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Sunrise School: Principal

Company: Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Location: Monroeville
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description - Sunrise School: Principal (220000C9) Job Description Sunrise School: Principal - ( 220000C9 ) Description Allegheny Intermediate Unit Job Title: Principal (Mon Valley, Pathfinder and Sunrise Schools) Position Summary: Accountable for providing an educational environment in the AIU-operated special education school that fosters academic achievement, behavioral growth, and appropriate social functioning for students with disabilities. Duties and responsibilities include the effective management of resources; collaboration, engagement, and communication with internal and external stakeholders; oversight of school-based systems that ensures fair and equitable practices, and maintenance of positive school climate and culture that promotes for students and staff. Duties and responsibilities:

  • Enforce the policies and procedures of the AIU, Pennsylvania's Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators, and all federal and state regulations pertaining to the education of school-age students and students with disabilities.
  • Coordinate and participate in the management of special education processes necessary to ensure a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for students enrolled in the school's programs, assuring compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Serve as the instructional leaders for the school's programs, monitoring that teaching and learning is aligned with state standards and that testing requirements are implemented with fidelity. Ensure that the staff's ongoing, progress monitoring measures students' academic performance, quantify the learners' rates of improvement or progress toward goals, and determine how students are responding to instruction. Ordering materials and supplies are assumed as part of the duties of the instructional leader.
  • Develop and maintain a liaison with the students' parents/guardians, the special education directors from the feeder schools and districts, human services and child welfare agencies, community partners, local law enforcement, and other groups as needed to communicate and advocate on behalf of the students enrolled in the school's programs.
  • Manage building-based staff, including the selection of new personnel, development of schedules and caseloads, and establishment of clear performance expectations. Regularly scheduled staff and team meetings, internal advisory committees, extra duty assignments, and internal communications protocols are assumed as part of the management responsibilities.
  • Supervise and evaluate building-based staff consistent with the procedures set for by the department of education, the intermediate unit, and applicable sections specified in any collective barraging agreements.
  • Ensure staff is current and knowledgeable in required areas of expertise, health and safety protocols, and strategic agency goals by planning, coordinating, and monitoring professional development activities.
  • Maintain school records, information and reporting systems, and databases needed to comply with federal, state, and local reporting requirements. Ensure that submission of data is timely and accurate.
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of all program budgets and Joint Committee budgets. Monitor the approved budgets, ensuring fiscal responsibility in accordance with policies and procedures of the intermediate unit.
  • Represent the educational programs of the school at the Special School Authority Joint Committee meetings, including the presentation of agenda items as well as program, building maintenance, enrollment, and special reports as needed.
  • Oversee the maintenance, security, and daily operations of the school facility to ensure that the building remains a clean, safe, secure environment for all stakeholders. Ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies and materials are assumed as part of the oversight necessary for management of the facility.
  • Participate in meetings of the Area Superintendents and District and School Liaisons to provide information and receive input on the school's programming. Provide technical assistance and consultation to school entities in matters relating to the enrollment of students in the special education programs.
  • Grow the program's services, in collaboration with central office administrators, ensuring that the program is responsive to the needs of district and school liaisons, parents/guardians, and students.
  • Support special projects, as assigned, that advances the education of students with disabilities. Qualifications
    • Pennsylvania Principal K -12 Certification required, with additional certification in either Special Education Supervision or School Psychology preferred.
    • Knowledge in special education law, curriculum and instruction, and supervision.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Evidence of strong leadership aptitudes, including conflict resolution and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills, initiative, and an ability to work with limited supervision. -
    • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work under pressure.
    • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Outlook, with a willingness to learn new technologies.
    • Ability to comply with the AIU Policies and Procedures. Additional Requirements:
      • Current Act 114, Act 34, Act 151 and NSOR clearances required prior to an offer (Must be dated within 1 year of hire date).
      • School Personnel Health Record (Form H511.340 (8/2011)) must be completed and received by Human Resources prior to hire date. Working Conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        • Be able to lift or carry up to 25 pounds.
        • Be able to bend or twist at the neck and back.
        • Specific vision includes peripheral vision and close vision.
        • Be able to stand for extended periods throughout the day. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the principal. Reports To: Assistant Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Department: Special Education and Pupil ServicesDivision Position Schedule: 260 days To Apply: Create an on-line application and upload a cover letter, resume, PA Certificate (if applicable) and transcripts at the AIU Career Site. The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or limited English proficiency in its educational programs, services, facilities, activities or employment practices as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 Regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, Section 204 Regulations of the 1984 Carl D. Perkins Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or any other applicable federal or state statute.

Keywords: Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh , Sunrise School: Principal, Education / Teaching , Monroeville, Pennsylvania

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