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Principal Snyder High School

Snyder ISD | Snyder, TX

Posted Date 2/18/2020

Job Title: High School Principal Wage/Hour Status: Exempt

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent-Curriculum Pay Grade: 6

Dept./School: Assigned Campus and Level Date Revised:   2/17/2020         

Primary Purpose:

Direct and manage instructional program and supervise operations and personnel at campus level. Provide leadership to ensure high standards of instructional service with commitment to achieving the Outcome-Based Measures of the P-TECH model. Oversee compliance with district policies, success of instructional programs, and operation of all campus activities.



Master’s degree in educational administration

Texas principal or other appropriate Texas certificate

Certified T-TESS Evaluator


Special Knowledge/Skills:

Extensive working knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Strong understanding on the CCRSM programs

Ability to evaluate instructional program and teaching effectiveness

Ability to manage budget and personnel

Ability to coordinate campus functions

Ability to implement policy and procedures

Ability to interpret data and support instructional adjustments to improve outcomes

Strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills



Three years experience as a classroom teacher

Previous campus and/or district level administrator experience

Experience in instructional leadership roles preferred

Experienceand/or understanding of AVID program

Experience in P-TECH, T-STEM, and/or ECHS models preferred

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Management

  1. Lead the instructional processes and managerial aspects to ensure that program activities are related to program outcomes and use findings to take corrective actions.

  2. Monitor progress towards the outcome-based measures of the P-TECH model under the CCRSM model and adjust instructional practices to help students and teachers exceed the expected outcomes.

  3. Regularly consult the campus-level committee about planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of campus education program and include students, business leaders, and community representatives to support a strong campus culture and ensure P-TECH outcomes. 

  4. Facilitate and lead a strong and effective professional learning community on the campus which leads to strong academic outcomes for all students.

  5. Create an instructional environment which reflects collegiate and post-secondary expectations in which all students will engage.

School or Organization Morale

  1. Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals.

  2. Foster collegiality and team building among staff members. Encourage their active involvement in decision-making process.

  3. Provide for two-way communication with superintendent, district and campus staff, students, parents, and community.

  4. Communicate and promote expectations for high-level performance to staff and students. Recognize excellence and achievement.

  5. Ensure the effective and quick resolution of conflicts.

School or Organization Improvement

  1. Build common vision for school improvement with staff. Direct planning activities and implement programs with staff and students to ensure attainment of the school’s and district’s mission which supports the P-TECH OBMs and the Snyder ISD Board of Trustees Lone Star Governance Goals.

  2. Identify, analyze, and apply research findings to promote school improvement and achieve strong results in the state and local accountability systems.

  3. Develop and set annual campus performance objectives for each of the Lone Star Governance Goals using the campus planning process and site-based decision-making committee.

  4. Develop, maintain, and use information systems and records necessary to show campus progress on goal progress measures addressing each of the Snyder ISD Lone Star Governance Goals.

  5. Effectively utilize district resources to ensure equity and accessibility for all students to achieve their personal and academic goals.

  6. Coordinate P-TECH efforts with feeder campuses to ensure all students are aware of CCMR expectations at the secondary level.

Personnel Management

  1. Interview, select, orient new staff, and provide high-quality support for the creation of an effective classroom in all areas. Approve all personnel assigned to campus.

  2. Define expectations for staff performance with regard to instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication with the public.

  3. Observe employee performance, record observations, and conduct evaluation conferences with staff.

  4. Assign and promote campus personnel.

  5. Make recommendations to superintendent on termination, suspension, or nonrenewal of employees assigned to campus.

  6. Work with campus-level planning and decision-making committees to plan professional development activities.

  7. Confer with subordinates regarding their professional growth. Work with them to develop and accomplish improvement goals.

Management of Fiscal, Administrative, and Facilities Functions

  1. Comply with district policies and state and federal laws and regulations affecting the schools.

  2. Develop campus budgets based on documented program needs, estimated enrollment, personnel, and other fiscal needs. Keep programs within budget limits. Maintain fiscal control. Accurately report fiscal information.

  3. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required including accurate and timely reports of maximum attendance to requisition textbooks.

  4. Manage use of school facilities. Supervise maintenance of facilities to ensure a clean, orderly, and safe campus.

  5. Direct and manage extracurricular and intramural programs including management of multiple activity funds.

Student Management

  1. Work with faculty and students to effectively implement the district expectations for the PBIS/Restorative Discipline system that results in positive student behavior and enhances the school climate.

  2. Implement social-emotional learning curriculum with integrity.

  3. Ensure that school rules are uniformly observed, and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.

  4. Conduct conferences about student and school issues with parents, students, and teachers.

Professional Growth and Development

  1. Develop professional skills appropriate to job assignment.

  2. Demonstrate professional, ethical, and responsible behavior. Serve as a role model for all campus staff.

School or Community Relations

  1. Articulate the school’s mission to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission.

  2. Demonstrate awareness of school and community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs.

  3. Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff assigned to campus including assistant principal(s), teacher(s), counselor(s), librarian(s), instructional aides, clerical support staff, and custodians.

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control under stress. Occasional districtwide and statewide travel; frequent prolonged and irregular hours.


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