ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

 

THE POSITION

The position requires an educational leader, with a highly developed level of interpersonal empathy. The successful candidate has a demonstrated track record of successfully navigating complex cultures. He/she is self- motivated, able to think both strategically and tactically. He/she has an instinct for adapting to an evolving environment.

In partnership with the Principal, the candidate:

  • Supports the Principal to direct, supervise, and evaluate faculty

  • Supports the principal to place students appropriately and ensure proper supports are provided

  • Supports the principal in all his/her responsibilities and for the on-going improvement of the school in optimizing the learning of all students

  • Helps to expand and strengthen the existing professional development program

  • In the absence of the Principal, leads the school, including daily communication to teachers

  • Helps coordinate security and safety procedures

  • Understands and can articulate the school’s Mission to all stakeholders

  • Helps enrollment by meeting with prospective parents

Duties and Responsibilities:

Faculty and Staff

  • Assist the Principal in setting goals, observing teachers, and providing feedback and professional development

  • Assist Principal and faculty to develop agendas for weekly grade team meetings regarding curriculum alignment and assessment. Ensure action items/concerns from weekly meetings are addressed timely and adequately

  • Assist in the creation and management of annual schedules; Analyze needs for schedule changes for following year

  • Assist with the recruiting and selection of new faculty

Student Support and Success

  • Work with teachers to gather and analyze student academic achievement data (Unit assessments, report card grades, EasyCBM, etc.)

  • Assist the Principal using data to inform faculty goal-setting and student advancement; Works with the Director of Data and Accountability to disaggregate and report data for use by Trustees and outside stakeholders

  • Work with the Director of Learning Supports to ensure effective interventions are in place and tracked for students with IEPs

  • Meet regularly with the Child Study Team to ensure support for students with academic and/or social emotional concerns

  • Support teachers in developing effective practices for students with social or behavioral concerns

  • Support and meet with students, teachers and parents to provide positive behavioral growth

  • Communicate with parents regarding student behavior and consequences

Curriculum and Community Care

  • Arrange and facilitate Professional Development for Responsive Classroom

  • Ensure consistent implementation of Responsive Classroom

  • Embrace and understand CKLA and Eureka (Engage NY) math to support teachers and model best practice for student engagement and mastery of curriculum.

  • Assist principal in presentation of curriculum information to parents (curriculum evenings, parent coffees,1-1 meetings with parents)

  • Demonstrate a growth mindset; model same in communicating with all ICS stakeholders

Education, Work Experience, and Skills Requirements

  • M.A. or M.Ed. in administration and supervision, curriculum and instruction, education, or related field

  • Experience in a leadership role, preferably in a diverse setting

  • Excellent leadership, inter-personal, communication skills;

  • Teaching experience in an elementary school, preferably in a diverse or urban environment

  • Knowledge of current research in education, administration and supervision,

  • Experience evaluating and appraising teachers,

  • Effective conflict management skills

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