Assistant Principal - Elementary

Milpitas Unified School District - Milpitas, California - Full time


Under direction, performs as assistant principal, assists principals in directing the instructional programs; assists in various community leadership activities and in the operation of the school plants; participates in the evaluation of teachers and the student activities program; and performs related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by the principal.



Assists in interpreting and implementing the District-approved curriculum program according to the needs of the school assigned.E

Assists in providing and coordinating in-service training and opportunities for teaching and classified personnel.E

Assists in the effective use of curriculum guides and other teaching materials, supplies, and equipment.E

Assists in coordinating the categorically funded programs assigned to the school.E

Participates in the evaluation of teachers as assigned by the principal involved, and assists in the development of teaching objectives on a yearly basis as required under the Stull Bill.E

Participates in other curriculum activities as determined by the principal at the school.E


Assists in the preparation of the school's budget and in the controlling expenditures at the school assigned.E

Assists in the guidance and discipline of individual students and confers with parents at the school assigned.E

Participates in the coordination of the operations, maintenance and the food service programs at the school assigned.E

Participates in regular certificated and classified staff meetings.E

Assists in communicating school policies and procedures, according to District guidelines and State legal requirements, at school assigned.E

Assists in interpreting school and District goals to parents and community leaders, and communicates with parents on pupil progress, needs and procedures.E

May coordinate the receipt and distribution of textbooks and supplies.E

Subject to call back for any emergencies at the assigned school.E

Supervises/evaluates teachers and classified staff designated by the principal.E

Assumes full responsibility for each school when principal is absent.E

Participates in all duties and responsibilities as directed by the principal, District Superintendent, or his designee(s)E

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Proper Administrative Credential.

Five (5) or more years of teaching experience, preferably at the K-6 grade level.

Masters Degree.

Demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities.

Meet district standards for physical and mental health.

Appearance, grooming, and personality that establish a desirable example.



Research in curriculum and staff development and in effective instructional practices.

Organization, activities, goals and objectives of an elementary school.

School law administration and applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws.

Board and district policies, procedures and regulations.

Employee-employer relations law and employee contracts.

Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Oral and written communication skills.


Promote a positive school climate for K-6 school assigned.

Organize, coordinate and administer assigned programs at an elementary school.

Assist the Principal with administration duties as assigned.

Maintain professional competence and growth through active participation in in-service and education, and in self-elected improvement programs.

Promote staff development through conferences, in-services, staff meetings, and recommending of university courses.

Encourage cooperative working relationships and high morale among staff members.

Direct, evaluate and supervise assigned staff.

Exercise positive leadership with students, teachers, staff, parents and the public in establishing a good learning environment for the school.

Plan and organize work.

Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Complete work with many interruptions.

Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Prepare and deliver oral presentations.

Strive toward the development of positive attitudes with staff, teachers, students and parents.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Office environment; subject to constant interruptions; subject to driving to off-site locations to conduct work. The noise level in this environment is quiet to loud depending upon the activity in the particular part of the day.


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk, or listen. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust vision. Required to be proficient in oral communication to deliver public presentations.


Possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

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