Website Greenfield Union School District

School District Office

Primary Function:
The Principal serves as the educational leader of the school; is responsible for direction of the instructional program, operations of the school plant, participation in staff and student activities and community leadership, and serves as a member of the District Leadership Team (DLT).

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
To maintain the following California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders:
Standard 1. A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
• Facilitate the development of a shared vision for the achievement of all students based upon data from multiple measures of student learning and relevant qualitative indicators.
• Communicate and implement the shared vision so the entire school community understands and acts on the mission of the school as a standards-based education system.
• Leverage and marshal sufficient resources to implement and attain the vision for all students and all sub groups of students.
• Identify and address any barriers to accomplishing the vision.
• Use the influence of diversity to improve teaching and learning.
Standard 2. A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
• Create an accountability system of teaching and learning based on content standards.
• Utilize multiple assessment measures to evaluate student learning to drive an ongoing process of inquiry focused on improving the learning of all students and all sub-groups of students.
• Shape a culture where high expectations for all students and for all sub-groups of students is the core purpose.
• Guide and support the long term professional development of all staff consistent with the ongoing effort to improve the learning of all students relative to the content standards.
• Promote equity, fairness and respect among all members of the school community.
• Provide opportunities for all members of the school community to develop and use skills in collaboration, leadership and shared responsibility.
• Facilitate the use of appropriate learning materials and learning materials and learning strategies which include the following: students as active learners, a variety of appropriate materials and strategies, the use of reflection and inquiry, an emphasis on quality vs. quantity, and appropriate and effective technology.
Standard 3. A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all
students by ensuring management of the organization, operations and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment.
• Monitor and evaluate the program and staff at the site.
• Establish school structures, patterns, and processes that support student learning.
• Manage legal and contractual agreements and records in ways that foster a professional work environment and secure privacy and confidentiality for all students and staff.
• Align fiscal, human and material resources to support the learning of all student and all groups of students.
• Sustain a safe, efficient, clean, well-maintained and productive school environment that nurtures student learning and supports the professional growth of teachers and support staff.
• Utilize the principles of systems management, organizational development, problem-solving, and decision-making techniques fairly and effectively.
• Utilize effective and nurturing practices in establishing student behavior management systems.
Standard 4. A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
• Incorporate information about family and community expectations into school decisionmaking and activities.
• Recognize and respect the goals and aspirations of diverse family and community groups.
• Treat diverse community stakeholder groups with fairness and respect.
• Support the equitable success of all students and all sub-groups of students through the mobilization and leveraging of community support services.
• Strengthen the school through the establishments of community, business, institutional and civic partnerships.
• Communicate information about the school on a regular predictable basis through a variety of media.
Standard 5. A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by modeling a personal code of ethics and developing professional leadership capacity.
• Demonstrate skills in decision-making, problem-solving, change management, planning, conflict management and evaluation.
• Model personal and professional ethics, integrity, justice and fairness, and expect the same behaviors from others.
• Make and communicate decisions based upon relevant data and research about effective teaching and learning, leadership, management practices and equity.
• Reflect on personal leadership practices and recognize their impact and influence on the performance of others.
• Encourage and inspire others to higher levels of performance, commitment and motivation.
• Sustain personal motivation, commitment, energy and health by balancing professional and personal responsibilities.
• Engage in professional and personal development.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the curriculum and the ability to integrate and articulate programs throughout the grades.
• Use the influence of the office to enhance the educational program rather than for personal gain.
• Protect the rights and confidentiality of students and staff.
Standard 6. A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by understanding, responding to and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context.
• View oneself as a leader of a team and also as a member of a larger team.
• Ensure that the school operates consistently within the parameters of federal, state and local laws, policies, regulations and statutory requirements.
• Provides general support for the school by two-way communication with key decisionmakers in the school community.
• Work with the governing board and district and local leaders to influence policies that benefit students and support the improvement of teaching and learning.
• Influence and support public policies that ensure the equitable distribution of resources and support for all subgroups of students.
• Collect and report accurate records of school performance.
• Open the school to the public, and welcome and facilitate constructive conversations about how to improve student learning and achievement.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Classroom teaching experience.
• Appropriate California Administrative Credential.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with administrators, students, staff, and community.
• Completion of AB 75 Training.
• Bilingual/Biliterate in English and Spanish.
Physical and Mental Characteristics:
• Physical, mental and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
• Manual dexterity sufficient to write, use telephone, business machines and equipment including computers.
• Vision sufficient to read printed material.
• Hear sufficiently so as to be able to conduct in person and telephone conversations.
• Speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in a normal conversational distance and on the telephone.
• Physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop, and to reach overhead.
• Physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment; drive an automobile, and respond to emergency situations.
• Physical stamina sufficient to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time.
• Physical strength sufficient to assist in lifting a student if necessary.
• Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgements and decisions.

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