Principal @ Farley Elementary in USD 437

  • 6701 SW 33rd St, Topeka, KS 66614, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 is a district consisting of 128 square miles of suburban and rural areas in southwest Topeka and Shawnee county. Presently, we have 13 total attendance centers — one early childhood center, seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and two alternative learning centers.

Our schools reflect the commitment to excellence within our community. Above all, we strive for every student to succeed. If academic achievement and student body growth are indicators of success, we are reaching our goal. We consistently rank among the leaders in a variety of test scores including the ACT and SAT, as well as in National Merit Scholarships.

Job Description

Job Title:  Principal, Elementary School                                                                  

Reports To:  Superintendent


The principal provides instructional leadership in his/her building in the areas of:  curriculum planning, review, and implementation and professional development.  The principal is responsible for building administration and the safety and welfare of students and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·  Builds positive relationships with all stakeholders

·  Ensures that the school is in compliance with state and federal mandates

·  Seeks; listens with compassion, understanding and empathy; and responds appropriately to suggestions, concerns, or inquiries

·  Establishes and participates in the Building Site Council

·  Articulates a clear vision for the school’s efforts toward school improvement

·  Communicates effectively the vision and mission of the school to staff, parents, students, and community members

·  Relates assessment data to student learning and uses them to improve teaching and learning

·  Assesses the school culture and climate on a regular basis through the NCA accrediting process

·  Creates and maintains a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing school environment

·  Develops and ensures utilization of student and staff handbooks

·  Possesses conflict mediation and consensus building skills

·  Generates enthusiasm and strives to persuade others to work together to accomplish common goals

·  Demonstrates accurate, current knowledge of content, instructional practices, and assessment

·  Incorporates use of appropriate technology within all areas of job responsibilities

·  Promotes technology use in content areas and by staff

·  Confronts and resolves problems in a timely manner

·  Ensures successful implementation of SIT process

·  Monitors compliance of 504 plans and IEP’s

·  Designs, implements, evaluates, and refines curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs

·  Makes curricular decisions based on research, expertise of teachers, and the alignment to local, state, and national standards

·  Knows the curricula and how it is arranged and should be taught

·  Articulates expectations regarding the performance of others

·  Promotes professional development that focuses on student learning consistent with the district’s vision and goals

·  Follows district evaluation procedures

·  Suggests specific developmental activities to assist others’ professional growth

·  Creates an inclusive school environment that promotes continuous education growth for all students

·  Promotes, supports, and monitors appropriate integration of technology into the student academic achievement process

·  Makes frequent classroom observations

·  Monitors progress of student achievement and makes adjustments

·  Assists faculty in interpreting data

·  Creates a culture of high expectations for self, student, and staff performance

·  Aligns financial, human, and material resources to the goals of the school

·  Makes effective use of available resources

·  Mobilizes resources and district support to help achieve academic goals

·  Develops a school improvement plan with clearly articulated objectives and strategies

·  Maintains discipline throughout the student body

·  Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day

·  Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner

·  Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the superintendent or designee may assign


Staff members designated by the Board of Education or superintendent


Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Kansas teaching license required

Kansas administrative license required

Building-level endorsement required

Education and/or Experience

Five years experience in teaching and/or administration are required

Master’s degree or doctorate required

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general educational reports, professional journals, technical procedures, and regulations.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and individuals.  Ability to write clearly; keep detailed records; effectively produce reports, letters, and memoranda; and to carry out complex tasks.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and to deal with a variety of variables.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Professional Conduct

Employee is required to maintain a high standard of professional conduct.  Breach of said professional conduct includes, but is not limited to:  neglect of duty, dishonesty, engagement in acts that are contrary to district policy, unlawful activities, or any other conduct which is seriously prejudicial to the school system.

Physical Demands

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is required to interact with staff and to meet demands from several people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  On occasion, the employee may be required to work extended hours.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in this environment is moderate to loud depending upon the activity in the particular part of the day and location


Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education policies

Terms of Employment

Salary and work year to be established by the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education


Additional Information

Please submit Resume with application. Salary to commensurate with experience, skills and education.

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Auburn-Washburn USD 437 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Auburn-Washburn USD 437’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.