Elementary School Principal

Job Type: Administrative
Job Location: Greater East Bay Area
Employment Type: Full-Time Interim

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the greater East Bay area seeks an Elementary School Principal to begin in July 2024.

CalWest Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of successful teaching at the primary school level and possesses a current single-subject teaching credential.
  • Master’s degree in education, Administration, Organizational Management, a related field, a California Administrative Service Credential or equivalent certification, or equivalent experience.
  • At minimum of 3-5 years of critical leadership experience including K-12 school administration, coaching, nonprofit management, or other equivalent experience.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills in English
  • Familiarity with the Common Core Standards for grades K-5 and data-driven instructional practices
  • Demonstrated proficiency with administrative resources like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


  • Provide leadership to the ongoing development, improvement, and evaluation of staff, curriculum, instruction, and the use of student data.
  • Observe teachers and support staff frequently; conduct formal as well as informal observations. Provide ongoing feedback to teachers on instructional delivery and structure substantive feedback for significant areas of growth.
  • Work closely with the instructional coach/es to coordinate and develop the Instructional Team’s capacity to design and implement high-level units, including formative and summative assessments and to effectively use student data to drive instruction. Takes a leading role working collaboratively with the Executive Director and Instructional Coach/es to develop an annual staff professional development plan.
  • Continually develop and evaluate the school’s Tier One program and it’s RTI math, English, and special education programs in order to accelerate the learning of students who are behind and/or need additional support.
  • Work with staff to schedule and coordinate the annual schoolwide assessment plan including ELPAC CAASPP and Measure of Academic Progress (MAP).
  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) – Play a key role in writing and implementing the annual LCAP plan including reporting out on progress towards goals at select Board and public forums.
  • Work with the Elementary School Principal and Executive Director to align core instructional and social emotional goals outlined in the strategic plan with those of the middle school and broader organization.
  • Work with the special education staff and participate in special education evaluation meetings, individualized education program (IEP) meetings, and discipline meetings, and should periodically observe special education classroom instruction, and other special education duties as needed. Participate in 504, special education, SST meetings etc.

Salary Range

$ 130,000 – $ 140,000

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