Principal - Carthage R-9
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Sixth Grade Principal - 2024-2025 School Year
Job Location: Carthage 6th Grade Center
Beginning: Jul 27, 2024
Deadline: Mar 12, 2024**
District: Carthage R-9
Carthage, MO 64826
Telephone: 417-359-7000 EXT 11205
Job Description:
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Job Title:                    Principal
Responsible to:          Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
Qualifications:           Valid principal certification in the state of Missouri
Specific Duties:
  • Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school.
  • Develops a building level plan that is designed to improve student achievement and is aligned to the district’s Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.
  • Evaluates all aspects of the educational process to ensure they promote the vision of the school.
  • Analyzes student performance on standardized tests and state standards to determine the effectiveness of instruction and student learning.
  • Plans professional development activities for the staff to promote the vision of learning outlined in the building level plan.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs implementation of all school activities.
  • Keeps the superintendent informed of the school’s activities and problems.
  • Makes recommendations concerning the school’s activities and problems.
  • Develops and evaluates educational programs to ensure conformance to state and school board standards.
  • Develops and coordinates educational programs through meetings with staff, review of teachers’ activities, and issuance of directives.
  • Confers with teachers, students, and parents concerning educational and behavioral problems in school.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with colleges, community organizations, and other schools to coordinate educational services.
  • Requisitions and allocates supplies, equipment, and instructional material as needed.
  • Directs preparation of class schedules, cumulative records, and attendance reports.
  • Observes and evaluates teacher performance.
  • Monitors school building and property for safety and security.
  • Plans and monitors school budget.
  • Assists with the development and administration of educational programs for students with mental or physical handicaps.
  • Assumes responsibility for the implementation and observance of all Board policies and regulations by the school’s staff and students.
  • Maintains active relationships with students and parents.
  • Budgets school time to provide for the efficient conduct of school instruction and business.
  • Leads in the development, determination of appropriateness, and monitoring of the instructional program.
  • Schedules classes within established guidelines to meet student needs.
  • Assists in the development, revision, and evaluation of the curriculum.
  • Supervises the guidance program to enhance individual student education and development.
  • Maintains high standards of student conduct; maintains student discipline.
  • Attends school-sponsored activities and functions.
  • Manages various local funds generated by student activities.
  • Assumes responsibility for the attendance, conduct, and maintenance of health of students.
  • Assumes responsibility for personal professional growth and development through membership and participation in professional organizations, through attendance at regional, state, and national meetings, through enrollment in advanced courses, etc.
  • Keeps abreast of changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals, and other publications, and discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the field.
  • Supervises all professional, paraprofessional, administrative, and non-certified staff in the school.
  • Assists in the recruiting, screening, hiring, orientation, training, assigning, and evaluating of the school’s professional staff.
  • Evaluates and counsels all staff members regarding their individual and group performance. Recommends, according to established procedures, the removal of a teacher whose work is unsatisfactory.
  • Conducts staff meetings to keep members informed of policy changes, new programs, and keeping the vision alive.
  • Plans and supervises fire drills and other emergency preparedness programs.
  • Provides for adequate inventories of property under his/her jurisdiction and for the security and accountability of that property.

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