POSITION PURPOSE: The principal is the administrative leader of the school, and as such assumes full responsibility for all aspects of the school program. The principal will use necessary leadership, supervisory and administrative skills so as to promote the educational development of each student to his/her fullest potential. Use of independent judgment and decision-making is required in matters not having established rules, regulations or policies.
Serves as an instructional leader, utilizing data to assist with the development and monitoring of educational goals and initiatives that promote improved academic achievement for all students.
Supports the implementation of the district and school’s vision, goals and strategies.
Interviews and recommends employment of all school-based employees.
Conducts the orientation of newly assigned staff members.
Provides supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the school district’s policies, procedures and applicable laws.
Supervises the instructional program and assists teachers in personal growth.
Utilizes staff members in school level decision making concerning educational and behavioral initiatives in the school.
Establishes and implements a school-wide discipline plan.
Prepares class schedules, cumulative records and attendance reports.
Plans and implements all school activities.
Provide a safe and secure environment for all students and staff.
Coordinates and/or supervises support services, including maintenance, security, food services, recreational programs and building maintenance.
Plans and monitors the school budget(s).
Conducts routine inspections of the school plant.
Plans and supervises fire drills and emergency preparedness programs.
Promote good school and community relationships, including appropriate public relations activities.
Develops and implements a personal professional growth plan as approved by the Superintendent.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES: Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Superintendent or other district office administrator as designated by the Superintendent.
Master's degree in Educational Leadership or a related discipline.
Must possess a valid South Carolina Administrative Certificate and South Carolina driver's license.
Applicants should have a focus on student achievement; a knowledge and/or experience in the use of instructional technology; excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with students, parents, staff and community.
Minimum of three years administrative experience as a principal preferred.
Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with a wide variety of people and to successfully support encourage and challenge others to be the best that they can be.
Ability to handle unforeseen situations in accordance with Board Policy and district Administrative rules.
The Beaufort County School District is a thriving and diverse community of islands on the South Carolina coast. The District has approximately 21,000 students attending 33 schools. Student population is growing on an annual basis. District has both national and state award winning schools.
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