Park Hill School District

Elementary Principal for 2020-2021

F.L.S.A.: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Director of Elementary Education


The Elementary Principal is responsible for providing effective instructional leadership and is accountable for the school’s operation. Major responsibilities include the educational program, professional and classified staff, student development, facility maintenance and management, fiscal management activities, and developing effective community relations.


  • Minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience.
  • Elementary Principal certification.
  • Educational Specialist Degree with Doctorate preferred.
  • Effective leadership skills and experiences.
  • Proven background in instruction, assessment & professional development.


1. Participates in developing building goals according to the educational goals of the district.

2. Develops and implements educational programs according to goals and strategic plan of the district and school site-based team.

3. Works with staff to develop a procedure to improve the assessment and instructional techniques used to teach the curriculum and develop a plan that allows teachers to practice new assessment and instructional techniques.

4. Ensures faculty involvement in the identification and development of goals that improve classroom instruction and increase student learning.

5. Provides leadership in developing the necessary climate for change and growth within the school.

6. Demonstrates effective screening and interviewing skills to select staff that will compliment existing staff.

7. Observes instruction and provides feedback to teachers to improve instruction.

8. Provides staff development on an ongoing basis to involve staff in assessing and improving instruction, improving building communication, improving working relationships in the school, and improving ways to provide support to staff.

9. Provides an orientation program for new staff members.

10. Monitors student progress throughout the year.

11. Provides for a safe, orderly, positive, clean school environment.

12. Supports and participates in parent/community activities.

13. Provides for a systematic program of self-evaluation to improve daily performance.

14. Informs appropriate central office personnel of problems, progress, and plans in the building as they occur and identify.

15. Manages resources, personnel, and time in order to provide for effective and efficient day-by-day operation of the school.


Revised 1/2018

Contract Begins: July 1, 2020 – Twelve months with paid vacation and competitive benefit package

Salary Range: $94,416 - $124,709, plus benefits

District Information:   

Missouri Distinction in Performance (18 consecutive years).

2009 and 2015 Missouri Quality Award Recipient – State Level Baldrige Award Winner (first school district in Missouri to receive award twice).

CoSN Award for Digital Trusted Learning Environment Seal.

2017 and 2018 Governance Team Award from Missouri School Board Association.

Meritorious Budget Award from Association of School Business Officials International (12 consecutive years).

2017 and 2018 Ingram’s Journal - #1 Rated Public School District in Kansas City Missouri Area.

NSPRA Gold Medallion Award – top national award recognizing superior education public relations programs, projects, and campaigns in North America.

Assessed Valuation – $1,877,953,228

Certificated Staff – 993 

Support Staff – 743

Administrators – 58

Student Enrollment (K-12) – 11,742

Budget – $245,620,817

The Park Hill School District is a suburban school district of 11,742  - 20 minutes north of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. 

Location:  The Park Hill School District is located in Southern Platte County, Kansas City, Missouri. The School District includes the following communities: Parkville, Weatherby Lake, Houston Lake, Lake Waukomis, Platte Woods, Northmoor, Riverside & Kansas City.

Application Timelines  

Deadline for Applications:   Friday, January 24, 2020 (at 11:55 p.m.)

Interviews:   Thursday, January 30, 2020 (Tentative)

Announce Candidate:   Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (Tentative)

(Timelines may vary)


Please be aware that you will not be able to submit your online application until you have attached the following documents: resume, cover letter, transcripts for each level of degree, certificate and three (3) letters of recommendation. Specific directions are located on the "Attachments" page.

Also, you will be sent a separate email, once you submit your application, notifying you of an assessment you will need to take to complete your application. This is a timed assessment and each question is also timed. Your application will not be considered complete until you submit your assessment.