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Principal at Glenridge Elementary School

School District of Clayton
Saint Louis, Missouri

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Administrator, Principal
Grade Level
Elementary School
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The School District of Clayton is seeking the next visionary leader for Glenridge Elementary School. This is an incredible opportunity for an experienced, dynamic, results-driven leader to work with a high-performing team of innovative and collaborative educators who are deeply committed to inspiring each student to love learning and embrace challenge within a rich and rigorous academic culture.

 Glenridge Elementary School is a student-centered environment that is focused on high academic standards, teacher leadership, educating the whole child and differentiated instruction. Glenridge is dedicated to the achievement of its diverse population. Glenridge Elementary is one of three elementary schools in the School District of Clayton, which is acknowledged as one of the country’s best school districts. Clayton is located just west of the City of St. Louis.

 This leadership position offers the opportunity for long-term growth and an enriching career in a district that is committed to developing leaders who shape the world through independence, creativity and critical thinking.

 The principal is responsible for all aspects of instruction, curriculum, staff development, supervision and evaluation, student discipline, administration, public relations, and building maintenance.

All applicants must apply on the School District of Clayton's website in order to be considered for the position.



  •  Enrollment of 308 thriving students
  • 12:1 Staff to Student Ratio
  • Glenridges's staff has an average of 16.8 years of experience
  • Teachers with Advanced Degrees 89.6%


  1.  Stimulates curriculum development and implementation through instructional leadership; monitors, articulates, and evaluates program process and outcomes to assure quality education.
  2. Promotes and leads an environment with a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion lens to meet the needs of diverse populations within the school community.
  3. Promotes the establishment of a productive environment for the staff and students in order to promote self-actualization, achievement, teamwork, and encouraging an interactive climate in the workplace.
  4. Develops and coordinates a system for maintaining appropriate student conduct throughout the building to provide an orderly environment conducive to learning.
  5. Designs, initiates, and evaluates student activities consistent with the educational goals of the school district and the school population served.
  6. Prepares and submits the school’s budgetary requests and monitors expenditures in order to maintain, control, and accountability of funds.
  7. Assumes responsibility for the communication, implementation, and observance of all Board of Education policies and administrative procedures by the school’s staff and students.
  8. Participates in the supervision and improvement of the physical plant in order to provide an environment conducive to learning.
  9. Participates in the selection and recommendation of the certified and classified staff to contribute to the selection of the best qualified candidates.
  10. Supervises the maintenance of accurate records on student progress and attendance for educational monitoring, district reporting, and legal requirements.
  11. Promotes effective communication between the school and the community to create a positive environment of support, understanding, and participation in school activities.
  12. Plans and supervises emergency procedures to ensure the well being of students and faculty.
  13. Appraises, evaluates, and counsels the school’s certified and classified staff to translate the school’s educational philosophy, goals, and objectives into action terms that directly benefit the student.
  14. Remains professionally current by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals, and by sharing problems of mutual interest with others in the field.
  15. Works with central office administrative personnel providing curriculum, personnel, financial, food service, maintenance, and security services to promote integrated operations within the district.
  16. Prepares such reports as may be required to keep the superintendent and other central office personnel informed of all the school’s activities and programs.
  17. Participates in personal and professional growth activities designed to keep abreast of the latest techniques and strategies in teaching, administration, and curriculum design.
  18. Performs other duties and responsibilities as requested by the Superintendent.

Tentative Timeline

  • SparkHire Video Screening Interview immediately following application.  This is for new applicants only
  • 1/3/2022 Posting closes
  • 1/10/2022 Interview with Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
  • 1/18/2022 Interview with District Leadership Council
  • 1/21/2021 Interview with Glenridge Staff & Parents
  • 1/24/2021 Final Interview with Superintendent
  • 2/29/2021 Recommendation to the Board of Education

Term of Employment:  Twelve month administrative position.  Employment terms are specified by the Board of Education.

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Primary duty is the performance of office or non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operation of the District. Primary duty includes the exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect of matter of significance.

The Job Description above identifies the essential functions, skills, and experience required in this classification, and provides examples of the type of duties that may be required. This description does not identify all job duties that may be required. 



Vocational Preparation: (Experience): Requires a minimum of 5 years teaching and 3 years administrative, leadership, or other supervisory experience.

Education Preparation: (Formal and Informal):  Requires a Master’s degree, Missouri teacher certification, and Missouri principal certification.

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