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Principal – Barrington Elementary School – Upper Arlington City Schools

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Position:    Elementary School Principal
Reports to:  Director of Elementary Education
Employment Status:  Regular/Full-time
FLSA Status:    Exempt

Description:     Serves as the instructional leader in the respective building, understanding that there are both contemporary and progressive educational programs. The principal is  responsible for day-to-day management of the entire school building operation; major areas of focus include personnel, curriculum, students, parents and public relations within the community.

Advocates passionately for both contemporary and progressive pedagogical beliefs

Must hold an understanding of the history and practice of Progressive Education and the 10 Foundational Principles of the Informal Program

Prioritizes building relationships and collaborative leadership with staff, children, families and the community

Embrace a culturally responsive lens regarding curriculum, traditions, and learning environments.

NOTE:    The below lists are not ranked in order of importance
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work effectively with others
Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
Effective, active listening skills
Organizational and problem solving skills
Knowledge of Ohio school law
Ability to lead and motivate staff and students
Team building skills
Knowledge of educational administration
Knowledge of curriculum and successful teaching strategies
Knowledge of child development and modes of learning
Essential Functions:
Ensure safety of students
Implement and monitor all Board policies and regulations
Supervise the operations of the buildings, grounds and other school property at the assigned school building
Establish and maintain a positive public relations program to the best of your ability
Direct, oversee, supervise and evaluate the instructional programs and the work schedule for all assigned personnel
Establish guidelines for proper student conduct, attire and discipline
Responsible for monitoring and resolving problems with student attendance
Plan and supervise fire and tornado drills and other emergency preparedness programs
Recommend to the Superintendent continuation or non-continuation of employment of teaching staff
Conduct regular staff meetings
Attend special events and functions of the district as directed by the Superintendent or his/her designee
Oversee the maintenance of records and controls in the funds of the school activity account
Arrange for conferences between parents and teachers when appropriate
Supervise the maintenance of student records
Supervise and evaluate all certified and classified staff under their supervision in accordance with the negotiated agreements
Appraise the performance of teachers through class visits and conferences for the purpose of improving instruction and assisting teachers with their instructional problems
Organize, administer, and direct all student activities
Maintain control of all inventories, requisitions, distribution and accounting for supplies, textbooks and equipment
Monitor the expenditure of funds
Responsible for the registration, assignment, promotion or retention of all students
Direct and coordinate the classified staff assigned to the elementary school
Plan, schedule educational assemblies and school activities for the student population
Work with director of curriculum and instruction in overseeing the instructional program
Enforce the district code of conduct for students
Oversee staff assignments and develop the master schedule
Respond to, and appropriately handle, complaints of parents
Inform teachers and other employees regarding the purposes and policies of the school
Prepare all reports and maintain such records as required by school law, regulation, or request of the Superintendent
Assist in the selection, retention and promotion of certified and non-certified personnel assigned to the elementary school
Develop and enforce policies regarding proper protection of equipment and property, observance of school laws, and safety procedures
Assist the curriculum director in developing ongoing curriculum improvement for the elementary school
Coordinate in-service education programs for the elementary school staff
Coordinate work of special teachers who are assigned to the elementary school
Work cooperatively with the PTA organization
Encourage and initiate school improvement programs and ideas
Make contacts with the public with tact and diplomacy
Maintain respect at all times for confidential information, e.g., student files, student IEP’s, medical records, personnel files, documentation for legal proceedings
Interact in a positive manner with staff, students and parents
Promote good public relations
Attend meetings and in-services as required
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Review teacher lesson plans
Cooperate with juvenile court authorities and other law and social enforcement agencies
Ensure that after-school activities are chaperoned and that the building is closed after such activities have concluded
Report serious accidents, burglaries and incidents of an unusual nature to the proper authorities as quickly as possible
Serve as a role model for students
Respond to routine questions and requests in an appropriate manner
Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent
Equipment Operated:
Various office machines
Fax machine
Copy machine
P.A. system
Additional Working Conditions:
Frequent weekend/evening/summer work/overnight
Occasional operation of a vehicle under inclement weather conditions
Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue
Occasionally lift, carry, push, and pull various items up to a maximum of 25 pounds, e.g., paper boxes, deliveries of supplies and equipment
Occasional interaction among unruly children
Frequently move and position self as necessary to access and operate equipment
Frequently move around workspace and travel throughout school building
Employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance, use in the workplace throughout his/her employment with the District.

This job description is subject to change and in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the incumbent. The incumbent will be required to follow the instructions and perform the duties required by the incumbent’s supervisor and or appointing authority.

The Upper Arlington City School District Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race,color, national origin, sex, including sexual orientation and transgender identity, disability, age, religion,military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.


Experience Required
Master’s degree (M.A.) from an accredited college or university
Appropriate State of Ohio licensure
At least three years certified teaching experience at the elementary or middle school grade levels


Wage or Salary
$109,298 – $133,589


Approximate Work Hours or Days
40 hrs./week


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