TITLE: Elementary Assistant Principal
LOCATION: Hazel Grove Elementary
The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22,000 students. The Kansas City, Kansas community approved $235 million in bonds to pay for school construction projects including the construction of five new schools. With a Head Start program, three preschools, 29 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, and 5 college and career academies/high schools, the district serves a wonderfully diverse mixture of students. A remarkable 70 plus different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. To serve those students, the district employs approximately 4,000 staff, including more than 1,600 teachers.
The vision of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is to be one of the Top 10 School Districts in the Nation. Our goal is that “Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society, and at every level, performance is on track and on time for success.” To help our students achieve this goal, the district is implementing a district-wide initiative called Diploma+.
To assist the principal in providing leadership, establishing and maintaining an educational environment of high expectations in which all students will learn and all staff will work cooperatively toward common goals.
- Establish and maintain a safe, orderly, effective learning climate in the school and maintain high standards for student conduct and attendance.
- Support the supervision the total school education program.
- Support the application of effective principles to the total school program.
- Protect and support instructional time
- Meet regularly with the principal and instructional coach to share insights and coordinate support activities.
- Support systems that assure high quality learning activities take place for all students in every classroom every day.
- Work strategically with principal, instructional coach and teacher leaders to effectively implement the School Improvement Plan.
- Assist in the development and maintenance of an effective staff development program.
- Assists in staff supervision and evaluation as directed by the principal and in accordance with Board policy.
- Participate in supporting and ensuring effective organizational structures i.e. SLCs, Grade Level Meetings, and IEPs
- Enforce the district’s Code of Conduct in a fair and effective manner.
- Work with Central Office administrative staff on issues such as transportation, special services, food service, etc.
- Support the preparation and maintenance of all school records and reports in a usable, efficient manner, including student progress and attendance as required in Board policy and district guidelines.
- Understand the student enrollment process.
- Assist with planning and maintaining of the school budget.
- Understand property inventory process.
- Establish and maintain good relationships with local community groups and individuals.
- Attend and support all school activities including parent and community events.
- Assist with all official school correspondence and news releases within district guidelines.
- Establish open communication between staff and parents through conferences, telephone calls, correspondence, etc.
- Respond to written and oral requests for information as required by law and district guidelines.
- Participate in principal meetings and such other meetings as required by the Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Improvement Instructional Officers and Executive Directors.
- Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees and councils within the school.
- Keep abreast of current changes and developments in the profession.
- Serves as principal in the absence of the principal.
- Other duties as assigned by the Principal or Central Office administrators
- Hold or be eligible for a Kansas license for building administrator/leadership grades K-6.
- A minimum of three years of successful teaching experience, preferably at the elementary level.
- Demonstrate skills in the principles of effective schools and teaching research.
- Demonstrate skills in area of human relations; i.e. conferencing, listening, team building, collaborative decision-making, and parent involvement.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrate ability to motivate people and to form relationships.
- Demonstrate ability to engage in both short and long-range planning involving various groups of staff.
- High energy level and a record of excellent attendance.
- Demonstrate data driven decision-making skills.
- Demonstrate skills in facilitation of staff development.
- Demonstrate ability to work effectively in maintaining high expectations to maximize elementary student learning
- Demonstrate ability to be a reflective practitioner who assesses progress toward the continued improvement of the school
To apply: Please visit https://kckps.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx.