Douglass School, Leesburg, VA
Jul 02, 2019
Jul 19, 2019
Full Time
The Principal of the Alternative School is responsible for the organization, operation, coordination, administration, and evaluation of the instructional and training programs and support services for the
educational programs located at the alternative facility: Alternative Education for high school and middle school students and Special Education. In accordance with these responsibilities, the Principal directs and evaluates the performance of the instructional and classified staff assigned to the Alternative School.

* Provides an instructional program consistent with the goals and objectives of the School Division; provides for the continuing development and implementation of an effective instructional program through classroom supervision and instructional leadership; works with the school staff and community to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and appropriate student behavior; utilizes available supervisory personnel to ensure an effective instructional program
* Supervises and evaluates the performance of each member of the school staff and establishes individual programs for improvement consistent with the Division's mission, vision, and instructional objectives;
advises HRTD of staff needs and participates in the recruitment, employment, assignment, promotion, transfer, non-renewal, and dismissal of licensed and classified personnel needed for an effective alternative
school program
* Fosters effective home and school communication by providing opportunities for parents and teachers to discuss student progress and other matters of mutual concern and by encouraging community involvement in school activities
* Creates ways to monitor and improve student learning; supports and implements a tracking system that allows teachers, the Director of School Administration, and parents know what standards students have
mastered and those for which further work is required
* Devises and administers a school budget, utilizing all available funds, which is consistent with Division instructional and administrative goals; supervises the maintenance of accurate bookkeeping records and the accounting of school funds
* Exercises leadership in the development, implementation, and interpretation of Division and School Board Policies and Regulations
* Keeps abreast of developments in alternative educational programming, middle school education, high school education, and in the field of education generally by participating in professional enrichment
* Performs related work as required


* Holds a Postgraduate Professional License with an endorsement in Administration and Supervision PreK-12
* Has successful experience in teaching, preferably middle and high school, and school administration
* Has demonstrated the professional and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with school and central office personnel, parents, community-based agencies, businesses, and members of the community


The Principal of the Alternative School reports to the Director of School Administration and the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction.

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