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High School Principal - William Allen High School

Directs and coordinates educational, administrative, and counseling activities consistent with the charge of improving student achievement by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate administrator

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collaborates in establishing clear approaches to measuring student growth and measures it by individual student. Intentions of ensuring that every student has an opportunity to go to college or post-secondary schooling.
  • Provide transformational leadership necessary to plan, launch, and manage the turnaround process in a chronically underperforming school by designing and implementing strategies to dramatically improve student achievement.
  • Proven ability to build a positive school culture and climate that supports the whole student.
  • Leveraging research and data to drive initiatives and instruction
  • Ability to build a high-performing staff and leadership team to achieve and sustain results through collaborative efforts.
  • Collaborates in designing and implementing rigorous, transparent, and fair evaluation system for the professional staff that (a) differentiate effectiveness using multiple rating categories that take into account data on student growth as a significant factor, and (b) are designed and developed with principal involvement.
  • Conducts annual evaluations of the professional and support staff that includes timely and constructive feedback; Use of the evaluations, at a minimum, to inform decisions regarding developing the professional staff, including providing relevant coaching, induction support, and/or professional development.
  • Collaborates in the development of a comprehensive instructional improvement system, fully aligned to standards, assessments, curriculum frameworks, instruction, resources and materials and interventions.
  • Principal will collaborate with parents, community members, school staff, district administrators, as well as other internal and external stakeholders to implement innovative strategies to accelerate student achievement.
  • Collaborates in implementing a comprehensive instructional improvement system that includes the expansion and integration of real-time school and district data into the Standards Aligned Systems (SAS) online tool (e.g., diagnostic assessments, voluntary model curriculum) with an interface that provides easy-to-access and interpret information, customized (e.g., teacher, parent) passwordprotected feature and additional applications and tools.
  • Collaborates in conducting a summer staff data review meeting; quarterly staff data review meeting; bi-weekly leadership data team meeting and audits the weekly teacher collaborative planning meeting.
  • Develops and coordinates educational programs through meetings with staff, review of teachers' activities, and issuance of directives.
  • Confers with teachers, students, and parents concerning educational and behavioral problems in school; Insures proper placement of students within the overall educational program.
  • Reviews the quarterly early warning system report to assess the effectiveness of interventions in helping at-risk students and to devise new action plans to for newly identified and previously identified at-risk students.
  •  Reviews and discusses the school’s goals articulated in its school improvement plan and use data to assess whether the school is on track to achieving the goals.
  •  Works collaboratively with the departments of Community & Student Services, ESOL, and Instructional Support Services in the design, and implementation of projects and programs that will meet the specific needs of students with specialized needs.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director of Instruction to execute the focused goals set forth by the Superintendent.
  • Works collaboratively with the Executive Director of Planning and External Funding and the Director of Grants and Development to ensure that Title I funds, school improvement funds and other grants are linked to the strategic plan and the data reflecting student achievement needs such as the PSSA, 4Sight and other data that are used to inform continuous instructional improvement.
  • Provides supervision, leadership, and evaluation of each professional employee as designated by the Superintendent of Schools.
  • Remains current in studies of best practices in instruction and keeps informed of federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Helps parents/guardians/students in resolving student/parent/staff complaints and safety concerns.
  • Works collaboratively with principals in establishing safety net programs that will maximize opportunity for students to meet grade level expectations and State and ASD standards.
  • Presents information and responds to questions from professional staff, and the general public.
  • Works in establishing annual staffing plans to meet the enrollment and instructional needs of the school.
  •  Interfaces with the Director of Assessment in using data to inform the work of each of the school supervised.
  • Develops and coordinates educational programs through meetings with staff, review of teachers' activities, and issuance of directives.
  • Confers with teachers, students, and parents concerning educational and behavioral problems in school.
  • Oversees initiation, design, and implementation of projects and programs that will meet the specific needs of students including those with disabilities.
  • Coordinates the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of curricula with the assistance of appropriate district facilitators and administrators.
  • Supervises building discipline, student, faculty, and staff attendance, and class schedules, cumulative records, and grade reporting ensuring that all are consistent with district policies and regulations.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with colleges, community organizations, and other schools to coordinate educational services.
  • Administers educational programs for students with special needs.
  •  Reads, analyzes, and interprets professional journals, studies of best practices, and federal, state, and local regulations.
  •  Supervises extracurricular programs and evaluates these programs by regular attendance at these events.
  • Computes pupil/teacher ratios, percentages, and interprets bar graphs and other data pertinent to educational leadership and instructional achievement.
  • Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.
  • Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Superintendent of Schools, or designee.
Position: High School Principal - William Allen High School
Organization: Allentown School District
Location: Allentown,  PA 
United States
Salary: $132,318-$185,246
Posting Start Date: 3/6/2024
Date Posted: 3/6/2024


  • Master’s degree with a major in educational leadership, educational supervision, or a related field; doctorate preferred.
  • Eligible or hold a Pennsylvania Principal Certification.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a school administrator, preferable in an urban, turnaround, and/or high-needs environment.
  • Satisfactory work record & criminal/child abuse clearances (Acts 34 and 151).
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Such additional or alternatives to the above qualifications as the board or superintendents may determine appropriate and acceptable.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/6/2025
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Allentown School District
31 S Penn St

Allentown,  PA 18102
United States
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