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Principal - Hernandez Elementary
Espanola Public Schools | Espanola, New Mexico
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Job Description


* Elementary and/or secondary licensure;
* Administrative licensure by New Mexico SDE or currently working in a planned program with a university leading towards an NMSDE administrative license:
* Knowledge about or experience involving school administration
* Demonstrated leadership qualities;
* Other qualifications determined to be necessary
* Ability to be certified in evaluations

Reports To: Associate or administrator designee

Supervises: Staff members assigned to the site and others as designated by the Superintendent

Job Goal: To provide and be responsible and be responsible and accountable for the instructional leadership at the assigned site. Through that leadership, and as a member of the administrative team will facilitate the implementation of the instructional program through the building staff by ; supervising and evaluating the staff, and insure compliance with all applicable statutes and regulations. The Principals leadership will support innovative, effective communication and a safe and healthy learning environment for students and staff. All tasks and responsibilities will be carried out under the direct guidance of the Associate superintendent.

Performance Responsibilities:

* Interpret and carry out board policies, education standards and State Board regulations in compliance with State Department of Education and North Central Accreditation and develop a school improvement plan for their assigned school.
* Implement Content Standards/benchmarks and performs curriculum audits and oversee all student assessments and implement test security precautions as required by school board policy and State Board of Education regulations.
* Gather, disaggregate, enter graph, interpret data and analyze assessments and develop interventions/strategies for school and student improvement at their assigned schools.
* Develop, implement, maintain and update schools EPSS.
* Provide and be responsible and accountable for school level instructional leader Ship on all subject matter, Inclusive of curriculum/bilingual curriculum development, implementation, instructional improvement, professional monitoring, curriculum alignment , benchmarks, performance standards/assessments, standards based education and evaluation of programs; develop a School Improvement Plan for assigned school and implement the Educational Plan for student success (Kgn thru 4th,5th thru 8th; and 9th thru 12th ).
* Be visible and make informal or formal observations on teacher competencies, teaching techniques, student's time on task, classroom management, student learning outcomes, and student daily attendance; also personally review grade sheets and report cards on a nine (9) week basis.
* Work with staff and parent advisory groups and other groups for maximum effectiveness and make recommend to the Superintendent for school improvement.
* Assess program and fiscal needs of the school by reviewing student achievement in basic, bilingual, special education, vocational and all operational and federal programs(s0, inclusive of school based health services and technology.
* Secure and account for all district properties and equipment assigned to the Principals jurisdiction by maintaining an inventory and updating the inventory annually.
* Establish an atmosphere at the school which will :
* Promote communications with faculty, staff, students, parents, and community.
* Promote a mutual understanding of the concern, opinion, and feelings of each group.
* Provide the community with a newsletter on a monthly basis.
* Be responsible for news media releases.
* Supervise and set up a supervision schedule for safety purposes during the work day/school days and school activities.
* Perform the essential principal competencies as delineated in the Principal's Evaluation Plan and frequently review cumulative student records.
* Assure that each respective teacher maintains complete updates permanent records for personnel, which are safe from fire and theft.
* Assure that each respective school maintains complete updated permanent records for personnel, which are safe from fire and theft.
* Be responsible for membership accounting in accordance with Public School Finance Divisions "Manual of Procedures", to include pupil attendance/pupil accounting and home school, through the Accountability Data System/school, master, as applicable.
* Assure that upon release of students information that procedures must be consistent as established by:
* Inspection of Public records Act (New Mexico Statue, Sect. 14-2-1-1 thru 3).
* Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974-20 u.s., Section 123g.
* Implementing Regulations, 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 99.
* Implementing Regulations, 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 300.

16.)Supervise or designate another administrator or certified employee approved by the Superintendent to supervise all after school curricular, co-curricular, MESA Program, academic competitions, extra-curricular competitions, extra-curricular activities, and assure that programs are in compliance with the New Mexico Activities Association, rules and regulations, (applicable to Middle and High School). As well as school board policies. Also supervise all in-district competitions being hosted by Mesa Vista or applicable school. Will have input in assigning sponsors, in order to be accountable for all co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

17.) Organize and supervise vocation education/concurrent programs, with Northern New Mexico Community College, (applicable to High School).

18.) Promote innovation education programs and assist in proposal writing for new grant monies. Focus on target areas outlined on EPSS.

19.) Shall be responsible for supervising the school lunch cafeteria program and take an active role in verifying lunch applications including approving and collection of all charges. Will also supervise noon snack bar or will authorize proper designee to do so. In addition, principals will be responsible for supervision within cafeteria premises and for discipline matters.

20.) Develop the master teaching schedule with the Counselor's assistance, and assign personnel to reflect teaching assignment and schedule supervision to work areas.

21.) Assist the director of Special Programs in obtaining data for certain projects provide technical assistance in developing technology and strategic plans, etc….implement and oversee the entry of data through Accountability Data System/school master.

22.) Attend Espanola Appraisal and Review (EA&R and IEP) committee meetings as mandated for Special Education and participate in filling out time studies for Medicaid reimbursements.

23.) Keep supervisor informed of events and activities of an unusual nature as well as routine matters for accountability purposes.

24.) Present Job Description to staff members at the beginning of the school year, evaluate all assigned staff according to Board Policy and initiate and develop growth plans.

25.) Responsible or the ordering of textbooks, supplies, materials, and equipment from the appropriate allocation by following the procedures set by the instruction and finance offices.

26.) Assist in the development and implementation with teacher in-put on revisions and amendments, emphasizing "Reading in the Content Area".

27.) Be responsible for the development of required student/faculty handbooks, safety plans and parental involvement plans, as they apply to each school site.

28.) Comply with State Fire Marshall regulations, fire drills and respond to reports.

29.) Work collaboratively with other principals, directors of special programs and the director of Bilingual, state/federal programs and instructional programs on program improvement, instruction, curriculum, professional development plans, gather and provide data needed for federal, state and other reports in a timely manner.

30.) Supervise all assigned school facilities, inclusive of school plant, school grounds upkeep, campus, landscaping, cafeteria, snack bar, concession, gymnasium, dressing rooms, restrooms, track field, baseball field, cross country trail, playground, sidewalks, parking area, custodial/maintenance, transportation service, and other personnel at respective school unit.

31.) Develop an on-going information system/study on student's assessment outcomes for grades kindergarten through 12th with the assistance of the counselor(s) for the purpose of making curriculum revisions and/or recommendation on program(s) modifications, personnel and/or budget.

32.) Shall be responsible to verify the certification of attendance for all assigned employees, inclusive of all students.

33.) Supervises and monitors students as the disciplinarian for the school and develops and implements an "assertive discipline plan" that promotes a safe environment for all students.

34.) Implement the attendance policy; supervise accuracy of the reporting and monitoring of student attendance and work collaboratively with the juvenile probation officer on investigations and follow-up actions.

35.) Assist in organizing, supervising and assessing after school programs and summer enhancement program(s) for students.

36.) Address needs assessment and the facility and maintenance plan and implement energy conservation plan.

37.) Address hazard communication/asbestos/energy disaster plan/loss control and safety programs.

38.) Adhere to purchasing/procuring board policy and procedures and review site base budget allocations or activity funds initiate budget transfers, budget increases, budget decreases. (Due to knowledge and/or familiarity of the scope of the program(s)).

39.) At the request of the Superintendent, interview and/or make recommendations on employment, re-employment discharges and/or terminates for the Superintendents consideration.

40.) Review and monitor telephone bills of assigned school and staff and compare with telephone logs for accountability purposes.

41.) Review and monitor administrative fund budget and expenditures for accountability purposes.

42.) Communicate with surplus (state and federal) Agencies/K-12 gift equipment program regarding equipment.

43.) Review student grade sheets/reports cards.

44.) Gather pertinent information from staff members in appropriate file with recommendation for waiver requests.

45.) Meet with parents and address their concerns.

46.) Deposit all activity funds, cafeteria funds, vending machine funds, textbook funds and monies from fund raisers, etc… within twenty-four (24) hours with Central Office.

47.) Attend board meetings as assigned by the Superintendent.

48.) Perform other assigned tasks required by the Superintendent or his/her authorized designee(s).

Term of Employment: term of employment to be established on an annual basis through the adoption of the school calendar. (8 hours minimum daily or pro-rated)

Salary: Salary to be established on annual basis.

Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of adopted Board Policy.

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