Principal – Maple Dale Elementary School

Maple Dale Elementary School

Announcement of Vacancy 2021 – 2022 School Year

Principal – Maple Dale Elementary School

Sycamore Community Schools

Cincinnati, Ohio

Sycamore Community Schools is located northeast of Cincinnati and includes the municipalities of Blue Ash and Montgomery as well as portions of Sycamore and Symmes townships. The district celebrates its cultural and international diversity. We invite you to visit and experience Sycamore Community Schools and the outstanding learning community of Maple Dale Elementary School on the district’s website:


Assumes leadership role of the total elementary school environment including but not limited to, staff supervision, curriculum planning, school and community activities and building management by performing the following duties.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Serves as building instructional/curriculum leader both daily and through regular planning.
Plans, organizes, and directs the implementation of all school activities.
Engages the community and maintains on-going communication with parents regarding any issues or concerns.
Provides daily public relations as the school’s spokesperson regarding all school issues.
Directs preparation of class schedules, cumulative records, and attendance reports.
Recruits, interviews and makes recommendations for hiring of all building staff levels as needed.
Researches current instructional strategies and student assessment data for school improvement.
Conducts classroom observations and staff evaluation for reviews.
Ensures a strong staff development program for the building.
Develops and evaluates educational programs to ensure conformance to state and school board standards and makes recommendations for its improvement.
Plans and coordinates building goals and district imperatives.
Oversees all operational aspects of the building including technology, safety, standardized testing, and security.
Confers with teachers, students, and parents concerning student’s educational and behavioral issues.
Develops and maintains a fiscally responsible budget.
Monitors compliance of master contracts and board policies and procedures.
Ensures quality student achievement.
Monitors staff attendance including sick, personal, and vacation days.
Ensures a strong staff development program for the building.
Articulates district vision, financial goals, and overall direction to staff and parents.
Other duties as assigned by Superintendent.


Directly supervises employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the district’s policies and negotiated agreements.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.


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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues and administration.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret testing and survey results, financial reports and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, agencies, teachers or members of the school community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to administration, staff, public groups, and/or Board of Education.  


Valid certificate/license as issued by the Ohio Department of Education


Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory based on school objectives.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community.  Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication. Ability to use computers where applicable.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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