Assistant Principal

Alexandria, Virginia
Jun 18, 2021
Jul 23, 2021
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time
Purpose Statement

The Assistant Principal (AP) supports the Principal in leading the instructional program and ensures its alignment with division regulations for curriculum design and assessment. Provides and promotes a state-of-the-art curriculum and superior instructional delivery for the success of all students. The AP supports the school and works collaboratively with the principal to maintain the educational programs, consistent with community characteristics and school division goals and practices. This job is a direct report to the school Principal.

School Background

The George Mason Elementary School. Opened in 1939, the school educates approximately 450 children from the central section of the city and a section of the Arlandria neighborhood. George Mason Elementary School is dedicated to developing students' love of learning, academic excellence, and respect and appreciation for our community's diversity. The school promotes academic excellence for all students built upon the mastery of fundamental learning skills with experiences that foster academic, social, physical, and cognitive growth. The students become competent learners who are self-directed and ready for the next level of schooling. The staff prides itself on providing a supportive, challenging, and nurturing environment to enhance student growth and development in harmony with the home and larger community. George Mason is fully accredited by the Commonwealth of Virginia. For more information about the school please click here .

The School Division. George Mason Elementary School is a member of the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) in Alexandria, Virginia. The school division serves more than 15,500 students who hail from 114 countries and speak 119 languages. ACPS includes one pre-K school, 12 elementary schools, two middle schools (Grades 6-8), one K-8 school, one PreK-8 International Baccalaureate School, and the acclaimed T.C. Williams High School. Please see a complete listing of schools here.


Education: Master's degree.

Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license required or ability to obtain one with an endorsement in Administration and Supervision K-12 within 90 days of hire

Experience: Minimum of 3 years teaching experience.
  • Administrative and teaching experience related to working in socio-economically and culturally diverse school settings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based curriculum design, assessment, and instructional practices.
  • Documented experience in leading secondary educational program development and implementation, including professional development in evidence bases best practices for diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience necessary to work effectively with students, teachers, administrators, families, and community members.

Essential Functions

The candidate for this position assists the principal with:
  • Selecting, assigning, orientating, and evaluating staff.
  • Developing, supervising, and evaluating the instructional program.
  • Preparing the school budget and the master schedule.
  • Formulating and implementing professional development activities.
  • Interpreting and enforcing Board policies and regulations as well as school mission and goals.
  • Supervising the use and maintenance of facilities and evaluating custodians.
  • Supervising and coordinating student discipline and welfare.
  • Contributing to the school mission and goals to provide a positive learning climate and supportive community environment.
  • May be assigned other tasks and responsibilities as may be required for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment for the school and division.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.


Primary Location:
George Mason Elementary School
Salary Range:
$70,717.80 - $115,027.15 / Administrator LAS-C (215)
Shift Type:

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