Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Jackson, TN, USA
  • Full Time


Jackson Madison County School System

Deadline: Until Filled

TITLE: Elementary Principal

REPORTS TO: Superintendent

SUPERVISES: All school staff

TERM: 11 months (220 day contract)

JOB GOAL: To establish and promote rigorous standards and expectations for all students and staff to facilitate high academic achievement and responsible behavior.


  • Master's Degree as required by the State of Tennessee
  • Administrator's certificate with Qualifying Endorsement Area: Instructional Leadership Pre-K-12 (442) or Instructional Leadership Professional Pre-K-12 (443)
  • FBI/TBI Fingerprint/Background Clearance every five (5) years

Alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent might find appropriate and acceptable

EVALULATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on evaluation of personnel.


  1. Assumes administrative responsibility and instructional leadership for the planning, management, operation, and evaluation of the educational program.
  2. Supervises the operation and management of personnel and facilities.
  3. Supervises the instructional program of the school.
  4. Assumes responsibility for the implementation of the district's aligned and/or state standards for each grade level.
  5. Oversees the state and district testing program; leads the school staff in analyzing, understanding, and utilizing data to plan instruction.
  6. Maintains a current School Improvement Plan based on annual achievement data.
  7. Plans and implements professional development opportunities for all staff members.
  8. Works to recommend and retain high-quality staff and provide appropriate supervision that will ensure professional growth.
  9. Evaluates teachers and other personnel as outlined in state law, Minimum Rules and Regulations and Board policies.
  10. Assumes responsibility for maintaining good public relations with the community and using community resources to enrich the learning program.
  11. Establishes the annual master schedule for instructional programs and student placement, ensuring appropriate sequential learning experiences.
  12. Administers the code of discipline and behavior within the school.
  13. Oversees the health and safety of all students.
  14. Assumes responsibility for developing school budget, directing all purchasing, and coordinating all financial activities within the school to ensure they are maintained according to the guidelines in the Internal School Uniform Accounting Policy Manual.
  15. Requisitions supplies and equipment and all other materials necessary to operate the school through the office of the Superintendent.
  16. Assumes the responsibility for planning faculty meetings; parent-teacher conferences, school activities, school exhibits, etc.
  17. Maintains frequent and effective communications with students, families, school staff, and central office administrators.
  18. Ensures proper accounting of all equipment, textbooks, and supplies assigned to the school.
  19. Observes all other rules and regulations relative to the operation of the schools as established by law and as contained in the Rules, Regulations, and Minimum Standards of the State Board of Education.
  20. Stays familiar with and ensures appropriates implementation of Board policies.
  21. Stays current with yearly Tennessee Academy of School Leaders (TASL) credits.
  22. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

The Jackson-Madison County School System (JMCSS) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


Internal Candidate

  1. Letter of Intent
  2. Resume/Vita
  3. Three Letters of Recommendation
  4. TN Teacher License

External Candidate

  1. JMCSS electronic application
  2. Letter of Intent
  3. Resume/Vita
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation
  5. TN Teacher License
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