Responsible for supporting the school vision to achieve and sustain high levels of student achievement. The assistant principal will collaborate with the school principal in the development, implementation and evaluation of instructional best practices. The assistant principal will also provide organizational support to ensure efficient school operations.
- Assists the school principal in serving as an instructional leader of the building staff to achieve and sustain high levels of student learning and growth.
- Observes teachers’ classroom management, instructional practice, professional development pursuits, interpersonal and leadership skills, while identifying high- and low-effectiveness performers, and provide clear and actionable feedback, resources and support.
- Collaborates with the principal to provide ongoing professional development for staff, based on an analysis of school / assigned building data, best practices and instructional research.
- Models and promotes the continuous use of data to inform practice and drive decision making and instruction.
- Works with the counselors, teachers, students and parents in preparing learning plans for students.
- Works with the principal, teachers and staff in the development and implementation of the core components of the school’s curriculum.
- Helps develop policies and organizational procedures to:
- Implement the instructional program.
- Provide harmonious staff relations;
- Secure a safe physical environment for pupils and staff
- Secure wholesome school-community organizations which work within the school.
Job Specifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required):
- Master’s Degree from an accredited institution required.
- Oklahoma State Department of Education Administrator Certificate for the appropriate level required.
- Minimum of five (5) years of successful teaching experience, with at least two (2) years of leadership experience in an elementary school.
- Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the current issues, principles, and practices in public education and the ability to apply them to the needs of a school.
- Commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of educational equity.
- Capacity to define a vision, build teams and achieve results despite tremendous obstacles.
- Experience in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources.
- Record of success in leading adults; prior experience with personnel recruitment, selection, training, management, labor relations and supervision.
- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Keen ability to use data in the decision making process and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to continuously elevate professional contributions through ongoing reflection, building upon previous learning and being open and receptive to ongoing feedback.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
The working conditions and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Able to sit and stand for extended periods of time
- Exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer
- Able to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids
- Hear and understand speech at normal levels, outdoors and on the telephone
- Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly
- Physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds, to bend, stoop, climb stairs, walk and reach
- Duties are normally performed in an office environment.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the supervisor or appropriate administrator. Oklahoma City Public Schools reserves the right to, update, revise or change job duties as the need prevails. This document is for communication only and not intended to imply a written or implied contract of employment. T h e Board of Education and Superintendent may approve alternatives to the listed qualifications.