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Upper School Assistant Principal

Upper School Assistant Principal


In conjunction with the Upper School Principal, the Upper School Assistant Principal assumes responsibility and accountability for planning, developing, communicating, and implementing programs, activities, and initiatives designed to achieve Upper School and GWA goals and priorities.

The Upper School Assistant Principal assists with the daily operation of the school, specifically in the areas of attendance, behavioral, and disciplinary prevention and intervention services with an emphasis on Restorative Justice, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and the school advisory program.

The Upper School Assistant Principal will oversee all aspects of student academic success, including academic advising; assisting in the development and building of a master schedule and student schedules; monitoring student academic progress; enrolling new students; ensuring that all transcripts and records are properly handled and maintained; and coordinating and administering all testing. The Upper School Assistant Principal will oversee the college counseling process, working in conjunction with the IBDP Coordinator and Counselors along with students and families on the course and college selection process from beginning to end.

The Upper School Assistant Principal will be a visible, reliable, approachable resource for parents to encourage and maintain genuine relationships between the home and school promoting positive parenting throughout the school by providing training opportunities for parents/guardians on strategies to promote student success. The Upper School Assistant Principal will develop and execute programs and initiatives to enhance services and strengthen relationships between school and home.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters Degree in Education in either Leadership or Counseling
Leadership Credentials
Experience teaching Secondary Students
Experience with Pastoral Care

Preferred Candidates

The ideal candidate will have a background in teaching Grades 6-12, leadership at the secondary school level, experience with personal and college counseling programs, social and emotional learning, advisory programs, parent outreach, using Understanding by Design as a curricular model and Atlas Rubicon as a mapping tool. In addition, the preferred candidate will be familiar with software such as ManageBac and/or PowerSchool and will be experienced in the IBDP and IBMYP. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record of dealing with challenging students, working with parents to create the conditions for student success, and setting a tone of high academic standards for all.


1 Aug 2021

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30 Jun 2021

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Minimum Experience

5 years
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Job Structure

Deputy Principal
High/Secondary School

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