This position is for the 2021-2022 School Year.
“At Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, we ignite our students’ Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world.”
The Assistant Principal supports the Sager School Principals in the administration, organization, safety, supervision and educational leadership of the school.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
In coordination with the Building Principals, the Assistant Principal:
Demonstrates commitment to student achievement, school improvement, and professional development.
Has strong leadership qualities and excellent interpersonal skills.
Has the ability to use and understand the role of data in a school environment.
*Ability to lead teachers through conversations about using data to inform decisions.
*Familiarity with conducting data-based decisions.
Knowledge and prior application of current information, theory and research in education.
Commitment to innovation and creativity.
Provides a positive learning climate in the school by establishing, enforcing and maintaining appropriate student behavior standards and guidelines.
Experience implementing a school-wide discipline program
*Leads teachers through professional development related to student behavior and developmental milestones.
*Supports teachers through creating a classroom environment that reflects the tenets of Responsive Classroom and Collaborative Problem
*Facilitates Schechter’s discipline policy.
*Cultivate and sustain positive relationships with families, staff, and students.
*Supervises the reporting and monitoring of student attendance, and works with the main office for follow-up actions.
Ensures efficient and effective performance of assigned staff within Schechter human resources policies and procedures by assigning, supervising, and scheduling the work of assigned staff.
*Support substitute coordinator in ensuring classrooms are appropriately staffed.
*Supervise permanent substitutes.
*Advises, assists, and trains employees as necessary. Participates in the selection of new employees and makes recommendations
regarding the hiring, discipline, transfer and termination of employees.
*Supports teachers who facilitate student clubs.
*Coordinates the supervision of students.
*Responsible for co-creating the duty schedule and supervises teachers on duty.
*Be present at duties to be visible to all students and staff on a daily basis, form relationships with students, and ensure safety.
*Coordinates special schedules and ensures staff and student participation.
*Coordinate safety drills for the school.
The employee shall possess the equivalent of a Master's Degree; completion of a leadership preparation program through an accredited university or college; successful completion of State proficiency exams; and possess/maintain appropriate licensure through the State of Illinois.
Hold a valid Professional Educator License, with General Administrative endorsement
Experience is preferred but not necessary for hiring
Maintains professional competence through in-service and professional growth activities.