Assistant Principal of Academics & Discipline - PreK-2nd Grade
Position: Assistant Principal – PreK-2nd Dean of Academics & Discipline
Reports to: Principal
FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay Grade: Band 4
Job Type: Full Time
Work Hours: Normal School hours
o Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university.
o Minimum of two years teaching experience.
o Teaching certification preferred.
o Master’s degree from accredited college or university is preferred.
o Principal certification is preferred.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
o Assist in development and implementation of the school master schedule and student schedules according to the district guidelines.
o Evaluation and coaching of instructional staff.
o Communicate regularly with the district academic personnel to enforce and monitor the district academic guidelines
o Supervising campus special program coordinators (SpEd, ESL, GT, 504, Dyslexia, Federal Programs, and Testing).
o Assist in hiring and assigning instructional staff members.
o Implement and review data related to common assessments such as district assessments, NWEA MAP, STAAR, etc.
o Support instructional staff's needs with academic components of Student Information System (SIS) such as, gradebook, report cards, etc.
o Remain abreast of current curriculum trends, instructional strategies, practices, developments, instructional materials and software programs.
o Review and provide feedback to weekly lesson plans, and enforce district provided curriculum/scope and sequence implementation.
o Implement and follow the Response to Intervention (RtI) program.
o Plan, coordinate, and follow up interventions, lab classes, and tutoring.
o Participate in workshops, in-services, and other administrative staff development activities.
o Plan, coordinate, and follow up school academic teams/competitions.
o Enforce district grading policy and monitor teachers' gradebooks.
o Assist in planning activities for staff development.
o Investigates and resolves all discipline problems in a fair and just manner
o Investigates student complaints and grievances.
o Interviews students and witnesses in disciplinary investigations.
o Investigate, adjudicate, and monitor minor infractions of the school code in the form of progressive discipline such as detentions, classroom referrals, Saturday detention, and in-school suspension.
o Maintains disciplinary records required by policy, regulation, law or good practice
o Presents the school’s case in due process proceedings for suspension and expulsion
o Develops and administers disciplinary procedures in accordance with district policies and state laws; receives referrals and confers with students, parents, teachers, community agencies, and law enforcement; responds to and resolves parent, student, and staff concerns and complaints; serves on discipline or expulsion panels as assigned.
o Supervises students on campus before and after school; monitors students during lunch, recess, passing periods, and other activities; instructs students in appropriate behavior; disciplines students in accordance with established guidelines.
Responsible for assisting the principal to provide the instructional and administrative leadership necessary for addressing student achievement and overall school effectiveness. Works with the principal in carrying out the school’s discipline and behavior programs. Understands and responds to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population. Provides proactive leadership to engage all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to support the students’ academic achievement, personal and social development. Works cooperatively with the principal, counselor, nurse, staff, students and parents towards a positive school climate.
o Works with the Principal to establish a safe and secure learning environment for students.
o Develops plans for emergency situations in collaboration with other administrators, staff, and public safety agencies; directs the work of yard duty staff and crossing guards; plans and debriefs emergency drills; updates the school safety plan.
o Prepares and maintains a variety of district, county, state, and federal records and reports; directs preparation of records and reports by staff.
o Participates in administrative meetings and training to improve administrative skills; maintains current knowledge of the district’s adopted
o Provides and maintains appropriate communication with family and community, including law enforcement agencies and the judicial systems.
o Works with community and government agencies on problems relating to drug abuse and truancy
o Serves as liaison between school and home
o Serves as liaison between school and juvenile court
o Represents the school system at community meetings and conferences
o Participate in the creating and implementing of the campus's emergency evacuation and preparedness plan
o Mentor and council at-risk students and students in need of additional staff support
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
o Belief in and commitment to the mission and core values of SST Schools
o Demonstrated leadership with the ability to lead people and get results through work with others
o Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district.
o Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external to the district.
o Ability to organize special programs for assigned campus.
o Ability to use computer including software, database used by the district, spreadsheet and word processing software.
o Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, demonstrating strong prioritization, organization and follow-up skills
o Excellent interpersonal skills. Positive attitude, enthusiasm and energy
o Ability to facilitate and lead change initiatives and embrace innovation
o Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
o Ability to analyze data
o Ability to use effective interview techniques, effective public speaking skills, and problem-solving skills
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
o Light Work: may require occasional light lifting.
o Nights and weekend activities will be occasionally required.
o Position is in office setting and may involve prolonged work at a desk in one location.
o Moderate travel is required.