Rochester-Assistant Principal-Rochester High School

Capital Region ESD 113
Rochester, WA, US
$130, 312-$137, 027 (21-22 salary, 22-23 TBD)

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Job Category
Administrator, Assistant Principal
Grade Level
High School
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Rochester is a growing community located in Western Washington approximately 20 miles south of Olympia off of I-5. Residents of Rochester enjoy life in a beautiful, rural setting with tremendous recreational, cultural and social activities readily available. The district is located 90 miles from White Pass ski area, 85 miles from Seattle, 90 miles from Portland and only 60 miles from the wonderful beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The nearby communities of Olympia and Centralia have full service hospitals and offer retail shopping and support services.

The Rochester School District services 2075 students in five schools. Rochester High School serves approximately 580 students grades 9-12.

Position is open until filled; however, initial screening will begin on May 24, 2022.


This position serves under the general direction of the building principal, assisting in the development and evaluation of the instructional program. The Assistant Principal:
  • Nurtures a positive school environment that strives for equity, celebrates, respects and values diversity where teaching and learning are made relevant to students of various cultures and all students, staff and families have a strong sense of belonging
  • Designs and implements structures for effective and efficient operations including school safety, classroom and school-wide behavior management and other issues to improve students learning opportunities
  • Communicates with parents, staff and community concerning the school programs, system rules and procedures, including student management issues and discipline
  • Builds/fosters relationships with parents, staff and community outreach programs
  • Provides oversight for required state assessments
  • Facilitates problem solving when conflicts arise between parents and school staff
  • Supervises events and oversees student activities outside of regular school hours
  • Directs, supervises and evaluates assigned personnel
  • Assists in implementing curriculum, program and professional development
  • Assists in the analysis of research and assessment data and the application of state standards to improve student achievement
  • Works collaboratively with principal and staff to implement Strategic Plan goals
  • Attends meetings and serves as a facilitator and/or advisor
  • Supervises the operation and care of the building, grounds and other school property
  • Maintains accurate school records and reports as required. Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence
  • Complies with state and federal law, district policies and procedures, and Code of Professional Conduct
  • Contributes to the success of the district through full engagement with the administrative team
  • Perform related duties as assigned

  • Master's degree with a major in educational administration or appropriate related field
  • Valid Washington State Principal Certificate
  • A minimum of three years experience as a successful classroom teacher
  • Evidence of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19 in accordance with Proclomation 21-14.1, or an approved religious or medical exemption.
  • Successful fingerprint/background check

  • Demonstrated successful leadership
  • Ability to develop healthy relationships with students.
  • Knowledge of standards for satisfactory professional performance and development for certificated staff
  • Skill in program development and evaluation, staff supervision and evaluation, fiscal management and staff development
  • Skill in planning and organizing
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, students, parents and community
  • Skill in human relations, problem solving and building a positive culture
  • Skill in supporting students in attaining self-regulation and other social-emotional skills
  • Ability to effectively use technology and support staff use of technology
  • Ability to apply innovative and responsible leadership skills in a school environment
  • Ability to assist in planning and implementing support for struggling learners
  • Ability to model and lead staff in ensuring growth for every student through intentional efforts to eliminate outcome and opportunity gaps
  • Ability to assist with planning and implementing an integrated educational infrastructure to support special education and provide necessary interventions and support
  • Willingness to travel between district facilities
  • Ability to manage attendance including Community Truancy Board hearings
  • Knowledge of Common Core state standards, assessments and related academic requirements
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Experience using equity lens/tool for decision making
  • Experience using My School Data and Skyward
  • Knowledge of Universal Design for Learning, trauma sensitive and culturally responsive practices and Kagan strategies
  • Experience with Marzano Instructional Framework
Salary Rate Range : $130, 312-$137, 027 (21-22 salary, 22-23 TBD)

Additional Job Information : APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Interested applicants should submit a complete online application and include: (1) a formal letter of application; (2) a current resume; (3) three current letters of recommendation; (4) copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required upon employment); and (5) copies of all valid certificates held.

Questions about the position can be directed to Jill Pratt, HR Director, at

Equal Opportunity Employer
Rochester School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identify, disability, the use of a trained guide dog or service animal, or any other basis prohibited by law. We also provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Kim Fry (360) 273-9242,; Title IX Coordinator: Will Maus (360) 273-5958,; 504/ADA Coordinator: Laura Staley (360) 273-5536, Address: 10140 Highway 12 SW, Rochester, WA 98579.
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