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Middle School Principal – Spencerville Local Schools

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I. Directs the effective delivery and continuous improvement of educational programs and services to achieve the district’s written, implemented, and assessed curricula and mandated proficiencies.
2. Develops performance goals and a strategy to accomplish approved objectives within specified time lines. Maintains effective communications with staff to resolve problems and sustain progress.
3. Participates as an active member of the district’s management team.
4. Helps develop and implement the district’s continuous improvement plan.
5. Administers the board-approved budget. Approves the purchase of essential program supplies and equipment.
6. Ensures that collection and dispersal procedures are properly documented.
7. Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.
8. Promotes a favorable image of the school district.
9. Develops a master schedule. Ensures the equitable distribution of workloads and extra assignments. Provides for classroom coverage during teacher absences.
10. Prepares and distributes a school calendar. Observes established school hours.
11. Oversees the scheduling and evaluation of school events and extracurricular activities.
12. Works with the athletic director to improve the athletic program. Coordinates district representation at athletic league meetings. Oversees scholastic eligibility verification and medical records maintenance functions.
13. Enforces applicable Ohio Revised Codes. Administers policies regarding age, immunization, attendance, legal residence, guardianship, classification, promotion, retention, testing, etc. Oversees enrollment and withdrawal procedures.
14. Helps current with the K-12 courses of study, the district’s scope and sequence framework, and state standards/guidelines.
15. Promotes the continuity of the instructional program. Provides insights about the progression of student skills and key contributions made by staff at each level.
16. Oversees standardized and alternative testing programs. Analyzes test results. Provides staff direction for instructional modifications and interventions that enhance student learning and improve test performance.
17. Encourages staff to develop and disseminate innovative program materials.
18. Helps staff resolve problems that impede student learning and/or participation in appropriate peer group activities.
19. Supports a full range of educational options. Complies with state model policies and procedures for the education of students identified as having a disability.
20. Participates in parent conferences and IEP meetings as requested.
21. Communicates high expectations and shows an active interest in student progress.
22. Ensures that services are provided in the least restrictive educational environment.
23. Maintains high standards and upholds the student conduct code. Helps teachers and administrators with discipline and classroom management issues. Prepares student discipline recommendations for the superintendent’s consideration.
24. Oversees the revision and distribution of student/parent and teacher handbooks.
25. Implements procedures to protect school property and help ensure the health, safety, and well-being of students, staff, and visitors.
26. Provides staff supervision for student activities (e.g., arrivals/departures, parking lots, lunch periods, hall duty, extracurricular programs, etc.).
27. Oversees procedures governing student-driving privileges (high school assignment).
28. Oversees procedures to ensure that all medicines are stored and dispensed safely.
29. Keeps emergency preparedness plans up-to-date (e.g., fire drills, tornado drills, safety procedures, etc.). Responds to building emergencies as requested.
30. Maintains effective relationships with community services (e.g., law enforcement, health care facilities, child welfare services, etc.).
31. Participates in staff selection and orientation processes.
32. Expresses high expectations and monitors staff performance (e.g., observations, review of lesson plans, individual conferences, staff meetings, etc.). Provides opportunities for staff to develop new skills.
33. Provides leadership in the planning and delivery of staff development programs that improve teacher outcomes (e.g., methods, skills, commitment, etc.).
34. Oversees the timely submission of reports, records, and inventories. Maintains district records for the maximum period mandated by law and/or board policy.
35. Supervises the collection, entry, and verification of educational management information and student data (e.g., EMIS, etc.) as directed.
36. Promotes the effective use of available technology in records management and instructional activities. Upholds computer technology acceptable use policies.
37. Respects personal privacy. Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
38. Reports evidence of suspected child abuse as required by law.
39. Maintains visibility. Encourages parent organizations. Supports and participates in school and student activities as time permits.
40. Builds community partnerships that enhance district programs and services.
41. Supports appropriate research and pilot projects. Identifies and recommends funding opportunities. Helps prepare grant and foundation proposals.
42. Participates in national, state, and/or regional activities that advance district goals.
43. Participates in professional growth opportunities.
44. Accepts personal responsibility for decisions and conduct.
45. Strives to develop rapport and serve as a positive role model for others.
46. Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.
47. Be proactive in communicating with parents and encourage them to be involved in their child’s education.
48. Accepts personal responsibility for decisions and conduct.
49. Consults with parents as needed (e.g., telephone calls, messages, meetings, etc.).
50. Participates in open houses and other school events as directed.


Experience Required
Minimum Qualifications:

Five years of successful teaching experience

Valid Ohio Principal’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior Administrative Experience

OTES 2.0 Credentials with Evaluation Experience

Strong Background in Curriculum and Instruction

Knowledge and Experience with PBIS and MTSS

Effective Communication Skills


Wage or Salary
Per Salary Schedule


Approximate Work Hours or Days
220-Day Contract


How to Apply
Please email all application materials to Brian Woods, Superintendent, at The subject line of the e-mail must contain: “Middle School Principal.”


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