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Principal - Tucson High School
Tucson Magnet High

Provides leadership and management of a school that is focused on 21st Century student learning and achievement, relationships and communication, and efficient operations. Promotes the success of each student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a 21st Century vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
Arizona Principal Certificate with Structured English Immersion (SEI) endorsement, or eligibility to obtain such certification.

Master's Degree in Educational Administration or Curriculum and Instruction or related field.

Three years teaching experience.

Five years experience in a school setting.

Must hold the Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card.

Experience as a principal or assistant principal
English/Spanish Bilingual
Demonstrated background or experience in school leadership including supervision/management and/or team work
Experience developing and managing budgets
Experience using technology as an instructional tool and technology applications
Experience or knowledge of 21st Century Learning
Background or coursework in counseling, coaching professionals
Experience in public speaking
Developing student specific interventions, curriculum and instruction, special education and language acquisition programs.
Educational experience in diverse setting.
Must be willing to work extended hours.

Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.

Successful participation in TUSD's Leadership Academy (since 2004-05.)


The role of Instructional Leader includes:
Working within the TUSD, State of Arizona (AZ Learns) and No Child Left Behind accountability models and requires:
Responsibility for student achievement
Focused conversations with teachers
Daily classroom visits
Shares and models effective teaching strategies
Confronts classroom mediocrity
Provides direction on curriculum and instruction
Enforces grade level standards
Provides opportunity for enrichment and intervention
Collaborates with Exceptional Education department
Encourages differentiated instruction for all learners and commitment to learner objectives
Sets high expectations
Uses and promotes use of assessment data
Frequently monitors student progress

Conducts and uses quarterly and other assessment data to guide instruction
Develops a pyramid of intervention for all students
Uses academic support systems
Personally models and supports professional growth for all
Develops personal growth plans for self and all staff
Ensures quality staff development at school site
Creates and supports learning communities
Uses and models use of technology
Models behaviors of a life long learner

As the chief school officer, responsibilities include:
Acts as a public advocate for school, district and public education
Responsive to parents and community
Creates a welcoming climate and culture
Markets school programs
Communicates school accountability plan
In partnership with school councils/leaders creates vision, values and goals
Creates benchmarks, measures progress
Communicates results
Provides guidance and information to school councils

As the manager, a principal is responsible for smooth and orderly operations
Hires, evaluates and leads staff in developing their professional growth plan
Ensures school facilities are safe, secure and clean
Supports and attends extracurricular activities
Monitors transportation services provided to students
Develops annual budget and manages finances including maintenance and operations, grants, capital, student organization and all program funds.

Communicates. Comprehends. Develops, plans and evaluates school programs and curriculum. Collaborates with staff to coordinate school events. Determines student disciplinary action. Reading. Performs functions from written and oral instructions and from observing and listening to others. Utilizes problem-solving techniques.

Work involves the performance of duties where physical exertion is required only to supplement normal sedentary work. Assistance is available in the event heavy physical exertion is required. Work may involve occasional lifting and carrying weights up to 25 pounds. Moderate walking, stooping, bending, reaching and sitting for extended periods may be required as a normal part of the job. Employees may be required to obtain a driver's license. Visual weakness must not prohibit the performance of assigned duties. Verbal communicative ability may be required of public contact positions.

Utilizes standard office equipment and computers as needed to increase effectiveness.

Indoors. Office and classroom environment. Outdoor. Campus environment. Contact with employees, students, parents and the public. Exposure to all weather conditions/temperatures, noise.

Supervision of school staff. Supervision of students during the school day and during extracurricular activities.
Dear Applicant:
Please Log-In to our Job Site and complete your application on-line. You are also required to submit a cover letter, resume and three reference letters (letters must have been written & signed within the last 18 months) by the posting close date (5/10/12). Please make sure that your application material clearly indicates your experiences in response to the Minimum, Site Based and Preferred Qualifications.

Please addres which school(s) you are applying for in your cover letter.

Successful applicants may be required to participate in writing, data and classroom analysis and/or other assessments that may help identify site specific needs in candidates.

Candidates with the highest scores may then be referred to additional screening interviews, including a final interview with the Superintendent.

Thank you for your interest in TUSD. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please don't hesitate to call HR at 520-225-6107..
If you do not currently hold Arizona Certification or Arizona Fingerprint Clearance, your application will still be considered but you will need to obtain proper certification in order to be hired. Indicate certification "pending" (with expected date) in the certification area of the application.
Please contact the Arizona Department of Education for certificate requirements.
Phone: (520) 628-6326

Salary: $83,822.43 (Step 1) Placement on salary schedule depending on comperable school experience.
Start date is negotiable, but no later than July 1, 2012.