Ascent Classical Academy
The Assistant Principal oversees the faculty and staff responsible student academic success and character development.
Experience: Experience teaching in a classical school, or experience teaching with classical traditional methods, and in school leadership. Required Abilities, Dispositions, Knowledge, and Skills: A passion for children and for classical education Able to promote virtue through example, habit, and precept Able to teach and promote classical curricula and pedagogy Able to help new and experienced teachers develop methods to manage classrooms and to effectively deal with discipline matters Ability and patience to work with students, faculty, staff, and parents Ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships A strong organizational, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and delegate tasks Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with children and adults Ability to interpret education laws, school board and school policies and procedures, and student data such as diagnostic test results Able to create a master schedule for teachers and student classroom placement Ability to travel as necessary (i.e. field trips, school visits, trainings, etc.) Responsibilities and Duties: Uphold and promote all school policies and procedures. Promote and market the school to new and prospective families and to members of the community. Initiate and support programs that facilitate an appropriate culture for learning and the promotion of virtue. Participate in administrative meetings, faculty meetings and teacher training sessions on or off campus (including the annual summer training session at Hillsdale College). Regularly observe and provide specific and timely feedback to faculty and staff. Supervise the office staff and work closely with the office manager to ensure an effective and professional office environment. Create a master schedule and coordinate with teachers on student placement. Consult with school administrators, faculty, and other student services personnel relative to the curricular offering which meets the abilities, interests, and needs of all students. Work with Special Education, 504 Coordinators, and Classroom teachers and participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process (ARD) and 504 meetings Coordinate with the school testing coordinator to schedule and administer state and district assessments. Collect and report student data for internal and external tests Meet with parents and students about academic and/or discipline matters that require discussion and a plan of action beyond the classroom level. Perform special projects, during and after school hours, and other duties as assigned including, but not limited to, overseeing before or after school detention, tutoring, morning and afternoon student drop-off and pick-up duties, pageants and award ceremonies.