Job Title: Assistant Superintendent for Schools

Reports to:Deputy Superintendent
Job Group:Administrative


Job Code:1157
Salary Schedule:APT13


Responsible for ensuring a quality education for every student by supervising, coaching, supporting, and evaluating principals. This includes building the capacity of instructional leaders through coaching and strategic feedback on school improvement efforts; directing the selection and evaluation of principals and assistant principals; providing administrative oversight and support through modeling; and encouraging dynamic, innovative, and effective school leadership. Also responsible for working closely with the Deputy Superintendent and other members of the executive staff to facilitate support between central offices and schools focused on academic achievement and equitable practices.


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.
  1. Provide leadership for a collaborative team to ensure that instructional initiatives are student-focused, results-oriented, and aligned with the District’s mission, beliefs, and strategic goals.
  2. Serve as a team member of the Superintendent’s cabinet and participate in district-wide planning, development, and evaluation to support school improvement initiatives and processes and align the use of financial and human resources to the District’s goals and priorities.
  3. Support and provide leadership to principals and other school staff and initiate appropriate actions to support principals and schools.
  4. Direct the overall development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of school-based leaders, and report on the status of school-improvement efforts, including assessment and evaluation information.
  5. Facilitate solutions and identify discrepancies between goals and current status in order to stimulate achievement. Provide support for assigned schools’ continuous improvement objectives and strategies.
  6. Maintain good public relations with parents, businesses, and community groups to provide information and receive feedback, and represent schools at District-level functions as needed.
  7. Provide input in the development of policies and administrative guidelines for curriculum and instructional services and support the implementation of programmatic goals and instructional objectives on a district wide basis.
  8. Advise and counsel the Deputy Superintendent on areas of responsibility and recommend necessary actions for the most efficient operation.
  9. Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the District and empower others to make decisions and carry out responsibilities in support of the District’s objectives.
  10. Direct the principal selection and evaluation process, mentor potential leaders, and identify candidates for promotion.
  11. Work closely with professional development staff to coordinate the dissemination of information regarding the training of school-based administrators.
  12. Build synergistic partnerships among principals, parents, businesses, and other community stakeholders in the educational process, and establish relationships with community leadership and stakeholders to build support for DSBPC programs. Represent the Superintendent of Schools as needed to clearly articulate system priorities, polices, and interests.
  13. Work with legal staff on personnel and other related matters as appropriate.
  14. Serve with other educational leaders on work groups, committees, and project action teams that directly support schools.
  15. Assist in the coordination of instructional programs and services to ensure efficient implementation and avoid duplication or overlap of efforts and support a systemic approach to curriculum and instructional planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
  16. Assist in interpreting programs, policies, and philosophy of the District to staff, students, and community.
  17. Provide input for development of the annual budget and allocation of resources to schools, including development of the instructional allocation formula.
  18. Provide input for the preparation of collective bargaining negotiations and the School Board meeting agenda.
  19. Respond immediately to emergency situations and serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned.


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 educational administration, including knowledge of evaluation systems, special education, and educational leadership.
  • Knowledge of learning theory, program planning, curriculum development, and effective instructional programs and methodologies, and ability to keep current on national trends.
  • Knowledge of and ability to understand and interpret applicable national, state, and local educational policies, statutes, and regulations in areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to use data-driven decision making to determine effectiveness of various programs and initiatives and develop strategies for improvement.
  • Ability to lead large-scale educational program development and reform.
  • Knowledge of the teaching and learning process in the school setting.
  • Ability to oversee implementation of a sound budgeting process.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate groups to consensus.
  • Ability to motivate, lead, and challenge a team, and establish goals, objectives, and action plans to achieve district goals.
  • Ability to understand and interpret School Board policy, including the Student Progression Plan and Student Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences orally and in writing, including electronic media.


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited educational institution.
  • Experience in leadership of curriculum and instruction.
  • Experience as a public school principal.
  • Must have a combined total of at least five years of experience as a principal and in leadership of curriculum and instruction.  


  • Certification in Educational Leadership, School Principal, or Professional School Principal.


  • Professional license and/or certification in Education


Directly supervises principals and assigned support personnel. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; promoting and transferring employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating performance; rewarding, disciplining, and terminating employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.


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/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. 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 Superintendent for Schools;   EST: December 19, 2012;   REV: February 7, 2017;   Board Approved: February 7, 2017

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