Work Schedule: 1.0 FTE Continuing Position – 8.0 hours per day – 260 days per year (includes 28 vacation days and 12 holidays) – Effective July 1, 2021.

Reports To:  Superintendent and/or assigns

Salary:  Salary Schedule Administrator B – Administrator 4 at


Position Goal:

To provide positive, collaborative leadership for improvement of student learning. The primary responsibility of the Principal is daily improvement of classroom instruction that results in high levels of student academic achievement within a small school setting.  The primary responsibility of the principal is the daily improvement of classroom instruction that results in high levels of student academic performance. The principal is responsible for all aspects of the building instructional program (curriculum materials, instructional capacity, use of assessment) to achieve high standards for student academic performance and to do so with a high level of integrity.


Minimum Qualifications:

Valid Washington State Administrator credential with Principal endorsement
Valid Washington State Teaching certificate
Master degree in educational administration
Bilingual preferred
Experience with special needs students
Successful teaching and instructional leadership experience
Experience and/or training with cultural, ethnic, and language diversity preferred
Successful Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance
Proof of Immunization (if born 1/1/57 or later)
I-9 Employment Eligibility in compliance with the Immigrations Reform and Control Act
Completion of all district-required trainings within thirty (30) calendar days from hire date
Desired Skills:

Demonstrated ability to bring people and resources together around best practices that improve instruction
Demonstrated ability to create a professional learning community focused on quality instruction and learning
Demonstrated ability to work well with people, maintain positive working relationships, and solve problems
Demonstrated instructional leadership that has resulted in improved student learning
Effective oral and written communications
Experience in implementing curriculum, assessment, and instruction that improves learning performance
Familiarity and/or experience with Response to Intervention (RTI)
High level of integrity and a commitment to do what you said you would do
Model listening to and partnering with students, staff, and adults from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
Essential Job Functions:

This list of essential job functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.  Depending upon individual assignment, the employee may perform all or a combination of several of the following duties:

Supervise and evaluate instructional and operational staff at the building level
Monitor student activities for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment
Value staff, student, parent and community input in creating a positive, respectful and welcoming school
Manage resources to meet legal requirements, achieve building purposes for improved instruction
Professionally interact with students, staff, and public
Establish and maintain professional contacts with students
Comply with all district policies and procedures
Comply with the Code of Professional Conduct
Perform related duties as assigned
Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The employee is confined to a work area; required to have precise control of fingers and hand movements; experiences constant interruptions and inflexible deadlines; and must be able to stoop, crouch, crawl, bend, kneel, stand for periods of time, and lift in order to assist a student with personal care.  The employee is required to deal with distraught and/or angry persons and is exposed to infectious diseases carried by children.  The noise level in the work environment is acceptable to this particular environment and can vary depending upon daily activity but will remain within acceptable ranges.



The Principal shall be evaluated periodically by the Superintendent and/or assigns pursuant to the currently established district procedures and evaluation criteria.  The process shall include an evaluation of the employee’s performance of the above essential job functions.


Classification History:

Job description developed February 2008.

Job description revised June 2012.

Job description revised May 2014.

Job description revised November 2017.

Tagged as: administrator, principal

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