Assistant Principal

Woodland School District 50 is an Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and educational environment by hiring individuals who support and contribute to the diversity and excellence of our student and academic programs through their teaching and service to our students, parents, and the community we serve. If you welcome inclusion, equity, and diversity, have an unwavering commitment to the success of all students, embrace and celebrate the individuality of our student population with respect to race, ethnicity, and economic status, and seek to celebrate the cultures that contribute to making our district so rich, please join our team! Minority candidates encouraged to apply.

TITLE: Assistant Principal  

POSITION TYPE: Administrative 

DATE POSTED: April 28, 2021 

LOCATION: Woodland Intermediate School 

DATE AVAILABLE: August 2, 2021 

DESCRIPTION: To relieve the principal of such impediments as preventing him/her from fulfilling his/her chief responsibility of promoting the educational well-being of each student in the school. 


  1. License/Certification:  
  2. Required – Professional Educator License with Principal or General Administrative endorsement in the State of Illinois 
  3. Education: 
  4. Required – Master’s Degree 
  5. Preferred – Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership 
  6. Experience:  
  7. Required – Proven record of educational leadership, including a strong background in curriculum, assessment and staff development. Experience in improving literacy skills of students. Experience in supporting the supervision of the instructional program of the school. Experience working with a diverse population of students. Illinois Qualified Teacher Evaluator. Five (5) years of successful elementary teaching or related experience. 
  8. Preferred – Five-plus (5+) years of successful teaching or related experience in a public school district setting. Illinois Qualified Teacher Evaluator. Preferred – Three (3) years of successful school administrative experience. Experience working with a diverse population of students, families and staff. Experience in effectively leading student academic growth of all students. Bilingual with fluency in both Spanish and English.


  1. Assists the principal in the overall administration of the school. 
  2. Leads PBIS Tier I and Tier II. 
  3. Supports the school’s RTI initiatives. 
  4. Supports the school’s Dual Language program. 
  5. Serves as one of the instructional leaders of the school regarding curriculum, instruction, community and parental relations and staff supervision. 
  6. Effectively evaluates staff performance which includes providing staff with accurate feedback following the District teacher evaluation plan and the administrative procedures and practices. 
  7. Serves as principal when the principal is absent. 
  8. Supervises the preparation of student/teacher schedules. 
  9. Cooperates in the conducting of safety inspections and safety drill practice activities. 
  10. Supervises the reporting and monitoring of student attendance, and works with the attendance clerk for referral to appropriate agencies. 
  11. Assists in maintaining discipline throughout the student body, and deals with special cases as necessary. 12. Serves with parent, faculty, and student groups, as requested, in advancing educational and related activities and objectives. 
  12. Performs such record-keeping functions as the principal may direct. 
  13. Attends and participates in administrative team meetings and other meetings as directed. 15. Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as assigned by the school principal or Superintendent. 


Planning and Preparation – Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of content and pedagogy, students, and resources. Design coherent instruction and select appropriate instructional activities, and has the ability to assess students learning. 

Classroom Environment – Creates an environment of respect and rapport, establishes a culture for learning, manages classroom procedures, manages students behavior, and has the ability to organize physical space. Instruction – Communicates clearly and accurately, uses questioning and discussion techniques, engages students in learning, provides feedback to students, and demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness. 

Professional Responsibility – Reflects on teaching, maintains accurate records, communicates professionally, contributes to the school and district, grows and develops professionally, and shows professionalism. 

Technical: Competent in digital environments including but not limited to; Google Apps for Education, databases, spreadsheets, Microsoft Office, district email system, the district’s attendance system, etc. 

Interpersonal: Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, staff, parents, businesses and community. Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills. Comprehensive strategic thinking and rapid problem-solving skills to effectively handle crisis that arise. Ability to cope with deadline pressures. Creative problem solver. Ability to facilitate meetings efficiently. Empathetic, humanistic and open-minded. Strong sense of teamwork. Strategic thinker. Must be able to make difficult decisions that impact the organization in a positive sense. Must be able to work harmoniously with the community, students, parents, staff, and administration, etc. Must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and staff. Must exhibit sound judgment in dealing with people. Must have strong organizational skills. 


  1. Support the establishment of mutual respect and equal human dignity across the entire school community.
  2. Welcomes inclusion, equity and diversity. 
  3. Have an unwavering commitment to the success of all students. 
  4. Understanding that your identity may be different than students, parents, and staff. You are willing to put those differences aside for the success of all students. 
  5. Regardless of the identities of students, staff, or parents, works collaboratively to build a successful relationship with them. 
  6. Willingly anticipate, identify and adopt change. 
  7. Engage in all job-related interactions and activities, with contacts from within and outside the District, in a courteous and professional manner. 
  8. Communicate with styles that are approachable and respectful. 
  9. Participate in professional development and training to become more effective and efficient. 
  10. Take initiative to manage multiple tasks. 
  11. Effectively organize work to be as productive as possible. 


Manual Dexterity: Work requires definite skilled and accurate physical operations requiring some closely coordination performance. 

Physical Effort: Work requires handling average weight materials or equipment, but not for sustained periods. 

Working Conditions: Some exposure to definitely disagreeable elements may exist, i.e., temperature changes, use of steps/stairs, walking long distances throughout the building, etc. 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Exempt full-time position. Monday – Friday. Ten and one-half month year (200 days).  SALARY RANGE: Based on experience and education. 

HOW TO APPLY: Internal applicants should apply online at and attach a resume to the online application. External applicants should apply online at and attach three letters of recommendations, resume and transcript(s) to the online application. 

All applicants must be willing to interview in person and demonstrate skills through a situational analysis. Applicants will be contacted within three weeks if invited for an interview. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Further information regarding this position may be obtained by contacting:  


 Dr. Lisa West 


EMAIL OR PHONE: or (847) 596-5999   

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 14, 2021 

Woodland School District 50 is an Equal Opportunity Employer with established policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, arrest record, military status, order of protection status, unfavorable military discharge, citizenship status provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States, use of lawful products while not at work, being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, or other legally protected categories. The Associate Superintendent (847-596-5630) addresses questions regarding student discrimination, and the Director of Human Resources (847-596-5640) answers questions concerning employment discrimination.