE Application Deadline: April 9th 4:30pm Application Screening April 10th First Round Interviews April 16thth (1:00pm – 5:30pm) April 17th (10am – 2:00pm) Second Round of Interviews April 24th (11:00pm – 2:00pm and 5pm to 8pm) Site Visit by Candidate: April 30, May 1st, or 2nd (Entire School Day – Presentation to staff and interview to follow at the end of the school day: 8:30am – 6pm) Offer of Employment On or before May 6th Board Approval May 13th Start Date July 1st APPLICATION METHOD Visit www.TheAdrianMaples.com and click on “Employment Opportunities” near the bottom of the page to start your application for employment. Please do not send emails or paper copies of your resume or any other materials. Applicants are encouraged to visit MISchoolData.org to learn more about the Demographics and Student Performance (M-STEP) of Prairie Elementary. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Adrian Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination in its policies, employment practices and programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, height, weight, martial or familial status, gender, disability, or national origin.