Elementary Principal

Friday, May 17, 2019
Swartz Creek Community Schools
Position Details: 



May 3, 2019










Title:                          Principal – Morrish Elementary


Reports to:               Superintendent


Salary:                        $88,458 - $101,582 – Based on experience and per PAT Contract


Job Objective:         Administers the planning, delivery, assessment, and ongoing improvement of the school program.


Minimum             ·   Valid Michigan State Department of Education license/certificate appropriate for the position.

Qualifications:    ·   Meets all mandated health screening requirements following a conditional offer of employment.

                                ·   A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.

                                ·   Embodies high ethical standards and integrity.  Accepts responsibility for decisions and conduct.

                                ·   Ability to comply with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.

                                ·   Ability to establish working relationships with co-workers and function as part of a cohesive team.

                                ·   Ability to utilize appropriate technology as directed.  Commitment to keep current with workplace innovations that enhance personal productivity.

                                ·   Successful teaching experience.  Effective organizational planning and project management skills.

                                ·   Ability to identify, evaluate, and implement program options, auxiliary services, and curricular materials that support the diverse learning needs of students.


Essential                    The following are typical work responsibilities.  A reasonable accommodation may be made to

Functions:                 enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.


                                ·   Serves as the school’s head administrator and instructional leader.

                                ·   Participates as an active member of the management team.  Articulates a clear philosophy and shared vision of learning.  Upholds board policies and follows administrative guidelines/procedures.

                                ·   Advances the district’s professional image.  Maintains open/effective communications.  Uses problem-solving techniques to tactfully address and resolve questions/concerns.

                                ·   Promotes the district’s mission, philosophy, and vision.  Monitors community demographics, resources, and emerging trends.  Cultivates relationships that enhance student learning and promote a strong commitment of public support for the district.

                                ·  Leads building MTSS team.  Participates in district MTSS team. Collaborates with instructional staff to provide quality tier one instruction and quality interventions.

                                ·  Understands instructional framework – 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning – provides observation cycles with feedback and reflection for purposes of evaluation and growth.

                                ·  Understands and leads staff in PBIS restorative practices, and trauma informed care.

                                ·   Encourages innovations.  Analyzes data to improve school operations.  Serves as an information resource.  Helps develop and implement the district’s strategic plan.

                                ·   Provides staff leadership.  Engenders staff enthusiasm and teamwork.  Promotes a safe, efficient, and effective work/learning environment.  Advances the change process.  Implements strategies and time-frames to accomplish organizational objectives.  Helps resolve problems.

                                ·   Administers the board-approved budget for assigned areas of responsibility.  Approves the purchase of supplies and equipment.  Ensures that program resources are equitably apportioned.

                                ·   Pursues funding opportunities when applicable.

                                ·   Facilitates staff selection and orientation processes.  Expresses high expectations and provides support to improve staff performance (e.g., observations, consultations, meetings, etc.).

                                ·   Promotes professionalism.  Implements state mandated and locally developed personnel appraisal standards.  Assists with the planning and delivery of effective staff development programs that improve teaching outcomes and student learning (e.g., methods, skills, commitment, etc.).

                                ·   Administers the instructional program.  Promotes academic excellence in a nurturing environment.  Facilitates the development of curriculum guides and courses of study.  Manages the planning process to select instructional materials and equipment.

                                ·   Monitors education laws, rules, and regulations.  Keeps current with state academic content standards, benchmarks, and indicators.  Promotes the continuity of the instructional program.

                                ·   Develops a master schedule.  Ensures the equitable distribution of workloads.  Ensures that classrooms are covered during teacher absences.

                                ·   Administers the development of program schedules (e.g., courses, auxiliary services, student activities, etc.).  Coordinates program assessment processes.

                                ·   Oversees enrollment and withdrawal procedures.  Administers policies regarding immunization, age, attendance, legal residence, guardianship, classification, promotion, retention, testing, etc.

                                ·   Administers state-mandated testing programs.  Maintains test security.  Analyzes test results.  Provides leadership for instructional modifications and interventions that enhance student learning and improve test performance.

                                ·   Complies with federal/state policies/procedures for the education of students identified as having a disability.  Ensures that services are provided in the least restrictive educational environment.

                                ·   Helps staff resolve problems that impede student participation in appropriate learning activities.

                                ·   Upholds the student conduct code.  Maintains high expectations for behavior and performance.  Helps with pupil management issues.  Prepares conduct reports and discipline recommendations.

                                ·   Ensures that students are appropriately supervised (e.g., arrivals/departures, parking lots, lunch periods, changing classes, extracurricular programs, etc.).

                                ·   Encourages parent organizations and promotes school-sponsored activities.

                                ·   Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.


Abilities                     The following personal characteristics and skills are important for the successful performance

Required:                  of assigned duties.

                                ·   Anticipates time constraints.  Manages tasks efficiently to meet deadlines.

                                ·   Averts problem situations and intervenes to resolve conflicts.

                                ·   Effectively uses active listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.

                                ·   Interprets information accurately and initiates effective responses.

                                ·   Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.

                                ·   Values diversity.  Skillfully manages individual, group, and organizational interactions.


Supervisory              Supervises and evaluates assigned staff under the direction of the superintendent.  Assumes

Responsibility:         responsibility for the results of duties delegated to staff.


Working                    To promote safety, employees are expected to exercise caution and comply with safety

Conditions:               regulations and district policies/procedures when involved in the following situations/conditions.


                                ·   Exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.

                                ·   Exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.

                                ·   Interactions with aggressive, disruptive, and/or unruly individuals.

                                ·   Operating and/or riding in a vehicle.

                                ·   Traveling to meetings and work assignments.


Performance            Job performance is evaluated according to policy provisions and contractual agreements

Evaluation:              adopted by the Swartz Creek Community Schools Board of Education.                                                            


The Swartz Creek Community Schools Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer.  This job description identifies general responsibilities, is not intended to be a complete list of all duties performed, and, is subject to periodic modifications committee.


Application Procedures:

Applicant should provide the following by 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019:

> Cover letter of application including a review of experience appropriate to the position.

> Transcript of Degree and graduate credits.

> Up-to-date credentials including letters of recommendation.

> Resume or other information to aid the selection committee.

Application should be submitted on the Applitrack site by going to:

www.swartzcreek.org; Click on District Information – Employment; Click on the Applitrack logo


In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, it is the policy of the Swartz Creek Community School District that no person shall be subjected to discrimination during any program or activity or in employment, not the basis of  race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, height, weight,  marital status, or disability which does not impair an individual’s ability to perform adequately in that individual=s particular program or activity, or employment.