High schools (or any school for that matter) need many people to make sure that they run in a proper manner.
An assistant principal is hired to provide a principal with support in creating and implementing curriculum, handling hiring and training work, and ensuring that all school systems are properly set in place.
These individuals report directly to the principal and are accountable for a lot of things within the academic system where they are hired.
To be considered eligible to work as a high school assistant principal, you have to possess a lot of experience within an academic environment. A degree in education and some exposure to working in an administrative / managerial capacity within an educational facility is imperative.
Since you will be handling core academic functions, it is exceptionally important for you to know the educational system and the regulations governing it. Moreover, you will need to be a great communicator, who has an inherent capability to reach out to staff members and teachers, in order to resolve their issues, and handle their training and development needs.
Typically, assistant principals support principals in making sure that the school is run properly, and that any problems or issues are handled in a real time manner. Some of the main duties of a person working as this position include:
High School Assistant Principal Job Description
• Provide leadership for the planning and management of the school’s instructional program
• Supervise and evaluate personnel such as teachers, assistant teachers and administrative staff to ensure that they are working on schedule
• Assist the principal in creating and implementing core school curriculum, aiming to keep it in sync with state and federal guidelines
• Provide support in interviewing, hiring, training and developing new staff members according to the policies and procedures of the school system
• Observe teachers and co teachers to determine their specific needs for training and development, and ensure that appropriate programs are implemented to cater to them
• Establish and maintain an effective learning environment within the school, in accordance with specified objectives
• Evaluate staff members to ensure that they are working in a profound manner, and provide counseling where required
• Develop and implement tools to collect and analyze classroom data to inform instruction and provide meaningful feedback
• Create and implement and instructionally supportive assessment system, aimed at student learning
• Engage with students to assess their learning needs and address how the school can best meet them
• Plan and organize student and parent programs, and ensure that they are carried out according to academic protocols