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Stafford Visual and Performing Arts Elementary Principal

Company: Edgewood Independent School District
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Stafford Visual & Performing Arts Elementary School (SVPAE) is a K-5 campus with a focus on Arts and Arts Integration. Students have access to daily arts classes and traditional classroom instruction is enhanced with cross-curricular fine arts activities, project-based learning and social emotional learning. The school's mission is to empower students to achieve their personal best by discovering and enhancing their strengths, talents, and knowledge.Stafford will enter the second year of the school's transition to a Visual and Performing Arts campus during the 2023-2024 academic year. If you are a transformational leader seeking an opportunity to serve in an innovative School District, join the Edgewood family by submitting your application today.Position:SVPAE seeks an energetic and collaborative leader who has a passion for the arts and student-centered education, and whose leadership is characterized by a visionary outlook, the ability to garner broad internal and external support, and success creating strong, effective, and collaborative teams. The successful candidate will approach the role with flexibility, creativity, integrity, empathy, and compassion for all members of the school community, inspire students, faculty, and staff to achieve their full potential, and engage parents, community partners and other stakeholders in support of the school's mission.Primary Purpose: Direct and manage instructional programs and supervise operations and personnel at campus level. Provide leadership to ensure high standards of instructional service. Oversee compliance with district policies, success of instructional programs, and operation of all campus activities.Qualifications:Education/Certification:Master's degree in Education or directly related fieldValid Texas Standard Principal or Mid-Management certificationAdvanced Education Leadership (AEL) certification, Instructional Leadership Training (ILT), or Instructional Leadership Development (ILD)T-TESS Appraiser CertificateApplicant must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the applicant, before continuing within the process towards possible employmentSpecial Knowledge/Skills:Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, strategies, goals, and objectives of public educationKnowledge of procedures, techniques and strategies pertaining to the administration of school level operationAbility to effectively plan, organize and coordinate the management functions and activities of school operationAbility to carry out responsibilities with little or no supervisionAbility to handle multiple priorities with frequent interruptionsAbility to promote a positive, caring climate for learningAbility to effectively analyze problems, issues and concerns and formulate appropriate alternative solutionsAbility to deal sensitively and fairly with persons from diverse cultural backgroundsAbility to interact effectively with student, staff, parents and community membersOrganizational, prioritization, communication and interpersonal skills required to achieve the goals of the positionExperience:Five (5) years' experience in educationThree (3) years of the five years shall be successful experience in a leadership role Major Responsibilities and Duties: Executive Leadership The principal establishes and implements a shared vision and culture of collective responsibility with high expectations for staff and students.Establishes and maintains a shared vision of success.Outlines and tracks clear goals, targets and strategies aligned to the school vision that continually improves teacher effectiveness and student outcomes.Establishes a culture of continuous improvement.Develops and uses effective conflict-management and consensus-building skills.Make effective decisions that support campus and district goals.Develops and implements strategic plans.Instructional LeadershipThe principal develops and supports rigorous and coherent systems of curriculum, instruction and assessment ensuring each student's success.Ensures a standards-based and aligned curriculum that meets the needs of all students and student groups.Ensures the implementation of high-quality, effective classroom instructional strategies that improve performance of all students and student groups, ensuring equity and eliminating achievement gaps.Coaches and develops teachers by providing actionable feedback to improve the quality of instruction.Ensures the use of student level data to drive continuous improvement ensuring every student has sufficient opportunity to meet and exceed standard.Human Capital The principal fosters and develops the highest level of professional capacity creating sustainable, collective effectiveness of all campus personnel.Recruits, hires, mentors, and retains high-quality staff.Conducts rigorous evaluations of staff for continuous improvement and accountability for results.Trains, develops, and supports a high-performing campus staff.Develops leadership capacity of campus staff.Establishes, trains, coaches, and develops effective leadership teams.Strategic Operations The principal strategically plans and ensures campus operations and resources promote the academic success and well-being of each student.Manages resources (people, financial, equipment) effectively to support the organizational goals.Utilizes all funds in compliance with state and federal guidelines, while maximizing the goals of the campus.Ensures campus facilities, equipment and support systems operate safely, efficiently, and effectively.Establishes organizational structures and practices for all stakeholders that result in the effective and efficient operation of the campus to ensure student achievement.Maintains a supportive, secure, and respectful learning environment that ensures the social, emotional and physical well-being of staff and students.Professional ResponsibilitiesThe principal acts ethically and professionally, relentlessly pursuing continual improvement.Develops and maintains positive relationships with all stakeholders.Models and promotes the highest standard of conduct, ethical principles and integrity in decision-making, actions, and behaviors.Maintains personal and professional growth and meaningfully contributes to the growth of the profession.Community PartnershipsThe principal engages with community partners to provide additional learning assets and opportunities for students.Collaborates and cultivates relationships with potential community partners.Establishes connections within the San Antonio metropolitan area to advance the artistic and performing talent of Stafford students parent involvement.Other Other duties as assigned in the best interest of the school district.Daily attendance is an essential job function.Supervisory Responsibilities:Supervise, evaluate, and recommend the hiring and firing of staff assigned to campus including assistant principal(s), teachers, counselor(s), librarian(s), instructional aides, clerical support staff, and custodians.Tools/Equipment Used:Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals. Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:Posture: Frequent sitting and standing; occasional bending/stooping, pushing, /pulling, and twisting.Motion: Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); occasional physical restraint of students to control behavior.Environment: May work prolonged or irregular hours; work inside and outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather), exposure to noise; occasional districtwide and statewide travel.Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress.PDN-993d6122-a95e-4931-8e43-7a9ec9bd4ba5

Keywords: Edgewood Independent School District, San Antonio , Stafford Visual and Performing Arts Elementary Principal, Education / Teaching , San Antonio, Texas

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