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Duties

JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Principal provides support for and assists the Building Principal in leading with an intentional focus on equity to promote educational development for all students and professional development for each staff member. This includes implementing an equity-oriented continuous improvement model which focuses on high student achievement, building a positive school climate that supports the whole student, leveraging research and data to drive initiatives, and building a high-performing staff and school improvement team to achieve the school’s vision and goals.

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

  • Collaboratively lead the school’s vision, mission, and strategic goals to support college/career readiness for academic and socioemotional success for all students, with an intentional focus on ensuring equity gaps across student groups, with a lens of racial equity, are closed over time.
  • Collaboratively lead school improvement planning and implementation with the Principal and School Improvement Team.
  • In collaboration with administrative colleagues, provide effective leadership for Student Services.
  • Collaboratively implement best practice social and emotional standards, as well as mental health supports.
  • Oversee and implement effective interventions for reading, math, and behavior through the RtI process.
  • Be knowledgeable of district policies, local policies, and state and federal laws relating to students.
  • Analyze student assessment data frequently to monitor each student’s academic progress to identify areas of need and inform school improvement efforts tailoring instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Analyze student discipline data frequently to monitor each student’s needs and areas for growth.
  • Collaboratively drive rapid and dramatic instructional improvements by implementing strategies in line with the priority areas identified in the district goals.
  • Assist in screening, selecting, assigning, supervising, and evaluating certified and educational support staff in accordance with the district evaluation plan and PERA.
  • Support and supervise the design of rigorous, standards-based instruction with measurable outcomes.
  • Implement a continuous improvement plan that ensures improvement in teaching and learning.
  • Foster a collegial environment that supports teacher leadership, collaboration, and growth.
  • Help develop and implement a professional development plan to address identified areas of need. 
  • Articulate a clear vision for the needs of students and the school, with a focus on student outcomes through a lens of racial equity.
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication skills that will support school and district goals and foster positive relationships throughout the school community.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and effective use of technology in instruction, management, and communication.
  • Create an environment within which teachers, support staff, and students may achieve mutual understanding built from an equity consciousness, a high sense of morale, and the best working conditions.
  • Manage data in accordance with all privacy acts and district policies.
  • Assist with projecting future needs of the school and involve staff in establishing long-term and short-term goals for the school.
  • Collaborate with the other principals and district administrators to further the cause of education and to promote district-wide activities.
  • Establish good relationships with school stakeholders, parents, and community members to bring together the school and community.
  • Serve as a representative of the district (LEA) at selected individualized educational program meetings.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of working with immigrant students and families to ensure the school community is responsive to the unique cultural, linguistic, and sociocultural needs and strengths of immigrant communities.
  • Work in collaboration with district administrators to promote the continuity of the instructional and student support programs.
  • Take all precautions to safeguard the safety, health, and well-being of students and staff members, including the formation of plans to meet emergencies.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master's Degree, from an accredited college or university, with training in administration, supervision, and curriculum development at the elementary level
  • Four years of successful teaching experience, preferably at the elementary level
  • Successful administrative or teacher leadership experience at the elementary level preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in building an inclusive and equity-oriented school culture
  • Illinois Licensure with Administrative Endorsement 
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain, the Teacher Evaluator designations from ISBE to allow for the evaluation of licensed teachers 
  • Experience working in diverse educational settings

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  

  • An administrative leadership style based on positive relationships and a continuous improvement model, driven by an unwavering commitment to racial equity.
  • Bring strong and collaborative leadership with an honest, transparent, and inclusive style.
  • Experience in the areas of student achievement and the development of a positive school climate.
  • Vision, compassion, and enthusiasm for effective team leadership to motivate high standards and continuous improvement.
  • Understanding of or experience teaching second language acquisition/learning/dynamic bilingualism.
  • Knowledge of English as a Second Language (ESL) strategies and best practices for working with emergent bilinguals.
  • Knowledge of special education strategies and best practices for working with students who receive special education services.
  • Inspire excellence in others.

Salary/Benefits

Salary is determined by the Superintendent.  This position has a 11-month calendar year.

Additional Notes

EVALUATION: The performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on the evaluation of professional personnel and the State Board of Education under PERA.  

START DATE: July 29, 2024

NOTE: This is not a position within the collective bargaining unit and is an administrative position.

AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 REVISED:  February 2024

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How to Apply

Apply HERE on our district website.

Email Address

bmcfarland@usd116.org

Job Posting Date

2/9/2024

Start Date

7/29/2024