DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Performs administrative work of substantial
difficulty in planning, organizing and directing the activities
of a school in support of the District's Strategic Plan;
provides leadership in developing a vision for the school;
coordinate the school's competency-based educational program
that promotes student achievement and the development of people
and teams; responsible for all aspects of the school operation
that includes but is not limited to: instruction, curriculum,
staff supervision and evaluation, staff development, preparing
and managing a budget, student discipline, student safety,
recordkeeping, public relations, and maintenance of building
performed under the administrative direction of the School
Superintendent. Work is reviewed through conferences and reports
relating to accomplishment of broad program objectives and
effectiveness of service delivery. The School Superintendent
shall at least annually evaluate the Principal's performance.
Supervision is exercised directly, or through subordinate
supervisors, over all certified and classified staff at the
oversee and participate in the activities of the school in
support of the district's competency-based educational program;
monitor, articulate, and evaluate program process and
implement, and monitor curriculum, instruction and assessment
implement and monitor the school's Site Accountability Committee
(SAC) and the Student Achievement Plan (SAP).
and implement school goals and objectives for the health, safety,
discipline, and conduct of students as established by district
policies and procedures; initiate, design, implement, evaluate
and supervise student and school-sponsored activities, including
extra/co-curricular activities consistent with the educational
goals of the school district and the school population
effective learning climate that is student-centered and
recognizes the uniqueness of each individual student; develop and
coordinate a system for maintaining appropriate student conduct
in order to provide an orderly safe environment conducive to
learning; enforce student discipline as necessary, according to
Board policy and due process rights of students.
activities of the school's certificated and classified staff in
the performance of their duties to ensure a high quality
educational program; supervise, appraise, evaluate and counsel
staff to translate the district and school's educational
philosophy, goals and objectives into actions that directly
benefit the student; provide or coordinate staff training; work
with staff to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and
Personnel Services administrative staff in the recruitment,
screening, hiring, orientation, training and assigning of the
school's certified and classified personnel to ensure the
selection of the best qualified candidates.
participate in the development and administration of the school's
budget; prepare and submit the school's budgetary requests and
monitor expenditures of funds in the decentralized school budget
in order to maintain, control, and account for the effective and
efficient use of funds and student activity funds and to promote
the educational goals of the school;
implement adjustments as needed.
teachers who direct the work of student teachers to ensure that
the teaching experience is a learning experience for
current regarding changes and developments in the profession by
attending professional meetings, reading professional journals;
discuss problems of mutual interest with others in the field to
ensure quality leadership.
authority to appropriate personnel to assume responsibility for
the school in the absence of the principal to guarantee
continuity of program and security.
maintain a program of parent and community relations,
interpreting activities and policies of the school to encourage
parent and community participation in the school; create positive
support, understanding and participation for continued school
appropriate district office administrative personnel regarding
school needs, such as curriculum, personnel, financial and
accounting functions; coordinate support services cooperatively
with transportation, maintenance, computer services, food service
supervise health, safety, and emergency procedures for the school
to ensure the well being of students and faculty.
maintenance of accurate records of student progress and
attendance for educational monitoring, district reporting, and
Participate in IEP meetings; coordinate
special services and related school support services.
Serve as member of the District's Leadership
Team and participate in its deliberations; participate in
school board and other administrative meetings as required or
appropriate; serve on committees as necessary.
reports as may be required by statute and regulation and keep the
Superintendent and other appropriate district office personnel
informed of all the school's activities and problems.
procedures for student registration, scheduling, orientation,
transition, grading and reporting.
recognize outstanding employees by monitoring the personal and
professional growth of each member; create a climate in which
staff is encouraged to enjoy their work, develop their potential
and take on new and challenging activities.
responsibility for the implementation, communication and
observance of all Board policies and administrative procedures by
the school's staff and students in order to meet state statutes
and ensure consistent and equitable governance.
Respond to and resolve conflicts and
difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints.
Perform related duties as assigned.
contacts with School District Administrative staff, students,
parents, and other district
provide and obtain information, resolve complaints, provide
explanations and to provide leadership.
Contact with subordinates to manage and
CONDITIONS OF WORK
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
knowledge of modern principles and practices of public school
administration; of state and federal laws, rules and regulations
governing public education, particularly the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act, Section 504; of principles and
practices of shared decision making; of successful school
philosophies and practices; of effective organizational and
management practices as applied to the evaluation and assessment
of teacher performance and clinical supervision; of methods,
materials and techniques employed in a competency-based
educational program. Skill in evaluating and assessing teacher
performance, human relations, conflict resolution,
communications, leadership, organizational theory and promoting
multicultural awareness and commitment.
Skill in the use of a microcomputer and
related software. The ability to perform the following work
activities with or without reasonable accommodation:
Coordinate the school's
educational program consistent with the District's Strategic
Establish and maintain effective working
relationships with school officials, administrators, board
members, outside agencies, school staff, parents, and the general
Work independently and
handle multiple priorities.
Research, analyze, and
compile accurate information.
Develop and/or coordinate
staff development programs.
Strengthen staff morale.
Operate a computer.
both orally and in writing.
Work independently and meet
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Progressively responsible and successful
administrative experience in public school administration
supplemented by five (5) years successful classroom teaching
experience in an educational environment; college education
(Master's Degree) with emphasis in curriculum, leadership and
administration, instruction, school finance and law; or any
equivalent combination of experience and training which
provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the
a valid Nevada elementary or secondary license and an
Administrator Endorsement issued by the Department of Education.
Possession of or ability to obtain a
valid Nevada Driver's License.
*205 - 220 days
*Depending upon school level and student enrollment
Management Salary Schedule