Assistant Principal - Academics Junior High
Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Elementary Education (1-8) (Level 2), Elementary Education (K-6) (Level 2).
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Administrator, Director – Curriculum/Instructional Services.
The license must be in one of the following grades: 6th, 7th, 8th.
The license status must be active.
SUMMARY Assistant Principal over Academics is responsible for collaborating with LEA level administration team, the junior high level administration team, International Baccalaureate Headquarters, teachers, instructors, Instructional Support staff. This position is a learning facilitator, school leader, and catalyst for change. The AP over Academics, additionally, will play a key role in enhancing student learning by supporting instructional effectiveness through facilitation of teacher collaboration; individual coaching; professional development planning, facilitation, and the development/assessment of programs.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS Assistant Principal over academics reports to the junior high school Principal.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Serve as a member of the school improvement team and administrative team
Work collaboratively with all principals and coordinators in making budgetary, and operational decisions
Pedagogical leader of the curriculum
Point person for curriculum
Implementation of curriculum
Facilitate learning of staff necessary for implementation
Monitor, observe and evaluate teachers
Collaborate and plan with grade level teams
Ensure fidelity of implementation of the IB program and academic program (i.e., training and methods are not simply provided, but systematically implemented, monitored, reinforced, and revisited).
Help to coordinate and oversee the budgets as detailed: curriculum and professional development
Share in the ownership of the responsibility for success and struggles of implementing the academics to include the following duties: • Manage the process of curriculum review and development • Monitor and review the implementation of the IB program • Review current educational resources, from national and international sources, to inform the ongoing development of the program • Monitor and contribute to the maintenance and development of the IB program section of the OCC in order to promote its use by teachers and administrators • Contribute responsibility to staff management in order to maintain a well-functioning team • Provide support on authorization and evaluation visits as requested by the LEA • Undertake or contribute to special projects, both internally and/or in cooperation with outside agencies • Be familiar with and advise administration, faculty and staff on academic progress and proficiency • Organize, prepare agendas, coordinate/lead professional development committee and activities • Responsible authority for the IB application process including the re-evaluation visit
Responsible for the structure, design and implementation of the school wide "Programme of Inquiry," to include: • Select and monitor curriculum to be used within the school • Monitor and adjust the development of the "Programme of Inquiry" with the leadership team • Develop process to monitor and identify grade level progress through each of the units
Effectively educate and communicate to the school-wide community • Develop and present parent nights • Create PR/marketing strategies to contribute to an IB culture in the school
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Student Supervision: mornings, afternoons and possible recess