Minimum of five years successful teaching experience
Minimum of three years administrative experience
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
Provides leadership for school staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive educational program that is administered in accordance with all applicable laws and school board policies, administrative rules and regulations. Ensures that the school facility is an attractive, pleasant and productive place in which to work.
Fosters the success of all students by facilitating the development, communication, implementation and evaluation of a shared vision of learning that reflects excellence. Establishes and promotes high standards for academic performance and responsibility for behavior that is consistent with the philosophy of education approved by the board of Spartanburg District Five.
Serves as the instructional leader and administrative head of the school and, as such, has responsibility for coordination of the total resources of the school and general supervision of all school activities, safety, and welfare.
Supervises discipline and attendance systems with high standards that support the values and mission of the school. Endures a safe, orderly environment that encourages students to take responsibility for their behavior and creates high morale among staff and students. Implements policies and/or rules governing student life, conduct and behavior in a fair and equitable manner.
Prepares a school budget under the direction of the district office and keeps accurate records related to the school’s receipt and disbursement of fiscal resources. Prepares and submits the school’s budgetary requests and monitors the expenditure of funds.
Selects, inducts, supports, evaluates and retains high quality instructional support staff. Makes recommendations regarding the assignment, promotion, transfer and dismissal of assigned personnel. Develops procedures for evaluations and counseling staff members regarding individual and group performance.
Utilizes various data including, but not limited to achievement scores, grades, formal assessment results, summative assessment results, students discipline reports, perception surveys, etc. to create a school-wide approach to raising achievement and creating a positive school climate while promoting the development of specific, measurable goals for student achievement.
Cooperates with recognized social and law enforcement agencies in such a way that the services of these organizations are directed toward the best interests of the school. Immediately notifies the appropriate personnel, authorities and/or agencies when there is evidence of substance abuse, child abuse and/or neglect, medical or social conditions that require intervention, students appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, etc.
Responsible for the annual report to the community on the condition of the school with emphasis on test results and progress made.
Ensures that staff meetings and professional development activities are focused on student outcomes. Establishes procedures for the evaluation and selection of instructional material and equipment.
Keeps abreast of changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications, and discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the field, Etc.
Involved in the textbook and instructional materials selection process and to assure that instructional materials are available at the time needed and in the quantities necessary to carry out the instruction process.
Serves as a liaison between the school and community, interpreting activities and policies of the school and encouraging community participation in school life. Presents a positive image of Spartanburg District Five Schools at all times.
Is a lifelong learner and represents his/her school through participation in professional organizations.
Keeps the Superintendent informed of school activities and problems.
Plans, evaluates and recommends school-wide programs, policies, goals and objectives. Ensures that all Board of Trustees and administrative policies are effectively explained and implemented.
Supervises, reviews and evaluates the instructional program; observes classroom environment and makes recommendations for improvement instruction and class management as appropriate.
Enforces policies and procedures designed to protect the safety and welfare of students and staff while on campus; prepares and maintains the school crisis management plan; conducts emergency drills.
Assumes such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the superintendent or his designee.
School environment with no significant exposure to environmental conditions. Requires ability to work under a degree of stress related to duties that require considerable attention and working with students. Physical demands are restricted to school activities requiring movement/lifting items weighing up to 25 pounds. Occasional local travel required; occasional overnight travel required.
This job description is not intended as a complete listing of job duties. The incumbent is responsible for the performance of other related duties as assigned/required.
Welcome to District Five Schools of Spartanburg County! Our district has a rich heritage of excellence in every aspect of educational and extra-curricular endeavor. We are one of the top performing districts in the southeastern U.S. in academic achievements, as well as programs in the arts, leadership, choice magnet programs, technology and innovation.
Our excellence is validated by ratings from federal and state accountability systems, and also from AdvancED, the international academic accrediting agency. That continued excellence is also the reason we are one of the fastest growing districts in the state of South Carolina. Families move into our community because of the high quality of our schools. Our district is being rapidly transformed through the presence, and arrival of many large international corporations, the international airport, the world class parks and recreational facilities, and exceptional neighborhoods. We are proud to be the brightest fabric woven through this vibrant international tapestry, and are committed to serving children and their families in world class schools. With the influx of major high tech manufacturing and multi-national retail tourist des...tinations, it is an exciting time, as we watch our area change daily.
Our academic programs offer students the opportunity to not only earn a diploma from one of the finest high schools in the country, but also earn college credit through our nationally recognized Advanced Placement program or dual credit through local colleges and universities. We offer a myriad of options from virtual learning, to placement on a college campus beginning as early as the freshman year in high school.
District Five remains dedicated to its focus on educational excellence. As we aim to meet the SC Profile of the graduate, we want to produce knowledgeable citizens who will energize and build our economy. Our graduates excel in the skills needed to succeed: written and oral communication, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, entrepreneurialism, collaboration, initiative, and adaptability. Each day, we strive to be the best we can be, knowing education is the greatest investment we can make in our children. It will, indeed, open doors of opportunity for each of them.
District Five is where excellence resides!