Posted: Jun 22, 2022

Principal, Grammar School, K-5

Salary: Annually
Application Deadline: Jul 24, 2022
Elementary School


Job Title: Grammar School Principal                                                    FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director/ /Assoc ED                                           Terms of Employment: 12 Months

Primary Purpose: To serve as the administrator of a classical charter 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.

Qualifications (Education/Certification): To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Completion of an approved program in school administration at the master’s level preferred, but will consider all relevant experience and education.
  • Hold a NC license in School Administration
  • Relevant experience in school administration/leadership

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include the following, other duties may be assigned.

General Planning

Partnering with the ED/AED to develop, establish, and evaluate the school-level goals and objectives for the school’s instructional program that align with TJCA’s strategic plan.

General Coordination

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

Enhancement of Personnel Skills

The principal provides activities which facilitate the professional growth of the school staff and enhance the quality of the instructional program. The principal works closely with the Human Resources Director to ensure that staff is provided adequate tools, training and resources to further their professional development as it relates to students, the public and co-workers.

School Objectives

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

Curriculum Objectives

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

 Establishes Formal Work Relationships

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities continued:

Evaluates Performance

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 performance of school staff per guidelines established by leadership.

 Facilitates Organizational Efficiency

The principal maintains inter-school system communication. The principal maintains good relationships with students, staff, and parents. The principal complies with the established line of authority.

 New Staff and Students

The principal orients and assists new staff members and new students and provides opportunities for their input in the school program. The principal works closely with new staff to ensure clarity of direction and expectations.


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

Supplies and Equipment

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 use of community resources.


Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.