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Frisco ISD - Principal of Alternative Programs

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Region: 10
School District/Employer: Frisco ISD
District Category/Employer: Campus
Position: Principal
Assignment Level: Level
  • Alternative School
Job Title: Principal of Alternative Programs
School: Student Opportunity Center
Campus Description: The Student Opportunity Center receives and services students in kindergarten through 12th grade from all Frisco ISD campuses. Kindergarten through 8th grade students who violate the District’s Student Code of Conduct can be referred by their home campus to the KEYS (Keeping Every Youth Successful) program. High school students who are struggling academically, who violate the District’s Student Code of Conduct, or who have other extenuating circumstances that hinder their academic success are referred by their home campus to the various high school alternative programs that are offered at the Student Opportunity Center.

These programs provide a structured environment and address the student’s academic and/or behavioral needs. Students attending the Student Opportunity Center will exit their individual programs with the skills necessary for continued academic, behavioral and social success.

6928 Maple Street
Frisco, TX 75033
Date Posted: 11/19/2021
Deadline: 12/07/2021
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: PRIMARY PURPOSE:
Develop a shared vision that supports personalized instruction and learning through collaborative leadership and innovative strategies.  Direct and manage the instructional program and supervise operations and personnel at the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) level as well as District Alternative Programs.  Oversee compliance with district policies, success of instructional program, and operations of all DAEP and Alternative Program activities.

Instructional and Program Leadership:
Provide leadership in the development of skills for the future-ready learner, including embracing challenges, communicating, collaborating, contributing, innovation, and responding.
Model effective use of digital learning and the value of taking risks to advance the district vision for future-ready learning.
Ensure personalized learning for students and staff.
Build instructional and leadership capacity in all staff.
Model and train staff in the areas of restorative practices and positive behavior supports. 
Advise campuses regarding mandatory and discretionary discipline placements at the DAEP.
Oversee and supervise the Truancy Prevention Facilitators and program vision including attendance for credit.
Oversee and supervise the Student and Family Services Coordinators and program vision.
Collaborate with the Director of Innovative Learning to help facilitate and manage online learning at the DAEP.
Oversee and supervise the General Educational Development (GED) Testing Center and program vision.
Oversee the district’s dropout recovery program.
Analyze data pertaining to student discipline disproportionality.
Seek solutions to challenges surrounding student discipline throughout the District.
Collaboratively review the District Positive Behavior Support Matrix and revise as needed.
School Climate and Culture:
Cultivate social emotional learning for students and staff.
Develop and maintain a supportive, inclusive culture where all learners have input, feel valued, and are invested.
Build a culture of shared leadership and success with high expectations for all.
Promote a growth mindset amongst learners based on individual needs.
Provide resources and ongoing support for teaching staff to accomplish instructional goals for students.
Create and support conditions for collaboration among staff members. 
Provide for two-way communication with superintendent, staff, learners, parents, and community.
Recognize excellence and achievement.
Facilitate the effective and quick resolution of conflicts.
Organizational Transformation:
Build a culture of innovation centered around the district and school vision.
Motivate and empower others to become innovators, risk takers and leaders of learning.
Create the conditions and capacities most conducive for leaders, teachers, and students to perform at high levels and meet the expectations of learning standards and behavior.
Create an environment that promotes the love of learning and a resilience based on a growth mindset.
Model effective use of data for analysis and instructional/behavioral improvement.
Collaboratively develop and set campus performance objectives with members of the school community.
Student Leadership:
Provide students with opportunities to take ownership of their learning and responsibility for their own behaviors.
Promote and support a safe learning environment - physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
Work with faculty and students to develop a student discipline management system that results in positive student behavior and enhances the school climate.
Ensure that school rules are uniformly observed, and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
Conduct conferences about student and school issues with parents, students, and teachers.
Personnel Leadership:
Select, develop, and retain future-ready staff. 
Create structures that promote active participation, leadership, and collaboration with campus educators in professional learning communities (PLCs).
Define, monitor, and evaluate expectations for staff performance regarding instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication with the public.
Observe employee performance, record observations, and conduct evaluation conferences with staff.
Make employment recommendations to superintendent.
Work with campus-level planning and decision-making committees to plan professional learning activities.
Engage in collaborative goal setting with staff.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff assigned to campus including assistant principal(s), truancy prevention facilitator(s), coordinator(s) of student and family services, teacher(s), counselor(s), librarian(s), instructional aides, clerical support staff, and custodians.
Management of Fiscal, Administrative, and Facilities Functions:
Manage the use of school facilities that support innovative spaces that mirror the desired pedagogical practices and respond to students’ needs.
Comply with district policies and state and federal laws and regulations affecting the school.
Develop and monitor campus budgets based on documented program needs, estimated enrollment, personnel, and other fiscal needs.
Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required including accurate and timely reports of maximum attendance to requisition textbooks.
Manage use and supervise maintenance of school facilities.
Professional Growth and Development:
Demonstrate a growth mindset as a continuous learner.
Continually self-educate, monitor and adjust, evaluate change, and seek and utilize appropriate resources.
Develop professional skills appropriate to job assignment.
Demonstrate professional, ethical, and responsible behavior.
Serve as a role model for all campus staff.
School and Community Relations:
Provide a balanced partnership between a community and school to address learning standards essential to the success of the future ready learner.
Invite partnerships to create real-world learning opportunities for students.
Articulate the school’s mission to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission.
Utilize coordinators of student and family services and truancy prevention facilitators to initiate activities and partnerships to address the needs of students and families.
Qualifications: Education/Certification:
Master’s degree in education administration
Texas principal or other appropriate Texas certificate
Eligible to be a certified appraiser for the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) appraiser or other approved evaluation system
Instructional Leadership (ILD) or Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) certification preferred
Special Knowledge/Skills:
Ability to leverage curriculum, technology, and physical spaces for future-ready learning and instruction
Ability to cultivate social emotional learning to ensure the well-being of all students
Ability to advocate district goals of future-ready learning, balanced assessment, and focus on personalized learning and growth for all students
Ability to implement procedures and processes to maintain a safe and healthy environment for staff and students
Ability to evaluate instructional program and teaching effectiveness
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Ability to coordinate campus functions
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to interpret data
Strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
Working knowledge of Texas Education Code / Chapter 37 (Discipline) and Chapter 25 (Truancy) as well as Texas Family Code/Chapter 65 (Truancy)
Ability to model restorative practices and positive behavior supports
Minimum of two years of experience as a classroom teacher
Minimum of three years of experience in instructional leadership roles
Campus level administrative experience required; secondary administrator experience preferred
Salary Range: Actual salary will be calculated based on experience.
How To Apply: Apply to the Frisco ISD website by following this link:


Click the red "Apply" box by the posting.

OR, go directly to www.friscoisd.org > Employment > Employment Home > APPLY HERE > scroll down to “Current Job Openings” section > click on “Start an application for employment”. (In the application, you will pick the vacancy on the "Vacancy Desired" page of the application.)

Contact Person:

Name: Kristen Hudson
Email: hudsonkri@friscoisd.org
Address: 5515 Ohio Drive
City: Frisco
State: TX
Zip: 75035
Phone: (469) 633-6053
Fax: (469) 633-6017