Elementary Assistant Principal – Openings (2023-2024 School Year)
Kansas City Kansas Public Schools
Kansas City, KS
TITLE:Elementary Assistant Principal – Openings (2023-2024 School Year)
The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22,000 students and 60+ different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. KCKPS is home to Sumner Academy, the #6 highest rated High School in the Nation and #1 High School in Kansas according to the US News rankings.
With Head Start/preschools, 28 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, and 5 college and career academies/high schools, we are the fifth largest district in the state of Kansas and our student population is approximately 56% Hispanic, 24% African American, 9% White, and 6% Asian. To serve our students, the district employs approximately 4,000 employees including more than 1,800 teachers.
To be an integral part of the administrative team in providing instructional leadership for the students and staff of the school.
- Assists the principal in overall administration of the school.
- Serves as the instructional leader for a Small Learning Community.
- Enforces Board of Education Policies.
- Performs record keeping functions as assigned by the principal or as professional practice would dictate.
- Willing/Able to serve as principal in the absence of the principal.
- Performs teacher evaluations.
- Confers with parents regarding student progress or discipline.
- Assists in the supervision of extra-curricular events.
- Performs other specific administrative functions as assigned by the principal such, but not limited to:
- Serve as the administrator for a small learning community;
- Assists/coaches collaborative teams;
- Assisting with creation of master schedule and student schedules;
- Supervising students;
- Assigning and supervising teachers for extra duty work or student supervision;
- Supervising student attendance;
- Preparing and maintaining school calendar;
- Supervising and communicating with transportation;
- Preparation of school newsletters;
- Planning and organizing student and parent programs;
- Effectively enforcing the rules and expectations of the school with students.
- Performs all other duties as assigned
- Currently hold or be eligible for a Kansas Certification, Building Administrator.
- A minimum of five years of successful experience as a middle school/high school teacher.
- Demonstrated knowledge of methods of effective instruction.
- Willingness to collaborate as an integral part of a collaborative team.
- Ability to work effectively with students and parents from diverse backgrounds..
- Ability to plan, organize and complete activities and/or programs.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- The ability to work effectively with teachers to help them improve their performance in the classroom.
- The ability to think critically, provide meaningful feedback and problem solve regarding issues in building administration.
- English as a Second Language endorsement preferred or be committed to obtaining that endorsement.
REASONING ABILITY:Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.Ability to write reports, general curriculum and learning theories, correspondence, and protocols.Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, parents, students, and the general public.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.The employee must occasionally push items of 50 pounds such as pushing on a bike or wheelchair, or moving/rearranging furniture.While performing the duties of the job the employee occasionally may visit a child’s home.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.
Maintains communication with teachers, other school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students. Provides health services, information, and counseling in an effective and positive manner to enhance the health and wellness of the school community. Completes accident/incident reports for students/staff. Compiles data for statistical purposes. Maintains confidentiality regarding educational records.
Maintains a daily log of school/staff visits and documentation. Maintains the daily environment of the health office facility and supplies.
Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties. Performs other related work as required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment. Is directly responsible for students’ safety, work output and well-being.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.
Terms of Employment: 216 days
Salary: Salary based on the Administrators and Supervisors Salary Schedule.
Reports to: Building Principal
Supervises:Building Staff (as assigned by the Principal)
Evaluation:Evaluation will be conducted in accordance with the procedures outlines by the USD #500 Board of Education
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. The individual holding this position performs additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.
Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KCKPS is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate in its employment practices and policies with respect to hiring, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity, or expression), age, disability, national origin, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law.
For more information regarding Title IX please contact:
District Compliance Coordinator
2010 N. 59thStreet
Kansas City, KS 66104
Title [email protected]
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