Job Posting Description, Elementary School Principal (2021-2022 school year)
Contact Information
Human Resources - Sarah Painter
408 South Carroll Ave
Michigan City, IN 46360
Job Locations
Joy Elementary
Application Open: 02/12/2021, Filing Deadline: 03/05/2021
Available Jobs
 Job # Description
021 Elementary School Principal

Education Required Level:             Master’s Degree

General Purpose

The Principal is central to the viability of a school.  Michigan City Area Schools is looking for an instructional leader for the School who will be able to build on the work of current faculty and administration in the following areas:

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Leads the implementation, engagement, and monitoring of district curriculum programs with integrity and fidelity
  • Active participation in and support of district professional development to support leadership development and student achievement
  • Supports instructional coaching cycles through the implementation, support, and monitoring of the district model
  • Create and monitor continuous cycles of improvement through the use of formative assessment, data analysis, and reteaching
  • Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school
  • Promotes and models cultural competencies and equity through leadership and professional development activities.
  • Leads school improvement through the use of an effective site-based shared decision-making model
  • Supervises and evaluates programs and activities, and staff
  • Develops and implements effective school/community relationships
  • Provides professional development aligned with district goals that develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors designed to accelerate student achievement on targeted topics focused on our diverse student population.
  • Supervises the maintenance of all required building records and reports
  • Interprets and enforces district policies and administrative regulations
  • Leads others in setting and achieving a coherent organizational structure based on current strengths and weaknesses that create conditions for continuous school improvement
  • Provide instructional leadership that utilizes a variety of data sources and recognizes the complexity and centrality of teaching and learning
  • Create and nurture a positive, supportive and inclusive school climate
  • Manage operations and resources effectively
  • Works collaboratively with other elementary principals, district directors, and members of the central administrative staff on district-wide planning and resolution of district-wide concerns
  • Keeps the Superintendent informed of the school’s activities and issues that may arise in the building
  • Experience in establishing a community of trust and creating the systems and structures necessary for relationship building
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Meet school administration and state requirements of Michigan City Area Schools and the State of Indiana
  • Commitment to working in an economically and racially diverse community

Salary and Benefits


Payment Type:                  Salary


Benefits:                           Per the Administrator and Staff Handbook


The Michigan City Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color, national origin, sex (including transgender status, sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information, which are classes protected by Federal and/or State law (collectively, "Protected Classes"). This includes the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs, and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs and activities, affecting the Corporation's environment. For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the MCAS School Administration, 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Title IX (gender equity related issues); or Special Education Director , 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Section 504 (non-discrimination/disability issues and Americans with Disabilities). Any other information concerning the above policies may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, 408 S. Carroll Ave., Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000.


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