Dayton Public Schools (learn more)

Dayton Area School Consortium

Dayton, OH (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3865516
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: July 21, 2022

Job Description


Under general supervision, the Principal manages the staff, program and physical

resources of the school building, and performs related district-wide administrative duties as

required or assigned.



This is the highest level of administration and supervision at the school building level. The incumbent is

responsible for supervising and managing the staff, programs, and physical resources of the school.


The Dayton Way

  • Support and maintain the District’s core principles in the areas of professionalism, curriculum, instruction, culture, and customer service.
  • Be prepared to meet the challenge of delivering education in an urban school setting.
  • Navigate competing instructional initiatives and find ways to apply them to the classroom effectively.
  • Build confidence in students, parents, and guardians that academic achievement is attainable through high expectations and sustained effort.
  • Collaborate and engage effectively with teachers and other administrators to implement instructional strategies that promote student success.
  • Build positive rapport and trust with families and community partners to facilitate their engagement in education efforts. Provides parents and students with relevant information about school services.
  • Participate in district-organized professional development activities and seek out opportunities for self-development.




Instructional Leadership

  • Lead the school’s vision, mission, and strategic goals to support career and college-ready success for all students. Develop and communicate a shared school vision and goals with staff.
  • Support the design of rigorous, standards-based instruction with measurable outcomes. Analyze student achievement results to identify areas of need and inform school improvement efforts.
  • Promotes a positive learning environment by establishing the underlying values of school expectations and
  • Supervise the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of instructional programs and materials that meet the diverse needs of students. Drive instructional improvements by implementing strategies in line with the priority areas identified in the school turnaround plan.
  • Implement an observation and feedback cycle that ensures continuous improvement in teaching and learning. Conduct systematic classroom visits and provide teachers with feedback on instruction and assessment.
  • Promote clubs, activities, and other events that complement and expand student learning.
  • Actively recruit parent and community volunteers as appropriate to support the school’s instructional programs.


Management and Operations

  • Administer and adhere to district guidelines and regulations in the administration of school functions.
  • Interpret Board of Education policies for students, staff, and the community, and implement procedures to comply with all mandates.
  • Develop a collegial environment that supports teacher leadership, staff collaboration, and personal growth.
  • Establish and lead the building leadership team and teacher-based teams (BLTs and TBTs).
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate assigned school staff. Provide coaching, conduct performance reviews, and perform other people management functions.
  • Partner with HR in the recruitment of qualified candidates for school positions who align with the mission and values of the District. Match leadership responsibilities to the talents of staff and teams.
  • Plan and manage the school's budget, including the control of disbursements of all appropriated funds. Highlight the school's needs with respect to personnel, curriculum, equipment, and supplies.
  • Direct the preparation of a master schedule for educational programs that maximize the use of facilities and staff designed to meet the diverse needs of students.
  • Supervise community functions and groups, adhering to OSSA guidelines.
  • Represent the district at assigned community functions and events.


Analytics & Improvement

  • Analyze student achievement results to identify areas of need and inform school improvement efforts.
  • Uses disaggregated achievement data to determine areas of academic need and improve corresponding instruction.
  • Establish and reinforce measurable goals to promote high levels of student achievement. Monitor progress through reports and analytics in collaboration with the Assessment & Accountability team.
  • Provide resources to support staff contributions toward the attainment of school-wide goals.
  • Develop and implement professional development plans to address identified staff learning needs.
  • Recommend and leverage research-based instructional practices in partnership with the Curriculum team.


School Culture

  • Use a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), including Positive School Climate (PSC) and RTI frameworks, to support the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. Leverage intervention opportunities to maximize student achievement and strive to make difficult children feel like they belong in the classroom.
  • Implement the District’s classroom management strategy and programs.
  • Relate to and interact with students. Actively put students first and be intentional about making a difference in students’ lives.
  • Establish and maintain the rules for student behavior per the student handbook and other district policies. Follow disciplinary procedures for maintaining order among the students in collaboration with other teachers, administrators, and the Safety & Security team.


Evaluation / Other

  • Supervise the maintenance of complete, accurate student records as required by state law, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Oversee and direct the provision of services by building support staff to meet the needs of the school.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss student progress, resolve behavioral issues, and address academic progress.
  • Lead and facilitate staff meetings and professional development activities.
  • Plan assignments for classroom volunteers and supervise their activities.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of student records.
  • Abide by state and national standards while administering assessments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.





  • Focus on Sustainable Results = implement initiatives and practices to address key challenges and drive sustainable improvements in student academic achievement
  • Holding People Accountable = always mindful of school performance and holds others accountable for high standards
  • Analytical Thinking = uses independent observation and data to inform decision-making; uses logical approaches to address areas of concern
  • Leadership = engages stakeholders to leverage their input and develop actionable goals; takes action for the purpose of affecting the perceptions, thinking, and actions of others to drive needed change





  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Current and valid State of Ohio licensure appropriate for the specific administrator position
  • Must pass Federal and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation background check in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Section 3301-83-06


Knowledge & Experience

  • Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Sound grasp of curriculum for the appropriate subject area and the Ohio Learning Standards
  • Experience working in an urban school district or working with urban education
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction, child development principles, and a wide range of instructional and intervention strategies
  • Effective time management skills
  • Experience with socio-emotional (ESL) learning preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) preferred
  • Familiarity with school improvement process preferred



  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, kneel, stoop, and climb stairs
  • Occasionally lift and/or move lightweight items up to 40 lbs.



  • Work is performed in a school setting
  • Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue
  • Work may be subject to frequent interruptions
  • Potential exposure to disruptive parents and students
  • Some assignments are subject to completion within strict timelines
  • Periodic travel for meetings, professional development activities, community events, and work assignments
  • Periodically expected to work outside standard school hours
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Contact Information

    • ITC ITC
    • 8050 N High Street, Suite 150
    • Columbus, Ohio 43235

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