Middle School Principal - Hazelwood School District

Hazelwood School District

POSITION TITLE:   Middle School Principal                                   

 REPORTS TO:     Assistant Superintendent                                   

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Assistant Superintendent, serves as the chief administrator of the school in developing and implementing policies, programs, curriculum activities, and budgets in a manner that promotes the educational development of each student and the professional development of each staff member. Supervises grades 6 through 8, assistant principals, teachers, counselors and auxiliary personnel employed in the school.                                   


Essential Functions                                    

  1. Serves as instructional leader for the school and moves schools toward continuous academic improvement
  2. Evaluates, encourages and recommends improvement regarding the instructional program in a comprehensive middle school; initiates programs, activities and events- original or innovative in nature.
  3. Keeps his/her supervisor informed of developments in the middle school.
  4. Formulates objectives in support of District philosophy and objectives; supervises development of the schedule for the program of studies and grade reporting system.
  5. Directs instructional programs to meet the individual needs of each student, regardless of their academic standings.
  6. Participates in the selection of certificated and support staff; makes teaching and duty assignments appropriate to the employees’ certification and talents; schedules and conducts faculty meetings.
  7. Supervises the evaluation of personnel under his/her direction.
  8. Takes an active role in disciplinary actions involving students that demand his/her personal attention.
  9. Supervises or prepares reports requested by outside agencies or District supervisory personnel.
  10. Evaluates activity programs relative to improvement and maximum participation; supervises the direction of an extensive after-school and evening activity program.
  11. Directs a program organized to aid the student in transition from middle school to high school.
  12. Prepares a monthly accountability report and meets with supervisor for review and feedback.
  13. Authorizes expenditures as determined by the budget and from the school activity fund accounts.
  14. Supervises the development of an annual budget for the educational program of the school.
  15. Devises a School Improvement Plan (SIP) based on the educational needs of the student body and presents the plan to the Superintendent and Board of Education.
  16. Prepares an annual report for the Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent.
  17. Participates in professional activities designed to enhance competency.
  18. Experience working with diverse population.
  19. Track record of improving student acheivement.


  • Minimum of Master's Degree in an accredited institution of higher education
  • Appropriate principal's certificate issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or certificate pending completion of Assessment Center. This certificate must cover grades 6, 7, 8. This requirement must be met before commencement of contract
  • At least 5 years successful secondary classroom teaching and administrative/supervisory experience
  • Training and practical experience in instructional management, effective teaching models, curriculum development, implementation and evaluation
  • Ability and personality necessary to work effectively with colleagues, students, parents, and other individuals, as well as formal and informal groups and organization
  • Possess positive, effective people skills

Period of Employment:

  • Contractual period of employment is 12 months.


  • Based on 2019-2020 administrator salary schedule (plus $2,000.00 stipend for doctorate)