Middle School Assistant Principal

Las Vegas, NV, United States
Jul 11, 2018
Grade Level
Middle School
Job Title: Middle School Assistant Principal
Date Posted: 6/7/2018
Job Function: School Leadership
Grade Level: Middle/High School
Job Type: Full-Time
Start Date:

Quest Preparatory Academy is a K-8 public charter school in Las Vegas, Nevada. Quest is sponsored by the state of Nevada with a mission to "provide quality instruction and effective tools for learning for students in the Las Vegas Valley." Founded in 2008, Quest grew rapidly to three campuses serving almost 750 students in grades K-8. In the 2018-19 school year, Quest is continuing a rapid turnaround to improve outcomes for students and seeks talented educators who are driven to achieve results for students, have a demonstrated urgency to improve student outcomes, and have a "can-do" attitude with a passion and excitement for students.

The Middle School Assistant Principal is a member of the school leadership team who collaborates with fellow leaders to design, implement, and manage the implementation of the school turnaround project. The ideal candidate will bring demonstrated experience mentoring adults, designing curriculum, and increasing student achievement, as well as an interest in personal growth and development.

Under the guidance of the school leader, the Assistant Principal will perform specific responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Student Achievement
  • Implement the vision for the school's academic program for assigned grade levels;
  • Observe classroom instruction; provide substantive feedback based on content; and provide direct support to teachers through informal and formal observations;
  • Develop and implement professional development aligned to the school's academic vision and student achievement outcomes;
  • Facilitate Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) aligned to student achievement outcomes;
  • Collaborate with key staff to administer interim assessments and required state assessments;
  • Drive revision of instructional plans in response to assessment data;
  • Collect, analyze and review student achievement data in coordination with other school and student level data;
  • Facilitate the examination of data for the purpose of teacher reflection, improved practice, and programmatic changes leading to improve student outcomes;
  • Implement academic interventions including curricular and program adjustments for students;
Talent and Culture
  • Collaborate with the other school leaders to develop, monitor and maintain high academic and behavioral expectations for all students and teacher;
  • Serve as the direct liaison between families and the school; provide direct communication to families;
  • Lead all school and student level culture data efforts including collecting, analyzing, and acting upon outcomes and trends;
  • Develop and lead a proactive school culture and community to lead to high expectations in academics, culture, and programming for all students;
  • Coach, supervise, and evaluate staff through informal classroom visits, regular formal and informal classroom observations, lesson plan review, and written evaluations for instructional staff;
  • Support a cohort of new teachers with instructional delivery and classroom management;
  • Participate in the recruitment and hiring of academic staff (teachers, instructional assistants, coaches, etc.).
  • Support the development of a master schedule;
  • Coordinate and schedule coverage for absent teachers;
  • Oversee student programming including field trips and student performances;
  • Communicate the message of standards-driven teaching and learning to parents/guardians, staff, and students; and
  • Complete other duties as outlined by the school leadership.
Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications:
  • Experience with one or more of the following is preferred
  • Leading professional development for teachers
  • Working with teachers to increase rigor in lesson plans and course curriculum;
  • Mentoring and coaching adults to excellence;
  • Conducting formal evaluations of teachers;
  • Comfort synthesizing and prioritizing data to solve problems and develop strategies to achieve ambitious academic goals;
  • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytic skills;
  • Familiarity with Common Core State Standards and state assessment systems (SBAC);
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills;
  • A demonstrated passion for advancing educational opportunities in low-income communities;
  • At least four years of classroom teaching experience;
  • An advanced degree in K-12 school administration, curriculum & instruction, or a related field with strong academic preparation, preferred.
  • A Specialized Education Personnel K-12 Endorsement as Administrator of a School, preferred.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


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