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Assistant Principal of Academics (APA)


The Assistant Principal of Academics is a leadership role responsible for orchestrating effective teams for specific
purposes as curriculum, instruction, assessment, resources, professional development, coaching, observation,
evaluation, intervention, and extracurricular programs.

Primary Role and Purpose:

Assist the Principal in instructional program administration and school level operations.

Bachelor's degree required (Master's degree preferred or a proven record of success).

Minimum 5 Years of teaching experience


 Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills

 Ability to coordinate school’s academic operations
 Working knowledge of curriculum, assessment, college readiness, evaluation and progress monitoring
 Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel
 Effective communication with students, staff, and community
 Demonstrates sensitivity to teachers’ individual differences and cultural backgrounds
 A positive, professional demeanor that promotes a productive work environment for staff
 Respects confidentiality

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Working understanding of the curriculum provided by central office
 Encourage communication with Academic Directors in central office
 Communicate with academic directors at central office for clarification and to request services
 Develop procedures for teachers to implement curriculum based on the schools’ needs and timetables
 Guide teachers on how to create their daily lesson plans by following the protocols set by academic
departments at central office
 Assist in planning and assessing the educational programs
 Encourage the use of technology in the instructional process

 Monitor instructional plans (syllabus, annual plans, weekly plans, lesson plans, etc.)
 Recommend teaching strategies and the use of different or new technologies
 Research teaching methods and techniques.
 Provide assistance to teaching staff in implementing research based instruction and interventions


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 Collect and analyze the “end-of-year self-evaluation forms”
 Collect room inventories and determine the needs for next year
 Recommend, order, or authorize purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual
aids designed to meet student educational needs and district standards
 Make sure staff has all needed resources for an effective instruction
 Evaluation and selection of educational support materials (e.g. textbooks, software, lab supplies,
multimedia, etc)
 Monitor use of materials in the classroom.
 Inspect instructional equipment to determine if repairs are needed, and authorize necessary repairs

Assessment and Data Analysis:

 Assess and discuss implementation of education standards with school staff and how to re-teach for
 Supervise and coordinate standardized test preparation and evaluation
 Help teachers analyze the practice test data
 Meet with teachers after each practice assessment, go over their action plans and provide them
support in different instructional strategies to use in the classroom

Professional Development:
 Conduct or participate in workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote the
intellectual, social, and physical welfare of students
 Plan, organize, and conduct teacher training conferences or workshops
 Plan and conduct teacher training programs and conferences dealing with new classroom procedures,
instructional materials and equipment, and teaching aids
 Demonstrate or explain assembly or use of equipment
 Explain expectations and use of EduNav

 Mentor or coach teachers to improve their skills
 Build trust and responsibility
 Perceive, affirm, and expand teachers' potentials
 Help teachers’ set and keep clear focus and goals
 Help teachers’ understand and use all supportive systems
 Model strategies and show the effective use of programs
 Monitor progress towards teachers’ improvement plans

Observation and Evaluation:

 Observe and evaluate teachers’ instruction and analyze student test data
 Observe teaching staff to evaluate performance, and to recommend changes that could strengthen
teaching skills
 Engage in walkthrough observations and provide feedback
 Conduct formal evaluations
 Assist Principal while doing professional responsibilities evaluation

Student support:
 Meet with students regarding their academic progress (class reports and presentations after each
practice test)
 Conduct one-on-one meetings with students to motivate them towards success when they are in
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danger of low performance
 Follow up the students grades based on the promotion policy and work with the students and parents
to prevent grade repeating
 Contact parents (call/mail/email) of students who are failing at the end of each quarter
 Organize Saturday school (student and teacher schedules, curriculum) if needed

Other Responsibilities:
 Attend parent teacher conferences
 Arranging substitute teachers on a daily basis
 Work on Student Database (Entering and updating student and course schedules)
 Prepare for Award Assemblies
 Review and analyze reports, records, and directives, and confer with teachers to obtain data required
for planning department activities, such as new commitments, status of work in progress, and
problems encountered.
 Create the school master schedule
 Assist scheduling student activities by participating in the development of class schedules, teacher
assignments and extracurricular activity schedules.
 Attend Leadership Meetings
 Attend grade chair and department meetings
 Monitor SPED and ESL programs (schedules and implementation) if there is any
 Assist in the preparation of the school improvement plan with staff, parents and community members.
 Help School Principal to design, manage and implement information systems manage and track
progress on school goals and academic excellence indicators.
 Assist Principal in interviewing, selecting and orienting new employees.
 Oversee student attendance records and assist the Administrative Assistant on truancy issues.
 Assist creating school specific SMART goals
 Convey the school’s mission to the public and encourage support in accomplishing the mission.

Teaching Responsibilities: May required teaching up to 10 hours.

All primary roles and major responsibilities are listed. school principal or management advisor may assign some
other duties time to time.
Reports to the school principal and management advisor.

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