Job Title: Assistant Principal, Elementary School

Reports to:Principal
Job Group:Administrative


Job Code:1603
Salary Schedule:APT04


To assist the Principal with administrative and instructional functions to meet the educational needs of students and carry out the mission and goals of the school and the District.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Technical/Professional Knowledge

  1. Assist in developing, implementing, and evaluating instructional programs and activities at the assigned school.
  2. Coordinate the selection and acquisition of instructional materials and equipment.
  3. Coordinate all testing programs at the school.
  4. Assist the Principal in supervising and evaluating school-based personnel.
  5. Implement negotiated employee contracts.
  6. Implement School Board policy, state statutes, and federal regulations as they pertain to the assigned school.
  7. Assist in overseeing food services at the school, including free and reduced lunch eligibility.
  8. Facilitate the implementation of the Code of Student Conduct in accordance with school and District policy to ensure a safe and orderly learning environment.
  9. Support and assist in implementing the school’s Student Service plan and program.
  10. Assist in the coordination and supervision of before and/or after school programs or activities.

Proactive Orientation

  1. Assist in selection and employment of school personnel.
  2. Assist with the development and implementation of an effective staff development program.
  3. Assist in developing and implementing family and community involvement programs and initiatives.
  4. Demonstrate initiative and a proactive orientation to fulfilling performance responsibilities and seeking solutions to problems and concerns.
  5. Provide proactive leadership for the programs of the school and District.

Critical Thinking

  1. Assist in coordinating and implementing the School’s Continuous Improvement Plan.
  2. Analyze curriculum to determine needed changes.
  3. Synthesize current research on curriculum and instructional practices.
  4. Analyze student performance data as a basis for curriculum improvement and staff development needs.


  1. Assist the Principal in developing task assignments and work groups and monitoring progress.
  2. Assist in the selection and supervision of substitute personnel.
  3. Assist the Principal in all aspects of school operations.
  4. Assist in developing and monitoring the school budget.
  5. Assist in managing student accounting and attendance procedures.
  6. Assist in monitoring school maintenance and facilities needs and services.
  7. Assist in monitoring custodial services to ensure a clean, healthy, and safe learning environment.
  8. Assist in supervising transportation services at the assigned school.
  9. Prepare or oversee the preparation of required reports and maintain all appropriate records.
  10. Assist in implementing and monitoring Exceptional Student Education programs and services.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Model and maintain high standards of professional conduct.
  2. Provide professional growth and development opportunities and feedback to personnel at assigned school.
  3. Participate in meetings and other activities to enhance professional development.
  4. Set high standards and expectations for self, others, and school.


  1. Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide individuals and groups to task accomplishment.
  2. Facilitate problem-solving by individuals and groups.
  3. Counsel with parents and staff to resolve problems and concerns.
  4. Assist parents in contacting and accessing school and agency support services.


  1. Maintain visibility and accessibility on the school campus and at school related activities and events.
  2. Use effective communication techniques with students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders.
  3. Assist in preparing and disseminating school newsletters, memos, and letters.
  4. Make presentations to faculty, students, and parents as requested by the Principal.

Constancy of Purpose

  1. Collaborate with school and District personnel in planning and implementing District initiatives.
  2. Assist in supervising the induction of beginning teachers and monitoring their progress.
  3. Demonstrate commitment to and support for the vision and mission of the District and school.
  4. Assist in developing and implementing positive public relations for the school.
  5. Serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  6. Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.


  1. Assist the Principal in the development and implementation of procedures for dealing with school crises.
  2. Decide how to meet students’ needs as they arise.
  3. Deal with emergency situations quickly and effectively.
  4. Deal effectively and appropriately with abuse situations.
  5. Investigate student accidents and other incidents and take appropriate action.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and policies governing education in state and county.
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instructional programs and practices for appropriate level.
  • Willingness to learn budgetary and supervisory responsibilities.
  • Skill to work with people in an effective manner.
  • Knowledge of scheduling and supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize.
  • Ability to use data in the decision-making process.


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years classroom teaching experience and/or administrative experience.


  • Certification in Educational Leadership, School Principal or Professional School Principal, or Administration and Supervision.




Assigned Instructional, Support, and Service Personnel


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Assistant Principal, Elementary School;   EST: October 5, 2004;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: October 5, 2004