2020-2021 Principal- Central High School-The School District of Springfield R-12

The School District of Springfield R-12

Certified Administrator –Principal

Job Title:  Principal 

Reports to:  Executive Director of Secondary Learning

Work Schedule/FLSA Status:  Exempt, per contract agreement

Tenure Track:  Dependent on previous experience

Social Security Contribution:  Ineligible

Salary:  Academic Administrative, A160 Salary Scale

Purpose Statement

The Springfield, Missouri Public School District is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Principal- High School.

The Springfield School District is Missouri’s largest public school district and has built a reputation of academic excellence based on the outstanding performance of our students and schools. About 25,000 students attend 36 elementary schools, an intermediate school, 9 middle schools, 5 high schools and a variety of alternative education and choiceprograms.

The job of Principal- High School is responsible for establishing a school site’s mission and vision that aligns with the District’s Strategic Plan and provides support for the instructional process.  This position includes specific responsibility for directing overall site operations, services and staff at a school; providing information and serving as a resource to others; enforcing established policies and regulatory requirements; coordinating school activities and addressing staff and/or student issues, situations and/or problems that arise on campus or with enrolled students.  This provides support as educators interact with students and parents to ensure collaboration and professional communication exists.


Three years of successful teaching experience required; leadership experience with increasing levels of responsibility is preferred.


Masters degree in job-related area, require


Other related master’s degrees and/or experience may be considered in lieu of stated experience and education requirements

Miscellaneous Requirements

Background clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required

Certificates and Licenses

  • Missouri Administrative Certificate 9-12, required
  • Ability to gain and maintain “Highly Qualified” status as defined by Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, required

Work Environment & Physical Requirements

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 30% sitting, 40% walking and 30% standing.

The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

All interested applicants must go to www.sps.org/jobs and apply to be considered. The School District of Springfield R-12 is an equal opportunity employer who participates in the E-Verify program.

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