Full time years of experience as a school principal or in school administration is reviewed when placing on the salary schedule.
Internal Number: 3667
Job Title: Principal
Reports to (Title): Superintendent
Terms of Employment:
Administrative Salary Scale
Hours per day: 8
Days per year: 230
Type of position:
Under general supervision administers and supervises the implementation of the district’s mission and vision and ensures effective daily operation on the school level.
Supports and upholds the mission, vision and strategic goals of Lexington County School District One; articulates a clear vision and mission for a 21st century school aligned with the district strategic plan and priorities.
Effectively interacts, communicates and collaborates with students, parents, teachers, colleagues and other stakeholders to foster student learning.
Establishes a safe, supportive, positive, high performance learning and working environment for all students and staff.
Implements the policies, regulations and requirements of the board of trustees, the superintendent, and/or designees.
Assists in the development of general system policies and procedures; develops and executes building rules, regulations and procedures consistent with general system policies.
Assigns school personnel to effectively implement general system policies and procedures.
Supervises and is responsible for the care and operation of school buildings, equipment, materials and grounds.
Executes a program for recruitment, selection, assignment, orientation and other related personnel activities for the assigned school.
Evaluates certified and support personnel in accordance with state and school board policies and procedures.
Recommends employment and dismissal of personnel in accordance with district personnel policies and procedures.
Monitors substitutes for teachers and other staff positions.
Stays abreast of innovative trends and research studies in the field of education and interprets their potential usefulness within the framework of the total school program; demonstrates lifelong learning.
Ensures effective professional learning for staff.
Assists in the selection and distribution of all instructional materials and supplies.
Demonstrates a variety of skills to foster independent, creative, critical thinkers and problem solvers who excel in a 21st century, knowledge-based society.
Demonstrates characteristics such as competence, leadership, strong work ethics, personal integrity, professional demeanor, etc. to promote a positive image of the school and district.
Supports student and teacher collaboration.
Demonstrates strong curriculum knowledge.
Evaluates the effectiveness of both formative and summative assessments; analyzes assessment data in relation to student learning and develops instructional strategies to close the learning and performance gap.
Maintains school accreditation.
Monitors school budgets and manages funds appropriately; seeks, makes application (when applicable), monitors and evaluates all federal and state grant funding programs; submits required reports as necessary.
Ensures all contractual agreements are approved by appropriate district personnel before commitments or other forms of obligations are made.
Assists in the preparation of various district, state and federal assessments and reports as required for monitoring and implementing the total school program.
Assists in the supervision of students in school-sponsored events, including before and after school activities.
Plans, organizes and implements the school’s emergency preparedness plan.
Networks with parent and community organizations, resource personnel and outside support agencies to ensure positive student and staff welfare.
Coordinates activities of assigned school with activities of other schools and district-sponsored events within the system.
Attends and conducts student and staff meetings.
Participates in professional meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops as required.
Selects and requests instructional aides, technology tools, equipment, and supplies needed to perform daily activities; provides for safe storage and proper use of all materials, equipment and tools.
Operates general office equipment as needed to conduct daily activities.
Effectively uses personal computing devices and software applications for the management of student records, instructional efficiency and professional development.
Meets with parents, administrators and school counselors as needed to discuss student performance, activities, etc.
Performs other related duties as required.
3+ Years administrative experience (Assistant Principal, Principal or Central Services Position)
Eligible by July 1, 2023 for SC Administrative Certificate Add-On (Elementary Principal)
Experience in a principal or director position.
Experience leading in a Title I school and/or rural community.
Evidence of ongoing professional learning.
Leadership roles on various implementations or committees.
Evidence of community service and/or involvement.
Demonstrated evidence of effective communication with parents/guardians/caregivers and staff.
Demonstrated experience cultivating a school culture that promotes the ongoing improvement of learning and teaching for students and staff.
Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum and instructional best practices, including differentiated instruction using the workshop model.
Demonstrated knowledge and application of effective elementary education principles, practices and trends.
Demonstrated knowledge of working with and understanding the needs of students and staff from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated knowledge of school operations and management.
Demonstrated ability to coach adults to build their capacity and show instructional growth as a result.
Lexington District One serves more than 28,000 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 with more than 3,600 employees (not including substitutes) and 31 schools (17 elementary schools, eight middle schools, five high schools, one technology center). The district also has an alternative education services program designed to help students at risk of expulsion.
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