Elementary Principal K-8 – Harvey Rice: Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Posted on April 16th, 2024

Position: Elementary Principal K-8 – Harvey Rice

District: Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Salary: Elementary School Min: $106,509

Deadline: 06/01/2024

Contact: Michael Herstek

Contact Position: Talent Acquisition Manager

Contact Phone: (216) 838-0068

Contact Email Address: michael.herstek@clevelandmetroschools.org

Qualifications: We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change our scholar’s lives. You’ll be right at home here if you enjoy solving problems, cultivate strong relationships, value equity and diversity, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level (a sense of humor, passion for food, and love of Cleveland is welcome too).

Master’s degree required
Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
Three to five years of K-12 classroom teaching experience.
Building or district level administrative experience strongly preferred.
Experience working effectively with urban schools, students and families, and outside partners with demonstrated exemplary results
Record of success in leading adults; prior experience with direct management and supervision
A passionate belief in the capacity of all children to learn and succeed and a sense of urgency about making that real for CMSD students
Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, be flexible, willing and able to play different roles at the school, and to go above and beyond to meet the varied and constant needs of CMSD scholars
Special training and/or experience with school turnaround highly desirable
Certification or eligibility for Alternative certification as required by Ohio Department of Education
For Alternative Principal eligibility requirements, please access the Ohio Department of Education at (http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Resident-License-Options/Alternative-Principal-License)
Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
Valid Ohio driver’s license


Establish his or her school as an active learning center with a focus on student engagement, professional support for teachers, instructional practices that lead to dramatic academic progress, and measurable results
Set ambitious school goals for student achievement and performance; hold staff members accountable for achieving results
Build relationships with all stakeholders including students, staff, faculty, parents, funders, board members, the school district, and the community
Hire, develop, and manage staff to grow leaders from within the school and create a culture of continuous professional development
Use data to inform practice and drive decision-making and instruction at the school
Manage a student-based budget for school building
Motivate faculty and help them use data to inform instructional decisions as partners in creating a learning-centered school culture
Define both high-priority goals that get immediate results and a long-term strategy for success
Implement and direct the implementation District and/or Board of Education policies and procedures
Perform other related duties as required