NE Area Elementary School
Baltimore, MD 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

School Based Administrators

How To Apply

Applicants must have participated inandcompleted the Principal Assessment Skills Center
and been identified as eligible for the Principal Candidate Pool for Baltimore County Public Schools.

Please be prepared to submit the following items:
  • Online application.
  • Current resume (one to five pages in length). For professional experiences please include mm/yy dates for start and stop of employment, starting and ending salary,and supervisor's name.
  • Copy of current MSDE certificate with the appropriate Admin I/II endorsementsor out-of-state educator/leadership certification (external candidates only).
  • Official copy of a transcript from each institution from which an undergraduate or graduate degree was received (external candidates only).
  • Copy of certification test scores for teaching and leadership (external candidates only).

JOB TITLE: Principal, NE Area Elementary School (This is a new BCPS school to open for the 2022-2023 school year)

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

DEFINITION: Serves as the instructional and administrative leader of a school. Plans, implements, directs, and evaluates the school's programs and activities. Supervises professional and support staff. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Develops systems and structure that will guide the instruction program at the new school.
  • Participates and engages in boundary study meetings to determine the new boundaries for the school.
  • Engages in the design process of the facility in collaboration with Department of Facilities Management & Strategic Planning (DFM&SP). Coordinates, plans, and implements facility logistics in collaboration with DFM&SP.
  • Plans, coordinates, and facilitates meetings with community, parents, and stakeholders.
  • Works with the Division of Human Resource to interview, select, and hire all staff as position allocations are provided for the new school.

  • Assumes responsibility for defining the school's mission and communicating goals and expectations of the total school program.
  • Provides instructional leadership for the implementation of the curriculum of the Baltimore County Public Schools.
  • Coordinates the instructional program of the school in conjunction with the appropriate school and central office staff.
  • Supervises the instructional program of the school.
  • Leads and directs the process of continuous school improvement.
  • Develops a school improvement plan that supports the Indicators of Progress.
  • Monitors and assesses student achievement and participation outcomes with appropriate data collection and analysis.
  • Supervises and evaluates the effectiveness of all school personnel.
  • Assesses the need for staff development for all school personnel and plans appropriate activities. Provides a program designed for school-community coordination and keeps open lines of communication between the community and the Board of Education.
  • Directs the business functions of the school, such as budget preparation, accounting, and expenditure authorization.
  • Works directly with students in developing positive student leadership through school and community activities.
  • Interprets and implements the policies of the Board of Education and local school to the community served through continuous flow of communications, such as newsletters, public talks before community groups, and communications to students and parent associations.
  • Engages in professional activities which contribute to leadership development. Administers and coordinates school discipline. Communicates effectively with students, staff, administrative and supervisory personnel, parents, and community.


Education, Training and Experience:
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a master's degree, with appropriate course work in leadership, pedagogy, and supervision.
  • Three years of outstanding teaching and one or more years' experience as an assistant principal.

Licenses and Certificates:
  • Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate with an Administrator II endorsement is required.
  • A comparable out-of-state leadership or school building leadership certification transferrable to Maryland will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of pedagogy.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public education administration.
  • Knowledge, skill, and successful experience with the school improvement process.
  • Knowledge, skill, and successful experience in the use and analysis of school performance data.
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
  • Possession of technology competency (e.g., database, internet, spreadsheet, word processing, and related applications); skill and experience in data analysis and application.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently travel among the school environment/campus; occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; frequently attend evening meetings and weekend activities.

Requires attendance at evening meetings and weekend activities as required.

FLSA Status: Exempt

This position is eligible for membership in the Maryland State Teachers' Retirement System.

To view more information about the benefits we offer, please click here:

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefitssession.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360).

Contact Information

Homer McCall,II
Director of Staffing
(CASE, TABCO, and Non-Represented)
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 443-809-7874


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 to 3 years
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