Monday, June 18, 2018

So you want to be a Joplin High School assistant principal

The Joplin R-8 School District placed an advertisement for a high school assistant principal on the district website June 12, one day after the Seneca R-7 School District hired Dan Hueller as high school principal. Hueller had been an assistant principal at JHS for the past 12 years.

The ad is printed below:

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. Four years of successful teaching experience preferred.

Other Requirements: Demonstrate a high level of professional leadership to administer,
supervise and organize, to help increase academic
achievement.  Strong background in teaching for academic
achievement, experience in the development of curriculum, and
demonstrated leadership for instructional excellence. Understand and
support the District’s Strategic Plan.

Supervisory: Yes

Reports to: Principal

Purpose Statement: The job of High School Assistant Principal is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process with specific responsibility for directing assigned programs and services at the high school; providing information and serving as a resource to others; supervising assigned staff and students; coordinating school activities; and addressing issues, situations and/or problems that arise on campus or with enrolled students.

 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:
  • Observes, mentors and evaluates assigned personnel for the purpose of ensuring that standards are achieved and performance is maximized.
  • Facilitates meetings, processes, daily operational functions, etc. (e.g. appropriate building supervision, discipline, PLC’s, etc.) for the purpose of meeting curriculum guidelines and/or ensuring that state mandates are achieved.
  • Assists with the creation of the professional development plan for the building and monitor curriculum development for the purpose of enhancing excellence equality and equity for staff and students.
  • Supervises students and intervenes in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students for the purpose of assisting students in modifying such behavior and developing successful interpersonal skills.
  • Coordinates and oversee student organizations and activities for the purpose of enchaining excellence, equality and equity for staff and students.
  • Manages a variety of school administrative functions (e.g. student disciplinary policy, school schedule, student handbook, etc.) for the purpose of enforcing school, district and state policy and maintaining safety and efficiency of school operations.
  • Performs other related duties as needed and assigned (e.g. set up for activities such as sporting events, assemblies, plays, and musicals; assists in selection, assignment, induction and evaluation of all assigned personnel; bus duty; lunch duty; supervision of extracurricular activities and school events, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective function of the work unit event in the absence of the principal.
  • Represents the school within the community for the purpose of maintain ongoing community support and educational goals and/or assisting with issues related to school environment.
  • Organizes and supervises summer school program within the building for the purpose of enhancing excellence and academic growth of students.
  • Implements policies, procedures and/or processes (e.g. providing leadership to initiate, facilitate and sustain the process of the shifting focus from teaching to learning, etc.) for the purpose of providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.
  • Supports principal for the purpose of providing assistance with administrative functions.
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...

Throw your hat in Randy...

Unknown said...

So you want to be a reporter. You don't even have to leave your apartment! Is cut and paste the form of journalism?

Anonymous said...

Backbone should be required. It's been missing since the 90's at JHS.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't life be a little easier without the Ramonas of the world??