Principal - Topeka Public Schools 501
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: High School Principal
Job Location: Topeka West High School, Topeka, KS
Beginning: Apr 11, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Topeka Public Schools 501
Topeka, KS 66611
Telephone: 785-295-3019
Job Description:
REPORTS TO:          Lead Principal, Superintendent
To use leadership, management, supervisory, and monitoring skills to promote the educational development of each student at the signature leadership high school in Topeka Public Schools.  Topeka West High School is the highest-performing high school with a 95% graduation rate.  Students excel academically in college and career readiness programs, and have strong connections with higher learning institutions.
The incumbent must possess a Kansas building administrator license, or be able to obtain that license by the date of appointment.  Position requires administrative experience necessary for the planning, organizational, supervisory, and evaluation skills which the position entails.  The incumbent should also demonstrate skills in curriculum and instructional leadership, personnel guidance, scheduling processes, policy, law, budget,school/community relations, and professional renewal.
Preferred Qualifications:
Doctorate and 3 years administrative experience.
(The incumbent may be required to use the following skills and abilities during any part of the working day.)  Speaking, hearing, visual, walking/mobility, standing, consistency of temperament, ability to work with a variety of problems at the same time, stamina for working long hours.
Curriculum Development, Supervision and Evaluation
  • Leads in the development, determination of appropriateness, and monitoring of the instructional program.
  • Supervises of the school’s co-curricular and educational program.
  • Approves of the master teaching schedule and any special personnel assignments.
  • Facilitates and monitors the school accreditation process.
  • Understands school curriculum, ensures teaching of the written curriculum, helps staff use curriculum resources.
  • Participates in and/or leads curriculum development activities commensurate with school and district goals.
  • Provides opportunities and encouragement for staff to increase professional expertise.
  • Assists in identifying curricular and extracurricular needs by analyzing current programs and student achievement.
  • Regularly uses the results of student assessment data to identify problems and implement program improvements and/or pacing.
Establishing an Effective Workplace
  • Develops and maintains positive staff morale.
  • Works with the assistant principal to effectively implement a discipline code that is fair and promotes orderliness and student learning.
  • Protects instructional time by minimizing interruptions to the instructional process.
  • Coordinates teacher and student schedules to promote maximum learning and minimize conflict.
  • Maintains high visibility in the school.
  • Provides for adequate supervision and acceptable student behavior at all school functions planned and operated by school personnel.
  • Leads and directs the school leadership team.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school and ensures that the staff follows effective school policies.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the implementation of school activities.
  • Maintains appropriate and consistent standards of student conduct and enforces discipline as necessary, according to due process for the rights of students.
  • Delegates authority to responsible personnel to assume responsibility for the school in the absence of the Principal.
Staff Supervision and Personnel Evaluation
  • Supervises (directly or through others) all professional, paraprofessional, administrative, and nonprofessional personnel assigned to the school.
  • Assists in the recruiting, screening, hiring, training, assigning, and evaluating of the school’s professional staff.
  • Assures the orientation of newly assigned staff members and assists in their development, as appropriate.
  • Recommends, according to established procedures, the removal of a staff member whose work is unsatisfactory.    

Salary and work year to be determined by Board of Education.

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