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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

Mentor Principal

Mentor Principal





POSITION:                                 MENTOR PRINCIPAL


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Assistant Superintendent


FLSA/CONTRACT STATUS:     Extracurricular


EMPLOYMENT TERM:              School Year


SALARY:                                    $600 per year


EVALUATION:                           By immediate supervisor as needed 


JOB SUMMARY:                       Serves as a master principal assigned to a new principal to contact, observe, coach, and mentor on a regular basis.



  • Ensures the new principal completes the 12-hour Center for Professional Development Principal Mentor Training Program;
  • Assists the beginning principal in acquiring materials and other resources;
  • Provides feedback on all professional development provided at the school;
  • Establishes a constructive beginning principal-mentor relationship designed to enhance communication and exchange of ideas;
  • Observes, analyzes, and provides feedback on the beginning principals delivery of his/her instructional program;
  • Advises the beginning principal on strategies to maintain effective school-wide management;
  • Assists the beginning principal in developing methods to appropriately evaluate personal progress;
  • Uses the supervisory techniques necessary to improve the beginning principal’s delivery methods;
  • Discusses and puts into practice techniques and/or strategies to improve areas of need;
  • Identifies professional development opportunities that will enhance the beginning principal’s subject area knowledge;
  • Disseminates information and encourages the beginning principal’s attendance at workshops, seminars, staff development training, and other education offerings;
  • Provides benchmarks for new principal to meet in regards to deadlines and other regulations and polices set forth by the WVDE; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Assistant Superintendent.


  • Possession of leadership skills with ability to communicate and relate well to administrators;
  • Has completed the mentor principal training;
  • Available to observe and meet with new principal;
  • Knowledgeable of current educational trends and research;
  • Knowledge of school and county policies; and
  • Minimum of five years of successful full-time school administrator experience in Mineral County Schools

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace. Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.



The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60 dB).



The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.


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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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