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Assistant Principal, Thomas Edison

OFFICIAL TITLE: Principal Asst Edison CODE: 0535 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Assistant Principal, Thomas Edison GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Assists the principal to develop and implement a high-quality program of vocational-technical education within the school. Manages the daily implementation school policies, procedures, and activities. Functions include establishing a climate conducive to learning, planning and coordinating programs, affecting change, and decision making.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must have thorough knowledge and skills related to the operation of vocational-technical programs; must be skilled in accomplishing organizational objectives through others; must have the ability and skills to develop and implement plans for the accomplishment of predetermined outcomes; and must possess excellent skills in human relations as well as oral and written communications. A thorough command of school administration principles and procedures is required.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Masters degree from an accredited institution with emphasis in educational administration, guidance, and/or vocational education. At least five years of successful experience administering, supervising, and/or teaching vocational-technical education; at least one of those years must be in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Three years of school-based leadership experience, assistant school administrator, or central services administrator/central services instructional specialist; resume must provide evidence. Successful completion of Observation and Analysis of Teaching I. Successful completion of Observation and Analysis of Teaching II either prior to or during first year of assignment. Training and experience related to working with special needs students desirable. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Meets Maryland certification requirements for Administrator I and in the assigned discipline. Completion of OAT I or II, or completion within one year of the position start date.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) None
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) None


Assists the principal in assigned phases of school administration, management, and daily operation of the school.

Shares responsibility for establishing and maintaining a welcoming environment that demonstrates respect for the students and families served by the school.

Solicits input from diverse stakeholder groups in a variety of ways (e.g., surveys, e-mails, phone calls, meetings, focus groups, discussions, advisory groups, etc.) to identify and solve problems and ensures input is analyzed and implemented for continuous improvement.

Responds equitably to all school and family community requests and works with staff and stakeholders to organize and celebrate differences in cultures through program materials and activities for students and families.

Participates in the selection, orientation, supervision, evaluation, and improvement of school staff.

Coordinates the selection and purchase of equipment and supplies and assures sound supply and financial management of the school.

Manages the development and implementation of an effective competency-based instructional program.

Assists teachers in the development of curriculum units.

Develops procedures and activities designed to maintain a structured and positive school environment and climate.

Assists staff in managing student conduct and behavior. Handles situations related to discipline.

Manages an effective attendance system, including appropriate communication with students, teachers, and parents.

Confers with parents and students regarding attendance, grades, and credit recovery procedures.

Coordinates student transportation with central services, homeschools, school bus operators, and students.

Coordinates monitoring of school bus dismissal and parking lots.

Coordinates student scheduling with homeschools.

Assists staff with yearbook publication.

Provides for class coverage and substitute teachers as needed.

Support student organizations and serves as a chaperone for extracurricular activities.

Assists with promotional materials and activities for the school.

Coordinates summer programs at the school.

Assumes the responsibilities of the principal in his/her absence.

Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 8/82
Date(s) Revised: 6/83, 1/90, 7/90, 7/97, 10/12, 4/18, 8/2018
Last Reviewed:

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