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Principal - Pendergast Elementary School District

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Posted on June 30, 2022


Job Description


Job Title:  Principal  


EXEMPT:  Yes                                                         JOB CODE:

SALARY LEVEL:  Principal                                   DEPARTMENT:

LOCATION:  School Site                                         TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:  12-Month

REPORTS TO:   Superintendent                              DATE APPROVED:



SUMMARY:    To serve as the educational leader and chief executive of the school and, as such, to be responsible for promoting the educational development of each student and the professional growth of the staff, operation of the school facilities, participation in staff and student activities and establishment of effective community relations.



  • Masters degree in job-related area
  • Appropriate Arizona Administrative Certificate
  • Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Collaborative & flexible leadership style with strong communication skills



  • Site based administrative experience
  • Five years successful teaching experience at multiple K-8 grade levels



Such alternatives to the above required & preferred qualifications as the Superintendent/Designee may find appropriate and acceptable



  1. Supervise the certified and support staffs and responsible for the recruiting, screening, hiring, training, assigning and the evaluation of the staff
  2. Facilitate communication between personnel, students and/or parents for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts
  3. Delegate authority to responsible personnel to assume responsibility for their assigned areas of supervision
  4. Manage school administrative functions (i.e. facility maintenance, budget, staffing, etc.) to maintain safe and efficient school operations within district guidelines
  5. Develop and evaluate the educational/instructional program to ensure conformance to state and school board standards
  6. Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality when dealing with students, staff and/or parent information
  7. Actively support and oversee the planning, promotion and evaluation of the student leadership, activity and athletic programs
  8. Initiate and plan in-service orientation and training of certified and support staffs, with special responsibility for staff administrative procedures and instructions
  9. Maintain high standards of student conduct and enforce discipline as necessary and in accordance with due process rights of students
  10. Process personnel actions, student disciplinary actions and/or related matters for the purpose of documenting such actions and being in compliance with district policies and administrative regulations
  11. Prepare various written documents (e.g. correspondence, reports, analyses, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information
  12. Represent the school within the community forums for the purpose of maintaining ongoing community support for educational goals and/or assisting with issues related to school environment
  13. Keep abreast of changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications, and discussing educational issues of mutual interest with other professionals in the field
  14. Participate in administrative meetings, negotiation meetings and other such meetings as required or appropriate
  15. Perform such other duties and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Superintendent/Designee


EVALUATION:  Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board policy or evaluation of professional personnel.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret education materials and programs; ability to write reports, procedure manuals, and correspondence; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of teachers, students, administration, and the community.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference; ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to handle, or feel objects, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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