The Salamanca City Central School District invites applications for the position of:
Seneca Intermediate School Principal (grades 4-7)
The Salamanca CCSD Board of Education and Superintendent are seeking an Intermediate School Principal who will serve as the educational leader of Seneca Intermediate School, and be responsible for implementing instructional policies, overseeing daily operational leadership activities to ensure that all students receive an educational experience and engage community members. The Seneca Intermediate Principal will replace Mr. Peter Morgante who has successfully and with distinction served a two-year interim principal appointment in the district. During Mr. Morgante’s interim appointment, achievement, performance and engagement has dramatically increased. Achieving academic excellence requires that the Intermediate School Principal to work collaboratively to direct and nurture all members of the school staff and to communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and the community at large. The groundwork is firmly established for the new principal to hit the ground running on June 1st.
The Seneca Intermediate Principal is expected to begin duties on or about June 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with experience including robust fringe benefits and professional development opportunities. Application materials are available on the district's website www.salamancany.org/employment.
Application materials must be received by January 31, 2020
Candidates must submit the following:
Application materials should be sent to:
Anticipated start date on June 1, 2020
· Completed application
· Cover Letter & Resume
· 3 current letters of recommendation
· NYS Certification: School District Administrator (SDA) or School District Leader (SDL)
Dr. Mark A. Beehler
50 Iroquois Dr.
Salamanca, NY 14779
The Salamanca City Central School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Intermediate School Principal Posting Brochure
Intermediate School Principal’s Job Description
JOB TITLE: Intermediate School Principal
REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Schools or designee
SUPERVISES: Students and all teachers, clerical staff of the school
NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB:
The Intermediate School Principal serves as the educational leader, responsible for implementing policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe, supportive learning environment that meets the approved curricula and mission of the school and district. Achieving academic excellence requires that the Intermediate School Principal work collaboratively to direct and nurture all members of the school staff hired by the Board of Education and to communicate effectively with parents, colleagues and the community at large. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for scheduling, curriculum development, extracurricular activities, personnel & financial management, emergency procedures, and facility operations.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS:
- Possess appropriate New York State Education Department certification as a School Building Leader or other commensurate and appropriate certification.
- Command and comfort in assuming the role of Instructional Leader within the building.
- Extensive knowledge of New York State, Common Core Learning Standards, Early Literacy Skills and Intervention Services for intermediate aged students
- Ability to effectively communicate using multiple modalities including oral, print, social media and other electronic mediums to all constituent groups.
- Understand the academic, social/emotional, developmental and cultural needs of elementary age learners in an elementary (primary and intermediate school) setting.
- Successfully develop the building budget and spending plan to support instructional and programmatic needs.
- Display exceptional advocacy skills that promote learning, achievement and instructional exploration, creativity, curiosity and rigor.
JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Intermediate School Principal shall:
- Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all students and staff for academic performance and responsibility for one’s own behavior.
- Manage, evaluate and supervise effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the school consistent with the philosophy, mission, values and goals of the district including instructional programs, extracurricular activities, and discipline systems to ensure a safe and orderly climate, building maintenance, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations, and emergency procedures. Acts to ensure compliance with all laws, board policies and regulations.
- Maintain visibility with students, teachers, parents and the School Board.
- Promote Early Literacy Skill acquisition in students and develop appropriate remediation and accelerated learning opportunities for students through differentiated curriculum, planning and the professional development of staff and parents/guardians.
- Establish the annual master schedule and building calendar for instructional programs, ensuring sequential learning experiences for students consistent with the district’s philosophy, mission statement and instructional goals.
- Supervise the instructional programs of the school, evaluating lesson plans and conducting required APPR observations, encouraging the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and child growth and development.
- Develop, oversee and implement the building-based budget, spending plan and Board of Education policies to support the instructional goals of the building and district.
- Establish procedures for evaluation and selection of instructional materials and equipment. Assume responsibility for the authorization of all recommendations, including but not limited to professional development, purchasing and acquisition of instructional materials, and program evaluations.
- Supervise in a fair and consistent manner effective discipline and attendance systems with high standards, consistent with the philosophy, values, and mission of the school. Ensure a safe, orderly environment that encourages students to take responsibility for behavior and creates high morale among staff and students. Ensure the filing of all required reports regarding student conduct.
- Establish a professional rapport with students, with staff and with the community. Display the highest ethical, professional behavior and standards and cultural sensitivity when working with students, parents and school personnel. Serve as a role model for students, promoting mutual respect, dressing professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the education profession. Encourage all teachers to do the same.
- Notify immediately the Superintendent, and appropriate personnel and agencies when there is evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical or social conditions, potential suicide or students appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.
- Keep the Superintendent or designee advised of employees not meeting their contractual obligations and document interventions undertaken to remediate these identified deficiencies.
- Research, collect and interpret data regarding the academic, social, emotional and developmental needs of students. Keep the parents/guardians informed of this information.
- Keep the staff informed and seek ideas for the improvement of the school. Conduct meetings, as necessary, for the proper functioning of the school: attend department and grade level meetings, monthly staff meetings and other relevant educational or community-oriented meetings.
- Establish and maintain an effective inventory system for all school supplies, materials and equipment.
- Establish procedures that create and maintain attractive, organized, functional, healthy, clean, and safe facilities.
- Assume responsibility for the health, safety, and welfare of students, employees and visitors.
- Develop clearly understood procedures and provide regular emergency drills as called for by the building Safety Plan.
- Maintain a master schedule of programs, duties and activities. Post and communicate this master schedule utilizing electronic, print media and other forms of communication for all school personnel, students and parents.
- Establish schedules and procedures for the supervision of students in non-classroom areas (including before and after school).
- Use excellent written and oral English skills when communicating with students, parents, staff, and community, including appropriate vocabulary and examples, clear and legible visuals, and articulate and audible speech.
- Complete in a timely fashion all records and reports as requested by the Superintendent.
- Maintain and account for all student activity funds and money collected from students.
- Communicate with the Superintendent via Building Curriculum Reporting protocols regularly about the needs, successes and general operation of the school.
- Establish procedures for safe storing and integrity of all public and confidential school records. Ensure that student records are complete, current and accurate.
- Protect confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
- Organize and supervise procedures for identifying and addressing special needs of students including health-related concerns, and physical, emotional and familial needs. Consult with other relevant administrative staff on these matters.
- Maintain positive, cooperative and mutually supportive relationships with staff, parents and the community.
- Attend required Board of Education, committee meetings and extracurricular and athletic school sponsored functions.
- Assist in the development of Strategic Plan, Professional Development and Instructional Plans relative to the building and keep the Superintendent apprised.
- Maintain in the school a spirit conducive to study, cultural sensitivity and 21st century skills.
- Implement other duties and responsibilities as determined by the Superintendent or Board of Education.