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Duties: The Middle School Assistant Principal assists the building principal in organizing and fostering a positive, safe environment that is conducive to best meeting the needs of all students, staff and parents. This includes such responsibilities as: leading, directing, counseling, and supervising a variety of personnel and programs; creating effective parent, teacher, and child communications; supporting, encouraging, mentoring, and evaluating staff; fostering teamwork between teachers and among staff and parents; and managing budget items. The assistant principal acts in the capacity of the principal during the principal's absence from the school

Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the assistant principal are but not limited to

Assists the principal in the discharge of his/her duties at all times and acts in the capacity of the principal during the principal's absence from the school. Acts as building principal during the principal's absence from the school. Assists in the role of instructional leader to promote student behavior that is supportive, and conducive, to the implementation of the school's instructional programs and goals. Assists in the selection, training and implementation of District standards and initiatives. Assists with scheduling; implementation of goals and selection of instructional materials; Analyzes test data; determines ways to improve instruction and student goals. Designs and implements programming, assisting with programming for ESL students, etc. 


Assists the principal in the supervision and evaluation of classroom instruction. Assists in implementing instructional strategies, including supporting the needs of diverse learners, delivery methods, assessment, and staff development techniques for improvement of instruction

Assists in the orientation of new staff members to the teaching environment at the middle school, especially as it relates to the area of students, personnel policy and procedures and general building practices

Supports teachers who have students with behavior problems

Assists the principal with developing and managing the school budget and implementation of same

Assists with student orientation, counseling, discipline, due process, data gathering, student recognition, and securing student services with outside agencies. 


Cooperates with the School Resource Officer (SRO), the juvenile court system, and social service agencies

Assumes responsibility for implementing discipline procedures as stated in the Student Handbook

Develops innovative strategies, preventative approaches, and proactive plans for students who exhibit at-risk behaviors

Acts in a supportive role with the principal in work with parents, teachers, and the community to promote the effective flow of communications and ensure positive relations with parents, business leaders and community members

Listens and responds to parent concerns with sensitivity

Conducts parent and student meetings and attends all after-school activities

Promotes good school-parent relationships when discussing specific student problems with parents

Assists in organizing parent conferences, back-to-school nights and other times when staff is available to parents to discuss their child's learning and behavior. Represents the principal, in his/her absence, at school activities

Works with teachers and students to promote building maintenance and cleanliness. Develops and manages a campus supervision plan and supervises the campus supervisors

Organizes and directs cafeteria supervision during lunch periods. 

Works in conjunction with the principal in supervising all school activities (i.e., field trips, orientation programs, assemblies, plays, musicals, and other special events)

Supports substitute teachers in carrying out their duties

Supervises administrative detention for students

Assists in the promotion of positive school climate and staff morale through recognition programs and honoring those who excel

Implements co-curricular activities, including athletics, athletic supervision and clubs. Assists with the evaluation of licensed and classified staff

Assists with developing the master schedule. Assists with: hiring and orientation of licensed and classified staff; teacher and classified employee evaluation; working through concerns and classroom management; planning and directing meetings, staff development, trainings and in-services; communications; listening, providing and receiving feedback, and encouragement for all staff

Attends conferences, workshops and meetings to keep informed of current practices and trends in education

Attends meetings of the school site council, advisory committees, etc. as requested beyond the regular workday

Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the principal. 

Provides oversight to coaches and sports related programing 

Provides support and oversight to the district lunch program (i.e., lunch application forms, etc.)

Other duties as assigned by principal, assistant superintendent, or superintendent

Working Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position's functions require some agility to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The position also requires for the candidate to have excellent verbal and written communication skills along with finger dexterity to enter information into multiple data information systems


Qualifications: Master's Degree with administrative principal's Illinois license as required by law. Minimum of four years teaching experience. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in the instruction of elementary or middle school students. Highly collaborative personal qualities and commitment to professional development. Dedication to working with all students to support their success academically, socially, and behaviorally


Salary is regionally competitive. Full benefit package.

How to Apply

All interested candidates must apply on-line at Www.calumetcity155.org. Faxes and/or mailed material will not be considered.

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