Elementary & Early Childhood Principal

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To Begin July 1st, 2021

Gaston Christian School

 

♦ Position Description ♦

Position: Early Childhood/Elementary Principal (EC/ES Principal)

Location: Gaston Christian School

Reports to: Associate Head of School

Status: Exempt, Paid monthly

Duties:

Coordination of the Early Childhood (Preschool and Kindergarten) and Elementary (Grades 1-5) Programs
The EC/ES Principal will work closely with the Head of School, who is responsible for the development of the annual school calendar, to avoid conflicts within the total educational program.

Supervision of Early Childhood and Elementary Personnel
The EC/ES Principal is responsible to research, interview, and present early childhood and elementary teaching staff to the Head of School for final consideration before hiring.  The EC/ES Principal is responsible to hire support personnel including secretarial staff after consulting with the Head of School.  He/She will observe and evaluate each staff member, complete a formal bi-annual evaluation form and have it signed by the teacher or staff person at the time of review to be completed by January 31st each year.  He/She will keep the Head of School informed as to his/her interpretation of the quality of performance of the early childhood and elementary staff.  He/She will recommend to the Head of School annually those who are to be invited to return with documented data to support his/her recommendation.

Supervision of Curriculum
The EC/ES Principal is responsible for the development of the curriculum at the early childhood and elementary levels and will work with the Middle and High School Principals to see that the scope and sequence of academic instruction correlates at each grade level.  To accomplish this, he/she will review all textbooks, teaching aides and supplies, approve curricular goals and teaching plans, observe classroom instruction and assist teachers in their development of curriculum.  He/She will assign teachers to subjects and grades for the most effective utilization of staff for the most beneficial advancement of students.  He/She will keep on file in written form the approved early childhood and elementary curriculum for each grade level and subject area, and will observe to see that it is being taught.

Spiritual Leadership
The EC/ES Principal is responsible to develop personal growth through regular Bible study, prayer, church involvement, and faculty devotions; to coordinate good chapel programs that are relevant to student and staff needs; and to counsel students in their walk with the Lord.

 

Academic Leadership
The EC/ES Principal is responsible to pursue workshops and personal reading to keep abreast of academic concepts, and he/she will evaluate teacher needs and plan in-service training.

Discipline
The EC/ES Principal will provide training for teachers in the art of discipline.  He/She will be supportive in the carrying out of discipline and will meet with the students, teachers, and parents as needed.  He/She will be responsible to see that there is an environment that is conducive to good learning and will evaluate with the classroom teacher and any designees those students who fail to measure up to the established standards.  Dismissal is to be a joint act in conjunction with the Head of School.

Admission and Dismissal of Students
The EC/ES Principal is responsible to interview families entering the Early Childhood and Elementary Programs.  He/She will review student behavior problems, will regulate and enforce discipline in accordance with the Parent/Student and Faculty Handbooks.  He/She will remove students from the Early Childhood and Elementary Programs after consultation with the Head of School, if they refuse to respond to discipline and become a detriment to the school.

Public Relations
The EC/ES Principal will support the office of the Head of School in planning and carrying out an effective program promoting GCS to the public.

Building Supervision
The EC/ES Principal will work with the students and staff to see that facilities are kept neat and to avoid unnecessary work for the maintenance and custodial department.

End of Year Responsibilities
The EC/ES Principal will obtain an inventory of texts, supplies and furniture.  He/She will collect school keys and handbooks (from those who will not return) and have a formal check out of each teacher at the end of each school year.

Parent-Teacher Fellowship and Boosters
The EC/ES Principal will work closely with the office of the Head of School to see that strong programs are provided as a means of strengthening and supporting the school’s mission.

Budget Formulation and Control
The EC/ES Principal will be responsible to see that the Early Childhood and Elementary teachers and support staff stay within the approved budget.

Advancement
The EC/ES Principal will develop plans annually or, as needed, for the academic, spiritual and physical development of the Early Childhood and Elementary Programs of the school.  He/She will initiate new programs as approved by the Head of School.

 

14.  Other

The EC/ES Principal will handle other duties as assigned by the Head of School.  The EC/ES Principal position is a full time year-round position and is based on 40 hours per week.  During the summer, the Head of School may permit reduced hours.  This decision is made annually and will reflect the same schedule as permitted to all year-round administrators and staff.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in the field of Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education; a Master’s degree is preferred.
Previous experience in educational leadership, preferably at the Early Childhood and/or Elementary level.
Demonstrated leadership qualities.

Expectations:

An ongoing involved relationship in a local church.
A spiritual role model for the Early Childhood and Elementary Programs.
A demonstrated personal devotional life.
 

 

To apply for this job email your details to juecker@gastonchristian.org

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