Principal - Oregon Trail Elementary School

TWIN FALLS DISTRICT South Central / Twin Falls Administrator Primary Full Time Posted 5M ago

About this job

Promote the education development of each student through utilizing leadership, supervisor and administrative skills

• Master’s degree with appropriate administration endorsement
• Meet state certification requirements
• Three years experience as a classroom teacher
• Such alternatives as the board may find appropriate and acceptable

• Four years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher at the elementary level
• Three years experience in elementary school administration

ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following (or other duties assigned by Superintendent or Board)
• Develop a program of public relations in order to further the community’s understanding and support of the educational program
• Implement board policies and administrative rules and regulations relating to the school
• Consult with and coordinate the services of resource/auxiliary personnel to enable classroom teachers to receive maximum assistance
• Prepare or supervise preparation of reports, records, lists and all other paperwork required or appropriate to the school’s administration
• Cooperate with college and university officials regarding student teacher training and preparation
• Assist in the recruiting, screening, hiring, training, assigning, and evaluating the school’s professional staff
• Maintain high standards of student conduct and enforce discipline as necessary with regard to due process of the rights of students
• Recommend the removal of a teacher whose work is unsatisfactory, according to district procedure
• Administer the summer school program when applicable
• Formulate and enforce procedures and schedules for safe, organized loading and unloading of school buses at respective school sites
• Perform such other tasks and responsibilities that may be assigned by the superintendent
• Be highly involved in implementing the district’s expectations in the classroom setting
• Make the instructional process the primary focus of classroom observations
• Establish high but attainable learning standards (expectations) in all academic areas as an important goal of the school
• Develop a written statement of purpose that is the driving force behind most important decisions in the school
• Help to design learning goals and objectives for the school assistants
• Make certain that school-wide objectives are the focal point for instruction in all the basic skill areas
• Recruit and select professional staff personnel whose major focus is increasing academic achievement for all students
• Discuss and interpret the district’s vision with the staff frequently
• Acquaint the students with the district vision and their role in helping to obtain the vision
• Stress instructional issues at faculty meetings
• Communicate frequently with staff about their job responsibility in relation to student achievement
• Help plan and coordinate the public relations program for the school
• Ensure that school improvement priorities and goals are known and internalized by instructional staff, non- instructional staff, and the community
• Coordinate and utilize the efforts of representative parent groups in analyzing the school’s effectiveness and providing input for goals, objectives, programs and procedures of the school
• Ensure the district’s vision is displayed within a school through posters and slogans on the wall
• Meet with the building core team at least once a month and use the team to help solve problems
• Bring issues about instruction and student achievement to the faculty on a regular basis for discussion
• Develop and implement a clearly defined policy on a flexible grouping of students for instructional process
• Coordinate critical learning into instructional and support strategies for the staff, within and between grades
• Ensure that classroom atmosphere is conducive to learning for all students
• Assist grade levels/departments and individual staff members in setting appropriate goals for their units or classrooms
• Ensure that the staff uses multiple assessment methods to assess student progress
• Models the instructional process and monitor the staff to see that they are utilizing the instructional process within the classroom
• Provide the staff with the latest information and data on new concepts
• Review and interpret standardized test results with faculty and individual teachers to plan modifications in instruction
• Promote staff development activities for the faculty aimed at increasing student achievement and learning
• Ensure that the faculty has the opportunity to thoroughly discuss what they have learned in in-service training
with other teachers

Education required

Master’s degree with appropriate administration endorsement

Experience required

Three years experience as a classroom teacher


FLSA Status: Exempt, 11 month year (salary as per administrator’s salary schedule, one sick day per month, and three personal leave days/year).
Salary Range: Per district administrative salary schedule, starting at $79,675 (base + MA)

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

TWIN FALLS DISTRICT is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.