Thursday, July 28, 2016

So you want to be a Joplin High School assistant principal

With the promotion of Matt Harding to North Middle School principal, an assistant principal position at Joplin High School opened.

The following advertisement for the position was placed on the district website:

Position:                    JHS Assistant Principal
Term:                        11 Months

Classification:             Certified/Exempt

Location:                     Joplin High School

Qualifications:             Valid Missouri certification in School Administration, grades 9
   12, required
   Master’s degree or higher in Educational Administration,    required
Supervisory:                Yes

Reports to:                  Principal

Joplin Schools is looking for a JHS Assistant Principal.  The ideal candidate should demonstrate a high level of professional leadership to administer, supervise and organize, to help increase academic achievement.  Candidate should have a strong background in teaching for academic achievement, experience in the development of curriculum, and demonstrated leadership for instructional excellence. 

General Expectations:
  • Supports the mission of Joplin Schools.
  • Supports the value of education.
  • Complies with the privacy rights of students.
  • Safeguards confidential and/or sensitive information.
  • Communicates effectively with all the members of the school district and community.
  • Provides excellence in customer service both internally and externally.
  • Reacts to change productively.
  • Keeps abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques.
  • Maintains accurate records and filing systems for accountability and audit purposes.
  • Ensures that all activities conform to district, state, or federal guidelines.

Essential Functions:
  • Observe, mentor and evaluate teachers
  • Lead professional collaboration with teams of teachers
  • Serve as a curriculum specialist in the building
  • Assist with the creation of the professional development plan for the building
  • Monitor curriculum development
  • Supervise students
  • Implement and enforce the district’s student discipline policy
  • Coordinate and oversee student organizations and activities
  • Perform the duties of the principal in the absence of the principal
  • Attend student activities and events outside of the academic day
  • Supervise hallways and cafeteria
  • Assist the principal in creating and maintaining handbooks
  • Carry out all other duties as assigned.
An individual who holds this position must have the ability to:
  • Present information to staff members
  • Respond to common questions and complaints
  • Interview students and staff
  • Read, analyze and interpret professional journals, Board policy, administrative procedures, government memos and statutes
  • Write staff memos and ordinary business correspondence
  • Keep information confidential when required by law, policy or a particular situation
  • Compute ratios, percentages and create and interpret graphs and figures
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Basic computer word processing, spreadsheet and research skills
  • Ability to access and create reports using the district’s student information software

Physical Demands
An individual who holds this position is frequently required to move in and around buildings and grounds to visit classrooms, attend meetings, sit for up to an hour at a time and supervise bus loading and unloading areas.

The employee must be able to hear a conversation in a noisy environment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

Regular and consistent attendance is an essential function of this position. 

The work conditions and environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Conditions and Environment
The work environment is consistent with a typical office environment; however the individual who holds this position will regularly be required to be outside in temperatures below freezing and above 100 degrees.
An individual who holds this position is frequently required to work irregular or extended hours.

Note:  The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.


Anonymous said...

Move Cantwell back down.

Anonymous said...

It is almost August, and Joplin still has not filled all of its principal position. I suggested when they promoted Sacchetta, that this series of craziness would happen. I was told how wrong I was. It is not news, but this series of admin moves is further proof how screwed up Joplin Schools are. Just saying...

I have been in a good school district for over 15 years and never seen that. I bet that is the reason the school is amazing.

I know Eggleston's family- they are good people. I think the moves are right, just wrong timing.

Anonymous said...

It's CJ's fault....wait, no..It's Ridder's fault

Anonymous said...

This is a sweet gig.

Since you have two AD's and coaches paid huge money to supervise activities, you can go home at the end of the day.

So different than 15-20 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Who are you kidding, 4:00? Those guys are out constantly at every school activity. I never go to a ballgame, play, concert, or debate event without seeing an administrator or assistant principal in attendance. They do get paid a lot more than their teachers, but they give up a lot of time with their families, too. I wouldn't have them paid less, but I would see the district stop wasting money on nonsense and raise teacher salaries to create a less horrendous gap between admin pay and teacher pay. Equitable salary should be the focus for awhile, as well as raising extracurricular stipends, but being an administrator is no easy or sweet gig.

Anonymous said...

@ 3:06

They don't need "Can't-well" back at JHS. No one deserves that. Send her back to Neosho where she came from.

Anonymous said...

Principals get paid more and they give up lots of time with their families. I don't think they get extra pay for after school activities.

Cantwell is lousy.

Still need to get rid of some things like the PR person and her assistant.

Anonymous said...

530 you are delusional.