High School Principal

July 18, 2023
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High School Principal – Sample Job Description

Our client is a progressive, independent ‘happiness’ school that combines a deep commitment to emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and happiness with a challenging curriculum featuring language immersion, entrepreneurial thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration. Using a strengths-based approach to learning, students and teachers have opportunities to do what they love across the curriculum.

Must be comfortable being in person on campus with students.

The primary purpose of the high school Principal is to direct and manage the instructional programs and supervise personnel at the campus level. Provide leadership to ensure high standards of instructional service. Oversee compliance with school policies and the success of instructional programs.


  • Ensuring that academic policies and curriculum are followed.
  • Developing and tracking benchmarks for measuring institutional success.
  • Helping teachers maximize their teaching potential.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum development and on enhancing instructional practices and strategies.
  • Establish effective communications and relationships with students and parents.
  • Exhibit a growth mindset about teaching practices and work toward professional goals and development.
  • Help to maintain school policies, regulations, and expectations.
  • Develop and maintain professional, collaborative, and collegial relationships with faculty and staff, as well as with community partners to the benefit of students and classes.
  • Represent the school at community or public events in the highest ethical manner.
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned by the administration.
  • Be responsible at all times for the supervision of students in your care during classes and for students generally at all times when on campus or off campus. 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in education administration or leadership.
  • Minimum of five years of working experience as a school principal, preferably in a startup high school.
  • At least five years’ experience in leadership and five years of experience teaching.
  • Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction.
  • Expertise in Entrepreneurship is required.
  • Ability to evaluate the instructional programs and teaching effectiveness.
  • Deep dedication to learning and developing as an educator.
  • Collaborative work style paired with the ability to take initiative.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. 

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