Code No.: 407.1R3
Principal Standards and Criteria
Standard #1 VISION: An educational leader promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation,
implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community. (Shared
a. In collaboration with others, uses appropriate data to establish rigorous, concrete goals in the context of student
achievement and instructional programs.
b. Uses research and/or best practices in improving to educational program.
c. Articulates and promotes high expectations for teaching and learning.
d. Aligns and implements the educational programs, plans, actions, and resources with the district’s vision and
e. Provides leadership for major initiatives and change efforts.
f. Communicates effectively to various stakeholders regarding progress with school improvement plan goals.
SCHOOL CULTURE FOR LEARNING: An educational leader promotes the success of all students by advocating,
nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional
development. (Culture of Learning)
a. Provides leadership for assessing, developing and improving climate and culture.
b. Systematically and fairly recognizes and celebrates accomplishments of staff and students.
c. Provides leadership, encouragement, opportunities and structure for staff to continually design more effective teaching
and learning experiences for all students.
d. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of curriculum, instruction and assessment.
e. Evaluates staff and provides ongoing coaching for improvement.
f. Ensures staff members have professional development that directly enhances their performance and improves student
g. Uses current research and theory about effective schools and leadership to develop and revise his/her professional
h. Promotes collaboration with all stakeholders.
i. Is easily accessible and approachable to all stakeholders
j. Is highly visible and engaged in the school community.
SCHOOL MANAGEMENT: An educational leader promotes the success of all students by ensuring management of the
organization, operations and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment. (Management)
a. Complies with state and federal mandates and local board policies.
b. Recruits, selects, inducts, and retains staff to support quality instruction.
c. Addresses current and potential issues in a timely manner.
d. Manages fiscal and physical resources responsibly, efficiently, and effectively.
WORKING WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY: An educational leader promotes the success of all students by
collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs and
mobilizing community resources. (Family and Community)
a. Engages family and community by promoting shared responsibility for student learning and support of the education
b. Promotes and supports a structure for family and community involvement in the education system.
c. Facilitates the connections of students and families to the health and social services that support a focus on learning.
d. Collaboratively establishes a culture that welcomes and honors families and community and seeks ways to engage.
MODEL & PROMOTE ETHICS AND INTEGRITY: An educational leader promotes the success of all students by acting
with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner. (Ethics)
a. Demonstrates ethical and professional behavior.
b. Demonstrates values, beliefs, and attitudes that inspire others to higher levels of performance.
c. Fosters and maintains caring professional relationships with staff.
d. Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to diversity in the school community.
e. Is respectful of divergent opinions.
ADVOCACY: An educational leader promotes the success of all students by understanding the profile of the community
and, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context. (Societal Context)
a. Collaborates with service providers and other decision-makers to improve teaching and learning.
b. Advocates for the welfare of all members of the learning community.
c. Designs and implements appropriate strategies to reach desired goals.
Code No.: 407.1R3