Assistant Principal-Middle School


TITLE:           Assistant Principal - Middle School


LOCATION:   Arrowhead Middle School


The Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22-000 students. With a Head Start program- three preschools- 30 elementary schools- 8 middle schools- and 5 college and career academies/high schools- the district serves a wonderfully diverse mixture of students. A remarkable 62 different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. To serve those students- the district employs approximately 3-650 staff- including more than 1-600 teachers.


The vision of the Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is to be one of the Top 10 School Districts in the Nation. Our goal is that -Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society- and at every level- performance is on track and on time for success.- To help our students achieve this goal- the district is implementing a district-wide initiative called Diploma+.


JOB GOAL:               

To assist the principal in performing tasks which promote the educational well-being of each student in the school.



  • Assists the principal in overall administration of the school.
  • Performs record-keeping functions as assigned by the principal.
  • Serves as principal in the absence of the principal.
  • Assists in maintaining discipline throughout the student body and deals with individual cases as necessary.
  •  Assists in teacher evaluation as directed by the principal.
  • Confers with parents as necessary.
  •  Assists in the supervision of extra-curricular events.
  •  Performs other specific administrative functions as assigned by the building principal. 
  • Such functions might include but are not limited to: preparation of student schedules; preparation of class schedules; supervising the extra-curricular program; assigning staff members to work extra-curricular events; supervising the student attendance program; preparation and supervision of school calendar; supervising the school’s transportation program; preparation of school newsletters; maintaining the school’s inventory.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Currently hold or be eligible for a Kansas certificate (middle school building administrator endorsement preferred.)
  • A minimum of five years of successful experience as a teacher preferably at the middle school level of grades 6-8 preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods of effective instruction.
  • A desire to work with students in activities outside of the classroom.
  • A willingness to cooperate with and follow directions of the building principal.
  • The ability and willingness to communicate with parents.
  • Knowledge of effective methods of behavior modification with students.
  • Ability to plan- organize- and complete activities and/or programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work effectively with staff members.
  • English as a Second Language endorsement preferred or be committed to obtaining that endorsement

COMMUNICATION: Maintains communication with teachers- other school personnel- and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students. Provides health services- information- and counseling in an effective and positive manner to enhance the health and wellness of the school community. Completes accident/incident reports for students/staff. Compiles data for statistical purposes. Maintains confidentiality regarding educational records.


ORGANIZATION: Maintains a daily log of school/staff visits and documentation. Maintains the daily environment of the health office facility and    supplies. Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties. Performs other related work as required.


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written- oral- diagram- or schedule form.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals- technical procedures- or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports- general curriculum and learning theories- correspondence- and protocols.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators- staff- parents- students- and the general public.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 sit- walk- stand and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee must occasionally push items of 50 pounds such as pushing on a bike ore wheelchair- or moving/rearranging furniture.  While performing the duties of the job the employee occasionally may visit a child’s home.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision- distance vision- and depth perception.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment. Is directly responsible for students’ safety- work output and well-being.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students- peers- parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.


Terms of Employment:     211 days


Salary:                   Salary based on Administrators and Supervisors Salary Schedule.




Report to:             Building Principal


Evaluation:           Evaluation will be conducted in accordance with the procedures outlines by the USD #500 Board of Education


**Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date for this position**


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


Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  KCKPS does not discriminate on the basis of race- religion- color- national origin- sex- age- tenure- disability or any other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities as required by all applicable laws and regulations.




This job description has been approved by all levels of management:


Manager _______________________________________________


HR ___________________________________________________


Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements- essential functions and duties of the position.



Employee _____________________________ Date ____________


Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 08/31/2019

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Employer Information

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools USD 500

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is an exceptional urban system using an array of innovative teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students with a vigorous professional development program designed to support our teachers.


Employer Address: 2010 N. 59th St. Kansas City, Kansas

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