Assistant Principal

Ridgeland, MS, US
May 05, 2021
Position Type:
Administration/Assistant Principal

Date Posted:

Madison Middle School

Date Available:

Closing Date:

Applicants must hold a valid Mississippi educator license with endorsement code: 486. Send a letter of interest and resume (to include references) to Mrs. Leatha Phillips, Principal, at

Middle School Assistant Principal

Job Title: MIddle School Assistant Principal
Reports to: School Principal
Supervises: Certified and non-certified staff and students on assigned campus
Overtime: Exempt

Job Purpose:
This position is responsible for assisting the school principal in providing school wide leadership, maintaining the daily operations of the school in the absence of the school principal, and learning and growing professionally to lead a school in the future; To help ensure the safety and security of the students and staff; To help place students and teachers in a position to succeed in the classroom and in other activities.
Duties and responsibilities: The following are essential functions the person employed in this position must be able to perform. The duties listed below are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but are intended to accurately reflect the key job elements.
  • Assist the school principal in the overall administration of the schoolAssist the school principal in the development and administration of school programs consistent with school district goals, vision, mission, curriculum, and school board and state policiesHold and maintain high expectations for instructional best practices, student achievement, behavior, and accountabilityServe as principal in the absence of the school principalAssist the school principal in implementing a schoolwide vision that is adopted and embraced by the school and communityAssist the school principal by working with the leadership team to implement effective instructional strategies to achieve the visionAssist the school principal in making decisions aligned to and in support of the visionWork with school staff to support students' social, intellectual, and emotional developmentRespect and value each student in the school and foster strong connections among students and adultsEnsure the school environment is safe, secure, and clean; all basic facilities are in working orderConduct routine safety drills and professional development and maintain records in keeping with Mississippi Department of Education and Madison County Schools guidelinesAssist the school principal in leading staff in the development and implementation of lesson and unit plans aligned to MS state standards, curricula, and assessments and the revisions to lesson and unit plans based on student outcomesAssist the school principal in supporting staff in implementing a variety of rigorous instructional strategies and pedagogical methods that meet students' needs and drive students' learning and supporting staff in effectively adapting instructional practices to ensure that all students master contentAssist the school principal in consistently monitoring and collecting data to inform continuous improvement and using multiple sources of data to evaluate instruction, identify student outcome trends, prioritize needs, and inform continuous improvement and facilitating and supporting staff in monitoring progress toward student learning goalsAssist the school principal in leading staff in analyzing disaggregated, student specific data to determine appropriate differentiation and academic intervention and in using data to make updates to the intervention plans for students or subgroups not making progressAssist the school principal in providing ongoing, timely, and individualized actionable feedback to staff based on evidence collected from routine/daily observationsAssist the school principal in facilitating or providing effective professional learning opportunities and coaching and providing differentiated professional learning to meet staff members' growth needsAssist school principal in scheduling peer observation opportunities for staffAssist school principal in creating an effective leadership team, focusing on student learningAssist school principal in developing, implementing, and modifying a school strategic plan that identifies milestones and includes effective strategies for implementing rigorous classroom content and effective instructional practices to support students in achieving learning targets and utilizing progress monitoring results to improve activities to ensure continual improvementMaintain a daily schedule to address instructional leadership priorities supporting ongoing development of teacher quality, effective staff collaboration, data analysis, and other schoolwide and district prioritiesProactively seek feedback, self-reflect, and adapt own leadership practice, engage in learning opportunities, and accept personal responsibility for mistakes and uses them as learning opportunitiesTake initiative and remain solutions-oriented at all times, moving school work forwardReact to difficult moments or feedback with calm and positive waysAssist school principal in identifying struggling or ineffective staff members, providing accurate feedback, support, coaching, and documenting evidence of substandard performance, and implementing growth plan(s)Be knowledgeable of and enforce State and District codes, policies and laws, and administer District and school site discipline policies and programsAssist the school principal in conducting activities with feeder schools to develop and direct recruitment orientation programs for new studentsAssist the school principal in preparing and writing correspondence, bulletins, and other communications on behalf of the school and publicity for special events and achievements as appropriateAssist the school principal in ensuring the health, safety and welfare of students; oversee staff and student attendance, behavior management, counseling, guidance and other support servicesCoordinate the maintenance operations of the school sitePropose schedule of classes and extracurricular activitiesSupervise the preparation of student schedulesWork with department heads and faculty in compiling annual budget requestsWork with department heads and faculty in assessing and complying with curriculumRequisition supplies, textbooks, and equipment; conduct inventories; maintain records; and check on receipt of such materialAssist in safety inspections and safety drill practice activitiesAssume responsibility for coordinating transportation, custodial, cafeteria, and other support servicesSupervise the reporting and monitoring of student attendance, and work with the attendance supervisor for investigative follow-up actionAssist in maintaining discipline throughout the student body, and deal with special cases on an individual basisServe alongside parent groups, faculty, and student groups in advancing educational and related activities and objectivesPerform such record-keeping functions as the principal may directSupervise teachers and departments as assigned by the principalSupervise and assist the attendance supervisor with residencySupervise extra-curricular activitiesMaintain and accept responsibility for any district owned fixed asset item assigned to employee and ensure appropriate use by following district policies for acceptable useUndergo periodic evaluations according to state and board policy proceduresMaintain confidentialityRegular, dependable attendance is an essential function of this positionPerform such other and not specifically enumerated duties as may be requested by the Board of Education, superintendent, administrator, director or established by district policy
Certification: Must hold a valid Mississippi educator license with endorsement code: 486
Other Requirements: Minimum five (5) years successful classroom teaching experience (secondary teaching preferred); assistant principal or educational supervisory experience preferred
Terms of Employment:
230 day position
Salary: TBD
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and move up to 35 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment is not a standard office setting; but rather encompasses the entire active school campus both inside and outside the facilities. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate and occasionally high.
Note: This is not an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. The job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems necessary.