Elementary Principal (Grades 4-6)


Upper Elementary School1068 Charlisle Hwy.Charlotte, MI 48813
Full Time
$114,337 - $114,337 per year
Upper Elementary School

Position: Building Principal
Building/Programs: Charlotte Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6th)
Weeks of Work:  Full Time; 45 weeks, per current collective bargaining agreement
Salary: $114,337 Base Salary, per current collective bargaining agreement
Position Start Date: Immediate Opening for 2024-2025 School Year
JOB GOAL:  Under the general supervision of the Superintendent, the Building Principal provides instructional leadership to staff, which includes curriculum planning, review and implementation, and professional development. Responsible for the overall building administration and safety of students and staff. Fosters trusted, meaningful relationships with staff and students to create a safe, encouraging and effective educational environment.
An individual shall possess, upon application, the following minimal experience or its satisfactory equivalent:  

  • Master’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution.
  • Must possess or be eligible to receive a Michigan elementary administrator’s certificate.
    • Applicants will also be considered if they possess a Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution and are currently enrolled in an approved program for administrator certification to be completed within 3 years.
  • Additional graduate work related to areas of responsibilities, highly desirable.
  • Minimum of four years teaching experience, preferred.
  • Minimum of three years administrative experience, preferred.
  • Ability to meet all of the educational requirements necessary to satisfy state requirements.
  • Collaborative Leadership Style, includes strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Expertise in Curriculum Development, Instructional Strategies, and Assessment Practices designed to improve student achievement.
  • Proven school leadership experience with demonstrated success driving high performance, raising student achievement, and improving underperforming student achievement.
  • Experience in budgetary planning, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage change.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective instructional leadership, including knowledge in the use of formative and summative assessment data to inform instruction, data monitoring, instructional methods, and development of interventions.
  • Demonstrated record of building high functioning teams and productive partnerships.
  • Record of knowledge and experience with school improvement planning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the use of technology to support instruction and enhance student achievement.
  • Demonstrated record of productive engagement of students, staff, parents, and community, to develop the most effective environment and culture for learning.
  • Experience or knowledge of integration of literacy across all aspects of the curriculum.
  • Willingness to learn new skills, be reflective, and acquire new knowledge along with evidence of being flexible and having superior problem solving skills.
  • Strong understanding of Multi-Tiered-Systems-of Support (MTSS).
  • Strong understanding of standards-based grading.
  • Strong understanding of project-based learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain high standards for student and staff accountability.


  • Provide leadership in building high-performing staff and leadership team to achieve the school’s vision and goals.
  • Collaborate with parents, community members, regional leadership, as well as other internal/external resources and stakeholders to implement new educational programs, capital improvements, systems, tools, and other resources to accelerate student achievement.
  • Lead and support a positive school culture that supports the whole student.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities, lead and supervise delivery of curriculum.
  • Provide effective instructional leadership to staff by leveraging research and data to drive initiatives and instruction.
  • Collaborate with colleagues regarding curriculum, assessment, and instruction.
  • Evaluate and support educator effectiveness.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the work of staff and volunteers.
  • Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning community within the assigned building.
  • Provide availability to students, staff, and parents for education-related purposes during and outside the instructional day.
  • Manage the building and program budgets.
  • Lead and supervise the implementation of research and evidence based instructional strategies, including students with special needs.
  • Monitor and assess the performance of the school, age/grade levels, and teachers through data analysis.
  • Align resources with district and building goals and priorities.
  • Communicate and engage with parents and the Charlotte community.
  • Supervision of students, staff, and day-to-day operations of the building and the programs contained within.
  • Interview and recommend staff for hire when position openings exist.
  • Identify, plan, and implement in-depth and ongoing site-specific professional development and conduct meaningful staff meetings throughout the year.
  • Shall be responsible for providing an effective mechanism for parent and staff communication and for providing a safe and caring environment for all children.
  • Must follow all local, state and federal rules and regulations, grant funded program rules and regulations, Board policies, administrative regulations, operational procedures, and labor agreements.
  • Serve as a participating member of the principals group and the district’s leadership team.
  • Shall keep abreast of current changes and developments in the education profession as they relate to secondary education.
  • Shall complete other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

DATE WANTED:               August 2024 (2024-25 School Year)

DEADLINE TO APPLY:     Until Filled
TO APPLY:                        Please visit our website at www.charlotteorioles.com and complete an online application.
Charlotte Public Schools complies with all state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and with all regulations of the U.S. Department of Education.  It is the policy of Charlotte Board of Education that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, or handicap shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity for which it is responsible.

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