Role and Responsibilities
Reporting to the CEO, the PSOE Virtual School Principal will provide leadership and administration, which will motivate instructional and support personnel to strive for superior performance so as to provide the best possible opportunities for student growth and development, both educationally and personally. Responsibilities Academics
- Ensures fidelity of virtual school academic programming per the PSOE eLearning Frameworks
- Ensures that weekly virtual lesson plans align with PSOE’s curriculum maps
- Ensures that all PSOE virtual students are assessed using normed formative and summative assessments
- Ensures that all virtual school data is run using universal data trackers and students are on track to hit yearly academic goals
- Ensures fidelity of instruction by conducting weekly observation and feedback sessions using the PSOE eLearning Drive-Thru Rubric
- Manage and maintain all rostering for students on all approved PSOE platforms including ClearSight, mClass, IXL, Reading A-Z, Edulastic, and Lumos and ensure teachers and students have sufficient and updated login information
- Meets weekly with Chief Academic Officer to ensure alignment of instruction, data, curriculum, and resources
- Creates and implements a student on-boarding and intake process once they have transitioned from brick and mortar to virtual school or virtual to brick and mortar
- Works with Chief Operating Officer to ensure submission of any State, Federal, or local reports
- Submits to Chief Academic Officer weekly all virtual data trackers (call center, assignment trackers, call-logs, special education, and ELL trackers)
- Maintains student records of Chromebook serial numbers, damages, and returns/check-outs
- Conducts weekly team meetings with elementary and middle school virtual staff
- Sends out weekly Week at a Glance by Sunday evening to all virtual staff members that include school events, updates, meetings, and district PDs.
- Create and implement virtual specific PD for virtual staff in coordination with the Chief Academic Officer.
- Create and maintain a virtual staff depth chart and work with the Chief Academic Officer weekly to align enrollment numbers to a proper staffing model that meets the needs of the brick and mortar and virtual environment.
- Works with Chief Academic Officer to conduct formal evaluations of virtual staff
- Works with Chief Academic Officer to interview, hire, and onboard new virtual staff
- Creates and develops an onboarding plan for any new teacher or PSOE teacher who moves from brick and mortar to virtual school staff.
- Implement policies, procedures, and/or processes to provide direction. Intervenes in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students in order to assist students in modifying such behavior and developing successful interpersonal skills.
- Facilitates communication between personnel, students, and/or parents in order to evaluate situations, solve problems, and/or resolve conflicts.
- Works with the Special Education Coordinator to ensure all testing timelines, IEP accommodations are being met by all parties including PSOE and other service agencies
- Works with the ELL Coordinator to ensure all ELL students receive appropriate services and are screened for WIDA yearly as appropriate.
- Ensures that health data information is submitted as requested for virtual students
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Communicates timely and appropriately
- Maximizes student participation and academic growth by creating and implementing a process for communicating with any students who become unresponsive.
- Works with teachers and Chief Academic Officer to implement parent workshops to further support virtual families
- Communicates with Paramount’s Navigation Team to convey any resource needs for the virtual school.
- Ensures organizational values are upheld within the school community.
The Virtual School Principal will be thoroughly committed to the PSOE mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- Advanced degree, with senior administrative experience preferred; track record of effectively leading a performance and outcomes-based staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed educational strategies that have advanced an educational organization.
- Unwavering commitment to inclusion and equity
- Foundational beliefs in quality programs with data-driven program evaluation.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
- Proficiency in modern educational technology applications
- Passion, idealism, integrity, grit, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
Additional NotesWorking Conditions and Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Knowledge of leadership principles as they relate to educational organizations.
- Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to charter organizations, including employment standards, human rights, special education, FERPA, occupational health and safety, health coverage, etc.
- Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization.
- Knowledge of human resources management.
- Knowledge of financial management.
- Knowledge of project management.
Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone; the physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height; and to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.Work Environment
: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job operates in a professional office environment. The Virtual School Principal usually works in an office environment, but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces. The Principal works a standard workweek, but additionally will work evenings, weekends, and any additional hours necessary to accommodate activities such as educational meetings, training, and appearances at public events. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the CEO. Paramount Schools of Excellence reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties.