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Winthrop Harbor School District #1 is hiring for a Full-Time Assistant Principal at Westfield Elementary.

Valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with a Principal or General Administrative Endorsement.

This position is 10 months.

The individual employed for this position will work under the supervision of the Principal and / or Principal Designee.
Under general supervision, the Assistant Principal assists the Principal in the administration, organization, safety, discipline, supervision and educational leadership of the school. The Assistant Principal assumes the administrative leadership of the school in the absence of the Principal.


  • Behavior Management:
    • Develop and enforce school-wide behavior management policies and procedures in collaboration with the principal and staff.
    • Support teachers in implementing effective behavior management strategies in their classrooms.
    • Monitor and analyze behavior data to identify trends, patterns, and areas for improvement.
    • Coordinate and implement appropriate interventions and supports for students displaying challenging behaviors.
  • Attendance:
    • Develop and implement strategies to improve student attendance rates.
    • Collaborate with teachers, counselors, and other stakeholders to identify and address barriers to attendance.
    • Monitor and analyze attendance data to identify patterns and trends, and develop targeted interventions as necessary.
    • Work closely with families and community agencies to support student attendance and address underlying issues.
  • Discipline and Conflict Resolution:
    • Assist the principal in administering disciplinary procedures and implementing the school's code of conduct.
    • Collaborate with teachers, staff, students, and families to address disciplinary issues and resolve conflicts.
    • Provide guidance and support to teachers in handling discipline-related matters effectively.
    • Foster a restorative justice approach to discipline and conflict resolution when appropriate.
  • Student Support and Guidance:
    • Support the social-emotional development of students by promoting a positive and inclusive school climate.
    • Collaborate with counselors, social workers, and other support staff to provide intervention and support for students with behavioral or attendance challenges.
    • Facilitate and participate in individual and group meetings with students to address behavior, attendance, and social-emotional needs.
  • Administrative Duties:
    • Assist the principal in managing daily school operations, including scheduling, supervision, and student activities.
    • Collaborate with the administrative team to develop and implement, and train staff on school-wide initiatives and programs.
    • Participate in meetings, committees, and professional development activities to stay updated on best practices in behavior management, and attendance.
    • Evaluation of staff.


Valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with a Principal or General Administrative Endorsement.

  • Master's degree in Education or related field 
  • Prior experience in an educational leadership role or similar capacity.
  • In-depth knowledge of behavior management strategies, and attendance improvement techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate effectively with students, staff, families, and community members.
  • Ability to analyze data, identify patterns, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Knowledge of restorative justice practices and conflict resolution strategies.
  • Familiarity with relevant laws, policies, and regulations related to student discipline and attendance.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities to manage various responsibilities effectively.


Salary based on Experience and Education.

Excellent benefit and retirement package which include:
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Life insurance
Health savings account
Flexible spending account
Paid time off (sick, personal days, and holidays)
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
District pays employees 9% TRS Contribution

Additional Notes

Interested Candidates should contact Principal Carrie Nottingham at cnottingham@whsd1.org

Winthrop Harbor School District #1 is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit and
employ the most qualified personnel and provide equal opportunities for advancement, including
promotion and training, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national origin,
status as a disabled or military veteran, or on any other basis when prohibited by local, state, or
federal law.

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