Assistant Principal - High School (State College)

Commonwealth Charter Academy | PA

Posted Date 6/13/2024
Description High School Assistant Principal (State College)

Working from our Family Service Center located in State College, PA, the Assistant Principal serves as an educational leader and assists the school leadership in the planning, coordination, and directing of activities and programs related to the administration of one or more assigned grade levels/schools. The Assistant Principal works with parents/guardians, learners, support staff, and certificated teachers, counselors, and administrators to facilitate an online-based instructional program and achieve superior outcomes for each learner.
Assistant Principals support the teaching staff in fostering evidence-based, inclusive instructional practices through the lens of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and universal design for learning to meet the needs of all students. The Assistant Principal leads teachers as they provide daily instruction and support to learners. Assistant Principals use various technologies and in-person visits to support teaching and learning and family engagement. Assistant Principals consult regularly with learners and families, ensuring that each child successfully completes their instructional program. The Assistant Principal will also coordinate with school services leadership to ensure the delivery of appropriate services for learners that facilitate learning and social and emotional well-being and growth.
This individual will operate in compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations and school policies and guidelines and ensure that all staff working with learners are being held to that standard. This position reports to a Principal.

  • Leads the planning, development, organization, coordination, and supervision of instructional programs and activities; monitors the implementation of the approved curriculum program considering individual learner needs
  • Contributes to the development of innovative instructional programs, helping teachers pilot such efforts when appropriate
  • Builds and promotes positive culture and capacity amongst designated teams
  • Leads professional learning initiatives for all staff relative to school goals and acts as a model/exemplar by engaging in own professional learning and growth
  • Drives initiatives in line with school improvement objectives and in collaboration with the School Improvement Team
  • Provides leadership to the professional staff in determining objectives and identifying school needs as the basis for developing long and short-range plans for the school.
  • Conducts high quality classroom observations and teacher evaluations pursuant to CCA and PDE-approved guidelines
  • Proactively conducts regular learner outreach, including digital communication and home visits
  • Participates in and attends meetings and hearings related to compulsory attendance, student safety, and children and youth services requirements
  • Supports and participates in out-of-classroom student experiences, including field trips, clubs, school-sponsored activities, and other opportunities
  • Responsible for the collaborative compliance of student enrollment, records, attendance, and health requirements
  • Plans for and responds to emergency situations, in cooperation with staff and public safety agencies.
  • Demonstrates a visible commitment to ongoing growth in self and others and participating in district and site professional growth programs.
  • Communicates with students with mutual respect while implementing CCA’s positive and effective discipline policy
  • Implement with fidelity all federal, state, and school legal requirements, policies, procedures, and guidelines, including those specific to special education learners, EL learners, and learners with disabilities
  • Takes ownership in managing attendance, conduct, and health of learners and assumes responsibility for appropriate interventions, including student attendance improvement conferences and truancy hearings
  • Resolve learner problems escalated by caretakers and teachers
  • Participate in the delivery of special education services to ensure the school is in compliance with state and federal laws and school policies and guidelines
  • Serve as Local Education Agency representative at IEP and 504 meetings
  • Assist with the implementation and coordination of state testing to ensure maximum participation and learner success
  • Engage in learner recruitment efforts including in-state trips, presentations, Q & A sessions, and the media
  • Participate in the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of new teachers and/or staff
  • Implement all Board policies as directed by the President/CEO, Executive Vice Presidents, and/or other Senior Administrators
  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education, or related area.
  • Administrative Principal Certification
  • Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience, preferably in a public-school setting
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Customer focused approach
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player and ability to lead a collaborative culture
  • Technologically proficient (especially with Microsoft Office products, learning management systems, student information systems, web-conferencing tools, etc...)
  • Working from a CCA Family Service Center on a full-time and regular basis
  • Frequent travel
Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This is not a work from home position. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demands
This is largely a sedentary role. Requires the ability to lift, squat, sit, bend, or stand as necessary. Ability to travel to other sites/locations as needed.

Position Type
  • Full-time
  • Exempt
  • Salary

  • Travel is required for this position.

Required Education and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education, or related area.
  • Administrative Principal Certification
  • Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience, preferably in a public-school setting

Preferred Education and Experience
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience as a school administrator, preferably in a public-school setting
  • Minimum of 7 years' teaching experience, preferably in a public-school setting

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Valid PA Driver’s License
  • Appropriate Automobile Insurance Coverage

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Commonwealth Charter Academy is an equal opportunity employment, educational and service organization.

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