High Point Elem. - Assistant Principal - PK-5
Assist the campus leader in leading and managing learning programs and supervise operations and personnel at campus level. Provide leadership to ensure high standards of teaching and learning. Oversee compliance with district policies, success of learning programs, and operation of all campus activities. Coordinate assigned student activities and services.
Texas assistant principal or other appropriate Texas certificate
Certified Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS) appraiser
Thorough understanding of school operations
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to coordinate campus support operations
Two years experience as a classroom teacher
Major Responsibilities and Duties:Instructional Leadership
- Participate in development and evaluation of educational programs.
- Encourage and support development of innovative instructional programs, helping teachers pilot such efforts when appropriate.
- Promote a positive climate for learning.
- Model equitable and fair practices with students and staff from all backgrounds.
- Facilitate two-way communication with principal, staff, students, parents, and community.
- Participate in development of campus improvement plans with staff, parents, and community members.
- Assist develop, maintain, and use information systems and records necessary to show campus progress in areas of teaching and learning.
- Observe employee performance, record observations, evaluate, and make recommendations for professional growth of staff.
- Serve as an appraiser or second appraiser for designated teacher appraisal system.
- Assist principal in interviewing, selecting, and inducting new staff.
Administration and Fiscal/Facilities Management
- Lead and manage operations in principal’s absence.
- Help plan daily school activities by participating in the development of class schedules, teacher assignments, and extracurricular activity schedules.
- Supervise reporting and monitoring of student attendance and work with attendance clerk on follow-up investigations.
- Work with teacher leaders and faculty to compile annual budget requests based on documented program needs.
- Acquire supplies, textbooks, and equipment; check inventory; maintain records; and verify receipts for materials.
- Assist with safety inspections and safety-drill practice activities.
- Coordinate with transportation, custodial, cafeteria, and other support services.
- Comply with federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, and board policy.
- Ensure that students are adequately supervised during noninstructional periods.
- Help to develop a student discipline management system that results in positive student behavior.
- Ensure that school rules are uniformly observed and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable.
- Conduct conferences on student and school issues with parents, students, and teachers.
Professional Growth and Development
- Participate in professional development to improve skills related to job assignment.
- Articulate the district’s beliefs and the school’s mission to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission.
- Demonstrate awareness of school-community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs.
- Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.
Share supervisory responsibility for professional staff with school principal. Supervise teachers, custodians, paraprofessionals, clerical personnel and others as assigned.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Work with frequent interruptions. Occasional districtwide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours