General Purpose: The Elementary Principal is responsible for ensuring that the school’s mission is implemented successfully across all elementary grades. The Elementary Principal is responsible for long-term planning and day-to-day decision making for the elementary grades, support and supervision of students, leadership and support for elementary faculty and staff, utilization of elementary facilities, and keeping the Executive Director informed of all happenings and needs of the elementary program. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Lead in developing, communicating, and achieving the vision and mission of the school: Assist in strategic planning of the school and developing long and short-term goals Actively oversee and continually assess and develop the school’s character development program. Continue to develop, refine, and guide the school’s classical academic program Oversee planning and evaluation of curriculum and instruction Oversee teacher hiring and development in alignment with our Mission Assess and plan for near and long-term staffing, facility, and program needs Take responsibility for the culture and climate of the secondary program in alignment with the Vanguard Culture Statement Make day-to-day decisions and oversee elementary school administrative functions Communicates a clear vision of excellence and continuous improvement consistent with the school’s mission Analyze, report, and interpret student performance data and achievement, make recommendations for instructional improvement and support teachers in using the data to reflect on teaching practices Ensure compliance with state laws and school policies Participate in professional activities to enhance knowledge and share expertise with colleagues Oversee administration of state and school assessments Support and supervise elementary students Model good character and oversee the implementation (in accordance with mission) of character education Recognize students who achieve excellence and/or show improvement in academic and behavioral areas Provide administrative support for students who are struggling academically or behaviorally, usually as part of Multi-Tiered Support Services (MTSS) team Serve as administrative point of contact as needed for parents/guardians of students who are struggling academically and/or behaviorally and are not responding to classroom interventions Oversee student discipline and implement disciplinary measures for students in violation of school rules and policies Establish the master schedule for instructional programs in partnership with the Executive Director Lead and support elementary faculty and staff Recruit, interview, hire, develop, evaluate and retain elementary staff Oversee the assignment of personnel Build and develop the team and create rapport among the staff Ensure administration of human resources policies and programs Oversee the implementation of the annual evaluation system to provide ongoing feedback to all instructional staff Collaboratively plan, implement, and support professional development as part of the school-wide plan Work with Human Resources to maintain up-to-date job descriptions for all personnel Oversee employee discipline consistent with School Board policies and employment standards Ensure that elementary staff are performing their duties in a professional manner Provide administrative support to staff in their interactions with the parents/guardians of students Promote School Involvement Positively represent the school and its mission to the students, parents, colleagues, and general public Provide a continual presence in buildings and classrooms to observe the quality of the educational environment Maintain awareness of events taking place in the school as well as athletics and extracurricular activities Support and oversee coordination of athletics and extracurricular activities with other programs Keep the public informed about educational practices and trends as well as the policies, practices, successes, and challenges of the school Promote Positive Communication and Interaction Maintain high standards for student character and academic achievement Develop strong communication and collaboration with parents Work with program directors to ensure that there is a developed and effective system of communication between teachers, staff, students, and parents Work collaboratively with other members of the Vanguard leadership team for mutual support, alignment between programs, and the overall success of the school and its students. Special Education and Title Programs Work with the Student Services Coordinator to ensure compliance with the guidelines established by the Colorado Department of Education and ensure implementation of administrative procedures for Special Education and other programs consistent with federal law, state school law, and Vanguard guidelines Manage elementary school facilities Identify, prioritize, and advocate for long-term needs facility needs Ensure elementary school facilities and grounds are safe and well maintained Approve scheduling of all activities taking place in elementary school facilities Maintain excellent communication with the Executive Director Report regularly on school events, staff issues, student issues, and facilities needs or concerns Respond as appropriate to communications, questions, etc. (in urgent cases this may require immediate response outside of work hours) Other Duties and Responsibilities: As needed or assigned. Minimum Requirements: * Bachelor’s degree * Highly Qualified in Elementary Education Experience: * Have demonstrated three years of satisfactory teaching, administrative, or supervisory experience. * At least two years of experience at an administrative or supervisory level preferred. Salary Range: $75,000-$85,000 per year (commensurate with experience). Benefits: •Dental insurance •Health insurance •Life insurance •Long-term disability insurance •Paid time off •Vision insurance

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