Overall Responsibilities:

The Principal provides leadership and managerial oversight to the instructional program and school operations to ensure a school climate that fosters the educational development of each pupil.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assumes responsibility for the management of the school in accordance with law, administrative code and company policies and regulations.
  • Exercises leadership in school-level planning for improvement of instruction.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school.
  • Assists in the selection of appropriate instructional materials and monitors delivery of the instructional program.
  • Participates in the development, evaluation and revision of curriculum and assumes responsibility for the implementation of approved programs.
  • Plans, organizes and supervises all curricular and extracurricular activities.
  • Interviews, recommends for appointment, assigns, supervises and evaluates the performance of all school employees and assists them in achievement of their job goals.
  • Conducts periodic observations of teaching staff members; prepares written comments; and offers constructive suggestions for improvement when appropriate.
  • Establishes and maintains an efficient office system to support the administrative functions of the school.
  • Ensures the safekeeping of student and personnel files and other confidential records and documents; and the destruction of public records in accordance with law and regulations.
  • Approves the master teaching schedule and classroom assignments.
  • Maintains high standards of student conduct and enforces discipline as necessary in accordance with board policy and the students’ right to due process.
  • Reports incidents of violence, vandalism and substance abuse.  Ensures the removal of students in possession of firearms from the general education program and provides notification as required by law and administrative code.  Works cooperatively with law enforcement authorities in maintaining a safe and drug-free environment.
  • Plans and supervisors fire and other emergency drills as required by law and Board policy.
  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of all reports, records and other paperwork required or appropriate to the school’s administration.
  • Conducts staff meetings as necessary for the proper functioning of the school.
  • Plans and supervises regularly scheduled parent/teacher conferences; and makes arrangements for special conferences as necessary.
  • Acts as a liaison between the school, home and community; interprets policies, programs and activities; and encourages broad community participation in the affairs of the school.  Communicates information to parents and the community that is required by law or administrative code.
  • Keeps Innovative Educational Programs’ Vice President of Curriculum and Instructional Services informed of school activities and needs.   Works cooperatively with central office staff on matters relating to the school and the district.
  • Assumes responsibility for his/her continuing professional growth and development by attending professional meetings, maintaining membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses and by reading professional journals and other publications.
  • Develops and maintains a master schedule for the academic, extracurricular programs, and works cooperatively with the business administrator to schedule community use of the school building and grounds.
  • Performs other duties which may be assigned or required by law, code, regulation and company policy.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Expertise in areas of program administration and budgeting
  • High level of communication skills; verbal and written
  • High level of computer skills
  • Involvement in the local community
  • Good organizational skills
  • Experience recruiting students
  • Teacher evaluation experience
  • Flexible


  • Masters or Doctoral Degree in Education Administration
  • Michigan Certification as a School Principal
  • Experience in an Alternative setting, a plus
  • Possess expertise in areas of program administration and budgeting
  • At least 5 years of experience as an Administrator of Programs in a charter school setting.
  • Familiarity with Michigan Charter Law
  • Knowledgeable with curriculum
  • To apply for this position please email Dvanterpool@ieponline.com