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Under general supervision, the Principal leads the organization, safety, supervision and educational leadership of the school. The primary responsibility of the principal is to improve instruction and spend a majority of time on curriculum and staff development.



The criteria indicated below are intended to describe various types of work that may be performed. The exclusion of specific responsibilities does not prohibit them if the work is similar, related, or a logical task of the position. 

  • Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school.
  • Supports student-centered ideals and practices in conjunction with 21st Century learning principles.
  • Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all students and staff for academic performance and responsibility for behavior.
  • Collect and analyze data regarding the needs and achievement of students, including State assessments, and other pertinent information affecting the design and implementation of services and programs, using the information to recommend new programs and modifications to existing programs.
  • Ensure that the instructional programs are student-centered and address the varying skills and developmental needs found in the classroom and that they provide a variety of methods for the student to demonstrate performance and achievement.
  • Develops master schedule which reflects student needs, teacher assignments, and building utilization.
  • Assists in the development, revisions, and evaluation of the curriculum.
  • Organize and nurture an effective leadership, with clear expectations for role, responsibilities, and performance, holding each individual accountable for the area of assignment.
  • Directs and participates in the screening, hiring, assigning, and evaluating of the school’s certified and non-certified staff.
  • Displays the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, staff, and the community.
  • Maintain visibility with students, staff, parents, and the community, attending school and community functions regularly to demonstrate a genuine interest in the students and staff.
  • Consistently celebrate and inform parents and the community of the accomplishments of students and staff.
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety and administration of the school.
  • Delegate authority to responsible personnel to assume responsibility for the school in the absence of the principal.
  • Budgets school time to provide for the efficient conduct of school instruction and business.
  • Plans and supervises fire drills and an emergency preparedness program.
  • Maintains high standards of student conduct and discipline that align with the values and mission of the school and district, and are in accordance with due process and other laws.
  • Assists in the in-service orientation and training of teachers, with special responsibility for staff administrative procedures and instructions.
  • Provide opportunities for effective staff development that address the needs of the instructional program and needs of the staff.
  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of reports, records, lists, and all other paperwork required or appropriate to the school’s administration.
  • Reports to appropriate central office administrative officers regarding the needs of the school with respect to personnel, equipment, supplies, and curriculum.
  • Assumes responsibility for the attendance, conduct, and health of students.
  • Manages, prepares, and supervises the school budget.
  • Establishes and maintains favorable relationships with local community groups and individuals.
  • Participates in principals’ meetings, negotiations meetings, and such other meetings as are required or appropriate.
  • Conducts meetings of the staff as necessary for the proper functioning of the school.
  • Communicate with the Superintendent or designee regularly about the needs, successes, and general operation of the school.
  • Keeps abreast of changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications, and discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the field.
  • Serves as the LEA representative at IEP meetings.
  • Respond to all correspondence in a timely manner, generally within 24 hours on days of operation.
  • Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment and licensure, as assigned by the Superintendent and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.


Valid Illinois State Board of Education Professional Educator License required.

General Administrative K through Grade 12 Endorsement or Principal Pre-K through Grade 12 Endorsement required.

3 year Educational Leadership experience preferred.


Salary will be regionally competitive and based on qualifications and experience.

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