Lincoln Elementary School

Job Goal
The Principal is the instructional leader and administrative officer of the school, responsible for the instructional program, organization and operation of the school, the supervision of teachers, other personnel, and all activities.

Performance Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the improvement of instruction with a majority of time spent on curriculum and staff development.
  • Coordinate efforts to create and implement a vision for the school and define desired results and goals that align with the overall school vision.
  • Lead a school culture and climate that reflects Lincoln’s core values and successfully develop the full range of students’ learning capacities academic, creative, social-emotional, behavioral and physical.Manage day-to-day operations of the school.
  • Directly supervise the Assistant Principal(s), teaching staff, and the school’s administrative support team.
  • Execute effective instructional programs using data driven decision making to positively impact student achievement.
  • Strive for equity of educational opportunity and culturally responsive practices.
  • Develop and support intellectually rigorous and coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Foster a professional learning community of teachers and other professional staff.
  • Recruit, refer, select, coach, inspire, and retain high quality instructional staff.
  • Work collaboratively with parents and staff to meet the social, emotional, psychological, and physical needs of our students.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of instruction and of individual teachers by conducting frequent formal and informal observations providing timely feedback on instruction as part of the district teacher evaluation system.
  • Advance instructional technology within the learning environment.
  • Create, develop and sustain relationships that result in active student engagement in the learning process.
  • Proactively engage families and communities in supporting their child’s learning and the school’s learning goals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the change process and use leadership and facilitation skills to manage change effectively.
  • Demonstrate personal and professional standards and conduct that enhance the image of the school and the educational profession; treat all people fairly, equitably, and with dignity and respect.
  • Create and support an instructional climate that values, accepts and understands diversity in culture and point of view.  
  • Build a culture of high aspirations and achievement and for every student.
  • Require staff and students to demonstrate consistent values and positive behaviors aligned to the school’s vision and mission; implement PBIS, PLC and all other district structures with fidelity. 
  • Monitor all building level budgets and expenditures.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Terms of Employment
260-day work calendar. Exempt. Salary and work year to be established by the Board of Education.


  • Experience as a building principal preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in school administration.
  • Type 75 certificate with general administrative endorsement.
  • Qualifications required of a Teacher in the State of Illinois.
  • Successful completion of PERA training (teacher training required; principal training preferred).
  • 5+ years of teaching experience.
  • Strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage personnel and budget.
  • Experience and skills to work effectively with staff, district leadership team, students, parents, and community.
  • A proven track record of delivering high academic outcomes.

Physical Demands & Work Environment
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of his/her contract.

Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employees are occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

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