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Buffalo Public Schools
712 City Hall
Buffalo, New York 14202
(716) 816-3500

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Openings >> Principal - Various Locations - 2021-2022 - RB #20-219
Principal - Various Locations - 2021-2022 - RB #20-219
Title:Principal - Various Locations - 2021-2022 - RB #20-219
Department:School Administration
Location:School Location







2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

APRIL 1, 2021






The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kriner Cash, seeks a highly motivated transformational leader for the position of principal. The principal provides school building leadership for all school programs and collaborates with district leaders to achieve district goals and initiatives.



2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR



Candidates must complete an on-line application available at and submit a resumé. YOUR RESUME MUST BE IN THE BUFFALO FORMAT!  Click this link to download template to access the Buffalo Format Any questions should be directed to Jamie Warren, Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, (716) 816-3668.



Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, (be sure to check your junk and spam mail) we cannot guarantee that your application was received. You must submit an application until you receive a confirmation email.



Candidates must hold at a minimum, a Master’s degree, and a New York State School District Administrator (SDA), New York State School Supervisor (SAS), or School Building Leader (SBL) certificate.  It is required that candidates must attach a PDF or screen shot of their certifications.   

Candidates must have a minimum of eight years combined certificated teaching and supervisory experience, with a minimum of two years at the supervisory level. Candidates with prior Principal or administrative experience in an urban school district or in a district with a large diverse population are preferred.

Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) has begun a period of change that seeks to transform the district and its schools. A significant level of local, state and federal attention and investment in BPS has characterized the last few years providing an incredible opportunity to ensure that all of its students graduate prepared to succeed in college or a well-paying career.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Kriner Cash, BPS has entered into the New Education Bargain with Students and Parents. Currently, BPS is seeking highly competent, motivated, dedicated and fully engaged individuals to accept leadership roles throughout the District's 59 schools and Central Office to serve the academic, emotional, and physical needs of approximately 34,000 students through the elements of the New Education Bargain. The Superintendent is leading a talented and committed leadership team with the aim of moving BPS toward world class status and preparing all students for success.


Buffalo Public Schools seeks a highly effective administrator with a track record of success. We seek an instructional leader who also possesses an exemplary managerial and operational skill-set and mindset who will give no and take no excuses to transform the school to a high performing educational organization.


The new leader will change the public’s ideas about how children learn in the 21st century and will redefine expectations about what young people in America’s urban centers are capable of achieving. The new principal will have a significant level of autonomy and flexibility to drive instructional, budgetary and strategic practices.


The new principal will receive high levels of support in demand for high levels of accountability. This will be provided through the Office of School Leadership. The district empowers school leaders. In exchange, the district holds school leaders and instructional staff accountable for student learning, their own professional development, and their contributions to the school learning community.



RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidates are responsible for, but not limited to the following:


Instructional Leadership

  • create and communicate a School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP) aligned with the District’s vision and goals;
  • conduct classroom observations and evaluations of teachers that lead to positive changes in teacher practices and increased student outcomes;
  • assess the strengths and areas in need of improvement of faculty and staff based on a sound knowledge base;
  • communicate school-wide changes and anticipated actions with the support of data;
  • work to develop and maintain clear lines of communication and collaboration between staff, administrators, students and parents for the purpose of increasing student outcomes,

Teaching and Learning

  • establish priority areas for instructional focus and make necessary changes in those areas to strengthen teaching and improve student learning;
  • ensure that all school leaders and instructional staff monitor progress regularly, and systematically make adjustments to strengthen teaching and student learning,


  • collaboratively conduct a comprehensive curriculum review to ensure that the curriculum aligns with state and local standards and meets the needs of all students in the school, including students with disabilities and English Language Learners;
  • rigorously monitor the alignment of the written, taught, and assessed curriculum using scope and sequence documents and pacing calendars,

Collection, Analysis, and Utilization of Data

  • ensure improved student achievement by regularly analyzing data, using data to inform decisions and drive results;
  • set high performance goals for all students in the school;
  • monitor standards for achievement, align school resources, and prioritize activities to achieve maximum results,

Infrastructure for Student Success

  • champion system mission, core values, and strategic objectives;
  • ensure a collaborative culture by expecting teams to set standards for their work, and take action to meet the standards;
  • develop effective processes to plan for continuous improvement, solve problems, and to achieve desired results;
  • foster a positive school climate where student discipline concerns are addressed in a manner that promotes student responsibility and mutual respect; and,

Professional Development

  • arrange for targeted professional development based on analyses of achievement and instruction, differentiated according to teacher needs and the subject areas targeted for instructional improvement;
  • develop others by providing coaching and support, expressing positive expectations, and selecting data-driven professional development opportunities.
This recruitment bulletin in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator or supervisor.  Buffalo Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this recruitment bulletin and related duties at any time without prior notice.


Appointment will be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent following assessment of training, experience, credentials, certifications and evaluation of service. Personal interviews will be scheduled where appropriate.


SALARY:           Principal’s salary schedule.


FUNDING:          Pending Funding


FOR FILING:    APRIL 30, 2021











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