Position Overview: The Assistant Principal (AP) plays a critical role in driving academic achievement for students and building a rigorous college preparatory environment through collaboration with the Principal and other members of the leadership team. The AP has a deep understanding of high-leverage instructional strategies and will directly manage and coach teachers. The AP serves as a leader of the building and will ensure systems are carried out with fidelity.
The Assistant Principal is a 12 month position and reports to the Principal.
- Coordinates with principal and other instructional leaders to support teachers’ instruction through modeling, observing, providing feedback and supporting teacher reflection
- Observes caseload of teachers at least twice per month and provides concrete and actionable feedback through email and coaching conversations
- Works with teachers and instructional staff in establishing positive classroom learning environments
- Reviews teacher lesson plans for quality ensuring rigor, differentiation, etc.
- Plans and facilitates professional development for teachers and staff based on observations and student data analysis
- Collaborates with Principal and Culture Team to develop, implement, and monitor a school-wide culture plan that includes routines and expectations for students and staff in and outside of the classroom
- Provides leadership to all staff and students in establishing a positive, structured, and achievement-oriented environment
- Creates inclusive environments that honor and support a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives
- Models Paul’s core values and sets the standard for professional behavior
- Is highly present and visible during school hours to ensure a positive school environment
- Supports teachers in the implementation of ongoing assessment, data collection, and data analysis to support mastery of standards across the content areas
- Supports teachers in differentiating instruction through modeling, observing, providing feedback, and supporting teacher reflection
- Helps teachers develop and implement classroom-based, developmentally appropriate interventions for individual students and groups of students
- Assists with the Student Support Team (SST) to ensure students receive academic interventions
- Communicates with parents and families to share progress, as well as behavior and academic concerns
- Creates a healthy, high-achieving environment where staff feel challenged, supported, and valued
- Participates in working groups of staff and teachers to plan, problem solve, and support one another on an ongoing basis
- Attends and participates in staff and other school activities and meetings as appropriate
- Shares responsibilities across the leadership team to include planning and leading professional development, culture and discipline in common spaces, special events (trips, evening events, etc.), coordinating testing, developing the master schedule, managing teachers and other staff members, and other such duties
- Other appropriate administrative tasks as needed to fulfill Paul’s mission for our students