May 11, 2020

Assistant Principal (Elementary)

  • TrulyHired
  • Midland, TX, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description


POSITION: Elementary Assistant Principal

WAGE STATUS: Exempt

No. of Days: 217

PAY GRADE: 3

JOB TITLE: Elementary Assistant Principal

REPORTS TO: Principal and Executive Director - Elementary Teaching & Learning

DEPT./SCHOOL: Campus assigned

EDUCATION:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Mid-Management or Principal Certificate
  • Certified in the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS)
  • Pass Bilingual or ESL exam through the Texas Education Agency. After two unsuccessful testing attempts, employee must attend 6 hours of ELL professional learning provided by the MISD's ELL Department. Must be completed by the end of the first contract year.

EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of three year's successful teaching experience (teaching level preferred matching level of position selected)

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To provide leadership in the operation of the school to assist the principal.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Special Knowledge/Skills:
NCLB and Texas Accountability standardsOrganizational and planning skills
Working knowledge of clinical supervision
Knowledge of curriculum and effective instruction
Ability to work well with a diverse population

Terms of Contract: According to district approved calendar

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Instructional Management
Interpret the MISD curriculum guides and assist in program implementation.
Assist with the administration of system-wide and special testing programs.
Assist with the monitoring and reporting of teachers' methods of charting pupil progress.
Develop an awareness of special programs such as Reading Recovery (elementary level), resource, library, gifted, special education and ARD's, bilingual or ESL, federal and others.
Follow state and local policies related to the teacher appraisal process.
Conduct classroom observations and teacher conferences in a professional manner.
Participate in school improvement activities as delegated by Principal.

School/Organization Climate
Promote a positive student learning environment and positive staff morale within the district by providing in-class support in the areas of classroom management, positive student reinforcement, motivational strategies, and maintenance of positive student rapport.
Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals.
Foster collegiality and team building among staff; encourage their active involvement in the decision process.
Provide for two-way communication with superintendent, staff, students, parents, and community.
Communicate and promote expectations for high level performance from staff and students; recognize excellence and achievement.
Facilitate effective and timely resolution of conflicts.

School/Organization Improvement
Participate in required reporting and accounting procedures such as textbook management, attendance, inventory, etc.
Assist in the planning and preparation of the school budget
Assist in constructing schedules for the campus
Assist in planning and conducting fire and disaster drills.
Assist in orienting and monitoring the work of substitutes
Implement policies contained within the current policy handbook adopted by the
MISD Board of Trustees
Make appropriate decisions and accept responsibility

Personnel Management
Develop an agenda and conduct faculty meetings
Assist teachers as needed in classroom instruction
Assist principal in teacher assessment to determine staff development needs.
Assist in the selection interview process of campus staff
Assist in the recruitment and selection interview process at district level as assigned by the Superintendent or his designee
Assist with the mentoring process of new hires at campus level as assigned by the Principal or his designee
Assist in monitoring the effectiveness of assigned mentors at campus assigned by facilitating mentor-First Year Teacher (FYT) meetings
Conduct pre-conferences, observations and post-conferences with assigned new hires to collaboratively identify priorities, select goals and develop a professional growth plan. (Include input from Teacher Supervisors and other appropriate personnel)
Provide inductees in-class support/resources (observation results, materials, modeling, team teaching/planning, inservice, personnel) needed to strive toward mastery teaching and mastery learning.
Report assessment needs to appropriate personnel, i.e., teachers, supervisors, instructional coordinators, computer services, when additional instructional and technical resources are needed for inductees
Plan and implement follow-up with inductees to encourage the utilization of materials, skills and instructional models
Analyze professional development progress with inductees maintaining documented progress of teacher goal attainment as it relates to student success

Administration and Fiscal/Facilities Management
Coordinate routine maintenance requests and needs
Conduct regular building and playground equipment inspections
Assist in planning and coordinating the energy conservation activities

Student Management
Implement district discipline management plan
Supervise pupils in campus area, i.e., halls, cafeteria, playground, crosswalks, bathrooms
Assist in registering, orienting and assigning new pupils
Assist teachers in identifying reasons for discipline problems and develop a plan of action
Investigate student attendance patterns and suggests ways of improving school attendance
Participate in accident and vandalism reporting procedures
Monitor daily schedules to be certain instructional time is maximized

School/Community Relations
Attend at least one PTA executive board meeting, all campus PTA meetings, and one meeting of the MISD Board of Trustees and City-Council PTA
Participate in public relations activities for the school
Assist the principal in creating positive home-school communication
Assist the principal in the administration and coordination of theparent volunteer program

Professional Growth and Development
Observe professional and ethical standards in accordance with generally accepted community standards and the Texas Education Agency code of ethics
Take the initiative to develop needed professional skills appropriate to job assignments to includethe latest research and development in educational methodology
Maintain confidentiality
Serve on district committees/special projects, i.e., grant writing, as assigned by the Superintendent or his designee
Perform such other duties and responsibilities as assigned, or as may be necessary for job effectiveness

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervise mentor program at campus level.
Supervise personnel as assigned for appraisal purposes.


WORKING CONDITIONS

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environment Factors:
  • Emotional - Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • Physical - Moderate carrying and lifting.
  • Standing, sitting, walking, use of fingers, eyes and ears
  • Occasional district-wide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
  • Environment - Inside normal office environment
The above statements are intended to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
Contact Information
  • Woodrow Bailey
  • 615 W. MISSOURI
  • MIDLAND, Texas 79705

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