Assists the building principal in directing and coordinating the educational, administrative and counseling activities consistent with the charge of improving student achievement by performing the following duties as requested by the principal: Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assists the principal in establishing clear approaches to measuring student growth and measures it by individual student with the intentions of ensuring that every student is prepared for academic transitions and ultimately college or post-secondary schooling.
2. Implements a rigorous, transparent, and fair evaluation system for the professional staff that (a) differentiate effectiveness using multiple rating categories that take into account data on student growth as a significant factor, and (b) provide timely and constructive feedback.
3. Uses data-driven decision making to improve school and student outcomes and will ensure that all education stakeholders, especially teachers, have timely access to actionable information.
4. Assists in implementing a comprehensive instructional improvement system that includes the expansion and integration of real-time school and district data into the Standards Aligned Systems (SAS) online tool (e.g., diagnostic assessments, voluntary model curriculum) with an interface that provides easy-to-access and interpret information, customized (e.g., teacher, parent) password-protected feature and additional applications and tools.
5. Helps in evaluating the educational program by building in early warning systems to ensure compliance with state and school board standards.
6. Works with the principal to assess the effectiveness of interventions for at-risk students and to devise new action plans for newly identified and previously identified at-risk students.
7. Assists in providing supervision, leadership, and evaluation of each professional employee as designated by the academic principal.
8. Helps parents/guardians/students in resolving student/parent/staff complaints and safety concerns.
9. Works collaboratively with the principal in establishing safety net programs that will maximize opportunity for students to meet grade level expectations and State and ASD standards.
10. Presents information and responds to questions from professional staff, and the general public.
11. Confers with teachers, students, and parents concerning educational and behavioral concerns in school.
12. Ensures proper placement of students within the overall educational program.
13. Oversees before and after school activities.
14. Helps in the coordination of the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of curricula with the assistance of appropriate district facilitators and administrators.
15. Reads, analyzes, and interprets professional journals, studies of best practices, and federal, state, and local regulations.
16. Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Superintendent of Schools, or designee. such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the principal.
1. Masters degree with a major in educational leadership, educational supervision, or a related field with additional coursework required for Principal Certification.
2. Pennsylvania Certification as a K-12 or Elementary Principal.
3. Five (5) or more years of satisfactory experience in elementary public school instruction.
4. Knowledge and experience in the use of computers and software programs typically used in school administration.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of a standards-based curriculum required in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
6. Experience in administration preferred.
7. Satisfactory work record & criminal/child abuse clearances (Acts 34, 114, and 151).
8. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
9. Such additional or alternatives to the above qualifications as the board or superintendents may determine appropriate and acceptable.
Internal Number: 529
About Allentown School District
The richness of The Allentown School District's diversity is strengthened by its central role in educating our students for America's future through academic excellence and celebrating the culturally responsive, athletic and artistic range of talent in the schools. ASD students originate from 51 countries and speak 26 languages. There are twenty-five academic buildings throughout the city.