GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Assistant Principal fulfills the mission of the Catholic School by working with the Principal in the management of the school, faculty, staff, and students with major emphasis on curriculum and instruction, student discipline, and faculty growth. This position reports to and is evaluated by the Principal.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school
Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church
Supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school and Diocese
Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters
Supports and assists with the responsibilities of the principal
Serves as the principal’s designee in the principal’s absence
Assists in the general administration of the school
Assists in the communication, training, and supervision of the faculty and staff
Assists in staff development, including faculty observations, curriculum,
Assists in selection of educational textbooks and materials, and student testing and review of scores
Maintains documentation of instructional planning
Assists in the design of the master schedule
Assists with faculty and other meetings
Assists in supervision of school sponsored activities
Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits
Oversees the Cafeteria and Extended Day Care Programs
Assists with required Diocesan paperwork/filings
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborates with Principal to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning
Monitors students regarding tardiness, absences, and those on academic probation
Shares the duties of overseeing faculty and staff committees, as assigned
Supports the referral process for student evaluation within the public school system
Have a Master’s Degree in School Administration from an accredited university approved by the State of Virginia or a Master’s Degree in another academic area and completion of the following graduate courses: School Law, Evaluation of Instruction and Curriculum, Special Education, School Finance and Educational Leadership from a state approved program and successful completion of the School Leadership Assessment (SLA). The courses and assessment must be completed within three years of being hired.
Hold appropriate Virginia Administration and Supervision Certification or be eligible to obtain this certification with three years of hire
Hold Basic Diocesan Religion Certification or be eligible to obtain this certification within three years of hire.
Be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church (i.e., able to receive the Sacraments and, if married, in a valid Church marriage).
Be deeply committed to the development of the faith life of the teachers and students and dedicated to the ministry of the Catholic Education
Have a minimum of five years teaching experience in a Catholic school.
Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
Knowledge of curriculum, instructional methods/strategies, and curriculum differentiation
Knowledge of child development, learning and behavior
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
Ability to work well with others in a parish-based school community
Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously
Skill in job appropriate technology
Skill in critical thinking and planning
About St. Theresa School
St. Theresa School, "where Christ is the ever-present lead teacher", is a 450 student K-8 school with an energetic and committed staff, dedicated PTO and a collaborative leadership model. The school was established in 1993 by Monsignor James W. McMurtrie and founding principal Jacqueline MacKenzie, with 150 students in grades K-6. The first graduation took place in June 1997. Today, our pastor is Father Richard M. Guest, who built our new church in 2009, and our principal is Mrs. Erin O'Malley