Principal - Ridgeway Elementary

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Annapolis , MD 21401

Posted 2 weeks ago

To apply for this position you must currently hold the title with Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) OR have successfully completed the AACPS Human Resources Interview Panel Process.


Title Code






Curriculum and Instruction



Reports To (title only)

Current as of

Regional Assistant Superintendent


Position Summary

Is this position exempt from overtime pay?


Administers, evaluates and modifies, as necessary, the instructional programs offered by the school. Manages school, human and financial resources, buildings, grounds and equipment. Establishes effective relationships with students, parents, staff, community groups and Central Office support staff. Responsible for providing a safe and secure learning environment for students and staff.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


1.Assume responsibilities for defining the school's mission and for communicating goals of the total school program.

2.Adhere to and comply with all Board of Education Policies, Administrative Regulations, and operating procedures.

3.Provide instructional leadership for the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment through the purposeful observation and evaluation of teachers.

4.Create, maintain, and monitor a monthly meeting calendar that allows for faculty and staff collaboration and a school culture focused on rigor and learning for all students.

5.Coordinate the instructional program of the school in conjunction with the appropriate central office staff and the staff development office; supervise the instructional program of the school.

6.Improve instructional practices through the purposeful observation and evaluation of teachers

7.Supervise and evaluate the effectiveness of all school personnel; report and monitor employees not meeting contractual requirements.

8.Lead and direct the process of continuous school improvement.

9.Develop a school improvement plan (SIP) that supports the district's strategic plan and current required state growth measures.

  1. Monitor and assess student achievement using technology and multiple sources of data

  2. Engage all community stakeholders in a shared responsibility for student learning and school success.

  3. Develop an approach to improve and maintain a positive culture for learning that capitalizes on multiple aspects of cultural diversity to meet the needs of all students.

  4. Create and implement school wide supervision plans that establish and maintain a safe and orderly environment.

  5. Develop clearly understood procedures and provide regular drills for emergencies and disasters.

  6. Interpret and implement the policies of the Board of Education and community served through a continuous flow of information using newsletters, emails, Connect-Ed, CAC, PTSO, and other community associations.

  7. Communicate effectively with students, staff, administrative and supervisory personnel, parents, and the community.

  8. Seek and engage in professional activities that foster leadership development.

  9. Administer and coordinate school discipline in a fair and consistent manner.

  10. Exercise initiative, tact, and good judgment in dealing with others.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Master's Degree.


  • Previous successful experience as a school-based administrator with evidence of diverse experiences.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Able to build a school culture which takes account of the richness and diversity of the school's communities.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

  • Have the ability to recruit and maintain a teaching and support staff that reflects the diversity of the student population and community.

  • Ability to create a team that works collaboratively and promotes high expectations for all students.

  • Demonstrate ability to garner support and resources, engage community organizations, individual education supporters, and businesses to support student achievement.

  • Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills inside and outside of school.

  • Have worked in public education within the last three years.

  • Have knowledge of the curriculum of the schools of Anne Arundel County.

  • Must provide four (4) references on Anne Arundel County Public School's reference form.

  • Must maintain a record of excellent attendance (attendance records will be closely evaluated upon application for this position. Applicants outside of Anne Arundel County will have their references evaluated for attendance).

  • Must be able to supervise school activities both inside and outside the classroom and both before and after school.


  • Hold an Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) with an Administrator II endorsement as required by the Maryland State Board of Education Bylaw.

  • Evidence of successful scores on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment.

Career Ladder Requirements

  • N/A

Physical Requirements

  • As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.


Established: 7/1/1979

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Principal - Ridgeway Elementary

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