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Magazine School District (learn more)

Magazine, Arkansas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3258275
  • Application Deadline: May 18, 2021
  • Re-posted: May 4, 2021
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2021

Job Description

Applicants must have a current Arkansas Building-Level Administrator License appropriate for 7th-12th grade. Applicants must have effective leadership skills and experiences, along with a proven background in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development. Previous administrative experience is preferred.

Job Goal

The Magazine High School Principal is the instructional leader of the school building. He/she is accountable for all aspects of the building’s operation. Major responsibilities include prioritizing teaching and learning to ensure success for all students; monitoring the implementation of academic and social-emotional programs; supervising certified staff; providing high-quality staff development; managing human, fiscal and physical resources effectively; providing an environment conducive to student learning; and developing productive community partnerships.

Essential Job Duties/Requirements: (This list is not all-inclusive.)

Instructional Leadership

Oversee curriculum development and improvement of instruction in collaboration with the Superintendent.
  • Utilize data to guide decisions related to increasing student success and improving professional practice
  • Analyze various data to improve the school’s letter grade based on a deep understanding of ESSA components
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of a school-level improvement plan
  • Facilitate and monitor the use of evidence-based instructional practices
  • Conduct classroom observations and teacher evaluations using TESS while providing specific, meaningful feedback
  • Ensure implementation of the Science of Reading practices, and collect evidence of effectiveness
  • Establish, monitor and guide Professional Learning Communities to meet the individual needs of students
  • Work collaboratively with the district leadership team to plan, provide, implement, and evaluate appropriate professional
  • Interview and recommend candidates for certified and classified positions
  • Prepare a master schedule to maximize teaching and learning time
  • Communicate instructional goals to parents and community
  • Facilitate and promote teamwork at all levels

    Managing and Leading Staff

  • Supervise and evaluate all certified staff
  • Develop, review and revise the faculty handbook setting clear expectations for staff
  • Ensure compliance with district policy; take appropriate action with non-compliance
  • Promote and grow leadership among staff
  • Set high expectations for staff and model these expectations through leadership style
  • Promote a culture of innovation where the staff is comfortable taking risks for the betterment of students

    Managing and Maintaining Facilities

  • Maintain a safe and secure learning environment

    School Culture

  • Build and maintain a culture that meets the needs of the whole child
  • Build and maintain a culture of trust among all stakeholder groups (building staff, district staff, family and community
  • Establish and maintain acceptable standards of behavior for students and staff
  • Develop and maintain a school mission and vision that supports and complements the district mission, vision, and values
  • Collaborate with other building leaders to ensure smooth transitions and vertical alignment

    Parent/Community Involvement

  • Seek ways to involve parents and families in their student’s education
  • Lead and facilitate parent meetings
  • Promote school activities in the community and seek to establish partnerships and positive working relationships
  • Secure resources for the school


  • Ensure adequate supervision for students at all times
  • Coordinate and supervise before-school, after-school, summer school, and night-time activities


  • Maintain open channels of communication with all stakeholder groups (building staff, district staff, family and community
  • Understand and promote district policies to employees, parents, and community
  • Inform the district superintendent about matters which are pertinent to the administration of the district
  • Oversee preparation and timely submission of all necessary DESE reports
  • Operate as part of the district administration team by supporting district initiatives

    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Magazine School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, application, and Arkansas Teacher License to
      Dr. Beth Shumate at beth.shumate@magazinek12.com
    • No experience required
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Beth Shumate
    • 485 E. Priddy Street
    • Magazine, Arkansas 72943

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