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Milwaukee Public Schools
Milwaukee, WI, US

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Job Category
Administrator, Assistant Principal
Grade Level
High School
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Washington High School is seeking an instructional leader to support the 9-12 learning environment in the role of Assistant Principal. Washington is a comprehensive high school with a focus on Information Technology. The school offers several opportunities for students to develop skills in several career areas and offers 3 NAF Academy pathways. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in instructional strategies, culturally responsive practices and use of instructional technology. Candidates should have previous school leadership experience and the proven ability to build relationships with students, staff, parents and the community.

Applicants must answer the questions below and emailed to Bernadine Cosey at by 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 11, 2022. Submissions should be a separate word document including the applicant's name, the four questions and responses:
  1. What is the role of the assistant principal as a member of the instructional leadership team of a school?
  2. What unique skills, abilities or experiences do you think an assistant principal for an urban school district such as MPS will need to have?
  3. Describe a situation or an example of your work handling a difficult student, staff member or parent.
  4. Describe a leadership role that you have recently taken and the measurable results that your leadership produced.

How To Apply

Applications for Assistant Principal at Sherman are being accepted by the Department of Human Resources until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2022. Please attach a resume and three (3) letters of recommendation (not more than one year old). Each letter must be dated and signed by its author (no computer signatures). Caution: When attaching documents to the application, be sure the documents are legible. If the documents cannot be read, your application may be disqualified from consideration. Appointment is subject to a criminal background check, a drug/alcohol test and credential verification. Non MPS employees must submit official transcripts confirming a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree. No applications will be accepted after the deadline date and time. APPLY ONLINE FOR JOB OPENING # 1022302 at àemployment àjob opportunities à apply online administrative


  • Master's degree in Education or a related field
  • Three (3) years of professional education experience as a tenured, licensed teacher in a K-12 setting
  • Experience as an administrator/supervisor, APIC, Assistant Principal, Emerging Leader, Aspiring Principal, Teacher Leader (Coach, Implementer, Mentor, Building Representative or Program Coordinator) or any other leadership role within the building
  • Valid Wisconsin Administrator's license (#51)
    • NOTE: Applicants that do not currently hold this license or have not completed a certification program awarding this license, may still qualify for the position if they enroll in and complete a certification program awarding the #51 Administrators License within 2 years. Until you complete the certification program, the District will request the license on your behalf upon appointment to the position for a maximum of two years.

As of November 1, 2021, all MPS employees are required to be fully vaccinated. The health and safety of our staff and students is our number one priority.

All offers of employment are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an accommodation from the vaccine requirement.


  • Provides a nurturing school environment, rigorous curriculum and high standards.
  • Assumes responsibility for activities delegated by the Principal, which can include athletics, safety, special education, governance council, PBIS, learning teams, professional development, enrollment and programming, among others.
  • Assists and oversees staff in promoting academic excellence for all students. Coordinates academic programs and assessments with other administrators and staff to include guidance counselors, curriculum generalists and department chairpersons.
  • Participates in the observation and evaluation of teacher's performance and the performance of other staff members as assigned. Conducts administrative conferences with school staff and prepares disciplinary notices as necessary.
  • Coordinates, supervises and provides leadership in the school's program of pupil control and discipline, including investigating incidents caused by students and others and settling related problems as appropriate ranging from counseling students up to and including expulsion; requesting assistance by resource personnel as necessary.
  • Ensures all disciplinary paperwork is processed according to regulations and established deadlines.Completes written reports, investigations and maintains all appropriate documentation.
  • Engages students in significant learning activities that provide them with opportunity to apply their learning in meaningful contexts that call for explanation, decision making, investigation, interpretation, problem solving and self assessment.
  • Commits to developing socially conscious students who can adapt and contribute to an ever-changing society through the acquisition of knowledge and the mastery of skills.
  • Assists the Principal with Teacher orientation and professional development and in service training for areas of responsibility.
  • Participates in special events and evening activities (graduation exercises, conferences, Honor Day Program, dances etc.) as requested by the Principal.
  • Guides new students to the school by assisting with enrollment, evaluating transcripts and establishing a schedule to meet the needs of students.
  • Coordinates activities for the parents to encourage active participation in the education of the students.
  • Participates in the school budgeting process.
  • Actively supports the MPS Strategic Plan.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Milwaukee Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of a person's sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, every applicant for a position with Milwaukee Public Schools will be subject to the open records law. Any applicant not wishing to have his/her identity released, must submit a written statement to that effect to the Office of Human Resources. The identities of all "final candidates" may be released. Milwaukee Public Schools reserves the right to interview the best qualified candidates.


Milwaukee Public Schools is the largest school district in Wisconsin and serves about 75,000 students across nearly 160 schools. 

There is a saying, "It takes a village to raise a child.." and at MPS we know that it takes out entire district to create the best learning environment for our students. Join our team where you'll not only grow your career but you will also make a difference in our community!

No matter what your passion is, you'll find a home in Milwaukee Public Schools. View a listing of all our current openings here: positions fill quickly and are available citywide. New positions are added frequently. Residency in Milwaukee is not required.

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