CLASS TITLE: Assistant Principal
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Under the direction of the school principal, takes charge of the school in the absence of the school principal, and assists in the direction and coordination of educational, administrative, supervisory, and counseling activities at school, and performs related duties as required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of the principal, performs any of the following duties: Assists in the development and implementation of the School Improvement Plan for Advancing Academic Achievement (SIPAAA); participates in the development and monitoring of the local school budget; plans and supervises student activity programs; provides individual and group guidance to students for personal problems, and educational and vocational objectives; takes or recommends disciplinary action for students or employees in violation of established discipline codes; meets with parents and guardians to review student progress or problems; supervises students at assemblies and social and athletic events; directs and coordinates teacher supervision of lunchrooms, corridors, and playgrounds; observes teachers' and career service personnel's performance and provides recommendations regarding performance to the school principal; assists principal in interviewing and recommending teacher and career service candidates for employment; assists in supervising student teachers assigned at the school; assists in making arrangements for and overseeing substitute teachers at the school; responds to inquiries and complaints from students, parents and guardians, local school council members, and the general public concerning school operating policies and procedures.
OTHER FUNCTIONS: May teach courses, may organize and conduct in-service teacher and career service training at the school, may accompany students on field trips; may sponsor clubs, activities, and athletics.
Training and Experience . Must possess a Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
Certificate Requirement . Must possess a valid Type 75 Educational Administrative Certificate issued by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skill . Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of elementary and secondary education, thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Chicago Public Schools, good knowledge of school budgeting methods and procedures.
Ability to work with and for school-aged children, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers and career service staff, parents and guardians, volunteers, local school council members, and community organizations.
Excellent interpersonal skills, good supervisory skills, excellent oral and written communication skills.
Physical Requirements . Light work: Exerting up to twenty (20) pounds of force occasionally, or up to ten (10) pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands include the ability to reach, handle, and finger objects; talk and hear; frequent use of near visual acuity and occasional use of far visual acuity.