Principal - Springfield R-XII
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Certified Administrator, Principal
Job Location: Springfield R-12 School District
Beginning: Jul 01, 2019
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019**
District: Springfield R-XII
Springfield, MO 65802
Telephone: 417-523-4647
Job Description:
Certified Administrator –Principal
Job Title:  Principal 
Effective Start Date:  July 1, 2019
Reports to:  Executive Director of Elementary Learning
Work Schedule/FLSA Status:  Exempt, per contract agreement
Tenure Track:  Dependent on previous experience
Social Security Contribution:  Ineligible
Salary:  Academic Administrative, Level B7, C7 and E7
Purpose Statement
The Springfield, Missouri Public School District is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Principal- Elementary.
The Springfield School District is Missouri’s largest public school district and has built a reputation of academic excellence based on the outstanding performance of our students and schools. About 25,000 students attend 36 elementary schools, an intermediate school, 9 middle schools, 5 high schools and a variety of alternative education and choice programs.
The job of Principal- Elementary is responsible for establishing a school site’s mission and vision that aligns with the District’s Strategic Plan and provides support for the instructional process.  This position includes specific responsibility for directing overall site operations, services and staff at a school; providing information and serving as a resource to others; enforcing established policies and regulatory requirements; coordinating school activities and addressing staff and/or student issues, situations and/or problems that arise on campus or with enrolled students.  This Provides support as educators interact with students and parents to ensure collaboration and professional communication exists.

Employee Punctuality and Appearance
  • In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave
  • Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator.
  • All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Springfield School District and is appropriate for their position.
Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve unit objectives; directing and leading other employees within a work unit; utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to impact the organization’s services.
Terms of Employment
This position is treated as full-time exempt certified position.  The terms of employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment or teaching in a Missouri public school and Board of Education policy, as those laws and policies may change from time to time, and the Teacher Contract.  If your position is represented by Collective Bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between SPS and that Collective Bargaining representative.
Three years of successful teaching experience required; leadership experience with increasing levels of responsibility is preferred.
Masters degree in job-related area, required
Other related master’s degrees and/or experience may be considered in lieu of stated experience and education requirements.
Miscellaneous Requirements
Background clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required
Certificates and Licenses
  • Missouri Administrative Certificate, required
  • Ability to gain and maintain “Highly Qualified” status as defined by Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, required
All applicants must go to and apply to be considered. The School District of Springfield R-12 is an equal opportunity employer who participates in the E-Verify program.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.