Principal – Geiger Montessori

Tacoma Public Schools
January 26, 2023
Job Type
$166,109 - $193,314
Street Address
7401 South 8th Street



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.


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.


1. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis.

2.  Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and  critical to the performance of the work.


Exposed to difficult and sensitive situations and people; exposed to public controversy; required to attend meetings and activities beyond regular work hours; required to travel within the District and the community; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile.



Education and Experience

Master’s degree and successful experience as a teacher or assistant principal at the desired level; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.

Licenses/Special Requirements

Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate.

Valid Washington State Principal’s Certificate at appropriate level.

Valid Washington state driver’s license and access to personal transportation.

Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of leadership principles.

Knowledge of technology related to public schools.

Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

Ability as a communicator, mediator, and problem solver.

Ability to consensually develop a building “mission” and achieve stated educational goals.

Ability to provide energetic, positive, visible, and creative leadership and to implement change.

Ability to motivate, discipline, and interact with students in an equitable and productive manner.

Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance.Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Ability to model and encourage excellence for staff and students.

Ability to develop community and parental support for all aspects of the schools’ program.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse socio-economic setting.

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