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Assistant Principal - Alexandria City High School - Main Campus

Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia
Closing date
Jun 22, 2022

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School and Teaching, Principal
Full Time
Career Level
Entry Level

Job Details

Job Description

The High School Assistant Principal assists the school principal in the promotion of a positive school climate and the supervision and coordination of the total instructional program.

This job reports to the Campus Administrator.


Education: Master's degree in job-related area.

Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license required, or eligibility to obtain one, with an endorsement in Administration and Supervision.

  • Student-Centered: Belief that all students, regardless of background, can flourish and thrive in whatever college or career pathway they choose
  • Equity & Cultural Competency: Demonstrated ability to create inclusive environments that honor and supports a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives; commitment to equity in a diverse school community
  • Goal-Oriented: Ability to establish clear goals and action plans for a team
  • Student Achievement & Performance Management: Demonstrated patterns of student achievement, both in the classroom and from teachers previously managed; demonstrated resilience and focus on student outcomes; ensures that there are no artificial barriers between student support and instructional leadership
  • Student Support Team : Coordinates with School Support Team members (e.g., counselors, social workers) to ensure students are supported and can be successful
  • Behavior Management : Knowledge of behavioral management frameworks that reteach expectations and prepare students to be productive members of the school community
  • Professional Learning Communities & Data Analysis : Supports the implementation of Professional Learning Communities to ensure that student's academic progress is monitored and supported; adept at data analysis; ability to extract meaningful insights across school-wide data
  • Curriculum Alignment: Knowledge of school-wide academic standards and all state assessments required of students' knowledge and skills to demonstrate mastery; able to translate student mastery requirements into instructional plans and strategies; collaborates with teachers to monitor the implementation of the curriculum.
  • Instructional Leadership : Ability to provide instructional feedback to teachers to enhance instructional best-practices
  • Differentiated Instruction: Knowledge of appropriate application and differentiation of high-leverage instructional strategies and pedagogy; provides appropriate and sustained professional learning to reinforce research-based best practices in the curriculum implementation, instruction, and assessment as well as differentiation and personalization
  • Relationship Building: Expertise in cultivating relationships and managing a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Collaborates with Central Office to ensure the appropriate levels of support are available to all students
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit

Essential Functions

Instructional Leadership
  • Supports the school leader's vision and takes an active role in mobilizing teachers to achieve the collective goals of the school; contributes to school-wide planning and prioritizes time to accomplish goals; provides input into the strategic planning of the school, and identifies areas of ownership for self and direct reports
  • Provides high-quality instructional coaching with frequent and scheduled teacher observations, actionable and bite-sized feedback, and accountability for adjustment in practice; promotes academic excellence in a nurturing environment
  • Informs teachers of professional development opportunities that develop teacher's knowledge of best practices in instructional methods and coaches teachers on how to match particular strategies to gaps in student mastery
  • Participates in the school improvement planning (SIP) process and ensures the implementation of actions related to SIP goals (such as monitoring on-time graduation rate, special populations, etc.)
  • With guidance from the school leader, leads the planning and goal setting for the grades/departments he/she coaches and ensures alignment with school-wide goals
  • Supports the School Leader in identifying and developing emerging leaders (department heads and/or grade level chairs) through goal setting, coaching, and feedback
  • Studies curriculum and assessment in order to develop an understanding of content mastery, and what is required of students and teachers to accomplish mastery
  • Coach teachers in data analysis to determine how data aligns to end-of-year goals; Support them in disaggregating data to analyze how diverse student groups are performing; Determine what data indicates about areas of student mastery and growth; Identify specific instructional actions and adjustments to fill students' knowledge and skill gaps within an appropriate timeline

School Operations and Learning Environment
  • Model strong staff and student culture and manage school-wide character development and behavior management systems
  • Supports teachers in student support and behavior intervention systems to ensure that limited time is spent on reactive student discipline
  • Develop teachers to provide rigorous and high-quality instruction and support School leaders in planning, implementing, and enabling systems of MTSS
  • Acts as the first leadership team contact for student intervention and parent engagement
  • Creates and nurtures a positive school climate with high levels of effective collaboration and communication with all stakeholders
  • Provides leadership and oversight for programs serving special populations of students including EL, SPED, TAG, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment Programs
  • Ensures appropriate student supervision (e.g., arrivals/departures, attendance, parking lots, lunch periods, changing classes, study rooms, extracurricular programs, athletic events, etc.)
  • Serves as a point-of-contact for campus-specific outside service providers
  • Helps implement the school's emergency preparedness/crisis response plan(s)
  • Maintains high standards for appropriate conduct with and for staff and students
  • Determines next steps for issues that rise above the teacher/grade level/department chair role
  • Collaborates with school leader on hiring diverse, highly-effective teachers and school staff
  • Promotes a safe, efficient, and effective work and learning environment

Parents and Community Engagement/Partnerships

  • Maintains open and effective communications with students, parents, and all school stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Encourages collaborative relationships with familial organizations, i.e. PTA, and supports a productive relationship with community partnerships.
  • Serves as a liaison and school representative at school-sponsored activities, i.e. athletic/academic extracurricular activities
  • Monitors community demographics, resources, and emerging trends to ensure the school program addresses student and community needs
  • Fosters and maintains a strong community commitment of support for the school division and high school

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Alexandria, VA
Salary Range:
$86,536.80 - $137,320.80 / Administrator LAS-DA (240)
Shift Type:


Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 80 different countries, speak more than 60 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cultural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of them achieves success.

The children of Alexandria have benefited significantly from the strong support of City Council and the Alexandria community over the years. Tremendous gains have been made in student achievement and ACPS continues to be in the forefront of technology integration.

T.C. Williams High School is on the cutting edge, both inside and out. The award-winning building features numerous environmentally sound features, such as a 450,000-gallon underground cistern that collects and stores rainwater for building use, and a rooftop garden that provides stormwater management. The redesigned educational program at T.C. consists of smaller learning communities designed to increase academic achievement and the level of student engagement. Students feel more connected to caring adults, and teachers have more opportunity to know and support their students.

The City of Alexandria was recently named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, partly because of the quality of our schools and programs. A recent City survey indicates that the number of people who made the decision to live in Alexandria based on the quality of the schools has increased since 2004. We have many reasons to celebrate. ACPS is truly an urban success!

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