- Assistant principal
An assistant principal, sometimes called a
vice-principalor Deputy Principal, assists a principal in the general governance and leadership of a school. Experience as an assistant principal is often a prerequisite for advancement to a principalship. Assistant principals are often responsible for student discipline, classroom observations, teacher evaluation and supervision, facilitating parent meetings, maintaining schedules, and handling logistical matters. Additionally, assistant principals frequently serve as testing coordinators, training staff on procedures related to standardized assessment, as well as accounting for testing materials.Or|date=December 2007 In addition to these duties, assistant principals are instructional leaders.
With the advent of site-based management, assistant principals are playing a greater role in ensuring the academic success of students by helping to develop new curricula, evaluating teachers, and dealing with school-community relations—responsibilities previously assumed solely by the principal. The number of assistant principals that a school employs may vary, depending on the number of students. From: [http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos007.htm US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics]
[http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/menuitem.beab42d78ce93287572011d3e3108a0c/template.ascdexpressarticle?articleMgmtId=d61fe1af10ac9110VgnVCM1000003d01a8c0RCRD Infusing Management Tasks with Instructional Leadership by Dr. Angie McQuaig, Assistant Principal]
[http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos007.htm US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics]
[http://www.naesp.org The National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3483]
[http://www.nassp.org The National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537]
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