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Position / Title: Assistant Principal - Elementary
Bargaining Unit:    ADM Department/Location: Department of Schools
Work Days: 229 Reports To: Building Principal
JD Revision Date: 05/08/2023 Supervises: Building Staff

Function / Position Summary
The Assistant Principal works collaboratively with the school principal to support the success of all students in the school, including building the professional capacity of school staff; communicating effectively with parents and the community; and supporting student learning. Inherent in this role are the responsibilities for staff evaluation, curriculum development, personnel management, emergency procedures, and facility operations.
Job Duties / Responsibilities

  • Coordinates efforts with building principal to establish and implement a shared mission and vision for the school that leads to academic growth for all learners.
  • Supports principal in developing, implementing, and monitoring the outcomes of the school improvement plan which measure school-wide academic achievement and school climate indicators.
  • Develops, in collaboration with principal and staff, consistent instructional practices which reflect effective teaching and learning that includes a rigorous and relevant standards-based curriculum.
  • Establishes, in collaboration with the principal and staff, a continuous improvement cycle that uses multiple forms of data and student work samples to support individual, team, and school-wide improvement goals, identifies and address target areas for improvement, measures outcomes and celebrates successes.
  • In collaboration with building principal, evaluates the effectiveness of instruction and of individual teachers by conducting frequent formal and informal observations and provides timely, specific feedback on instruction as part of the district teacher appraisal system.
  • In partnership with the principal, creates, develops and sustains relationships that result in active student engagement in the learning process.
  • Utilizes meaningful feedback from students, staff, families, and community in the evaluation of instructional programs and school procedures.
  • Proactively engages families and communities in supporting student learning and the school’s shared mission, vision and learning goals.
  • With principal, creates and supports a climate that values, accepts and understands cultural diversity and multiple perspectives.
  • With principal, creates and supports a climate that values, accepts and understands cultural diversity and multiple perspectives.
  • Consistently a model’s positive behavior aligned to the school’s vision and mission and builds the capacity of others in the school community.
  • Works with principal to ensure a welcoming environment and a school culture that successfully develops the full range of students’ learning capacities – academic, creative, social-emotional, behavioral and physical.
  • Takes a leadership role, with or in the absence of a school principal in the event of any safety or other emergency.
  • Others duties as assigned.



  • Master’s Degree in the field of education required.
  • Professional Educator License (PEL) with General Administrative or Principal endorsement.
  • Performance Evaluation Qualifications (Teachers) required.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Minimum of five years teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated interest, knowledge and/or applied experience in serving culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • Extensive knowledge of learning theory, current educational trends, program planning, curriculum development, and management of instructional programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Experience using formative assessment and other student data to improve instruction and the provision of academic and social supports.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills to present information before large and small groups.


Salary Information

  • The full salary range for this position is $68,541.46 - $102,817.47.  Our typical practice is to hire in between the minimum and midpoint ($85,674.19).
  • Benefit / Pension eligible

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