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Virtual School Principal

Company: Virtual Preparatory Academy of Idaho @ D91
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

The School Principal manages the school leadership time in the effective and efficient day-to-day operation of the school. In conjunction with the Head of School, the Principal is responsible for the implementation and achievement of the school's academic vision, student advancement and daily operations within the school. The Principal will work collaboratively to ensure successful academic outcomes for all students while employing long-term instructional sustainability measures involving professional development, teacher quality assessment, curriculum and pedagogical advancement.
**Idaho residency and Principal certification required**

  • Serve as the school's instructional leader and ensure data is being used to drive all academic decisions
  • Ensure teaching staff implements the instructional model, curriculum, supplemental curriculum, effective assessments, and targeted instruction to meet the individual needs of each student in collaboration with national team members
  • Maintain current knowledge of state specific school report card/accountability components and ensure all needed programming is in place to support achievement of those components
  • Effectively recruit, hire, and retain highly qualified staff
  • Conduct regular teacher and staff meetings that provide professional development and community building
  • carried out appropriately by all students, parents, and staff
  • Ensure maintenance of school census data, attendance data, and other reporting requirements as mandated by the state and/or school sponsor
  • Develop school and office security and emergency plans that meet requirements
  • Coordinate school technology efforts and make recommendations for improvement in collaboration with national team
  • Ensure creation and consistent review/updating of parent and student manuals, policies, and handbooks
  • Effectively communicate the school's mission and vision and solicit input from parents and families about school performance, areas for improvement, and their needs
  • Engage and build strong professional relationships with parents, characterized by timely and regular communications, involving parents, wherever possible in the life of the school
  • Coordinate special projects, such as peer mentoring, service learning and community involvement
  • Ensure student orientation and onboarding programs meet the needs of students, family, and staff
  • Respond in a timely, thorough and professional manner to complaints, comments, concerns and criticisms regarding school operations
  • Conduct home visits as needed
  • Collaborate on the development and implementation of the school marketing plans
  • Collaborate in the development and management of the school budget
  • Achieve and maintain budgeted enrollment thresholds
  • Attend all Board meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


    • Idaho Principal licensure required
    • Master's Degree in Education or a closely related field preferred, Bachelors' Degree required
    • Minimum of ten years' experience in education, including three years' in an online school in an instructional role preferred
    • Minimum of two years' personnel management experience in a K-12 environment
    • Fluency in state-specific Standards and Common Core Standards
    • Fluency in state-specific School Accountability/Report Card Components
    • Fluency in state-specific education code
    • Deep knowledge of distance learning methodology, measurement and implementation
    • Deep knowledge of curriculum development, instructional strategies, and program design
    • Familiarity with school law, including the implications on the educational program and on liability.
    • Track record of building positive working relationships with multiple stakeholders including staff members, students, and parents
    • Ability to problem solve in a thoughtful and analytic manner
    • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills that reflect professionalism and tact at all times
    • Strong time management skills as reflected in effective work and adherence to deadlines on simultaneous projects
    • Understanding of and ability to manage confidential information
    • Strong computer skills including email and Microsoft Office
    • Ability to pass federal, state and local background checks

      It is our policy to abide by all federal, state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination based solely on a person's race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status, veteran status (including protected veterans), marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bonafide occupational qualification exists.

Keywords: Virtual Preparatory Academy of Idaho @ D91, Idaho Falls , Virtual School Principal, Education / Teaching , Idaho Falls, Idaho

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