Principal-Elementary School

Southwest Independent School District
San Antonio, TX, US
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LOCATION: District-Wide

POSITION: Principal-Elementary School



Minimum Education/Certification:

• Master's degree from an accredited college or university

• Texas Mid-Management/Principal or appropriate Texas certificate

• Credentials required for teacher appraisal or eligible to obtain

• Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting/background check

Special Knowledge/Skills:

• Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction

• Ability to evaluate instructional program and teaching effectiveness

• Strong organizational, communication, public relations and interpersonal skills

• Ability to manage budget and personnel

Minimum Experience:

• Three years of experience as a classroom teacher

• Three years of experience in instructional leadership roles

• Prior and highly effective principal experience preferred



Guided by SWISD's leadership commitment of growth, service and results, the campus Principal directs, supervises and

manages the instructional program and supervises operations at the campus level. Provides instructional leadership to

ensure high standards of instructional service. Directs the implementation of district policies and instructional programs

and manages the operation of all campus activities.




Instructional Management

• Monitor instructional and managerial processes to ensure that program activities are related to program outcomes

and use these findings for corrective action and improvement, as well as for recognition of success.

• Collaborate with staff and community to plan, implement and evaluate the curriculum on a systematic basis; include

students, parents and community representatives when appropriate.

• Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals.

School/Organizational Climate

• Foster collegiality and team building among staff; encourage their active involvement in the collaborative

decision-making process.

• Facilitate two-way communication with Superintendent, staff, students, parents and community.

• Communicate and promote high expectations of staff and students; provide for recognition of excellence and


• Facilitate effective and timely conflict resolution.

School/Organizational Improvement

• Build a common vision with staff for school improvement; direct planning of activities and implement program

cooperatively with staff to ensure attainment of school's mission.

• Identify, analyze and apply research findings to facilitate school improvement.

• Lead a collaborative process to develop a campus improvement plan.

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• Develop, maintain and use appropriate information systems and records necessary for monitoring the attainment of

campus performance objectives.

Personnel Management

• Interview, select and orient new staff.

• Define expectations for staff performance regarding instructional strategies, classroom management and

communication with the public.

• Observe employee performance, record observations and conduct evaluation conferences with all staff.

• Make recommendations relative to personnel placement, transfer, retention, promotion and dismissal following due


• Confer with campus personnel regarding their professional growth; work jointly with them to develop and

accomplish goals.

Administration and Fiscal/Facilities Management

• Comply with district policies as well as state and federal laws and regulations affecting the campus.

• Facilitate the assignment of responsibilities to appropriate personnel.

• Project and monitor enrollment, personnel and other fiscal needs.

• Supervise maintenance of facilities to ensure a clean, orderly and safe campus, including cooperation with

governmental entities as appropriate.

Student Management

• Collaborate with faculty and encourage student input to develop a student management system that results in

positive student behavior and enhances the school climate.

• Ensure that school rules are uniformly observed and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable following

due process.

• Confer with parents, students and teachers concerning school and student issues.

Professional Growth and Development

• Use information gleaned from assessment instruments, the appraisal process, evaluative feedback from

supervisors, current research and other professional sources to improve performance.

• Provide leadership in addressing challenges facing the profession, pursue professional development activities and

disseminate ideas and information to other professionals.

• Observe professional ethical standards in accordance with generally accepted community standards and the Texas

Education Agency code of ethics.

• Attendance at work is an essential function.

• Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and/or Superintendent.

School/Community Relations

• Articulate the school's mission to the community and solicit the community's support.

• Ascertain community needs and initiate programs to meet those needs.

• Solicit parental and community involvement in school.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

• Supervise and provide for the evaluation of all campus personnel



Mental & Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Ability to concentrate (detailed work), communicate effectively (verbal and written); interpret policy, procedures, and

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Days: 226 data; reason, understand verbal instructions, analyze, differentiate, memorize, read, coordinate district functions,

compile, compute, instruct, and maintain emotional control under stress.

Occasional district and statewide travel, frequent prolonged and irregular hours.
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