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2023-2024 Assistant Principal, Secondary - Virtual Learning

Springfield R-12 Public Schools
Springfield, MO, US

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Job Title: Assistant Principal, Secondary - Virtual Learning

Department: Innovation and Information, Launch

Reports to: Director and Assitant Director, Virtual Learning

Pay Grade: Academic Administrative, A120

FLSA Status: Exempt, per contract agreement


The job of Assistant Principal - Virtual Learning provides support to the instructional process with specific responsibility for assisting with virtual delivery services; assists leadership with aligning to program metrics; providing information and serving as a resource to others; supervising assigned staff; addressing issues, situations and/or problems that arise on campus or with enrolled students.

Virtual Learning opportunities are provided through Launch virtual courses, designed and developed by Springfield Public Schools. Launch serves full-time enrollments within the district as well as supplemental per-course opportunities. Launch also provides online course services to the state of Missouri.


Evaluates assigned personnel (e.g. certificated staff members, support personnel, etc.) to ensure that standards are achieved and performance is maximized.

Facilitates the development, communication implementation and evaluation of quality learning to enhancing excellence, equality and equity for staff and students.

Facilitates meetings, processes, etc. to meet curriculum guidelines and/or ensure that state mandates are achieved.

Facilitates communication between personnel, students and/or parents in order to evaluate situations, solve problems and/or resolve conflicts.

Implements policies, procedures and/or processes to provide direction and/or comply with mandated requirements. Intervenes in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students in order to assist students in modifying such behavior and developing successful interpersonal skills.

Manages a variety of school administrative functions (e.g. student disciplinary policy, school schedule, assigned personnel, etc.) in order to enforce school, district and state policy and maintain safety and efficiency of school operations.

Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars to convey and/or gather information required to perform functions.

Performs on-boarding and intake meetings and conducts home visits to ensure student participation and accurate attendance reporting.

Prepares a wide variety of materials in written and electronic form (e.g. quantity reports, student enrollment, student attendance, correspondence, performance, etc.) in order to document activities, provide written reference, and/or convey information.

Represents the school within community forums to maintain ongoing community support for educational goals and/or assist with issues related to school environment.

Supervises school personnel by monitoring performance, providing for professional growth and achieving overall objectives of school's curriculum and teaching expectations.

Supports principal for the purpose of providing assistance with administrative functions and to align the building culture to the district's strategic plan.


Education and Experience

Masters degree in job-related area, required

Virtual education experience, required

Previous experience as assistant principal, preferred

Certifications, Licenses and Other Special Requirements

Missouri Teaching Certificate, required

Missouri Administrative Certificate, required

Ability to gain and maintain "Highly Qualified" status as defined by Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, required

Must pass a Criminal Background Clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of basic math, including calculations using fractions, percentages, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.

Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; current trends and practices in assigned area; principles of employee development and management; project development, goal attainment and time management.

Skill to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.

Skill based competencies required to perform the functions of the job, including operating standard office equipment including utilizing pertinent software applications; planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and training, and developing staff.

Ability to read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions.

Ability to analyze situations to define issues, draw conclusions and create action plans.

Ability to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment.

Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to accomplish District objectives.

Ability to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment.

Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

Ability to apply critical thinking/problem solving to improve work processes.

Ability to maintain confidentiality; set priorities; meet deadlines and schedules; work with detailed information; and adapt to changing priorities.

Ability to work as part of a team; and work with frequent interruptions.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work environment is primarily inside, where the noise and temperature levels are moderate.

The work is light work that requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.

Must possess the physical ability perceive the nature of sounds, make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes, express or exchange ideas by the spoken word, substantial movements (motions) with the hands, wrists, and/or fingers, and discern letters or numbers at a given distance.

Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: feeling, grasping, handling, hearing, manual dexterity, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, talking, and visual acuity.

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