High School House Principal

New Haven Unified School District


To serve as the instructional leader and chief administrative officer of a House at James Logan High School.


  • Directly responsible to the Superintendent.
  • Directly responsible for the administrative and teaching staff within the school.
  • Responsible for articulation and coordination of House and site curriculum and activities.


  • Supervises all aspects of the instructional program within the House.
  • Provides for the supervision and evaluation of staff.
  • Assists in providing for the student management and counseling functions within the house and on the site.
  • Provides for curriculum leadership within the House and articulation with other Houses and the District.
  • Supervises student support and instructional support personnel and services within the House.
  • Assists in the selection and assignment of staff.
  • Provides for positive school-community relations.
  • Provides for the development and implementation of House-base instructional improvement plans to contribute to the school-based coordination plan.
  • Supervises co-curricular and other school-related special events. Performs school-wide duties as assigned by the principal.
  • Assist the Principal in the supervision and evaluation of teachers in accordance with District evaluation plan.
  • Coordinate all curriculum activities including curriculum development and updating courses of study, evaluation of instructional program and UC a‑f requirements.
  • Supervise the curriculum areas including selection of professional library materials. May serve as Acting Principal in the absence of the Principal and Vice Principal.
  • Manages school basic allowance and restricted funds budgets, purchase orders and mandated costs.
  • Manages ADA accounting.
  • Submits annual CBEDS report.
  • Coordinates development of the School Plan.
  • Plan, organize, control, direct and evaluate instructional activities, extracurricular events, special programs and plant operations at a District comprehensive high school
  • Confer with District Office personnel regarding staff, programs, students, finances and legal requirements
  • Implement and modify and evaluate the school’s mission, vision, goals, objectives and programs as needed.
  • Interview, select, direct and evaluate certificated and classified personnel; assign faculty including support administrators, counselors and other staff as appropriate to meet school objectives.
  • Direct and participate in a planned program of formal and informal classroom visitations and observations; recommend discipline, reassignment or termination action as appropriate; document evidence of substandard performance.
  • Enforce applicable State and District codes, policies and laws; administer District and school site discipline and intervention policies and safety programs.
  • Plan and direct the business operations of school; develop and administer site budgets; assure proper allocation of funds for instructional and non-instructional equipment and materials.
  • Analyze data and develop and implement plans for instructional improvement growing out of program assessment and the District and site strategic plans.
  • Direct the evaluation and revision of curricular and instructional programs in cooperation with appropriate District administrators; communicate with teachers to assure instructional programs meet student needs and District requirements.
  • Establish, coordinate and maintain communication with community and parent groups, law enforcement and other officials.
  • Prepare and write correspondence, bulletins and other communications on behalf of the school; arrange for school-level public relations and publicity for special events and achievements as appropriate.
  • Conduct articulation activities with elementary and middle feeder schools and other District high schools; develop and direct orientation programs for new students.
  • Supervise students on campus before and after school; monitor students during lunch, recess and other activities; discipline students according to established guidelines.
  • Assure the health, safety and welfare of students.
  • Oversee attendance, behavior management, counseling, guidance and other student support services; provide access to academic, social and career counseling to students. Coordinate the maintenance and operations of the school plant; assure proper management, maintenance and inventory of materials, equipment, buildings and grounds.
  • Direct the implementation of staff development and in-service training; update staff on revised policies and procedures and implement changes. Provide leadership and direction to the student activities and athletics programs and the respective faculty directors.
  • Attend, conduct and chair a variety of meetings with faculty, parents and community representatives; conduct student/parent appeals; attend IEP and other meetings as assigned; respond to and resolve parent, student and staff complaints; represent the school at Board, District and community functions; participate in CPM and WASC activities.
  • Provide for the development and implementation of class schedules.
  • Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of District, County, State and federally-mandated records and reports regarding student attendance, welfare, discipline, safety, academic achievement, certification for graduation and others as directed.
  • Direct the maintenance of comprehensive files pertaining to school personnel, plant facilities, inventories, financial information and contracts; direct the maintenance of student and staff records at the site.
  • Operate a computer and other office equipment as assigned; drive a vehicle to conduct work. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Comprehensive organization, activities, goals and objectives of a District traditional or year-round elementary school.
  • School law administration and applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws.
  • State and local curriculum requirements.
  • Board and District policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Labor relations law and employee contracts.
  • State plant facility requirements.
  • Budget preparation and control.
  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Public speaking techniques.
  • Basic computer operation.


  • Plan, organize and direct the operations, plant and personnel of an assigned comprehensive high school.
  • Organize, direct, evaluate and supervise assigned certificated and classified staff.
  • Direct activities regarding personnel, the physical plant, budget, curriculum and instruction and communications and articulation.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate certificated and classified personnel.
  • Plan and direct the budget and business operations of the high school.
  • Establish, coordinate and maintain communication with community and parent groups.
  • Plan, implement, direct and evaluate instructional and categorical programs in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Complete work with many interruptions.
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
  • Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
  • Hear and speak to exchange information and make presentations.
  • See to monitor students and read a variety of materials.
  • Move hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Bend at the waist, kneel or crouch.


Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of classroom experience.


  • California Teaching or PPS Credential.
  • California Administrative Credential.
  • Valid California Class C driver’s license.


  • Office environment.
  • Constant interruptions.
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work.


Mgt. Salary Range 50
210 day work year

How to Apply


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  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.