Assistant Principal - Northshore School District- Northshore, WA

Post Date: 02/20/2018

Assistant Principal Positions

Open Continuously


The Northshore School District, the tenth-largest in the state, contains approximately 125,000 people, enrolls approximately 22,000 students in grades K-12 and encompasses 60 square miles on the north end of Lake Washington.  Building on a strong base of public education founded in the community in 1878, Northshore offers comprehensive and rigorous educational opportunities to all learners, including challenge, pre AP/IB and AP courses, an International Baccalaureate diploma, multiple alternative education settings; a nationally recognized music and fine arts program; diversified career and technical education offerings; an outdoor education program; and strong special and compensatory education programs.  The district employs 2,400 people, of which approximately 1,300 are certificated.  The District provides a spectrum of induction support to new teachers, including central and building level mentorship, and is committed to the on-going professional development of staff through course offerings and weekly release for teacher collaboration and planning.    The district lies within close proximity of five universities and six community colleges for continuing education.  The Northshore School Board seeks staff and community input for its planning; citizens are involved through a variety of special committees and task forces, and web surveys.  The district has strong community support and parental involvement and benefits from continuous voter support of school levies.




This position serves under the general direction of the building principal, assisting in the development and evaluation of the instructional program. Responsibilities include providing leadership aligned and committed to the District’s 5-year Strategic Plan for the continual improvement of educational programs for all students; a commitment to equity and building a diverse school community; evaluating assigned staff; enforcing necessary school rules and regulations; supervising and disciplining students; planning, scheduling, and staffing assignments; evaluating and directing student activities programs; and other duties as directed.  The Assistant Principal:


  • Communicates with parents, staff, and community concerning the school programs, system rules, and procedures, including student management issues and discipline.
  • Nurtures a positive school environment that celebrates, respects, and values diversity, where teaching and learning are made relevant and meaningful to students of various cultures.
  • Provides oversight for the required state assessments.
  • Designs and implements structures for effective and efficient operations including school safety, classroom and school-wide behavior management, and other issues to improve student learning opportunities.
  • Facilitates problem solving when conflicts arise between parents and school staff.
  • Supervises events and oversees student activities and/or athletic programs.
  • Directs, supervises, and evaluates assigned personnel.
  • Assists in implementing curriculum, program, and professional development.
  • Assists in the analysis of research and assessment data and the application of state standards to improve student achievement.


  • Works collaboratively with principal and staff to implement Strategic Plan goals.
  • Attends meetings and serves as a facilitator and/or advisor.
  • Supervises the operation and care of the building, grounds, and other school property.
  • Maintains accurate school records and reports as required.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence.


            Salary:                  $111,486.00 – $117,130.00 – Elementary Assistant Principal

                                          $120,051.00 - $126,128.00 – Middle School Assistant Principal

                                          $125,514.00 - $131,868.00 – High School Assistant Principal


                                          Additional stipend for PhD/EdD degree


            Work Year:          Full time, 12 month position.  220 work days, 25 vacation days, 13 paid holidays, and 2 personal days



  • Master’s degree and valid Washington State principal and teacher certificates.
  • A minimum of three years transferable experience as a successful classroom teacher.



  • Demonstrated successful leadership in a comparable position.
  • Knowledge of standards for satisfactory professional performance and development for certificated staff.
  • Skill in program development and evaluation, staff supervision and evaluation, fiscal management and staff development.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and community in all aspects of school life.
  • Skill in human relations, problem solving, and building a positive culture.
  • Ability to effectively implement and sustain shared decision-making models.
  • Ability to effectively use technology and support staff use of technology.
  • Ability to apply innovative and responsible leadership skills in a school environment.
  • Ability to assist in planning and implementing support for struggling learners.
  • Ability to model and lead staff in ensuring growth for every student through intentional efforts to eliminate outcome and opportunity gaps.
  • Ability to assist with planning and implementing an integrated educational infrastructure to support special education and provide necessary interventions and support.
  • Willingness to travel between schools.



      So that we can fully assess qualifications, we require that all applicants submit a complete application packet, including:


  • Certificated Administrator Application Form (Complete on-line at
  • Letter of application addressing your ability to perform the job duties and meet the qualifications as listed above.  The letter should provide specific examples of your work experience, accomplishments, and achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the work.  (Upload and attach to application)
  • Resume (Upload and attach to application)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Three confidential reference forms (this is part of the on-line application process – please provide email addresses for your references and the form will be sent to them electronically)


Incomplete applications cannot be considered.  Applications must be completed by the end of the business day on the closing date to receive consideration.





If hired, you must complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility form in compliance with the Immigrations Reform and Control Act.  Employment is contingent upon clearance by the Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation.