Job Title: Principal Coach

Reports to:Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement
Job Group:Administrative


Job Code:1432
Salary Schedule:APT09


Responsible for ensuring a quality education for every student by coaching school leadership teams. This includes developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities in these teams throughout the district to effectively implement district priorities; providing differentiated support to specific school leaders; and monitoring efforts to ensure implementation that will lead to student success. Also responsible for working closely with the Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement and Learning Community Executive Directors to facilitate support between the central offices and schools focused on academic achievement and equitable practices for all.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Provide guidance to school leadership teams to develop goals that are aligned to the District’s missions, beliefs, and priorities.
  2. Assist school leadership teams with shaping a vision of academic success for all students.
  3. Assist school leadership teams in creating hospitable climates where stakeholders feel a cooperative spirit and take risks.
  4. Build capacity for school stakeholders to promote standards-driven instruction and professional growth within professional learning communities.
  5. Create opportunities for school leaders across school sites to collaborate and learn from one another.
  6. Support the development of school leaders as reflective practitioners.
  7. Ensure a link between professional development and a change in practice by building and/or deepening the knowledge in school leaders on how to progress monitor, including observation, feedback, and reflection.
  8. Facilitate solutions and identify discrepancies between goals and current status in order to stimulate achievement.
  9. Provide support for assigned schools’ continuous improvement objectives and strategies.
  10. Assist with the coordination of instructional programs and services to ensure efficient implementation and avoid duplication or overlap of efforts and support a systemic approach to curriculum and instructional planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
  11. Participate in school advisory, business, and community groups and activities; serve with other educational leaders on work groups, committees, and project action teams that directly support schools.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences in written and oral form using positive interpersonal skills
  • Ability to employ effective coaching and facilitation skills to lead school teams to plan for and respond to learning across content areas
  • Ability to reflect and apply knowledge from current research on best practices for improving student achievement
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate groups to consensus
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards and effective instructional strategies


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience in leadership of curriculum and instruction
  • Demonstrated experience as a public-school principal that has achieved results
  • Must have a combined total of at least five years of experience as a principal and in leadership of curriculum and instruction


  • Certification in Educational Leadership, School Principal or Professional School Principal






Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Principal Coach;   EST: June 18, 2013;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: June 18, 2013