Principal - Springfield R-XII
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: 2021-2022- Certified Administrator (Principal)
Job Location: McGregor Elementary
Beginning: Jul 01, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Springfield R-XII
Springfield, MO 65802
Telephone: 417-523-4647
Job Description:
Job Title: Principal - McGregor Elementary School
Department: Academics
Pay Grade:  A131
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director- Elementary
This position is responsible for leading the instructional process with specific responsibility for directing overall site operations, services, and staff at an elementary school with a primary focus on improving student achievement, including enforcing established policies and regulatory requirements; coordinating school activities, and managing student and site learning and behavioral issues.
  • Provides instructional leadership focused on current research and best practices in order to continually increase student achievement.
  • Oversees all aspects of the instructional program, school environment and the operational/fiscal health of the school.
  • Supervises, monitors, and coaches staff in the building with a focus on growth and continuous improvement.
  • Oversees the professional development of teachers and staff, including regular supervision and evaluations.
  • Fosters an environment where staff work cooperatively together and hold each other accountable to reach high levels of student achievement.
  • Fosters an environment where students and staff from diverse backgrounds are welcomed and supported.
  • Manages organizational systems and resources for a safe, high-performing learning environment.
  • Collaborates with families and stakeholders who represent diverse community interests and needs; mobilizes community resources that support and improve teaching and learning.
  • Allocates and coordinates the movement of resources to ensure the health, safety, and productive learning of staff and students.
  • Collaborates with other elementary, secondary and district administrators to provide an overall direction for teaching and learning in the school district.
  • Effectively manages school operations in terms of personnel, budgets, buildings and grounds, etc.
  • Promotes a positive tone for collaborative school/community relations by articulating the mission, seeking community support, encouraging diversity and fostering rapport with all stakeholders.
  • Confers with parents and staff to discuss educational activities, policies and student behavioral or learning issues.
  • Facilitates and oversees committee meetings as required.
  • Coordinates and supervises after-school events, activities, conferences and meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is required.
Certificates, Licenses and Other Special Requirements
  • Missouri School Administrator Certificate, required
  • Criminal Background Clearance satisfactory to the District, required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
  • Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include elementary curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices; child development, brain development and best practices in education; curriculum development; safety practices and procedures; conflict resolution; and crisis de-escalation techniques.
  • Skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include effective hiring techniques; budget management.
  • Ability to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings and/or events; routinely gather, collate and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment.
  • Ability is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing a variety of complex processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods.
  • Ability to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment.
The School District of Springfield R-12 is an equal opportunity employer who participates in the E-Verify program. All applicants who are interested must apply at to be considered.

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