2022-2023 SY - Principal - Secondary

Gallup-McKinley County Schools
Gallup, NM, US

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Job Category
Administrator, Principal
Grade Level
High School
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Position Type:

Date Posted:

Tse` Yi` Gai High School

Date Available:

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Title: Administrative - Principal - High School
Work Location: Tse Yi Gai High
Work Hours: 7.5 hours/Day
Contract Length: 237 Days
Minimum Salary: $112,000.00
Maximum Salary: $112,000.00

To direct, coordinate, and administer the administrative, educational and counseling activities, to provide equal educational opportunities for all students; ensures that the educational programs comply with State and District education standards and other appropriate agencies.

Supervision Received and Exercised

Receives general administrative direction from the Superintendent or designee.
Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, professional, technical and clerical staff.

Essential Function Statements - Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Develops, evaluates and coordinates, within District policy, an educational program. Ensures that objectives for student education are met through meetings with staff, review of teachers' activities, educational needs of students, District and State standards, and issuance of directives.
  2. Complies with state-approved Code of Ethics of the education profession and upholds administrative directives and regulations, school board policies, and local, state and federal regulations. Safeguards confidentiality of privileged information.
  3. Develops site curriculum guide based on state competencies, including objectives, assessments methods, and ordering of instructional materials.
  4. Directs the preparation of class schedules, cumulative records, and attendance reports.
  5. Supervises and conducts performance evaluations of professional school staff and support staff.
  6. Confers with teachers, students, and parents concerning educational and behavioral problems in school.
  7. Administers educational programs for the students with mental or physical disabilities, facilitates services and ensures that needed services are provided by the appropriate specialist.
  8. Establishes and maintains relationships with colleges, community organizations and surrounding schools to coordinate educational services.
  9. Plans and monitors school budget.
  10. Plans and directs building maintenance, and ensures that all facilities are in compliance with appropriate health and safety regulations.
  11. Attends required meetings, conducts staff meetings, and participates in assigned committees.
  12. Prepares required state and district reports.
  13. Requisitions and allocates supplies, equipment and instructional material as needed.
  14. Performs related duties as required.
Marginal Functions:
  1. Makes housing assignments of teachers housing units and initiate steps to resolve housing issues and complaints.
  2. Plans and directs maintenance of teacher housing units, and ensures that all facilities are in compliance with appropriate health and safety regulations.
Qualification Requirements:

Knowledge of:
  • Operations, services and activities of an educational program.
  • Principles and practices of education administration and curriculum development.
  • Educational foundations of a school district, including the organization, administration, funding resources, and record keeping.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Methods and techniques of career education and educational partnerships.
  • Principles and practices of school budgets preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Native American communities in the southwest.
  • Cultural diversities of the local area and the traditional Native American beliefs of students and families.
Ability to:
  • Manage and direct an educational program, and related programs and services.
  • Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs.
  • Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff.
  • Delegate authority and responsibility.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
  • Participate in the development and administration of District goals, objectives and procedures.
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Prepare and administer school budgets.
  • Interpret and apply applicable Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Maintain mental capacity which allows for effective interaction and communication with others.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Understand and respect the cultural diversities, and Native American traditional beliefs and practices, of students and their families.
Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Five years of licensed experience (teaching, school administration, counseling or other related professional education experience) in a school system. A minimum of three years 9-12 teaching experience is preferred .


Equivalent to a Masters degree in education from an accredited college or university.


Must have a Level 3A Instructional Leader license; and possession of, or ability to obtain an Education Administrative License (Type 100 Level 3B) from the NM Public Education Department. Must provide verification of successfully passing the NMTA administrator test and provide verification of completion of Education Leadership program of study.

Qualifications to get an EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION, PRE K-12 License.

Bachelor's and Master's Degree (earned from a regionally accredited college/university)

Minimum of 18 semester hours of graduate credit in an Educational Administration program

Completion of an Administrative Apprenticeship/Internship at a college/university

Completion of an Administrative Apprenticeship/Internship under the supervision of a
local superintendent)

Hold a Level 3A NM teaching license

Passage of the New Mexico Teacher Assessment (NMTA)

Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Educational Administration

Full and complete job descriptions available from the Personnel Department.

All GMCS schools are eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

All Applicants must upload copies of official transcripts or evaluation of foreign transcripts from any and all accredited colleges/universities attended by you for review in order to be considered for this position.
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