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25 Aug 2021

Principal or Vice Principal Assistant Principal

Montessori Elementary at Highland Park

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist with instructional leadership for the planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of the educational program
  • Work collaboratively with school principal, certified and classified staff and the school’s total community.
  • Supervise teachers, support staff, and departments as assigned by the principal.
  • Serve in the absence of the principal.
  • Assist the principal with the disaggregation of student test scores and reporting systems.
  • Assist the principal with the overall administration of the school.
  • Communicates with students, teachers, parents and community members using a variety of mediums including technology.
  • Oversight of all Calling Post for parent and student communication
  • Oversight of counseling employees
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of instruction and individual teacher performance.
  • Coordinates and promotes professional growth plans and opportunities for faculty and staff
  • Assist with New Teacher Induction and ongoing staff development program
  • Assist with establishing a professional development plan faculty
  • Provides leadership and oversight  for co-curricular and extra-curricular programs, to include athletic department
  • Assist with horizontal and vertical articulation and curricular
  • Works with teachers and parents to implement student interventions that differentiate instruction based on student need
  • Reviews curriculum development proposals
  • Assist with assessment program
  • Assist with monitoring school improvement goals as documented in the annual School Improvement Plan
  • Uses data to make decisions about curriculum, assessment, instruction and all school improvement efforts
  • Assist with establishing a culture of mutual respect and excellence through dialogue and relationships with staff, students, central office administrators, and community members
  • Develops, monitors, and evaluates programs to enhance positive school culture and climate


  • Assist with Master Schedule and Staff Supervision Schedule
  • Assist with building operations and maintenance
  • Interprets Board of Education and central office policies and procedures Maintains student handbook and building procedures
  • Responsible for student management, attendance and discipline
  • Assist with the inventory, purchase, and organization of textbooks and supplies
  • Assist with vendor and service contracts
  • Coordinates building level crisis plan

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Valid TN teaching license required. Must currently hold or be immediately eligible for a TN ILL-B (Beginning Administrator License) or ILL-A/Professional Administrator License.

Additional Job Information


Endorsement Code{441} Instructional Leadership – Aspiring, {442} Instructional Leadership – Beginning, {443} Instructional Leadership – Professional, {444} Instructional Leadership – Exemplary


Knowledge of Montessori teaching methods, principles and concepts preferred.




Minimum of 5 years successful classroom teaching experience verifiable by evaluations and positive recommendations from current supervisor.

Minimum of 2 years successful experience in assistant principal role preferred and/or (team leader/department or grade chair/academic coach/principals chain of command/technology contact/athletic director/etc).

Must submit a letter of recommendation from supervisor.

Knowledge of and the ability to assist with the implementation of IDEA regulations at the school level.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral). .

Willingness to participate in required professional growth activities.

Willingness to work productively in diverse school settings.

Willingness to supervise extracurricular activities.

Only certified applicants and those meeting the job posting qualifications and requirements will be interviewed.


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Bureaus: Tennessee. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal.