The role of a principal is to provide strategic direction in the school, develop standardized curricula, assess teaching methods, monitor student achievement, encourage parent involvement, revise policies and procedures, administer the budget, hire and evaluate staff and oversee facilities.
Essential duties and responsibilities
• Oversee Seamark Ranch school staff-recruit, hire, and develop teachers, tutors and volunteers. • Develop educational treatment goals & strategies and monitor progress of each student with the Treatment/Intake Team and all Ranch staff. • Coordinate each child’s educational goals at the Ranch with appropriate outside educational options • Annually review curriculum options available and make selections based on the needs of the children at the Ranch. • Establish and maintain the financial/budget dimensions of the educational program. • Develop grant proposals and seek on-going private foundation support for Seamark Ranch’s educational program. • Cast the vision and develop an on-campus self-paced remedial K-12 school open to the community within 6 years. • Spiritual leader of school and educational staff. • Present the educational vision at churches, clubs, and other group functions. • Engage Christians in the surrounding counties who possess unique gifts and talents in teaching or exposing our children to special interests.
The following requirements are not meant to be absolutes but rather guidelines to ensure a certain level of responsibility, maturity and leadership qualities. • A Masters level degree in education. • 5+ years of combined teaching and curriculum experience. • 3+ years experience with special needs children. • 3+ years experience managing people or leadership skills. • Practicing Christian and active in their church. • Passion for walking with Christ. • Passion for children and showing them their God-given potential. • Must understand and demonstrate knowledge of individualized education and the unique challenges of children in crisis. • Model the “love of learning” in all facets of life. • Astute manager with an entrepreneurial vision who is self-motivated and can think “outside of the box.” • Excellent communicator at all levels (with children as well as professionals). • Team player who is able to relate well to the Treatment/Intake Team on the Ranch as well as in other schools. • Able to multi-task and prioritize effectively. • Has a sense of humor and is flexible in their approach to life’s challenges.