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Principal, Webster Elementary School at Santa Monica-Malibu Unified

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The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is headquartered in Santa Monica and serves the coastal communities of Santa Monica and Malibu. It is located in Los Angeles County and serves 11,000 students in preschool through 12th grade in 10 elementary schools, two middle schools, one middle / high school, one comprehensive high school, a continuation high school and a K - 8th grade alternative school. The district is also home to 11 early childhood education centers and an adult school. The first classroom opened with 52 students in March 1876. U.S. News and World Report has named both Santa Monica High School and Malibu High School as Top High Schools in the nation and state, awarding a silver medal to Samohi with the ranking of 606 in the nation and 105 in the state and a gold medal to Malibu High School for rankings of 279 and 45, respectively in 2017. Three schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools: Edison Language Academy, Will Rogers Learning Community and Lincoln Middle School. Lincoln Middle School has earned the Gold School designation in 2015 and is one of nine schools recognized as a California Distinguished School. The others are: Franklin, McKinley, Roosevelt, Will Rogers, Webster and Point Dume elementary schools and Malibu and Santa Monica high schools. The SMMUSD Mission Statement, Extraordinary achievement for all students while simultaneously closing the achievement gap, guides the work of the Excellence through Equity plan that includes the following three priorities: All graduates are ready for college and careers; English learners will become proficient in English while engaging in a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and all students engage in schools that are safe, well-maintained and family-friendly. Students attending Santa Monica High School and Malibu High School have a graduation rate of about 95%, with the majority of students moving forward with post-secondary education options. Extra-curr

Job Information

Date Posted: 3/29/2019 Application Deadline: 5/10/2019 4:15 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 215 duty days
Salary: Range 63 of the SMMUSD Management Salary Schedule with an annual salary ranging from $100,375 to $122,007; additional stipend of $1,946 for MA and $3,650 for Ed.D. Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Lisa Andersen Email: landersen@smmusd.org
Phone: 310-450-8338 70-220

Job Summary

Job Summary

SMMUSD is seeking a dynamic leader and collaborative educator to be Principal at Webster Elementary School in Malibu. Serving 250 TK-5 students, Webster staff, families and community members collaborate to create an environment where all students are supported, challenged and successful.

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SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Department of Human Resources

CERTIFICATED JOB DESCRIPTION
PRINCIPAL, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


DEFINITION
Under professional direction of the Superintendent or designee, it is the role of the Elementary School Principal to serve as the chief administrative officer of an elementary school facility; to direct the formulation and implementation of operational procedures and practices; to plan, develop, and implement instructional objectives, and designs and implement procedures to evaluate instructional program effectiveness; to assist in the planning, development, and conduct of staff development and staff training programs; to plan, develop, and carry out public and community relations programs and activities; and to do other related functions as directed.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This position classification requires subject matter expertise in educational programs, and curriculum and instruction strategies. Directly related administrative experience is necessary to assure success in an elementary school leadership role. The job requires the ability to analyze and offer alternative problem solutions. Decisions are made by the incumbent that have a critical impact on the goals, organization and administration of educational programs and services of the organization. The position classification has supervisory responsibility for the planning, assigning, reviewing, abd evaluating the quality and quantity of work of professionals, technical and clerical employees. Frequently meets with teachers, School Psychologists and other educational personnel to influence, motivate and monitor the result objectives of the school operation. This is a sedentary position classification that performs light work, but does require walking and standing for extended periods. The job also requires the accurate perceiving of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, handling and working with educational materials and objects, and providing oral information and direction.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Serves as the instructional leader and operational manager of an elementary school facility.
Plans, designs, and conducts follow-through strategies pertaining to curriculum development, and the implementation of instructional programs and activities designed to meet the unique needs of students and the educational community.
Works closely with the school staff and school site council in identifying educational and instructional needs, and in developing long- and short-range plans to improve the instructional process.



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Plans, develops, organizes, conducts, and maintains performance evaluation information systems designed to ensure that site goals and objectives are achieved, and that all levels of staff adhere to District, state, and national educational standards and goals.
Plans, develops, organizes, and administers support systems which provide optimal educational opportunities for elementary age pupils.
Reviews, evaluates, requisitions, purchases, and allocates instructional supplies, materials, and equipment.
Confers and consults with school and District personnel, parents, and pupils pertaining to educational and behavior management problems and alternative problem solutions.
Directs, supervises, observes, assesses, and evaluates site personnel performance; establishes and maintains a positive team building and team management system.
Confers with instructional and support personnel in developing alternative problem solutions to unusual or unforeseen problems.
Participates in budget planning activities, and develops expenditure review and control procedures to ensure a cost beneficial and cost effective operational mode.
Assumes a leadership role in the functions and activities of site and District advisory committees and groups.
Assists the educational community in understanding the site and District goals and objectives, and the strategies utilized for achieving them.
Participates in the planning, development, implementation, interpretation, and administration of policies, rules and regulations, and negotiated employee agreements.
Supervises, directs, and coordinates the assignment of instructional personnel and student classroom assignments.
Establishes administrative review procedures to ensure maximum utilization of monetary and human resources, and to ensure the implementation of result priorities.
Coordinates student and family assistance programs with local social service and youth service agencies.
Plans, develops, and provides management reports pertaining to the functions, activities, and general educational climate of the school facility.
Confers with site personnel in resolving rights disputes which may include the conduct of formal hearings.
Assists in the conduct of effective and efficient personnel management systems, including the recruitment, selection, retention, and separation of personnel.
May be responsible for managing, monitoring, and evaluating specially funded programs to ensure compliance with funding agency standards and guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
1. Principles, techniques, strategies, goals, and objectives of public education;
2. Philosophical, economic, and legal aspects of public education;
3. Procedures, methods, and strategies of organization, management, and supervision;

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4. Modern innovative and creative curriculum and instructional trends regarding the elementary age child;
5. Curriculum development, instructional program delivery strategies, and program supervision, assessment, and evaluation;
6. Result and performance evaluation techniques pertaining to program and personnel performance effectiveness;
7. Human relations strategies, conflict resolution strategies, and team building principles and techniques.

Ability to:
1. Direct, lead, and coordinate the multifaceted functions and activities of an elementary school facility;
2. Demonstrate effective instructional, organizational, and administrative leadership;
3. Analyze problems, determine alternative solutions, and make appropriate and effective decisions;
4. Communicate effectively in oral and written form;
5. Plan, develop, and maintain effective organizational and community relationships.

DESIREABLE EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skill is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:

Experience:
Five years of successful teaching experience, or the successful completion of a comprehensive administrative internship training program.
Education:
Equivalent to the completion of a master of arts or higher degree in educational administration, instructional technology, or a closely related field.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT:
Possession of a valid California credential authorizing service as an elementary school principal.



Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Hold or qualify for California Administrative Credential

1. EdJoin Application 2. Resume 3. Letter of Interest 4. Three (3) Recent Letters of Recommendation Please ensure that that all required documents are attached to your EdJoin file.



      Hold or qualify for California Administrative Credential

      1. EdJoin Application 2. Resume 3. Letter of Interest 4. Three (3) Recent Letters of Recommendation Please ensure that that all required documents are attached to your EdJoin file.

          Comments and Other Information

          Located in Malibu, Webster Elementary provides a high-quality academic program supported by interdisciplinary projects, community service learning, field trips and an emphasis on the arts. The vision is that Webster students master the California standards, develop higher-level thinking skills, and connect their learning to the real world in all areas of academic studies, the arts, technology, and character development. Apply if you are eager to join an active and collaborative team, and to serve as the lead learner for a dynamic school community.

          Comments and Other Information


          Located in Malibu, Webster Elementary provides a high-quality academic program supported by interdisciplinary projects, community service learning, field trips and an emphasis on the arts. The vision is that Webster students master the California standards, develop higher-level thinking skills, and connect their learning to the real world in all areas of academic studies, the arts, technology, and character development. Apply if you are eager to join an active and collaborative team, and to serve as the lead learner for a dynamic school community.

           


          Application Deadline

          5/10/2019 4:15 PM Pacific

          Date Posted

          3/29/2019

          Contact

          Lisa Andersen
          310-450-8338 70-220

          Number of Openings

          1

          Salary

          Range 63 of the SMMUSD Management Salary Schedule with an annual salary ranging from $100,375 to $122,007; additional stipend of $1,946 for MA and $3,650 for Ed.D.

          Length of Work Year

          215 duty days

          Employment Type

          Full Time