Assistant Principal

Position Title: Assistant Principal
Reports to: Principal

Job Overview:
Under the supervision of the principal, the assistant principal supports the principal in promoting the success and safety of all staff and students. The assistant principal articulates and communicates the FLACS mission, key design elements that drive the vision for teaching and learning, and shaping a caring school. The assistant principal ensures the successful implementation of rigorous standards-based FLACS curricula to ensure all students master the state standards and meet the academic goals. The assistant principal fosters a consistent and caring school culture focusing on excellence. The assistant principal follows local school procedures and policies and implements charter and network procedures and policies.

Key Responsibilities:
Supports the principal in leading staff, students and parents in shaping a clear and strategic vision for academic success for all learners including general education, students with disabilities and english language learners.
Facilities the planning, development, organization, coordination and supervision for the instructional program and activities; effectively implements charter network approved curriculum.
Apply a rigorous academic curriculum with a focus on literacy in classroom instruction so that staff is committed to this vision, receives strong professional development, and works together to improve the school and close the achievement gap.
Coaches, mentors, models, develops and evaluates teachers using the Danielson Framework for Teaching.
Coaches teachers, teacher leaders, on data analysis and use, including identification of strategies for improving student learning.
Contributes to a shared culture, with traditions and core values focused on excellence
Ensures that the school is safe and orderly.
Ensures that teachers have high expectations for students and students are provided with the overall skills, knowledge and experience to succeed academically and socially.
Coaches, develops and evaluates teachers using the Danielson Framework for Teaching.
Builds strong family and community ties that establishes and maintains trusting relationships that will enable students, families, and teachers to take risks for success.
Supervises the delivery of rigorous student curriculum; that teachers and students are driven by high educational standards emphasizing the application of knowledge to close the achievement gap.
Establishes and maintains trusting relationships that will enable students, families, teachers, and staff to take the risks necessary to mount ambitious improvement efforts.
Oversees testing schedule, test administration and training.
Identifies, creates and designs school program aligned with State guidance regarding academic requirements.
Participates in teacher/staff recruitment efforts and liaisons with network office of human resources

Professional Responsibilities:
Upholds the FLACS’ mission, core beliefs, and educational philosophy.
Reflects on their practice and is a lifelong learner who strives to improve instructional effectiveness and guide professional growth.
Engages and collaborates with colleagues and the community to develop and sustain a common culture that supports high expectations for student learning.
Demonstrates strong leadership and organizational capabilities.

Master’s Degree in Education required.
New York State Certification as a School Building Leader and or New York State Certification as School Building Leader and/or School Administrator and Supervisor (SAS) certificate and/or School District Leader (SDL) certificate and/or School District Administrator (SDA) certificate
Experience as an effective assistant principal or other leadership position, preferred
At least five years of successful teaching
Clearance for fingerprint and criminal background check

It is the policy of FLACS to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex) or prior record of arrest or convictions (except as provided bylaw), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation, as required by civil rights law.

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