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Under general direction of the Principal, the Assistant Principal is responsible for assisting in the leadership, administration and coordination of high school.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. 

  • Apply knowledge of effective practices for supervision of a high school that matches the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs of high school students. 
  • Assist the Principal in the administration, supervision, and leadership of the school and assume responsibility for the full operation of the school in the absence of the principal as directed.
  • Assist the Principal in interviewing and hiring of faculty and staff.
  • Assist the Principal in teacher and staff evaluations.
  • Assist the Principal establishing instructional practices following a continuous improvement model, providing activities and programs for instructional improvement including professional learning, orientation, and curriculum workshops and seminars.
  • Provide leadership in curriculum research, planning and evaluation.
  • Participate in articulation within the school and between schools, with a focus on students, families and the community 
  • Serve as administrative liaison to various district meetings when assigned.
  • Assist with supervision, in all areas of the school, including events outside of the school day, 
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Principal.


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Assistant Principals will be assigned to certain areas such as, but not limited to: Athletics, Student Activities, Special Programs, Curriculum and Instruction, Student Services and/or Building Operations. Each Principal will assign specific duties to the various roles within their building as needed. The following define some of the responsibilities that the Assistant Principal may be assigned:

  • Assist the Principal in preparation of the budget including the authorization of purchases and monitoring of expenditures.
  • Assist the Principal in the organization, preparation and execution of all-school testing and assessment activities.
  • Provide effective leadership in the development and implementation of the building’s academic programming and multi-tiered systems of support 
  • Provide effective leadership in the development and implementation of the building’s student discipline program along with supervising and coordinating the work of internal and external stakeholders playing a role in ensuring a safe and orderly learning environment.
  • Provide leadership and coordinate the work of specialized group of educators (school nurses, psychologists, social workers, speech clinicians, etc.).
  • Provide leadership in the development of the school’s master schedule and annual registration process.
  • Provide leadership in supervising building and grounds.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director of  Student Services to facilitate special education and other student services in the building.
  • Supervise the Guidance and Counseling Office and the registrar, including maintenance of student records.
  • Supervise the operation of the procedures for all substitute teachers in the building.
  • Supervise the operations and performance of educational support personnel, including maintenance, security, and paraprofessionals
  • Supervise the investigation of all disturbances and emergencies and conduct fire and tornado/disaster drills including the completion of appropriate reports.
  • Supervise all aspects of the co-curricular program, including sports, clubs and activities.
  • Serve as the Principal for the summer school program.
  • Facilitate the communication, record keeping, and follow-up of student attendance concerns with appropriate District administrators.
  • Serve as the building Homeless Liaison.
  • Coordinate and organize student activities and special events related to school climate, student recognition and graduation, and oversee the development of the yearly activities calendar.
  • Coordinate activity field trips including transportation, giving approval for such trips, notifying the faculty of students going on the trip, placing the trip on the master calendar and arranging for substitutes.
  • Coordinate all transportation needs of the school in cooperation with the Director of Transportation.
  • Coordinate the assignment of student teachers within the building, including orientation of the student teachers, working with supervising teachers, university supervisors and Human Resources.
  • Organize and supervise the procurement, issuance, maintenance, collection and storage of textbooks; supervise the collection of all student fees, fines and other obligations; and maintain accurate student records.
  • Gather and compile data to assist with the preparation of state reports as assigned.
  • Schedule all building usage, including after school programs.




  • Master’s Degree, from an accredited college or university, with training in administration and supervision
  • Appropriate Illinois credentials to evaluate certified staff 
  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator License with appropriate administrative endorsement (ie: Principal, Superintendent, etc.)



  • Five years of successful teaching experience, preferably at the high school level.
  • Previous administrative or supervisory experience at the high school level is preferred.
  • Participation in Continuous Improvement efforts and demonstrated success with application of Continuous Improvement methodology in practice



  • An administrative leadership style based on effective human relations and a student focused continuous improvement model.
  • Evidence of relationship-building, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Evidence of regular engagement in and desire to continue professional learning, implementation, and reflection
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with interruptions.
  • Experience with integration of instructional technology to enhance delivery and learning
  • Demonstrated use of strategies for ensuring equitable practices in a diverse learning environment
  • Effective communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills with a record of building relationships that foster collegial trust, promote teacher efficacy, aspire to high expectations and accountability, and maintain a common instructional focus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in curriculum and instruction at the high school level.

Serve as a role model for all students and perform their duties to create an environment that is conducive to providing students an enhanced and engaged learning opportunity.


The work year for this position is 12 months. Salary is based upon market comparisons as determined by the Superintendent. FLSA Exempt. Valley View offers excellent fringe benefits, including life, health, and dental insurance.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply online at www.vvsd.org and upload a letter of application along with a resume and three (3) letters of recommendation dated within the past twelve (12) months.

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