Elementary Principal

Kalamazoo, Michigan
May 24, 2019
Job Category
Administrator, Principal
Grade Level
Elementary School
Job Type

Kalamazoo Public Schools Is Seeking

Elementary Principal


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Westwood Elementary School

10-Month, Full-Time

2019-2020 School Year



The mission of the Kalamazoo Public Schools is to nurture the dreams of all students and empower all students to contribute to a better world.




Organizes and provides leadership for strong educational activities for students. Provides direction to ensure academic achievement and social growth for all students. Manages programs, leads staff and faculty to develop an optimal learning climate for the school.  Provides leadership in the evaluation of the strengths and programmatic needs of the school in relation to local and district goals. Prepares and achieves high standards for quality and excellence. Effectively communicates the school's program to parents and the local community.  Works effectively with PreK-12 colleagues. 


  1. Provides instructional leadership to support continuous improvement through the implementation of effective instructional programs
  2. Supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to the school
  3. Collects, analyzes and disseminates student data to inform the school improvement   process as it relates to raising student achievement
  4. Assists in the recruiting, screening, recommending and retention of qualified candidates for positions on the elementary school staff and in the orientation of new personnel
  5. Plans and administers professional development activities
  6. Administers, manages and supervises the operation of the school in compliance with the Board of Education policies and procedures and the directions of the Superintendent
  7. Supervises the maintenance of accurate records on the progress and attendance of students through report cards and conferences
  8. Administers a plan for utilization of volunteers and community partners
  9. Prepares and submits requests for purchases, repairs and monitors expenditures and funds relative to budget     
  10. Assumes responsibility for the safety and security of all students and staff
  11. Maintains student conduct and enforces discipline in compliance with district procedures and according to due process rights of students
  12. Performs other tasks as assigned by the Director of Elementary Education


  1. Master’s degree in teaching, educational leadership or related field
  2. Meet or be willing to meet the State school administrator’s certification requirements
  3. Possess a successful work history
  4. Three (3) years of successful teaching experience
  5. Demonstrated experience in advancing student achievement
  6. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  7. Technology skills for communication, data analysis and report writing
  8. Knowledge of or experience with elementary school curriculum, data analysis, performance  assessment and school improvement planning
  9. Experience in an urban or diverse setting



  1. Successful building-level administrative experience
  2.  Knowledge of Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching
  3. Knowledge of and willingness to learn literacy standards and best practices in the core    content areas to increase student achievement           
  4. Successful experience in a multicultural, urban school district



Interested applicants should apply online and attach their application to this posting.

Internal candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume to the

Human Resources Department attention: 

Sheila Dorsey-Smith, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Kalamazoo Public Schools

Department of Human Resources

1220 Howard Street

Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008

(269) 337-0178     FAX (269) 337-0185

Position will be posted until filled.   

Visit our web site at:  http://www.kalamazoopublicschools.com

Kalamazoo Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.