May 11, 2020

Principal (Secondary)

  • TrulyHired
  • Midland, TX, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description


NO. OF DAYS: 217/ 236



DEPARTMENT: Junior High/ High School

REPORTS TO: Executive Director - Secondary Teaching & Learning

Supervise and evaluate the performance of assistant/intern principal(s), teacher(s), counselor(s), librarian(s), and support staff.

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Mid-Management Certification or Principal Certificate
  • Certified in the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS)
  • Pass Bilingual or ESL exam through the Texas Education Agency. After two unsuccessful the MISD's ELL Department. Must be completed by the end of the first contract year. or within the first year of testing attempts, employee must attend 6 hours of ELL professional learning provided by employment in this position.

  • Three years experience as a classroom teacher
  • Previous campus administrative experience preferred

Direct and manage the instructional program and supervise operations at the campus level. Provide instructional leadership to ensure high standards of instructional service. Direct the implementation of district policies and instructional programs and manage the operation of all campus activities.


Instructional Management
Use the district's mission as a focal point of instructional planning.Monitor instructional and managerial processes to ensure that program activities are related to program outcomes and use these findings for corrective action and improvement, as well as for recognition of success.Work with staff to plan, implement, and evaluate the curriculum on a systematic basis; include students and community representatives (when appropriate).Coordinate, monitor and support feeder school academic programs through working closely with feeder school principals.Monitor student attendance.Help teachers design learning experiences for students.Encourage the development and piloting of research-based and proven innovative programs.Facilitate the planning and application of emerging technologies in the classroom.Assess and plan improvement of the school.Serve as campus PEIMS coordinator.

School/organization morale
Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals.Through the use of effective communication skills, foster collegiality and team building among staff; encourage their active involvement in the decision process.Provide for two-way communications with superintendent, staff, students, parents, and community.Communicate and promote expectations for high level performance from staff and students; recognize excellence and achievement while promoting a positive, caring climate of learning.Facilitate effective and timely resolution of conflicts.
School/Organization Improvement
Determine and build a common vision with staff for school improvement; direct planning activities and implement program collaboratively with staff to ensure attainment of school's mission.Identify, analyze, and apply research findings (e.g., effective school correlates) to facilitate school improvement.Develop, maintain, and use appropriate information systems and records necessary for attainment of campus performance objectives addressing each academic excellence indicator.Ensure continuous renewal of curriculum, policies, and instruction.
Personnel Management
Interview, select, and orient new staff.Monitor the Mentor/Induction Program activities at the campus level through regular communication with campus administrators, administrative interns, department chairs, team liaisons, mentors and/or first year teachers, and keep Professional Development Director informed of program activities, recommendations for improvement, etc.Define expectations for staff performance regarding instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication with the public.Observe employee performance, record observations, and conduct evaluation conferences with all staff.Make recommendations relative to personnel placement, evaluation, transfer, retention, promotion, and dismissal.Confer with subordinates regarding their professional growth; work jointly with them to develop and accomplish improvement goals and delegate appropriately.Encourage personal and professional growth and leadership among the staff.Comply with applicable personnel policies and rules.Identify the necessary personnel resources to meet objectives.

Management of Administrative, Fiscal & Facilities Functions
Comply with district policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations affecting the schools.Develop budgets based upon documented program needs, staff input, estimated enrollment, personnel, and other fiscal needs; implement programs within budget limits; maintain fiscal control; accurately report fiscal information.Manage the use of school facilities; supervise maintenance of facilities to ensure a clean, orderly, and safe campus and make recommendations for upgrade when necessary.Compile reasonable budgets and cost estimates.Manage a broad range of school operations (for example, attendance, accounting, payroll transportation) and activity funds.

Student Management
Work with faculty and encourage student understanding of the student management system that results in positive student behavior and enhances the school climate.Ensure that school rules are uniformly observed and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable.Conduct conferences with parents, students, and teachers concerning school and student issues through an active home/school communication program. Develop and communicate guidelines for student conduct.Coordinate, monitor and support feeder school extracurricular programs through working closely with feeder school principals, coaches, band directors and/or sponsors.

School or Community Relations
Articulate the school's mission to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission.Lead a collaborative process to develop campus performance objectives based on district policies and procedures.Demonstrate awareness of school/community needs and initiate activities to meet those identified needs.Use appropriate and effective techniques for community and parent involvement.Serve as or appoint a person to serve as deputy registrar for the county (high school principal only).
Professional Growth and Development
Formulate, with the executive director of operations, an annual Principal Professional Development Plan.Observe professional and ethical standards in accordance with generally accepted community standards and the Texas Education Agency code of ethics.Use information and insights provided through assessment instruments, the district appraisal process, evaluative feedback from line supervisors, and professional development programs to improve performance.Provide leadership in addressing challenges facing the profession; pursue professional development activities; disseminate ideas and information to other professionals.Participate actively in professional associations.Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the appropriate executive director and/or the Superintendent or as may be necessary for job effectiveness.
Academic Excellence Indicators & Campus Performance Objectives
Use information from the AEIS report and campus performance objectives to determine instructional targets at all grade levels in order to improve student performance.

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Working knowledge of curriculum and instructionAbility to evaluate instructional program and teaching effectivenessStrong communications, public relations, and interpersonal skillsAbility to work well with a diverse populationStrive to produce an exemplary campus.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environment Factors:Emotional - Maintain emotional control under stress. Work with frequent interruptions. Physical - Moderate carrying and lifting. Standing, sitting, walking, use of fingers, eyes and earsOccasional district-wide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours.Environment - Inside normal office environment


The environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must be able to maintain emotional control under stress. Occasionally required to travel to facilities within the district. May be required to work after school and weekends.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive description of all work requirements and responsibilities. Additionally, the minimum level of education noted as a requirement could be supplemented by commensurate experience and/or certification(s) as determined by the hiring manager.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
Contact Information
  • Woodrow Bailey
  • 615 W. MISSOURI
  • MIDLAND, Texas 79705

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