High School Campus Principal Qualities and Qualifications

The School District of Lancaster is seeking a highly effective leader to serve as High School Principal for the J. P. McCaskey Campus. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding collaborator and communicator, engaging with all stakeholders, focused on improving academic performance and enhancing co/extra-curricular programs.

The successful J. P. McCaskey High School Campus Principal will:

  • Demonstrate expertise in instructional leadership.
  • Possess outstanding leadership and communication skills and serve as a mentor, model and coach to campus administration and staff.
  • Model the norms and cultural expectations of the District, with a high level of honesty and integrity.
  • Work collaboratively with Campus Staff and District leaders to ensure a focus on academic achievement and social emotional learning.
  • Foster and expand relationships with all stakeholders (teachers, parents, students, businesses, higher education, etc.) working to maintain and develop partnerships for the benefit of the campus community.
  • Maintain a high level of visibility, representing and supporting students at a variety of events occurring during and after regular school hours, on and off site.
  • Work to coordinate all aspects of campus life and ensure equity across the campus in all departments and small learning communities.
  • Demonstrated excellence in coaching and mentoring for excellence in classroom instruction.
  • Demonstrated experience in building a successful leadership team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of scheduling and budgeting process.
  • Possess superior problem-solving and communication skills.

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  • Job Description
  • Timeline and Process Information


Timeline & Process

The successful candidate is anticipated to selected in May 2018, with a start date to be mutually determined between candidate and the School District of Lancaster.

Application Requirements: 

  • Must possess current administrative certification and be eligible for Pennsylvania Principal Certification.
  • Master’s degree required, Doctorate preferred.
  • Verified successful administrative experience leading a high school.
  • Knowledge of applicable school law.
  • Successful applicants must pass extensive background checks as required by state and federal law.
Applications will only be accepted electronically and must include:
  • Completed application  (For fillable PDF version, open with Safari or Google Chrome)
  • Cover letter, outlining qualifications, experiences and reason for interest
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation
  • Current résumé
  • Complete transcripts and current valid professional certifications (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient during application process, but official transcripts will be required prior to 2nd Round Interviews.)

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018. EOE.

Starting salary: $135,000

Please submit application materials to: Mr. Flip Steinour, Director of Human Resources for IU13, at flip_steinour@iu13.org

The School District of Lancaster has engaged the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 as a search consultant for the position. 

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