Middle School Principal
Opens: March 2, 2023
Closes: Open until filled
APPLY AT https://northmarion.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
As compelled by the Mission, Vision, Values and Goals of the NMSD Strategic Plan, the primary purpose of this position is to lead the organization, administration, and supervision of all aspects of the middle school program and operation. This leadership should reflect cultural responsiveness and serve to maximize access, educational opportunity, and the academic achievement of students in our multicultural/multilingual community. The position will be assigned to the middle school, but may have campus or district responsibility assigned.
Master’s Degree in Education or related field.
Background and Criminal History Clearance.
Valid Oregon Administrative License with Administrator Endorsement.
Three years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience.
Demonstrates high level of communication skills and meets District standards for oral and written language proficiency in English and Spanish or Russian, as applicable.
Knowledge of effective student behavior management methods including, but not limited to restorative justice practices, collaborative problem-solving, and Positive Behavior and Instructional Support Systems.
Skill in leadership and facilitation of work involving colleagues and administrators, including problem solving and conflict resolution.
Excellent organizational skills for effectively managing multiple tasks and people.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Knowledge of human growth and development at assigned instructional level(s).
Knowledge of the principles of effective instruction and differentiated instructional methods for students with a variety of diverse learning styles and needs.
Knowledge of state law and regulations to ensure compliance with career technical education (CTE), Talented and Gifted (TAG), and PE/Wellness program requirements.
Understanding of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and staff development requirements under state and federal education laws and regulations.
Understanding of development and implementation of the District Strategic Plan, and aligned school improvement planning.
Understanding of educational requirements and programs for Emerging Bilingual students.
Understanding of effective staff supervision and evaluation procedures.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board or administration may deem appropriate and acceptable.
Aligns building level activities in support of the implementation of the North Marion School District Strategic Plan.
Communicates effectively in English in both oral and written form.
Communicates effectively in Spanish or Russian (if assigned) in both oral and written form.
In collaboration with the Student Services Department and building Vice-Principal, coordinates programs and services related to the Counselor, Social Worker, School Psychologists, Behavioral Specialists and Special Education Department.
In collaboration with the Student Services Department and building Vice-Principal, coordinates services and programs for students and families related to mental and physical health needs.
In collaboration with the building Vice-Principal, coordinates programs and services provided by Home School Liaison.
In collaboration with the District Safety Officer and building Vice-Principal, coordinates programs and services related to campus safety and security.
Seeks out and maintains community partnerships to support educational programs and student mental, behavioral, and physical health needs.
Assists with the implementation of an effective student discipline and attendance program and provides for a safe and orderly environment for all staff, students, and visitors.
Leads in monitoring the implementation of adopted curriculum standards, instructional materials, and instructional strategies. Complies with professional development activities as required by the District.
Actively seeks out and participates in professional development activities designed to improve professional competence.
Participates in various meetings for the purpose of receiving information or sharing information and expertise with students, colleagues, and parents/guardians.
Coordinates and cooperates with district administrators to provide training and staff development activities in areas of identified need.
Coordinates co-curricular activities and programs as directed.
Orients, directs, and supervises school personnel.
Evaluates assigned school personnel.
Leads the screening, interviewing, and recommendations for hiring of school personnel.
Coordinates and cooperates with district administrators to monitor and maintain compliance with state and federal law for educational programs and school operations.
Participates in programs to encourage parental involvement as well as inform parents and community members concerning school activities and issues.
Prepares reports and keeps the Superintendent informed with regard to school issues and programs.
Lifts, moves, or restrains students in accordance with Individual Education Program, Behavior Plan, and statutory guidelines.
Coordinates with and seeks involvement of outside agencies, including law enforcement, as needed and beneficial to the school and students.
Supervises or directs supervision of students and the campus at all times during school hours and school events and activities.
Follows all safety rules and takes all reasonable precautions to provide a safe and secure working environment for all school employees.
Demonstrates support for District Core Values, District Mission, District Strategic Plan, and School-wide Improvement Plans.
Monitors student achievement results and participates in the development of the School-Wide Improvement Plan aligned to the District Strategic Plan to address areas needing improvement or correction.
Develops or assists with master teaching schedule and administration of student class scheduling procedures at both the school and campus level.
Leads faculty and parent advisory committees.
Establishes and maintains a positive and respectful learning environment and working relationship with students, staff, administration, parents/guardians, and community members.
Assists parents and community members as needed.
Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to multicultural and multilingual values and environments.
Holds expectations for high performance of self and supervised staff.
Assesses results of performance for improvement on a regular basis.
Adheres to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) Standards for Competent and Ethical Educators
Follows all laws, District policies, rules, regulations, memos, announcements, and reasonable requests by proper authority.
Maintains accurate, complete, and confidential records as required by law and District policy and regulations.
Maintains the integrity of confidential information relating to a student, family, colleague, or district patron, and uses or relays academic, social, or personal information only in the course of performing assigned responsibilities and in the best interest of the individuals involved.
Maintains the confidentiality of sensitive and confidential district information related to financial, collective bargaining, personnel, and legal matters.
Maintains regular attendance at work and work activities, and is punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedules.
Demonstrates computer literacy and operates software programs as related to job responsibilities.
The employee is expected to be dressed and groomed in a professional manner appropriate for the assignment and work setting.
This position is performed primarily indoors in school buildings and offices, although some outdoor work or supervision may be required.
In cases in which the employee is required to travel between sites, the employee is responsible for his/her own travel and will be reimbursed for approved mileage.
Evenings and/or extended work hours or days are often required.
Be aware of possible exposure to bodily fluids due to student or employee illness or injury.
May be required to obtain a First Aid and/or CPR Card and serve as a Designated First Aid Provider.
Occasionally performs other duties as required by the Superintendent.
Performance will be evaluated in accordance with applicable District Policy and Regulations concerning personnel evaluation.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Current work year of approximately 225 days
District pays employee PERS 6% contribution
Insurance package and tuition reimbursement
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS :
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required.
Experience with Multi-tiered Systems of Support
Experience with programs to support Emerging Bilingual students and multilingual communities.
Experience with Positive Behavior Intervention Supports
Experience with Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program.
Experience leading culturally responsive and sustaining teaching practices.