Liberty Elementary School Principal

Lexington, KY, US
Jun 05, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School
  • Position Type:
    Administration/ CERT - 1010 - SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

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    Liberty Elementary puts students' needs first, creates a positive atmosphere of collaboration and transparency, and ensures all students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Liberty's academic program captivates students' imaginations and provides stimulating learning activities to promote mastery of the common core standards. The Spanish Immersion Program (SIP) extends from kindergarten through fifth grade. In 2013, Liberty was accepted in the International Spanish Academies, an educational network sponsored by the Embassy of Spain. Liberty's science program focuses on a hands-on, minds-on approach to learning. Using inquiry-based process skills and the scientific method, students are actively engaged in investigations that target key ideas in life, earth and physical science. The school also develops creativity, performance skills and a love of the arts. The visual arts, vocal music, dance, drama, band and orchestra programs provide students with knowledge and opportunities to explore and express themselves.

    Serves as educational leader, supervisor, appraiser, and interpreter of the educational program in the school assigned; is responsible for delegating responsibilities as needed to personnel and is responsible for the safety and welfare of those assigned to the school; ensures that learning occurs.

    Job Summary:
    • Plans, administers, and supervises the educational program.
    • Responsible for collecting, organizing, analyzing, using, and maintaining all students' achievement performance data which are required by the District
    • After consultation with the SBDM Council, selects staff.
    • Conducts all personnel evaluations
    • Supervises all certified and classified personnel assigned to the school.
    • Communicates directly and frequently with all members of the staff, SBDM Council, PTA/PTO, parents, and community.
    • Responsible for school correspondence, general correspondence, notices for general distribution to the school community, etc.
    • Responsible for the interpretation and execution of directives from t he Superintendent or School Director
    • Consults with and advises district staff on issues related to student achievement, and the effective management of the schools.
    • Directs and assists in preparing all reports as required by the school district.
    • Supervises completion and monitoring of all student records
    • Manages all discipline in the school per the Board of Education's Student Code of Conduct and the school's SBDM policies.
    • Enforces the observation of all federal and state laws (includes Special Education and the chairing of most Admission and Release Committee {ARC} meetings), SBDM school policies, rules, and safety regulations.
    • Supervises student-teacher and internship program
    • Responsible for the maintenance of the building and grounds
    • Serves as a liaison and primary communicator among the school, home, and district
    • Responsible for establishing and maintaining community relations which include the use of the school facility (Building Usage Policy and requirements)
    • Directs and assists in the classification and promotion of pupils per SBDM policy.
    • Cooperates with student groups in defining and achieving the overall objectives and effectiveness of the total school program
    • Coordinates and supervises extracurricular and co-curricular programs and other after school activities.
    • Maintains a complete inventory of all equipment and supplies in the building(s) and completes all appropriate and required reports.
    • Performs other duties as assigned
    • Maintains regular attendance.

    • Master's Degree
    • Kentucky Certification as an Elementary School Principal
    • Five (5) years of successful teaching experience as an elementary school teacher with demonstrated evidence of and potential for success in administrative/supervisory responsibilities (preferred)
    • Must exhibit a knowledge of current Kentucky assessment requirements and SBDM management and leadership ability; ability to motivate and work cooperatively with diverse populations, particularly with teachers, classified personnel, parents, and administrators, good health, physical and mental stamina; ability to budget and use time efficiently; ability to effectively manage human, physical, and fiscal resources; ability to plan effectively.(preferred)
    • Valid Kentucky Certification as Principal
    • Valid Teaching Certification (preferred)
    • Exhibit knowledge of Kentucky assessments
    • Possess leadership ability
    • Experience working with students with varied learning style.
    • Provide evidence of ability to motivate and work cooperatively with diverse populations
    • Ability to budget
    • Use time efficiently
    • Prior experience of effective management of human, physical and fiscal resources
    • Ability to plan effectively

    Working Conditions:
    • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking
    • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing
    • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations
    • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
    • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights

    Application Procedure:
    Apply online

    Selection Procedure:

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