Assistant Principal

Last Updated: 12/26/2019 5:53 PM

CLASS TITLE: Assistant Principal

REPORTS TO: School Principal

EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt

APPROVED: January 14, 2016- Order #2016-1720

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

Provide administrative service and technical assistance to staff as well as other stakeholders. Assist schools in strengthening instructional programs through a strategically planned, standards-based approach with a focus on narrowing the gap. This position will provide leadership in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and planning.

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Assists with data organization from all assessments and diagnostic instruments and develops strategies for intervening with students who are experiencing difficulties. 
  • Engages staff in intensive data analysis and results planning 
  • Implements and supports the goals determined by the district/schools’ comprehensive plan.
  • Works collaboratively with other educators to integrate educational initiatives and resources 
  • Assists in program implementation and curriculum development 
  • Assists schools in developing and implementing comprehensive plans designed to meet individual schools’ student achievement needs.
  • Assists schools in determining effective methods for the integration of curriculum standards, instructional strategies, and the developmental use of authentic assessment
  • Models a variety of instructional strategies designed to be rigorous and mirror assessment.
  • Assists in identifying professional development needs and developing long-range professional development plans 
  • Coaches and models research based instructional strategies. 
  • Mentors new teachers
  • Supervises staff as needed and required. 
  • Evaluates staff as needed and required. 
  • Maintains regular attendance. 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  •  Curriculum, instruction and assessment
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Operation of a computer terminal and data entry techniques.
  • Oral and written communication skills. 
  • Research methods and report writing techniques.
  • Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
  • Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. 
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

ABILITY TO:

  • To perform the responsibilities as previously outlined.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions. 
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Operate a computer terminal. 
  • Prioritize and schedule work.
  • Learn, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
  • Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing 
  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations 
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Three (3) years of successful teaching experience with demonstrated evidence of and potential for success in administrative/supervisory responsibilities 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of current curriculum and instructional trends and techniques
     

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid Kentucky Certification as Principal