Elementary Principal

Friday, May 4, 2018
Lakeshore Public Schools, Stevensville
Position Details: 

Position Title:    Principal – Stewart Elementary School

Location:        Lakeshore Public Schools, Stevensville, Michigan

Reports To:          Superintendent


The staff, parents and community members are looking for an inspiring and visionary leader for Stewart Elementary with a solid background in classroom instruction and school administration.  


  • Master’s degree or higher in school administration or related educational field (training should include areas of school administration, supervision, curriculum, and child development).
  • Must possess a valid Michigan administrator certification.
  • At least five (5) years of successful teaching experience.
  • Must possess a current and valid Michigan teacher certificate.


  • A minimum of three years of administrative experience or substantial experience at the elementary school level in a variety of leadership roles.


  • Strong organizational skills and proven leadership ability.
  • Demonstrated effective management, supervisory, executive, and curricular skills; and the ability to relate well with staff, students, parents and community.
  • Knowledgeable about research-based instructional strategies and design, balanced assessment processes, and professional learning communities.
  • Ability to understand and utilize data to improve student achievement.



  • Provide leadership for the planning and management of the total instructional program of the school.
  • Commit to high visibility and daily communication with all stakeholders using multiple forms of communication.
  • Establish a culture of high expectations for both academics and behavior.
  • Supervise and evaluate all personnel assigned to the school.
  • Administer, manage, and supervise the operation of the school in compliance with the Board of Education policy and the direction of the Central Office.
  • Maintain positive relations with parents, parent groups, school volunteers, business partners, and other related agencies.
  • Keep current on legal, financial, and educational reform initiatives.
  • Embrace diversity and understand how to engage all stakeholders in the school community.
  • Closely monitor teaching practices, and ensure both rigor and best practice are occurring in all classrooms.
  • Design opportunities to empower students, staff, and parents to be integrally involved in all aspects of the school’s culture and climate.
  • Analyze and share student data and educational research as the foundational principles of professional learning communities.
  • Meet regularly with parents, students, and staff to assist in meeting the needs of all learners.
  • Embrace change and innovation; ability to envision and actualize learning beyond the traditional walls of the classroom and the school.
  • Work with the Director of Student Services to assure appropriate programming for special needs/at-risk students.
  • Interact with students in a positive and constructive manner to encourage each individual to perform at their highest level.
  • Provide necessary supervision of school-sponsored activities, both during and outside of school time.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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 stand, walk, sit, talk, and listen.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.


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 this environment is quiet to loud depending upon the activity in the particular part of the day and location.  

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with candidate’s experience.  
  • Benefits are in accordance with the district’s Working Guidelines for Administrators and will be reviewed with a prospective successful candidate upon district offer of employment.

Beginning Date:  July 1, 2018

Deadline For Application:  Friday, May 4, 2018

To Apply:  Complete an online application:  https://www.lakeshoreschools.k12.mi.us/domain/38

Please include three letters of recommendation and address online letter of introduction to:  Phil Freeman, Superintendent


The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.