Fort Wayne Community Schoolsis seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Principal - Elementary
Location: Elementary - Area Office
This position may be filled prior to the end of the posting period.
Serves as an educational leader, guides instructional service necessary to educate all students to high standards and ensure that all students meet Internationally Benchmarked Common Core Standards linked to Indiana's Academic Standards and aligned with federal, state, and district standards, requirements, laws, and regulations.
Salary: $56560.00 - $96485.00
Areas of Certification: Administration, Elementary Principal
Additional Job Information:
FWCS principals are educational leaders promoting success for all student by:
1. FWCS Principals meet all definitions and guidelines for effective teachers as detailed on the FWCS Classroom Teacher Job Description and guidelines from the US DOE and IDOE.
2. FWCS Principals promote the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of teaching and learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
a. The Principal collaboratively develops and implements a shared vision and mission.
b. The Principal collects and uses data to identify goals, assesses organizational effectiveness, and promotes organizational learning.
c. The Principal creates and implements plans to achieve goals.
d. The Principal promotes continuous and sustainable improvement.
e. The Principal monitors and evaluates progress and revises plans.
3. FWCS Principals promote the success of every student by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
a. The Principal nurtures and sustains a culture of collaboration, trust, learning, and high expectations.
b. The Principal creates a comprehensive, rigorous, and coherent curricular program.
c. The Principal creates a personalized and motivating learning environment for students.
d. The Principal supervises instruction.
e. The Principal develops assessment and accountability systems to monitor student progress.
f. The Principal develops the instructional and leadership capacity of staff.
g. The Principal maximizes time spent on quality instruction.
h. The Principal promotes the use of the most effective and appropriate technologies to support teacher and learning.
i. The Principal monitors and evaluates the impact of the instructional program.
4. FWCS Principals promotes the success of every student by ensuring the management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
a. The Principal monitors and evaluates the management and operational systems.
b. The Principal obtains, allocates, aligns, and efficiently utilizes human, fiscal, and technological resources.
c. The Principal promotes and protects the welfare and safety of students and staff.
d. The Principal develops the capacity for distributed leadership.
e. The Principal ensures that resources are aligned with the School Improvement Plan and the district goals.
f. The Principal ensures teacher and organizational time is focused to support quality instruction and student learning.
5. FWCS Principals promote the success of every student by collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
a. The Principal collects and analyzes data and information pertinent to the educational environment.
b. The Principal promotes understanding, appreciation, and use of the community's diverse cultural, social, and intellectual resources.
c. The Principal builds and sustains positive relationships with families and caregivers.
d. The Principal builds and sustains productive relationships with community partners.
6. FWCS Principals promote the success of every student by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
a. The Principal ensures a system of accountability for every student's academic and social success.
b. The Principal models principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior.
c. The Principal safeguards the values of democracy, equity, and diversity.
d. The Principal considers and evaluates the potential moral and legal consequences of decision-making.
e. The Principal promotes social justice and ensures that individual student needs inform all aspects of schooling.
7. FWCS Principals promote the success of every student by understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
a. The Principal advocates for children, families, and caregivers.
b. The Principal acts to influence local, district, state, and national decisions affecting student learning.
c. The Principal assesses, analyzes, and anticipates emerging trends and initiatives in order to adapt leadership strategies.
8. Perform related duties as assigned by the Administrator to meet the particular needs of the building/unit/district. Must demonstrate participation in and contributions to the goals of district cross functional teams.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear. The employee is required to have dexterity of hands and fingers. The employee is required to sit or stand for extended periods of time. They may be occasionally required to bend at the waist, kneel or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job the employee is seated or walking at will and has limited physical labor.
Possess a valid Indiana Elementary teaching license and an Indiana administrative license covering the grade levels for the assigned building.
Have documented knowledge of district used data software and the ability to analyze and synthesize data. Must possess knowledge of effective practices including principles, theories, procedures, and techniques used in lesson plan development and classroom instruction in order to guide instruction in the building.
Prefer candidate with successful elementary school administrative experience coupled with successful classroom teaching, preferably in a large, urban district. Must demonstrate highly effective organizational, interpersonal, data analysis, and leadership skills. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
Prefer Candidate that has completed the Fort Wayne Community Schools Administrative Intern Program, or has previous administrative experience.