JOB SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The candidate must show evidence of proven success in the following areas:
- Commits to the belief that each stakeholder in the school community deserves to be given individual attention and to be treated with dignity and respect.
- The ability to closely monitor teaching practices and ensure both rigor and best practice is occurring in all classrooms.
- Designs opportunities to empower students, staff and parents to be integrally involved in all aspects of the school's culture and climate.
- Commits to high visibility and daily communication with all stakeholders using multiple forms of communication.
- Understands the complexities and nuances of hiring, evaluating, inspiring, and mentoring all staff members to exceed expectations.
- Analyzes and shares student data and educational research as the foundational principles of Professional Learning Communities.
- Models and articulates high expectations.
- Networks with universities, as well as county, state, national and international organizations to assure updated knowledge of best practices and teaching and learning in the 21<SUP>st</SUP> Century.
- Meets regularly with parents, students and staff to assist in meeting the needs of the diverse group of learners at North High School.
- Understands the school's responsibility to prepare students for their futures in this rapidly changing global society.
- Embraces change and innovation and is able to envision and actualize learning beyond the traditional walls of the classroom and the school.
- Understands that intellectual and thoughtful risk taking is the basis for growth and improvement.
- Empowers all staff, students and parents to be integrally involved in all aspects of the school community.
The candidate selected for this assignment will be the one who offers the best combination of qualities in accordance with the following standards and requirements:
1. The minimum level of education is a master's degree. Training should include areas of school administration, supervision, curriculum, and child development.
2. A minimum of five years administrative experience and substantial experience at the high school level in a variety of leadership roles is preferred.
3. Evidence of the candidate's ability to provide quality leadership must be demonstrated through:
• excellent communication skills;
• a strong sense of honesty and integrity;
• strong problem solving skills;
• the ability to use a variety of leadership styles including both situational and collaborative;
• skill and sensitivity in working with all members of the school community;
• ability to plan, organize and execute the full range of administrative tasks associated with the operation of a comprehensive high school;
• skill in creating a positive, open, enthusiastic and well-organized teaching and learning environment;
• skill in fostering the continued growth of staff members; and
• a commitment to community education concepts.
4. Candidates must be eligible to obtain a valid Michigan administrative certificate.
(Please note that the interviewing committee and/or the superintendent have the right to further define qualifications.)