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Elementary Principal – Marion City Schools



Has responsibility for the effective operation of the school. Serves as the instructional leader for the building. Expected to create a shared vision and clear goals for their school and maintain a positive climate; employ effective decision-making skills; implement new and challenging initiatives that contribute to high levels of student learning and achievement; develop the effectiveness of faculty and engage in varied two-way communication with students, staff, parents and community.


Elements of Each Standard – Ohio Standards for Principals

  1. Continuous Improvement: Principals help create a shared vision and goals for their schools and ensure continuous progress toward achieving the goals.
  • Facilitate the articulate and realization of a shared vision of continuous improvement
  • Assist with the process of setting, monitoring and achieving specific and challenging goals that reflect high expectations for all students and staff.
  • Assist with the change process for continuous improvement.
  • Anticipate, monitor and respond to educational developments that affect school issues and the environment.
  1. Instruction: Principals support the implementation of high quality standards-based instruction that results in high levels of achievement for all students.
  • Ensure that the instructional content that is taught is aligned with the Ohio Learning Standards and curriculum priorities in the school and district.
  • Ensure instructional practices are effective and meet the needs of all students.
  • Advocate for high levels of learning for all students, identified as gifted, students with disabilities and at-risk students.
  • Know, understand and share relevant research.
  • Understand, encourage and facilitate the effective use of data by staff.
  • Support staff in planning and implementing research-based professional development.
  • Guide, monitor and evaluate the performance of all school personnel to ensure high levels of effective practice.
  1. Resources and School Operations: Principals allocate resources and manage school operations in order to ensure a safe and productive learning environment.
  • Establish and maintain a safe school environment
  • Create a nurturing learning environment that addresses the physical and mental health needs of all.
  • Allocate resources, including technology, to support student and staff learning.
  • Institute procedures and practices to support staff and students and establish an environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Understand, uphold and model professional ethics, policies, and legal codes of professional conduct.
  • Assist in selection, placement, and performance of staff including making contract recommendations when appropriate.
  1. Collaboration: Principals establish and sustain collaborative learning and shared leadership to promote learning and achievement of all students.
  • Promote a collaborative learning environment.
  • Share leadership with staff, students, parents and community members.
  • Develop and sustain leadership.
  1. Parents and Community Engagement:
  • Use community resources to improvement student learning.
  • Involve parents and community members in improving student learning.
  • Connect to school and community.
  • Establish for the use of culturally responsive practices that acknowledge and value diversity.
  • Implement effective practices to communicate and collaborate with staff, families and community to foster positive partnerships that contribute to student learning.

Performance Responsibilities:

  1. Living A Mission, Vision, and Beliefs Focused on Results:
  • Creates and implements a vision that leads to student improvement for all learners • Develops shared vision of rigor and high expectations • Ensures vision and mission drive school decisions • Confronts low expectations • Conducts crucial conversations based on student performance data for purpose of enhancing student learning


  1. Leading and Managing Systems Change:
  • Develops, implements and monitors outcomes of school improvement plan and student achievement data to improve student learning • Creates safe, clean, orderly learning environment • Collaborates with staff to achieve school improvement plan targets • Utilizes current technologies to support leadership and management functions • Align resources to improve teaching and learning


  1. Improving Teaching and Learning:
  • Works with and engages staff in shared vision for effective teaching and learning by implementing a standards based curriculum, relevant to student needs and interests, research-based effective practice, academic rigor, and high expectations for student learning in every classroom • Implements curricular scope and sequence • Reviews instructional practices • Creates continuous improvement cycle • Implements data guided decisions • Implements data guided instruction • Uses disaggregated data • Selects and retains teachers that maximize student learning • Evaluates the effectiveness of teaching and holds teachers accountable • Ensures professional learning for teachers that enhance student learning • Promotes use of technology to enhance student learning


  1. Building and Maintaining Collaborative Relationships:
  • Creates, develops and sustains relationships that result in active student engagement in the learning process • Utilizes meaningful feedback of students, staff, families, and community in the evaluation of school programs and policies • Proactively engages families and communities in support of child’s learning and school learning goals • Demonstrates an understanding of the change process • Strengthens collaboration with other schools, as well as local, regional, national and international communities • Develop professional learning networks within schools, as well as local, regional, national and international communities


  1. Leading with Integrity and Professionalism:
  • Treats all people fairly and with dignity and respect. Protects the rights and confidentiality of students and staff • Demonstrates personal and professional standards and conduct that enhance the image of the school and the education profession • Creates and supports a climate that values, accepts, and understands diversity in culture and point of view.
  • Recognizes strengths of diverse population • Creates a culturally responsive climate • Engages in courageous conversations about diversity • Expands opportunities for all students to learn from and work with highly qualified and diverse staff


  1. Creating and Sustaining a Culture of High Expectations:
  • Builds a culture of high aspirations and achievement for every student • Requires staff and students to demonstrate consistent values and positive behaviors aligned • Leads a school culture and environment that successfully develops the full range of students’ learning capacities-academic, creative, social-emotional, behavioral, and physical • Builds an environment that considers all aspects of wellness: physical, nutrition, health, safety, decisions and choices, mental as well as physical well-being.


Professional and Personal Development:

  1. Ensure the safety of students.
  2. Ability to work effectively with others.
  3. Exhibit professional behavior, emotional stability and sound judgement.
  4. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships.
  5. Interacts in a positive manner with staff, students and parents.
  6. Maintain appropriate licenses/endorsements and training hours as required.
  7. Adhere to all standards established by the Ohio Department of Education for Licensed Educators.
  8. Maintain good attendance and punctuality.
  9. Ability to work in a team environment.
  10. Refer suspected cases of child abuse immediately to the appropriate child protective services/law enforcement agency as mandated by state law and Board of Education policy.
  11. Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation.



  • Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.

*This job description identifies primary responsibilities and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and activities. This job description is subject to change in response to student demographics, staffing factors, funding variables, modified operating procedures, program/curriculum changes as directed by the Superintendent of Marion City Schools.


Experience Required:


Marion, Ohio



Anticipated Opening for 2021-2022 School Year



Elementary Principal – George Washington Elementary



Responsible to: Superintendent


215 days per year



$80,000-$93,000 based on experience


The principal shall have a valid Ohio Professional Educator License with a   General Administrative Endorsement and have completed the required evaluator training for the position of principal. The principal must be of good character and integrity. The principal shall have the experience and skills to work effectively with the staff, district leadership team, students, parents, and community.

  1. A Master’s degree or higher, with a major in educational administration.
  2. A valid state certificate to serve as a school principal.
  3. Experience in public school administration and supervision.
  4. Successful experience as a classroom teacher.
  5. Such alternates to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate and acceptable.
  6. Credentialed in OTES


Wage or Salary: $80,000-$93,000 based on experience Approximate Work Hours or Days: 215 Days


How to Apply:

How to Apply: Internal

If you are interested in being considered for this position, you must apply online at prior to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021.  Follow links: District/Work at Marion City Schools/Apply at Marion City Schools/Internal Applicants/Submit an Internal Application/Transfer Form/Login to existing account/Administration/Principal/Job #15199/Apply. If you have any questions please contact Adam Kunkle via email or call 740-223-4488.


How to Apply: External

If you are interested in being considered for this position, you must apply online at prior to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021.  Follow links: District/Work at Marion City Schools/Apply at Marion City Schools/View All Open Positions in Consortium Districts/Sorted by District/Marion City Schools/Administration/Principal/Apply on Educational Service Center of Central Ohio Application Form/Select Position -Job #15199/Apply. If you have any questions please contact Adam Kunkle via email or call 740-223-4488.


MARION CITY SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of the Marion City Schools Board of Education that the best-qualified applicant shall be selected for each position without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, political affiliation, disabling or military status. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to participate in activities involved in the position or program for which application has been made.


Posting End Date: 2021-06-17


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