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Pickwick Early Childhood Center
Director of Elementary Education
Preschool Director is responsible for facilitating learning and teaching in an integrated, inclusive preschool program.
Promote a positive school culture that is beneficial to students.
Bring the following qualities to the position: a positive perspective, an open-minded approach, an ability to think outside the box, supportive of new initiatives, inspiring leadership, a willingness to listen to the viewpoints of others, a recognition of the importance of being visible in the building and involved with early childhood activities, and the ability to serve as a role model to both students and teachers.
Promote and provide positive, collaborative leadership and decision-making through development of Building Leadership Team
Reinforce excellence and holds students, teachers, and staff to high expectations.
Promote a safe and caring climate for learning
Ensure positive, ongoing collaboration with partnering agencies to provide both students and families with resources.
Promote early childhood program within community
Create an effective learning environment that addresses the developmental learning needs of Early Childhood Students
Work with teachers to design and implement an integrated, inclusive program.
Assist in the development of short- and long-range curriculum and instructional program based on assessed needs, and sets goals as appropriate
Plan and develop an effective master schedule to facilitate student learning.
Provide instructional leadership- Monitor and support instructional programs and activities, participate in and provide staff development, have knowledge of curriculum and standards, evaluate the instructional practices of early childhood teachers.
Train and implement Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS)
Provide for the evaluation, documentation of learning and reporting of student progress
Develop sound reporting practices and document learning using district resources including PowerSchool, Teaching Strategies GOLD, etc.
Collaboratively develop master schedule and oversee/coordinate scheduling processes.
Oversee extended learning program for students.
Monitor student attendance.
Oversee and manage school operation
Provide leadership and management of faculty and staff – recruit, hire, train and evaluate staff members
Assist in the maintenance of a master calendar of school programs and activities.
Prepare administrative reports and other materials as required or appropriate
Monitor licensing and program policy implementation.
Develop and maintain partnerships with community resources
Orient new parents, students, and staff to school programs, philosophy, organizational patterns, policies, and procedures
Oversee facilities- develop procedures for transportation, building safety, and emergency procedures
Manage budget- prepare, administer, and oversee the building budget
Attend school-wide community meetings as appropriate
Assist in the monitoring of student achievement
Attend local, regional, and state preschool meetings as applicable
Collaborate with district grant coordinator to seek non-traditional funding sources
Communication: Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and effectively present information to groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Communicate the vision of the school to all stakeholders, be an active listener, maintain cooperative professional relationships, provide opportunities for two-way communication between school and community, and district office and school.
Critical Thinking: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Mental Demand: Highly intense mental demand. Continual involvement with strategic and operational management functions which relate to both the short term and long term time periods.
Analytical Ability/Problem Solving: Oversee activities covered by expansive policies and objectives, and oversight as to execution and review. High order of analytical, interpretative, and constructive thinking in varied situations covering multiple areas of the organization.
Other duties as assigned
Valid State of Iowa Principal’s Certificate/License PK+
BA Degree in Early Childhood or relevant content area or equivalent experience and education
Successful track record in an educational leadership role
Experience working in early childhood environment
Demonstrated strength in effective communication
Ability to use and apply current technology tools to enhance student learning and teacher instruction
Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently
Experience in early childhood leadership
Direct experience with students ranging from 3 to 7 years of age
Knowledge of both IQPPS and Head Start standards with an ability to oversee successful implementation
Occasionally (1 - 33%)
Frequently (34 – 66%)
Constantly (67 -100%)
Lifting (10 pounds)
Lifting (25 pounds)
This position involves working with small children. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and lift up to 25 pounds.
Terms of Employment:
Full time, 12-month position- Compensation to be established by the Board of Directors
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Administrative Personnel.