Sunrise School: Principal
Company: Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Posted on: March 18, 2023
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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,
- 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
- Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including Word,
PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Outlook, with a willingness to learn
- Ability to comply with the AIU Policies and Procedures.
- 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
- 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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