Elementary Administrator / Principal Resume Sample
This elementary principal's resume sample is for a professional with solid education work experience and administration leadership accomplishments. This school administrator resume example communicates the job applicant's VALUE, VALUE, and VALUE!
This sample elementary school principal resume was developed using a professional looking format, which showcases Judith's credentials and expertise as a school administrator in a straightforward manner.
It begins with the title of the position the client (fictionalized) wishes to secure and underneath that there is a strong tagline or elevator pitch of who she is as an administrator. Then, we've written a professional resume profile that provides a premium overview of her best skills and top abilities as a school principal. After describing for the reader what she can do, such as create and monitor old and new policies, develop a positive school culture, and mentor educators, the reader will want to read on to find out more about her experience and skills.
We used up-to-date school leadership keywords to ensure the electronic scanners (applicant tracking systems (ATS) didn't bypass this potential job candidate. Administrative buzzwords such as budgeting and forecasting, individual education plans, program development, training and development, and fiscal management demonstrate her skills and will be sure to grab the reader's attention.
A quote gives an eye-appealing touch, so we incorporated one to demonstrate Judith's dedication and positive leadership. Having someone else speak to your abilities always comes across stronger than saying it yourself. So when possible, include testimonials in your resume.
Her education has been placed front and center on the first page of this sample elementary school principal resume because it's important to have a Master's Degree if you are a school administrator. However, we have left the years off of her degree as she received them several years ago and we also don't want to bring too much attention to her age as an older education professional.
Following her education credentials begins her professional experience. She has been in her current position for a long time so she will have lots of experiences and accomplishments to highlight. When writing up her experience as a school principal, we placed her everyday duties in paragraph form and then bulleted all of her many accomplishments.
In this example, we used a bold font to highlight key career achievements such as increasing student attendance, reducing student discipline, and improving students' reading levels. This draws the readers attention to these points to ensure they don't glance over them. You will also notice her accomplishments are quantified when necessary, which makes accomplishments that much more impressive.
Judith's professional school principal experience continues on the second page of this sample resume. We've included a page header that has her name and the page number to ensure her documents remain intact. We've also included a heading that lets the reader know that we are continuing with the same work experience from page one of this resume example.
We've continued to bold the most important leadership accomplishments in the list to help them stand out. She has lots of great accomplishments listed that any school would be excited about, including "Secured funding to implement new speech program, which dramatically improved students' ability to communicate".
If you are looking at how to become a high school principal, you can start now by gaining the required skills and communicating transferable skills.
Using bullet points is an excellent way to describe your accomplishments and success stories from previous positions. Whether you are seeking a high school principal, middle school principal, head of school, or superintendent position – your important achievements need to be in the resume and cover letter.
What you have accomplished demonstrate how you can impact schools through demonstrating your core leadership competencies. Frequently, administration applicants spend too much time on perfecting the context of their accomplishments instead of refining the significant effect their achievements had on the school community and its students. Take the time now to answer the following questions:
- Have you initiated and established new management systems for a school?
- Have you created and implemented any school programs that helped to improve the school?
- Do you have specialized expertise in school management and administration?
- Can your track record speak for your leadership accomplishments and qualifications to obtain a position as a school administrator?
- Did you pursue advanced education to keep up with the current and new changes in school administration?
- Have you participated in seminars, training, or other workshops related to your job position to enhance your knowledge and skills?
This set of questions can help guide you in uncovering your administrative accomplishments and success stories to improve your resume and your chances of obtaining an administrator position.
Following her experience as a principal is her past teaching experience. We included this older experience in this elementary school principal sample because it's also important to show that an administrator also has teaching skills and can relate to her teaching staff.
Judith is a big advocate of professional development, so we made certain her top programs and courses stood out in this example elementary principal resume. We also demonstrated her commitment to community involvement, incorporating a separate area that helps her passion shine through in her resume.
This elementary school principal resume sample boasts the client's job accomplishments in a clear-cut manner, encouraging the reader to pick up the phone and offer her a job interview. This resume helps Judith stand head and shoulders above her competition!
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
"Judith, the dedication, energy and positive leadership you have shown during your 10-year tenure as Principal is something the school system hopes to find in all educators. Unfortunately, this doesn't happen – you are the exception. You are an inspiration to the staff, community and students. I commend and appreciate your outstanding contribution to ABC Middle School."
Allen Reed, Superintendent, South Eastern School District
Enthusiastic administrator who advocates for implementing student and faculty continuous improvement programs focused on raising academic levels of students, improving educators' teaching skills, and encouraging community involvement. Proactive leader and team player with proven track record of collaborating with innovative professionals to raise the level of instructional practices and student achievement. Talent for developing and implementing new academic programs, which assist at-risk learners and challenge those who perform above grade level. Track record for initiating fundraising activities, writing and receiving grants, reducing unnecessary costs, and managing a large budget. Student-focused leader who forges strong relationships with all members of the school community.
* Education Administration
* Classroom Evaluation Methods
* Curriculum Planning & Improvements
* Teacher Mentoring & Development
* Academic Progress Tracking
* Student Discipline & Safety
* Technology Enhancements
* Grant Proposal Writing
Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Administration
Master of Science in Educational Leadership
Phoenix University, Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Queen's College, Flushing, NY
SOUTH EASTERN SCHOOL DISTRICT – LAKE ERIE, OH 2007 – Present
Principal – ABC Middle School
Plan, control and direct the overall activities of a middle school with 500 students and 33 faculty members. Oversee staff recruitment, development and evaluation, fiscal management, record and administration organization, student discipline, program initiatives, team-building, professional development coordination, shared decision making, and advisory council coordination. Uphold a safe, respectful and fair learning environment.
Education Leadership Contributions:
* Increased student attendance by 10% by restoring positive student-faculty relationships.
* Reduced student discipline rate by 8% by implementing new behavior intervention program.
* Increased number of students reading at grade level by 20% by implementing a "home reading" program.
* Authored and published a book entitled: "Open Parent, Staff and Student Relationships Equal Results".
* Coordinated curriculum mapping for all core content areas to boost the quality of education.
* Formed major private retail partnerships and enlisted parent volunteers to implement the first "breakfast program" in the State of Ohio, which increased students' learning and focus.
* Created and led textbook review committee, reviewing, selecting and purchasing modern learning resources.
* Secured funding to implement new speech program, which dramatically improved students' ability to communicate.
* Created a tutoring program to provide students with peer resources.
* Applied for and received $150,000 library renovation grant.
* Introduced a 1:1 Chromebook initiative to broaden curriculum objectives and develop students' 21st century skills.
NORTH EASTERN SCHOOL DISTRICT – LAKE ERIE, OH 2003 – 2007
Elementary & Middle School Teacher (K-8)
Designed and implemented comprehensive and creative lesson plans for elementary and middle school aged children. Provided instruction in all core content areas, emphasizing cooperative learning methods and critical thinking skills. Upheld positive classroom management plans. Conducted ongoing informal and formal assessments and utilized running records to track student progress. Fostered positive relationships with parents, colleagues, and administrators.
* Appointed by Principal as "Mentor Teacher" to assist new teachers.
* Designed "Read and Listen to Help Program" which increased academic achievement and confidence in struggling readers.
Member – Rotary Club of Somewhere, OH, 1 Year
Treasurer – MS Society, Somewhere, OH, 2 Years
Tutor, English as a Second Language – Somewhere, OH, 10 Years
P.A.L., Reading to Children – Somewhere, OH, 4 Years
Lunch Committee – Men's Shelter, Somewhere, OH, 2 Years
Elderly Assistant – Somewhere, OH, 1 Year
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