Principal - Chase School (Open ONLY to current CPS Principals, current CPS Assistant Principals, and

Cincinnati, OH, US
Feb 11, 2019
Chase ES

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    Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) serves nearly 36,000 students preschool to 12th grade in 63 school communities, across a 90-square-mile district in Southwest Ohio. Cincinnati Public Schools is the best-performing large urban district in Ohio and ranks among the top 2 percent of Ohio districts for students' learning and growth and offers families high-quality school choices and academic programs.

    The district's innovative approach to education, its investment in effective and caring educators and employees, and vast array of collaborative partnerships have accelerated school performance to the highest level in decades - ensuring that students in preschool to 12th grade thrive and graduate prepared for successful lives in the 21st century.

    Cincinnati Public is looking for creative, innovative, passionate, problem-solvers to join our team. We seek to have a positive impact on our children and families every day and are looking for staff members who want to not only do an excellent job with their career field but also serve as a role model for the children in CPS. We invite you to become a member of our CPS work family.

    Principal - Chase School (Grades- PreK-6)

    The Principal of Chase Elementary must be a creative, visionary instructional leader who possesses strong educational leadership skills to work closely with staff, families and community. This leader will provide vision and direction to develop, to the fullest extent possible, every student's potential for creativity, initiative, independence, inner discipline and self-confidence which will foster an enthusiasm for life and learning and ensure student achievement

    The successful candidate shall:
    • Demonstrate exemplary leadership and serve as a positive role model.
    • Maintain a strong commitment to help urban students to succeed; with a focus and sensitivity to diverse socioeconomic levels, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
    • Interpret goals of the Cincinnati Public Schools to the students, staff, and community.
    • Plan and coordinate program designed to assist in achieving school goals.
    • Establish, implement, and monitor policies and procedures of the school.
    • Understand the growth and development of elementary/secondary aged students.
    • Develop strong parental and community involvement.
    • Develop strong, effective relationships with staff, students, parents and community members.
    • Understand the school/district budget process and generate additional funding as needed.
    • Plan for and guides the learning process to help students and Teachers achieve state standards.
    • Maintain a school atmosphere which is safe and conducive to learning.
    • Establish a professional relationship with all assigned Teachers and Students.
    • Maintain an open line of communication with parents / guardians using the tools provided by the district including, but not limited to Powerschool and Cognos.
    • Maintain a professional demeanor with students, parents, Board and Administration.
    • Engage in professional growth activities through ongoing programs of job related knowledge and skill development.
    • Meet regular and predictable attendance requirements.
    • Possess a working knowledge of state standards and assessments.
    • Take corrective action on NCLB and State Accountability initiatives.
    • Demonstrate exemplary leadership and serve as a positive role model.
    • Assist in staff orientation and professional development.
    • Interpret goals of the Cincinnati Public Schools to the students, staff, and community.
    • Oversee the supervision and evaluation of classroom instruction.
    • Create teacher / student class schedules.
    • Approve petty cash disbursements and receipts.
    • Oversee food service and facilities management within the building.
    • Oversee, and monitor parent program operations.
    • Establish high expectations for staff, students, parents and community members.


    • Willingness to spend the time needed to effectively meet the challenges, objectives, and mission of the CPS district.
    • Ability to be professional, compassionate, empathetic, and caring dedicated to human growth and development.
    • Oversees and maintains a positive academic atmosphere conducive to learning and the safety of students.
    • Oversees the implementation of instructional programs, and maintains a climate where students are actively engaged in a meaningful and productive learning experience.
    • Identifies, selects, and modifies instructional resources along with Teachers to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
    • Collaborates with teachers in assessing changing curricular needs and offers plans for improvement.
    • Consistently uses technology for the benefit of teacher and student's education.
    • Establishes a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
    • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with teachers, students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.
    • Manages all employee and students while on school property during the school day.
    • Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, and honoring schedules.
    • Seeks to involve parents, corporations and the community in the education of youth.
    • Maintains licensure requirements and professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and in self-selected professional growth activities.
    • Encourages students to think independently and to express original ideas.


    CERTIFICATION: Valid Ohio Principal License. Those applicants completing all coursework for the principal's license by July 1, 2019, must submit a letter of verification from the program advisor in lieu of the license.

    EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three years as a successful teacher or in a teacher related position. Two years in an administrative or supervisory position working with all types of exceptional children, preferred.

    TRAINING: Master's degree or beyond with a concentration in educational


    Type of Contract: Principal
    Salary: Principal per CAAS Agreement

    Principals will be placed in the level equal to their years of leadership as principal and other salary differentials, if applicable.

    The intent of this job description is to provide a representative level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
    Cincinnati Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. The district has a continuing non-discrimination policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.


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