The site principal is the instructional leader of the school. As instructional leader, the principal defines and communicates the educational vision for the site, manages curriculum and instruction, supervises all teachers, monitors student learning, and creates a positive climate in which learning is valued. The site principal is responsible for the administration of the school within the rules, policies, and regulations established by the Governing Board, and reports to the Superintendent.
Establish a positive school climate
Knowledgeable about education theory, educational research, curriculum development, and educational issues
Knowledgeable about California Common Core Standards
Utilizes a variety of sources of data to assess the effectiveness of the instructional program including analysis of student performance data and frequent, on-going observations in classrooms
Through a variety of strategies, assists staff in the implementation of a systematic approach to continuous improvement and collaboration.
Designs and implements staff development strategies to improve student achievement and address site/district curriculum goals/priorities
Coordinates intervention, guidance and testing programs for students with the appropriate District administrator
Coordinates the development of and implements the goals of the District and Site Plans
Working with site stakeholders, develops and implements a school-wide student discipline program that promotes student achievement
Knowledgeable about state and federal laws regarding special education
Knowledgeable about effective instructional strategies for special needs students including special education students, English language learners and gifted students
Knowledgeable about effective use of technology in the classroom
Knowledgeable on technology based software to assist staff with effective usage
Evaluates certificated and classified employees in a competent, timely manner
Motivates staff to improve the site program and student achievement
Motivates staff to work collaboratively as a team
Demonstrates ability to create a friendly learning environment that makes children, parents, staff, and the community feel welcome
Encourages parents and the community to participate in Booster Club, School Site Council and the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Provides parent education opportunities to enhance and extend student learning beyond the school day
Uses proactive strategies to regularly communicate the accomplishments of staff/students to parents and community
Insures that the school campus is safe, clean, attractive and conducive to a high quality instructional program
Insures the School Site Safety Plan is effectively managed
Works cooperatively with District and site personnel
Monitors the school budged appropriately
Coordinates and maintains a system of attendance consistent with the policy of the school district
Incorporated within one or more of the previously mentioned essential functions or the job description are the following essential physical requirement.
Master’s Degree in Education or Related Field
California School Administration Credential
Multiple Subject Credential and/or Single Subject Credential
Successful Teaching Experience (5 years)
English Learner Authorization or Equivalent
California Driver’s License
Successful school site administrator experience (desired)
About Fairfax School District
Fairfax is a small but growing community located on the south east side of Bakersfield.
We are very proud of our students, our community, and dedicated professionals that work together everyday. Fairfax is a learning community that strives to provide a safe, welcoming environment where students are encouraged to ask questions and to find answers.
We are always looking for community and parent volunteers. The students and staff would welcome your participation.
The district motto is, “Empowering Students to Succeed.” As a community we are dedicated to this task by providing a strong and relevant education to our students. At Fairfax, we believe that the student should be empowered to succeed!
We are doing great things here at Fairfax! We hope you have a great experience with us and again.... Welcome to Fairfax!
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