GASTON COMMUNITY ACTION, INC.
                                              POSITION DESCRIPTION

                                       JOB TITLE: PRINCIPAL
EXEMPT: No                                         JOB CODE:
SALARY LEVEL: I                                    DIVISION: HIGHLAND CHARTER SCHOOL
SHIFT:                                             DEPARTMENT: CHARTER SCHOOL

PREPARED BY: TRAVICE TATUM-CONNER                              DATE: 3/18/04
APPROVED BY:                                                   DATE:
SUMMARY: To serve as the chief administrator of a 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 by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

The principal conceptualizes the broad goals of the school and plans accordingly to ensure that procedures and schedules
are implemented to carry out the total school program.

The principal ensures that the school program is compatible with the legal, financial and organizational structure of the
school system. The principal defines the responsibilities and accountability of staff members and develops plans for
interpreting the school program to the community.

The principal provides activities with facilitate the professional growth of the school staff and enhance the quality of the
instructional program.

The principal identifies the annual objectives for the instructional, extracurricular, and athletic programs of the school.

The principal ensures that instructional objectives for a given subject and/or classroom are developed, and involves the
faculty and others in the development of specific curricular objectives to meet the needs of the school program.

The principal provides opportunities for staff participation in the school program.

The principal establishes, implements and evaluates procedures used to carry out the daily routine of the school.

The principal evaluates student progress in the instructional program by means that include the maintaining of up-to-date
student data. The principal supervises and appraises the performances of the school staff.

The principal maintains inter-school system communication and seeks assistance from administrative office staff to
improve performance. The principal maintains a good relationship with student, staff and parents. The principal complies
with established lines of authority.

The principal orients and assists new staff members and new students and provides opportunities for their input in the
school program.

The principal encourages the use of community resources, cooperates with the community in the use of school facilities,
interprets the school programs for the community, and maintains communication with community members.

The principal manages, directs, and maintains records on the materials, supplies and equipment, which are necessary to
carry out the daily school routine. The principal involves the staff in determining priorities for instructional supplies.
The principal organizes, oversees, and provides support to the various services, supplies, materials and equipment provided
to carry out the school program. The principal makes us of community resources

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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

Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent with a current North Carolina Principal’s license (P’, ‘AP’, or ‘DP’, licensure area

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or
governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively
present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and
solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to
practical situations.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety
of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is
required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools,
or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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