Principal Elementary


  1. Qualify for a valid Idaho Certificate in Educational Administration endorsed for an elementary principalship.
  2. Masters Degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
  3. Minimum of five years of successful experience in education with a minimum of three of those years as a classroom teacher of elementary students.


  1. Experience as an administrator in an elementary and/or
  2. Knowledge of elementary philosophy and experience in training of staff in elementary and/or
  3. Experience in elementary curriculum development; title programs, and or special education.

Reports to:

All certified and non-certified staff assigned to the elementary school.

Job Goal:
To use leadership, supervisory, and administrative skills to promote and support the professional activities of the staff and the educational development of each student.

  1. Organizes, directs, and evaluated all instruction within the building. Assures instruction is reflective of standards in each subject adopted by the State of Idaho.
  2. Participates, with staff, in identifying school needs; determining educational objectives; and assuring instruction that is consistent with prescribed curriculum, state standards, district administrative guidelines and Board olicy.
  3. Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school that accommodates the needs of all students.
  4. Supervises the guidance program and in cooperation with the elementary school counselor, establishes a counseling program that enhances individual student education. This counseling program shall encompass the state counseling model procedures.
  5. Interprets and implements for the staff administrative procedures, Board policies, state standard, as well as state and federal laws relative to education.
  6. Assumes responsibility for supervision and evaluation of personnel. The written evaluation process required by district is included in this responsibility.
  7. Makes written recommendations to the superintendent regarding the hiring, promotion, retention, transfer, suspension or dismissal of personnel at the elementary school.
  8. Actively works with staff personnel in a resource support role to facilitate improved professional competence.
  9. Conducts regular staff meetings to keep staff informed of policy changes, new programs, district activities, and in-service opportunities and activities.
  10. Informs students of district, building, and grade level expectations regarding conduct and attendance and actively assists teachers and parents in insuring these discipline standards are maintained.
  11. Develops a system of communication between students, staff, and parents to identify student needs.
  12. Communicates regularly with the community.
  13. Assumes responsibility for financial planning and management for the building, including preparation of an annual budget in consultation with the staff members (building budget).
  14. Administers and is accountable for all funds generated by student activities or organizations within the building.
  15. Maintains accurate records of all equipment, supplies, and materials issued to the building and accepts responsibility for this property.
  16. Cooperates with district office staff in establishing priorities for the maintenance and operation of the school plant, transportation system, and food service programs.
  17. Provides and plans for community use of the school building, cleared through the district office.
  18. Assumes responsibility for his/her own professional growth and development; for keeping current with literature, new research findings, and improved techniques, and for current trends in administration, instruction, assessment, and school climate and organization.
  19. Participates in activities as a member of the administrative team.
  20. Actively supports, promotes, and provides leadership to the elementary school in regard to special education programs, title programs, grant based programs, and/or an after hour program housed at the elementary school.
  21. Prepares and maintains on file all performance responsibilities for the principal and staff members.
  22. Prepares or supervises the preparation, in a timely manner, of reports, records, lists, and all other paperwork required by the district, state, or federal government.
  23. Responsible for assignment of supervision appropriate to student health and safety needs.
  24. Develop and compliment modern curriculum and instructional programs to provide for the development of each child. This would include data (formal, informal, and other) that provides insight into the needs of the school, grade levels, or the individual student.
  25. Attend school sponsored activities, functions, and events as appropriate and assigned.
  26. Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as the Superintendent may assign.

Terms of Employment:
Principal’s salary shall be set according to placement on the district’s administrative salary schedule.

Each principal’s performance will be evaluated annually by the Superintendent of Schools.