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Principal, Pittsburgh Sunnyside PreK-8

Pittsburgh Public Schools-1
Pittsburgh, PA, US
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Principal, Pittsburgh Sunnyside PreK-8

Pittsburgh Public Schools

341 S. Bellefield Avenue


Other - Position - Administrative

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Pittsburgh Public Schools is looking for proven school leaders with the skills, attitude, and aspirations necessary to ensure all students receive an education that delivers on the promise of college, career, and life-readiness.

To learn more about Pittsburgh Sunnyside PreK-8, visit Discover PPS.

Reports To
Assistant Superintendent


Aligned to the School Administrator Salary Schedule (K-8 Principals earn $105, 500 to start)

Elementary Principal PK-6, School Principal PK-12


- PA certification as an Elementary or K-12 Principal, with a minimum of five years teaching experience.

- Have an in-depth understanding of curriculum and instructional best practices.

- Excellent leadership qualities, technology competency, communication skills (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.

- Ability to include all stakeholders in the decision-making process, distribute leadership to others and invest in various forms of teacher leadership.

- Willingness to think and act creatively and implement non-traditional systems to achieve improved academic outcomes.

- Demonstrated efficient organizational and management skills.

- Be a self critical and reflective practitioner.

- In-depth knowledge of challenges facing urban school leaders and research-based based practice.

- Desire to make a difference in an urban public school system.

Residency Requirements
No Residency Requirement

Essential Job Functions

1. Serves as the school leader, responsible for implementation of all Board of Education policies as directed by the Superintendent.

2. Works with total teaching staff in the planning, improvement, development and implementation of creative and innovative learning activities, as well as evaluating these activities.

3. Works with the administrative staff and guidance counselors in developing class and master schedules for all students enrolled.

4. Works with teachers in setting priorities for improving techniques, leveraging the RISE growth & evaluation tool and process.

5. Uses student achievement data, best practices in unit and lesson planning, and teaching practice to create student-centered learning environments.

6. Visits classrooms daily to talk to students about their work, observe the instruction, and make connections between what is being taught and the assessed needs of students in moving towards standards.

7. Produces student achievement results that are commensurate with basic principles of the District's accountability system (increased student achievement and elimination of the racial achievement gap).

8. Maintains good public relations and constantly strives to improve school and community relations through daily contacts with school employees, parents, students and other members of the community.

9. Encourages community participation in the school by initiating parent meetings, school visits, and by working with organizations concerned with health, safety, and welfare of students, parents, and faculty.

10. Supervises all professional, paraprofessional, administrative and nonprofessional personnel assigned to the school.

11. Assumes responsibility for the safety and administration of the school plant.

12. Stays current in educational practices.

13. Actively participates in the district's strategic planning process.

14. Attends all District leadership trainings at the direction of the Assistant Superintendent.

15. Prepares and manages an annual budget in collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent and Office of Budget Development.

16. Supervises the preparation of all school reports for the district office.

17. Assumes responsibility for the attendance, conduct and health of students.

18. Adheres to union contract obligations.

19. Maintains high standards of student conduct and enforces discipline as necessary, according to due process.

20. Assumes responsibility for overseeing public and private transportation for students.

21. Monitors and attends after school and evening interscholastic events.

22. Monitors cafeteria and lunch/breakfast programs.

23. Oversees and consults on fundraising programs.

24. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy or disability in its programs, activities, career and technical education programs or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. It is the policy of the Pittsburgh School District to make all services, programs and activities available and to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Please make requests for accommodations at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. For more information regarding accommodations, civil rights grievance procedures, please contact Employee Relations, Office of Human Resources, 341 S. Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or 412-529-HELP (4357).
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