Assistant Principal

Felton, DE 19943, US
Apr 09, 2018
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TITLE: Assistant Principal

  1. Master's degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in supervision, educational administration, elementary school curriculum, or a closely related field.
  2. Five years of successful teaching experience.
  3. School-based teacher leadership experience or experience as an assistant school administrator preferred.
  4. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position.

REPORTS TO: School Principal

LOCATION: Lake Forest North Elementary School

JOB GOAL: Under direction of the principal, assists with administering and supervising the total school program and providing educational leadership for students and staff members consistent with the educational goals of the community. Functions include establishing a climate conducive to learning, planning, and coordinating programs, affecting change, and decision making.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of Lake Forest School District policies and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal regulations and laws. Knowledge of curriculum, instruction, organizational patterns, school operations, and pupil services. Ability to motivate, encourage, and work with staff to ensure outstanding performance as well as good morale. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent human relations skills.

  1. Works with the principal to analyze, share, and use school and student achievement data to develop and implement the school strategic plan.
  2. Works with the principal to implement systematic procedures to assess program effectiveness.
  3. Works with the principal to analyze, share, and use school and student achievement data to develop and implement the school improvement plan.
  4. Shares responsibility for establishing and maintaining a welcoming environment that demonstrates respect for the students and families served by the school.
  5. Solicits input from diverse stakeholder groups in a variety of ways (e.g., surveys, e-mails, phone calls, meetings, focus groups, discussions, advisory groups, etc.) to identify and solve problems and ensures input is analyzed and implemented for continuous improvement.
  6. Responds equitably to all school and family community requests and works with staff and stakeholders to organize and celebrate differences in cultures through program materials and activities for students and families.
  7. Assumes responsibility for specific areas of administration and management assigned by the principal; uses administrative and management practices to promote the efficient and effective operation of the school
  8. Works with principal to establish and maintain relationships with the PTA and other community organizations to ensure ongoing, two-way communication and initiate activities which foster productive parent and community involvement.
  9. Handles behavior problems promptly and positively.
  10. Works with the principal, teachers, parents, the School Leadership Team, and various student support teams to ensure appropriate programming for all students.
  11. Assumes specific responsibilities assigned by the principal in the selection, orientation, assignment, supervision, and evaluation of staff.
  12. Assists with planning and implementation of professional learning communities.
  13. Prepares a variety of written reports and correspondence.
  14. Assumes responsibility for operation of the school in the absence of the principal.
  15. Performs related work and other duties as required/assigned.

Start Date: July 1, 2018

Reports To: School Principal

Salary Range: From/To: Salary and contract length to be established by the Board of Education

  • Principal/Assistant Principal

Additional Job Information:
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Attendance at evening and weekend student activities, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings, and other functions, as required.

EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board?s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.

The following are conditions of employment for new employees:
1. Satisfactory criminal background check prior to being placed on payroll.
2. Satisfactory child protection registry check.
3. Mandatory direct deposit of pay
4. Documentation of Mantoux skin test results for entrance to school system.

Interested applicants must apply online and upload a letter of interest, resume, proof of certification, and three (3) letters of recommendation dated within the last year by the posted closing date. In order to be considered for this position, you must apply online at

Lake Forest is an advocate of inclusion practices in all grade levels.

The Lake Forest School District does not discriminate in employment or in educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, military/veteran status, disability, marital status or any other protected category in accordance with state and federal laws. Inquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Director, Lake Forest Central Business Office, 5423 Killens Pond Road, Felton, DE 19943. Telephone: (302)284-3020.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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