ECU Lab School Principal
Open Date: 05/08/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: Master's degree in educational leadership or related fields (such as educational policy analysis, adult and continuing education or curriculum and instruction); excellent oral and written communication skills; and evidence of skill working with at risk student populations. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions. A current license or eligibility of licensure in the area of supervision is required.
Special Instructions to Applicant: Candidates must submit a: (1) cv/resume (2) letter of application describing academic background, specific skills and experiences relevant to the position, (3) list of three references, including contact information online at www.jobs.ecu.edu, (4) a copy of North Carolina educator's license. Finally, copies of transcripts and three current letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Mark L'Esperance, Search Chair, Department of Elementary and Middle Grades Education, Speight 230, College of Education, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858. Official transcripts and three original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. Any original, signed letters of reference, not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, should be the mailed to Dr. Mark L'Esperance, Search Committee Chair via the address provided above.
Job Duties: To serve as the chief administrator of the East Carolina University School, the Principal will cultivate a culture of innovation that supports effective instructional practices/strategies to promote student academic success and personal success for all students and adults in the school. The Principal will work collaboratively to develop and implement policies, innovative programs, curriculum activities, professional development, and budgets to achieve the mission of the school. The Principal will work collaboratively with university staff to support the work of teacher leadership preparation, school leadership preparation, and education research. Responsibilities 1. Leadership * The Principal will provide leadership and administration to motivate effective instructional practice and support personnel to strive for superior performance so as to provide the best possible opportunities for student growth and development, both educationally and personally. * The Principal conceptualizes the broad goals of the school and plans accordingly and collaboratively with the University School liaison and ECU faculty members to ensure that procedures and schedules are implemented to carry out the total lab school program. * The Principal will cultivate leadership in students and staff. 2. Positive School Culture * The Principal will foster and lead collaboration within the school. * The Principal will develop a "professional community" of teachers who guide one another in improving instruction; such as developing and aligning curriculum, instructional practices, and assessments; problem solving; participating in peer observations. * The Principal will create/foster an atmosphere that inspires innovation in the teaching and learning process. * The Principal will create/foster a culture that gets everybody in the school involved and invested in the vision for the school and demonstrate to them that their input is valued. * The Principal will build capacity of teachers to think more broadly and to utilize a mindset of inquiry and exploration. 3. Administration and Human Resources * The Principal will actively recruit and help select qualified teachers and staff that are comfortable with a climate of innovation and inquiry within the school. * The Principal helps define the responsibilities and accountability of staff members and develops plans for interpreting the school program to the community in collaboration with faculty and the East Carolina University School Advisory Board or representative. * The Principal will provide activities which facilitate the professional growth of the school staff and enhance the quality of the instructional program. Coach, develop, and grow teacher leaders within the school. 4. Clinical Experience Coordination * The Principal will support the coordination of clinical placements for ECU teacher education and educational leadership students and work with appropriate faculty and personnel to support the coordinated field experiences to positively impact university students as well as the students enrolled within the University School. * The Principal will support the establishment of a comprehensive field experience schedule in alignment with lab school instructional activities and in collaboration with the ECU liaison. 5. Cultural Competence * The Principal will leverage community to improve learning and achievement of all students by collaborating with families and other community members. * The Principal will respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources to demonstrate and promote ethical standards of democracy, equity, diversity, and excellence. * The Principal will advocate for students and families to ensure equity. 6. Community Relations * The Principal will form and enhance meaningful collaboration and relationships amongst school and community stakeholders. * The Principal will develop strong community partnerships to help strengthen the community while increasing student academic success. * The Principal will leverage community partnerships to design and negotiate wrap around services for student success. * The Principal will engage in ongoing communication to ensure the community is aware of school resources available for use by the community. 7. Strategic and Organizational Planning * The Principal will serve as the administrator of a school in helping develop and implement policies, programs, curriculum activities, and budgets in a manner that promotes the educational development of each student and the professional development of each staff member. 8. Research * The Principal will work collaboratively with university staff to ensure accessibility to data needed to conduct research.