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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3317874
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 10, 2020

Job Description

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System

Job Description



Position Title:  Elementary School Principal               Department: Instruction


Grade:  507


Days Per Year: 220


Date:  May 2018                                                                     Reports to:  Director of

                                                                                                                    Elementary Schools




Purpose of Position: 

The purpose of this position is to provide overall leadership, management, and supervision of the appointed school.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


Provide leadership in the improvement of the total educational program within the school.


Oversee the school buildings and grounds and be responsible for their proper care.


Prepare the preliminary budget requests for the school.


Assign teachers and students to subjects and grades.


Prepare all statistical and other reports relative to such matters as attendance, enrollment figures and reports as required by the Director of Schools.


Interview prospective applicants and assign teachers extra duties.


Provide for working conditions and attitudes conducive to good school work on the part of students and staff.


Fosters shared beliefs and a sense of community cooperation.


Cooperate with administrative, supervisory and other personnel and facilitate the accomplishment of the strategic work of the district.


Ensures teachers and staff are aware of the most current theories and practices and makes the study and implementation of these a regular aspect of the school’s culture.

Monitors appropriate use of school buildings by the community.


Create a safe and nurturing environment for all students.


Provides conceptual guidance for teachers regarding effective classroom practice.


Monitors the effectiveness of school practices and their impact on student learning.


Provide visionary leadership that integrates all legal mandates and stakeholder needs.


Ensure board and school policies are followed.


Visit classrooms in a systematic and frequent manner, observe, and evaluate teachers.


Create professional and collegial learning communities for faculty and staff.


Develop, train, and provide opportunities for assistant principals to be instructional leaders.


Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform Essential Position Functions:

Master’s degree with valid Tennessee teaching certification with administrator K-12 endorsement. Minimum three years successful classroom teaching experience, preferably in elementary grades.


Knowledge of Job

Ability to communicate both orally and in written form to communities, supervisors and employees.  Ability to use high-level interpersonal skills in order to maintain effective relationships.  Possess skills related to problem-solving, planning, supervising, organizing and scheduling.  Ability to handle highly sensitive personnel matters in a timely and professional manner. Ability to assume administrative responsibility, plan, assign and supervise and review work of employees.







PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be physically able to operate a variety of office machines. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to twenty pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to ten pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for active work. Must be able to lift and/or carry weight of twenty to forty pounds.


DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, technical, structural and compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.


LANGUAGE ABILITY; Requires the ability to read a variety of informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures related to maintenance operations.  Requires the ability to write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.  Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and a well-modulated voice.


INTELLIGENCE; Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision.


VERBAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information to supervisors and officials; to explain procedures and policies; and to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines, and objectives.


NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages; determine time and weight; and utilize statistical inference.


FORMS/SPATIAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape visually.


MOTOR COORDINATION:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office and departmentally-related equipment.


MANUAL DEXTERITY:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, hand and power tools, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have the ability to use both hands for twisting or turning.  Must have high level of hand and eye coordination


COLOR DISCRIMINATION:  Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.


INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT:  Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions such as in interpreting policies, decisions and procedures.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress.


PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION:  Requires the ability to talk and/ or hear: (talking- expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words).  (Hearing – perceiving nature of sounds by ear).



The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the school system may provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Signatures below indicate the receipt and review of this job description by the employee assigned to the job and the immediate supervisor.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Employer Description

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    Contact Information

    • Jacklyn Winegarden
    • 621 Gracey Avenue
    • Clarksville, Tennessee 37040

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