Thorp School District #400

Thorp , WA

Assistant Principal K-12 Supervisor

Thorp School District #400
Thorp, WA Full-time
Posted on April 3, 2019

Rev 02/25/2014
Thorp School District #400 P.O. Box 150 Thorp, WA 98946

Position Description Certificated Position: Assistant Principal K-12 Supervisor: Superintendent With Teaching Duties

As one of the instructional leaders of the school building, the assistant principal is responsible for establishing an appropriate educational climate for achieving the District objectives. Participation in curriculum development and implementation;carrying out District policies, procedures and programs;management of the assigned school, including the conduct and work of pupils, teachers, and other employees, are primary responsibilities.

Under the direction of the building principal, the assistant principal supervises student discipline, attendance, activities and records. The assistant principal shall achieve and maintain standards of excellence in the instructional program so that each student exposed to this program derives the greatest academic and personal benefit from the learning experience.

A major portion of the assistant principal's time is to be spent with staff, including classroom observations, staff evaluations, grade level/departmental meetings, and reviewing of instructional program to maximize academic progress.

Primary Responsibilities:

1.Provide innovative and responsible leadership in instructional and other matters related to the total operation of the school.
2.Evaluate certificated and classified staff according to state law and contract language.
3.Maintain knowledge of District policy and procedures, state law, employment contracts, and organizational goals as they relate to the area of responsibility.
4.Assess and monitor the educational activities within the building through the establishment of performance standards, performance measurement systems, and supervision and evaluation.
5.Supervise the testing, record keeping, discipline, attendance and management of students in all phases of the program.
6.Mutually establish objectives and design and schedule programs to meet objectives and establish the necessary budget allocations for the school building.
7.Perform those functions common to all administrative positions (including but not limited to curriculum and instruction, maintenance and operation of buildings and facilities, safety, finance, supply, public information, evaluation of program, in-service, planning and reporting). Perform other functions appropriate to the position, including district level meetings, projects and tasks as may be assigned.

Required Skills:

1.Demonstrates vision for instructional and programmatic excellence and ability to articulate that vision effectively.
2. Ability to provide leadership and vision in the development and implementation of short-and long-range plans (may include athletic programs).
3.Maintains discipline through open communication among students, staff and parents.
4.Ability to communicate clearly, logically and effectively in both oral and written expression.
5.Ability to form opinions objectively, make and execute decisions.
6.Demonstrated ability to use conflict resolution and crisis intervention.
7.Demonstrated ability to motivate staff and students, and actively develop high standards of performance.
8.Skill in human relations which demonstrates sensitivity to needs and concerns of others.
9.Assists staff in improving instructional skills and interdisciplinary hands-on curriculum models.
10.Demonstrates flexibility, resourcefulness, caring, respect for others, and a sense of humor.
11.Demonstrates sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, gender, religious, and developmental differences.
12.Completes assigned tasks and responsibilities on time.


1.Masters degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major emphasis in educational administration.
2.Washington State Principal certificate.
3.Washington State teaching certification and a minimum of three years of successful classroom teaching experience, secondary level preferred.
4.Teaching endorsements in foreign language and/or middle level science preferred.
5.Recent training in staff supervision and evaluation; CEL
5+ framework training desirable.
6.Demonstrated abilities in leadership, program development, evaluation, and effective human relations skills.
7.Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of curriculum alternatives to meet students needs.
8.Successful experience and demonstrated interest in working with all youth.


Annually. To be completed by July 1.


Superintendent or Designee