Principal - Blue Valley Schools
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Principal Elementary School
Job Location: Elementary 24
Beginning: Jan 14, 2022
Deadline: Jun 01, 2022**
District: Blue Valley Schools
Overland Park, KS 66223
Telephone: 913-239-4039
Job Description:
This position is to prepare for the 2023-24 school year. 

Elementary Principal Purpose Statement
The job of Elementary Principal is done for the purpose/s of providing leadership and management to a K-5 elementary school with a primary focus on improving student achievement while maintaining the health and safety of all students and staff.
Essential Functions
  • 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 continuous improvement.
  • Oversees the professional development of teachers and staff, including regular supervision and evaluations.
  • Fosters an environment where staff and faculty work cooperatively together and hold each other accountable to reach high levels of student achievement.
  • 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.
  • Provides instructional leadership focused on current research and best practices in order to continually increase student achievement.
  • Allocates and coordinates the movement of resources to ensure the health, safety, and productive learning of staff and students.
  • Collaborates with other elementary 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, and fostering rapport with all stakeholders.
  • Confers with parents and staff to discuss educational activities, policies and student behavioral or learning issues.
Other Functions
  • Facilitates and oversees committee meetings as required.
  • Coordinate and supervise after-school events, activities, conferences and meetings. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: interact effectively with students, teachers/staff and parents; adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications, preparing and maintaining accurate records; and using district approved crisis intervention techniques. 
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. Specific 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.
ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings and/or events; routinely gather, collate and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility 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 is also required 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. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: effective hiring techniques; budget management; adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; and working with constant interruptions.  Minimum of five years related experience, including administrative experience at the elementary level and previous elementary teaching experience. Education: Master’s degree in Education, Education Administration or related field. Kansas Elementary Principal Certification.  Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance Kansas Certification of Health.

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