Administration-School - Principal-Elementary, Middle & High School

Atlanta, GA, US
Mar 26, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School
Position Type:
Administration-School Principal/Principal-Elementary, Middle, High

Date Posted:


Date Available:
as needed

Closing Date:

Join the Fulton County Schools

Leadership Team as a Principal

Great schools start with a great principal. As the leader of the school, they inspire their teachers and motivate their students to be the best.

Our principals come from the best colleges and universities in the nation, and like you, they want to be associated with a school system that earned its reputation for excellence. We challenge our principals, just as we challenge our students. We hold them accountable for results, and in return, pay them a good salary, provide outstanding benefits and offer leadership development opportunities.

Are you up for the challenge? Then we invite you to join our team.

Position Summary:

The Principal is responsible for the instructional and organizational leadership of one of our K-12 schools. This role serves as the school's advocate and works with all stakeholders to create a common vision for the school that best positions the school for success and engages students and their community. The principal also works with others to develop and execute a school improvement plan and allocates resources to continually improve student achievement. The principal is also committed to building a talented team to create a safe, engaging learning environment. Learn more about Leadership Selection at Fulton HERE.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Builds a common vision and executes a strategic plan that increases student achievementDrives instructional excellenceBuilds an environment that fosters collaboration and continuous improvementBuilds a talented, aligned team focused on student achievementManages school financial, physical and personnel resources to support optimal instructionServes as school's advocate and regularly communicates with all stakeholdersManages diverse opinions, ideologies, and expertise to achieve school vision and objectivesPerforms other duties as required

Required Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years of experience, demonstrating progression of added responsibility, in Education, Educational Administration, or related fieldMinimum 3 years supervising othersMaster's Degree in Education, Educational Administration, or a related fieldMust hold or be eligible for a provisional or clear renewable Leadership Certificate

Salary Information:
  • Step placement credit may be granted for up to a maximum of 8 years (Step 9) of prior verifiable experience. Salary placement with Fulton County Schools is non-negotiable. Actual salary placement will be based on Fulton County Board of Education experience calculations from the Non-Teaching Salary Schedule C-235, Principal/Assistant Principal Scale, Step 1 - Step 9.

Completed Application Will Contain:
  • ApplicationResume

Visit these links to view a map of school locations and Learning Communities to learn more about our individual schools and our Learning Community structure that allows for a more decentralized approach to school management with resources and support aligned closely to individual schools.
This posting is for Principal Pool candidates interested in being considered during a future selection round, for active and potential vacancies to be filled as needed. To apply, click on APPLY at the top of this page to complete an application. You MUST indicate the Position Desired section (Principal-Elementary, Principal-Middle, and/or Principal-High) and you MUST indicate the Location Desired section by indicating those schools which you are interested in. Applications are reviewed periodically based on staffing conditions and other factors.

Visit the Leadership Selection area on our Careers page to learn more about the district's leadership selection model and process.

You are strongly encouraged to apply early.

About Fulton County Schools

The Fulton County School System is the fourth largest school district in Georgia and the state's largest Charter System. With a focus on student achievement and a commitment to continual improvement, Fulton has earned a reputation as a premier school system. This long history of excellence is evidenced by the many state and national honors bestowed on Fulton's schools, staff and students.

It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service. If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Ron Wade, 6201 Powers Ferry Road NW , Atlanta , Georgia 30339, or phone 470-254-4585. TTY 1-800-255-0135.

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