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Principal - Early Childhood Center

Prince George's County Public Schools-1
Upper Marlboro, MD, US
Closing date
Aug 3, 2021

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Job Category
Administrator, Principal, Teaching, Early Childhood / Daycare Teacher
Grade Level
Early Childhood
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Job Title:
Principal - Early Childhood Center


Organization Name:
Frances Fuchs ECC, James Ryder Randall ECC and Chapel Forge ECC

Department Description:

In Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), the Principal upholds and drives our shared core values and epitomizes PGCPS pride. The Principal of an Early Childhood Center is responsible for overseeing the instructional program for both typical children and children with special needs, ages three through five years of age, along with providing educational leadership for the staff, students and community. This is an exciting opportunity for a leader with the essential skills and experiences to have a lasting impact on Prince George's County Public Schools employees and students.

Brief Description:

This is an ASASP Unit II Table F Grade 5 Position

Salary Range: $105,574 - $155,043

CLOSING DATE: August 2, 2021

Only applicants who meet all qualifications as of August 2, 2021 will be considered.

Resumes will be screened for eligibility. Therefore the following must be evident: Maryland Advanced Professional Certification, Administrator II, education, and leadership experience,

Please refer to the specific Education Requirements and Certification Requirements listed within this announcement for additional information.

If you have a Master's Degree in Education or a Related Field, please answer YES to the following:

Do you have a Master's degree in Supervision and Administration or Curriculum and Instruction from an accredited college or university?

Detailed Description:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Develops, articulates and implements a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community;
  • Obtains and utilizes new and existing resources/materials available for use in adapting and modifying curriculum, including current trends in technology for education and assistive technology for access and communication; behavior management programming and strategies; teacher-oriented educational assessment tools and techniques; learning strategies and instructional best practices to facilitate successful inclusive opportunities for young students with disabilities;
  • Provides instructional leadership for the alignment of curriculum, instruction and assessment through the purposeful observation and evaluation of teachers;
  • Develops an approach to improve and maintain a positive culture for learning that capitalizes on multiple aspects of cultural diversity to meet the needs of all students and staff;
  • Builds professional learning communities to nurture and sustain a school culture and instructional program conducive to accelerated student achievement;
  • Acts ethically and according to professional norms to promote each student's academic success and well-being;
  • Ensures efficient management of school operations and resources for a safe and effective learning environment in order to promote student's academic success and well-being;
  • Collaborates with families and community members, maintains a presence in the community to understand its strengths and needs, develops productive relationships, and engages resources for the school;
  • Seeks and engages in professional activities that foster leadership development; building the capacity of aspiring leaders (i.e. Assistant Principal, Special Education Program Coordinator, etc.);
  • Fosters innovative thinkers who can help achieve the vision and mission of Prince George's County Public Schools;
  • Demonstrates integrity, fairness, mutual respect and high ethical standards; works cooperatively and interacts positively with students, staff and community exercising courtesy and discretion; serves as a role model for staff and students;
  • Complies with all Board of Education Policies, Administrative Procedures and operating procedures; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Job Requirements:

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Knowledge of federal and state legislation and regulations, including local policy and procedures in special education;
  • Knowledge and experience in the education of preschoolers with disabilities; knowledge and experience implementing curriculum for preschoolers demonstrating a range of skills from typical development to significant cognitive disabilities;
  • Ability to create a team that works collaboratively and promotes high expectations for all students; and
  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with families and staff to create a team that works collaboratively and promotes high expectations for all students;
  • Knowledge and experience implementing school operations, policies and procedures; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


    Master's degree from an accredited college or university in supervision and administration, curriculum and instruction or special education required; Doctorate preferred. Previous successful experience as a school-based administrator, (or other comparable leadership experience). Comparable leadership experience includes but is not limited to: School Dean, Assistant Principal or equivalent position; district or central office level supervisor, manager or director.


    Maryland Professional Certificate with Administrator II endorsement required.


    Supervises all school-based staff.


    The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.


    The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.



    Additional Details:

    Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

    As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment.

    How To Apply:

    To submit an application online select apply.

    Please provide three (3) current professional references on resume.

    Please complete ALL sections and provide applicable details to ensure full consideration. If you need assistance with submitting your application online, please contact the HR Employee Services Center at 301-780-2191.

    Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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    Maximum Salary:


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