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Fortune School, Principal

Company: Edgility Consulting
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

ORGANIZATION Fortune School of Education, established in 1989, provides preparation programs to fill the "pipeline" of educators needed in today's schools. It was the brainchild of Dr. Rex Fortune. As a school superintendent, he saw an opportunity to bring more diverse teaching candidates into public schools, especially in the science and mathematics instruction shortage. Understanding the unique needs of teachers, students, and the broader school system was something Dr. Fortune honed throughout his career. He served as a public school superintendent in California for over 20 years. Fortune holds a doctorate in education from Stanford University. The culmination of Dr. Fortune's extensive experience and expertise has created the exceptional graduate school now known as Fortune School of Education. To learn more about Fortune School, please visit OPPORTUNITY The Principal serves as the educational leader and chief administrator of the staff and students at the school site. The Principal is responsible for the direction of the instructional program, operation of the school plant, development, and monitoring of the school budget. The Principal oversees the total school program to meet the needs of students. The Principal will serve as an administrative team member dedicated to cultivating excellence throughout the school and community. RESPONSIBILITIES
Key Responsibilities of the Principal include: Curriculum Development, Supervision, and Evaluation

  • Serve as a curricular leader; understands school curriculum, ensures teaching of the written curriculum, helps staff use curriculum resources
  • Participates in and leads curriculum development activities commensurate with school and district goals
  • Provides opportunities and encouragement for the team to increase professional expertise
  • Identifies curricular and extra-curricular needs by analyzing current programs and student achievement
  • Works in collaboration with staff to develop the master schedule
  • Regularly uses the results of student assessment data to identify problems and implement program improvements and pacing. Provides continuous supervision and evaluation of the regular and special education programs and operational activities within the school
  • Interprets and implements the approved curriculum program and ensures that instruction aligns with state standards Student Assessment and Monitoring
    • Excellence in assessment; emphasizes student achievement as the primary outcome of schooling
    • Systematically assesses and monitors student progress using objective and verifiable information whenever possible
    • Works with staff to systematically identify and respond to at-risk students; makes referrals to appropriate community agencies when needed
    • Provides meaningful information to parents/guardians and others regarding student progress
    • Maintains policies and practices for grading, reporting, and promoting Student, Staff, and Community Relations
      • Communicates high expectations for both staff and students and provides appropriate motivation to reach expectations
      • Solicits information from school personnel and community in gauging the school climate
      • Recognizes efforts of students and teachers
      • Promotes the improvement of student and staff self-images. Models and facilitates good human relations skills; effectively interact with others Establishing an Effective Workplace
        • Develops and maintains positive staff morale
        • Provides orientation for newly assigned staff members and assists in their professional development
        • Conducts meetings of the staff as necessary for the proper functioning of the school
        • Implements a discipline code that is fair and promotes orderliness and student learning
        • Protects instructional time by minimizing interruptions to the instructional process
        • Coordinates teacher and student schedules to promote maximum learning and minimize conflict
        • Maintains high visibility in the school
        • Provides for adequate supervision and acceptable student behavior at all school functions planned and operated by school personnel
        • Staff Supervision and Personnel Evaluation
        • Supervises professionals, teacher assistants, secretaries, and classroom volunteers
        • Assists in personnel evaluation and demonstrates objectivity in the process
        • Assist with recruiting, screening, hiring, training, and evaluation of the school personnel
        • Makes personnel assignments based on knowledge of employee abilities, qualifications, past performances, and school needs. Communication and Community Relations
          • Interact, listens, and responds appropriately to staff, student, and community concerns
          • Respects differences of opinion and fosters open communications among staff
          • Communicates effectively with students individually and in groups
          • Maintain communication with the appropriate central office administrators informed of school activities and problems such as transportation, special services, discipline, etc.
          • Collaborate with the central office and other personnel to share ideas and concerns
          • Interacts with school personnel and parent groups to promote positive outcomes
          • Encourages parent visits and involvement in decision making
          • Keeps the community informed about school activities through newsletters, news releases, attendance at parent meetings, etc.
          • Effectively utilizes community resources and volunteers to promote student learning Decision Making and Problem-Solving
            • Considers research, alternatives, and consequences in the decision-making process
            • Effectively delegates decision-making and problem-solving to appropriate personnel
            • Makes decisions in a timely fashion and maximizes decisions' effectiveness by follow-up actions
            • Establish an effective school administrative organization with clear lines of responsibility, including the necessary delegation of authority. Identifies problem areas and seeks solutions before crises develop
            • Implements needed change with appropriate support of staff, students, and community
              • Delegates authority to responsible personnel to assume responsibility for the school in the absence of the principal Professional Development
                • Keeps abreast of changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals, and discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the field
                • Assumes responsibility for their professional growth and development. Views self as a role model for expected staff behavior. Perceives self as a change agent; works for self and organizational renewal
                • Provide leadership in the development, direction, and innovation of educational programs designed to meet the needs of students groups, including English learners and Special Education
                • Effectively utilizes the expertise of school personnel, including self, in staff development
                • Helps teachers implement objectives for themselves and students
                • Provides opportunities for teachers to share and demonstrate successful practices Building Management, Record-keeping, and Financial Management
                  • Establishes and maintains rules and procedures for student and staff safety
                  • Promotes an aesthetically pleasing environment in the school
                  • Monitors plant, office, and equipment maintenance. Promotes timely repair of school facilities and equipment
                  • Effectively copes with crises and emergencies
                  • Maintains accurate student and fiscal records. Prepares accurate budgets and effectively monitors expenditures
                  • Prepares required district reports accurately and efficiently
                  • Anticipates future building and equipment needs; plans appropriately to remedy
                  • Manages the daily use of school facilities for both academic and non-academic purposes Requirements To fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Principal candidate will be:
                    • Demonstrated commitment to students and learningDemonstrated knowledge of curriculum development and program design
                    • In-depth experience developing teachers and performance assessment
                    • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
                    • Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully
                    • Handle multiple projects concurrently; ability to work as a team
                    • Strong community-building skills
                    • Entrepreneurial passion EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
                      • Demonstrative track record of producing high levels of growth in academic student achievement on standardized state testing
                        • Valid Administrative Services Credential
                          • Five or more years of successful educational experience WORKING CONDITIONS Environment
                            • Office environment: constant interruptions
                              • Outdoor environment: driving a personal vehicle to conduct work; visit school sites; travel to other organizations and companies; meetings and workshops Physical Abilities
                                • Hearing and speaking to conduct group training, exchange information in person electronically and on the telephone
                                  • Ability to read printed material and computer screens. Ability to understand speech at normal levels
                                  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment
                                  • Kneeling, bending at the waist, and reaching overhead above the shoulders and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies
                                  • Ability to climb stairs, walk, and sit for extended periods of time. Ability to lift and carry 10 pounds
                                  • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions CLEARANCES
                                    • Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance
                                    • TB Clearance Benefits This position offers a competitive salary range of $100,000 - $130,000, commensurate with experience and robust benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and generous paid leave. For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Floricet Diaz Fortune School is an equal-opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required. #LI-FD1

Keywords: Edgility Consulting, Sacramento , Fortune School, Principal, Education / Teaching , Sacramento, California

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