Principal, High School (500100)

DeKalb Sch Of Arts (501)

Address: 1192 Clarendon Avenue, Avondale Estates, 30002
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Location Comments:
The DeKalb School of Arts is seeking a motivated and experienced Principal.
Job Description:
The material contained herein is subject to change. All open positions offered by the DeKalb County School District are subject to specific job requirements. The DeKalb County School District is an equal opportunity employer, and all hiring decisions are subject to federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations. 

Title: Principal, High School

Under general direction, serves as the instructional and strategic leader for the school; provides instructional and professional leadership to faculty and staff members; administers all components of an Elementary school including instructional leadership, curriculum implementation, monitoring of instruction, maintenance of physical plant, and budget management; ensures compliance with state and federal laws.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are representative for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Tasks and responsibilities will be in concurrence with implementing the Strategic Plan and Aligned Management System. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Leads and monitors implementation of the school system curriculum as mandated by the Georgia Department of Education and school system initiatives through classroom visits, grade level and department meetings, scheduling and other related activities.
• Communicates organizational goals and objectives to stakeholders.
• Plans for student success; evaluates staff and program effectiveness through data analysis and other assessment forms.
• Recruits, trains, and retains highly qualified staff.
• Facilitates interpersonal interactions including, but not limited to problem resolution with students, parents and staff.
• Manages finances, resources and physical plant.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Master’s Degree in Education, Education Administration or closely related area is required.
• Minimum of 5 years of teaching or education experience required
• Minimum of 3 years of administrative leadership experience required

• Valid Georgia Professional Standards Commission approved certificate in educational leadership at level L-5, NL-5, PL-6 or above required. If a level L-5, NL-5, PL-6 or above certificate is not held, the individual must be eligible for the NPL certificate in educational leadership.

(1) Select a job posting via the PATS website at; (2) Complete an on-line application; and (3) Submit the required documents.  Please check your “To Do List” for a list of requirements.  Documents underlined in blue can be attached.  All other documents must be submitted to The Division of Human Capital Management 


Required Qualifications
The following information will be requested during the course of the online application. Failure to provide full information will disqualify your application from consideration.
Education and Training History - Please complete one section at a time and 'Save as Draft' until completed. If you have additional history to add, go back to your education/training section and continue.
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Have you ever received an overall unsatisfactory, ineffective or needs development rating on your “End of the Year” Summative Annual Evaluation (your end of year rating)? If yes, list the ratings and years on an attached explanation.
Have you resigned or been discharged from any position, including the Armed Forces, while under suspicion of having engaged in criminal, immoral, or unprofessional conduct, or are you now under investigation for any such charge or have you resigned in lieu of being discharged?
Have you ever been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor or have you ever pled Nolo Contendre or are you now under investigation for any such offense, or are there any pending charges against you for any such offense, other than a minor traffic offense? For the purpose of this application, Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) must be reported. If yes please explain.
Have you ever had any disciplinary action taken against you by a previous employer/credentialing or state licensing agency, including written reprimand, suspension, demotion, non-renewal other than Reduction In Force, termination, or any other form of disciplinary action in any state or country?
Have you ever surrendered an educator or teaching certificate/credential/license/permit, or had one denied, revoked, or suspended, or is any investigation or adverse action now pending against you?
Are you a citizen of the United States?
If you are not a citizen of the United States, do you have the necessary documents for you to remain and work in the United States?
Do you hold a valid Georgia Educator Certificate in Educational Leadership at Level SRL5, NPL-5, PL-6 or above?
Do you possess an expired Georgia Educator Certificate in Educational Leadership?

Do you hold an Out-of-State Educational Leadership Certificate?
Are you eligible for a Georgia Educator NPL Certificate in Educational Leadership?
Are you able to attach a cover letter, resume and a leadership certificate in order to qualify for this position?
Do you have a minimum of (5) years teaching or education experience?
Do you have a minimum of three (3) years of administrative leadership experience?
Do you have Master's degree or higher in Education, Education Administration or closely related area from a Professional Standards Commission approved accredited college or university?
Did you obtain a Georgia Educator Certificate prior to January 1, 2016?
Do you currently have a valid Out-of-State professional Educator Certificate?

Have you completed the GACE Leadership Ethics Exit Assessment? (Do NOT answer 'YES' if you were not required to take the GACE Leadership Ethics Exit Assessment)
Were you required by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to take the GACE Ethics Assessment?
References are required and must be requested using our Electronic Reference Option. References must be requested from your CURRENT and PREVIOUS SUPERVISORS. ACCEPTABLE REFERENCES must be listed in the Employment History of your application. Two (2) Professional work references are required for employment. PERSONAL REFERENCES ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
How many years of experience do you have as a teacher?
How many years of teaching experience do you have in the state of Georgia?
Are you receiving a monthly benefit from the Teacher's Retirement System of Georgia? If yes, please indicate your retirement date and the last school system for which you worked.
Please indicate your salary preference for this Job Posting:
Describe your previous administrative experience.
Provide details regarding your ability to plan, implement, and coordinate curriculum for instructional and non-instructional programs.
704 - Educational Leadership (P-12) - Educational Leadership (P-12) - Grade(s): ALL LEVELS - Educational Leadership (P-12)
The DeKalb County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status or disability in any of its employment practices, educational programs, services or activities. Individuals who desire accommodations on the basis of a disability should contact any Human Resources Administrator.