Principal Middle School

  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Jun 01, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Education and Training Management, Supervisory
  • Salary: 138,927 USD
  • Salary Top: 149,610
  • Phone: 253-571-1250
  • Apply By: Jan 22, 2020


Inspiring Dreams.  Achieving Success. 

Tacoma Public Schools is looking for dynamic, self-motivated leaders who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of students. 

This position provides leadership within the building to provide a responsive and dynamic educational program so that all students will acquire the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes to lead self-sufficient, well-adjusted, healthy, productive, and socially responsible lives to the best of their individual potential.


Job Description

1. Directs, supervises, facilitates, and evaluates the instructional, guidance, and other programs of the building; is responsible for educational leadership and student achievement in the assigned building; leads staff in continuous improvement of instruction and program delivery; monitors student performance within the building.

2. Supervises and evaluates work of personnel assigned to the building; develops appropriate recommendations for staff which may involve staff development, placement, dismissal, or reassignment of personnel in conjunction with the appropriate district personnel; works with institutions of higher learning in training of teachers.
3. Coordinates human relations within the school and between the school and its stakeholders (i.e., students, families, parent groups; community agencies, business community, etc.); ensures and promotes student welfare; exercises good judgment in dealings with students, staff, parents, and public.
4. Leads the development of program improvement plans at the building level in collaboration with teachers and district staff; coordinates the involvement of curriculum and instruction and staff development in improving instruction and programs; coordinates building involvement in the district's curriculum and program review and implementation cycle.
5. Participates in the formulation, interpretation, and execution of the policies and regulations of the State Board of Education.
6. Directs student placement for optimum student achievement.
7. Supervises student discipline and the management of students in the lunchroom, in hallways, on school grounds, and in any program held at the school under district sanction; works cooperatively with district administrators in emergency situations.
8. Supervises the security and care of assigned equipment, buildings, grounds, and other school property.
9. Coordinates activities of the assigned school with activities of other schools in the district; attends a variety of activities at and for assigned school.
10. Participates in the development of the annual school budget by submitting budget requests and supporting data.
11. Prepares reports and maintains current records as required; analyzes and utilizes the data to lead program improvement within the building.
12. Supervises school safety program; coordinates periodic drills for fire, air raid, and earthquake to ensure compliance with district, state and federal regulations.
13. Participates at staff meetings and in-service training programs sponsored by district administration; maintains and updates knowledge and skills necessary for success in the position by participating in professional development activities as needed or as assigned.
14. Maintains a high standard of ethics in all professional relationships, actions, and decisions.
15. Promotes effective curriculum and program communication to flow between the building and the rest of the district.

Job Requirements

Must hold both a valid WA State Principal credential AND a valid Teaching/ESA credential. 

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.

Additional Information

If you are ready for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students APPLY NOW at and reference job # 7647.

Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252,; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191,; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson,, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell,, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357.

Job Address

Tacoma, Washington 98407 United States View Map