Lexington Public Schools is seeking a Principal for Clarke Middle School
MAJOR POLICY RESPONSIBILITITES:
The Middle School Principal is responsible for providing effective instructional leadership
and is accountable for the school's operation. Major responsibilities include the
educational program, professional and classified staff, student development, facility
maintenance and management, fiscal management activities, and developing effective
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Lead in the development, implementation, and communication of educational goals.
2. Provide strong and positive educational leadership in organizing, developing and
administering the instructional program of the assigned school.
3. Utilize test scores to identify areas of strength and weakness. Communicates this
information to staff for curriculum goal setting.
4. Provide leadership in developing the necessary climate for change and growth
within the school.
5. Supervise teaching staff and programs in accordance with building and district
6. Assist the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in selection, assignment,
orientation and evaluation of all personnel for whom she/he has supervisory
7. Provide for effective and efficient day-to-day operation of school facilities that are
conducive to a positive learning environment.
8. Oversee custodial, cafeteria operations and other support services to maintain an
efficient, clean, safe, attractive, and functional facility.
9. Demonstrate effective organizational skills and completes duties promptly and
10. Establish and maintains effective discipline in the school and promotes a positive
11. Demonstrate knowledge of finance and budget within the specific area(s) of
authority and discharges the responsibility for making expenditures in accordance
with the operational philosophy of the Board of Education.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Participate in the process of district middle school study group ensuring that
building goals are congruent with the district strategic plan.
2. Review lesson plans and confer with teachers to link teaching/learning activities to
the educational goals.
3. Develop and demonstrate effective communications through regular staff meetings,
weekly building communications, newsletters, and personal contacts.
4. Develop and follow a plan of self-improvement which promotes both personal and
REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Schools
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 12 month (260 days), 40 hours per week with benefits and
salary in accordance an individual employment contract
Salary Range (*subject to FY20 COLA) $131,397 - $151,062