Assistant Principal Pool - Location to be determined

  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 25, 2023
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Job Description


Tacoma Public Schools

Expected Start Date: July 1, 2023

FTE: 1.0

Salary Level:
Elementary - $149,498 - $173,983
Middle - $153,242 - $176,743
High - $165,286 - $190,634

Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools.

Examples Of Duties

This position assists the principal in providing leadership, through a responsive and dynamic educational program, so that all students will acquire the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes to lead self-sufficient, well-adjusted, healthy, productive, and socially responsible lives to the best of their individual potential.


1. Assists in supervising, evaluating, and facilitating the improvement of the instructional and guidance programs of the building.

2. Supervises and evaluates assigned building personnel; develops appropriate recommendations for staff which may involve staff development, placement, dismissal, or reassignment in conjunction with the appropriate district staff; collaborates with institutions of higher learning in training of teachers.

3. Promotes the school and the district with staff, students, families, and the community; responsible for student welfare and strong student, family, and community relationships; exercises good judgment in dealings with students, staff, parents, community members and agencies, and the press.

4. Supervises the Student Management Program and administers discipline to students; supervises students in lunchroom, in hallways, on school grounds, and in any program held at the school under school district sanction; provides leadership and direction to assist the principal in emergency situations.

5. Participates in formulation, interpretation and execution of the policies and regulations of the district and the State Board of Education.

6. Assists in student placement.

7. Coordinates activities and calendar of the assigned school with activities of other schools in the district.

8. Prepares reports and maintains current records as required; analyzes and utilizes the data to lead program improvement within the building.

9. Supervises school safety program; coordinates periodic drills for fire, air raid and earthquake to ensure compliance with district, state and federal regulations.

10. Participates at staff meetings and in-service training programs sponsored by the principal and/or the district; maintains and updates knowledge and skill necessary for success in the position by participating in professional development activities as needed or as assigned.

11. Maintains a high standard of ethics in all professional relationships, actions, and decisions.


1. Maintains and updates knowledge and skills required for success in the position by participating in professional development activities as needed or as assigned.

2. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis.

3. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work.


Exposed to and may be required to defuse difficult and sensitive situations and/or people; required to attend meetings and activities beyond regular work hours; required to travel within the district and the community; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Master’s degree with successful teaching experience at the desired level and/or successful administrative experience; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.

Licenses/Special Requirements

Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate.

Valid Washington State Principal’s

Certificate at appropriate level. Washington driver’s license and access to personal transportation.

Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of technology related to public schools.

S kill as an effective communicator, mediator, and problem solver.

Ability to lead the development of a building “mission” and achievement of stated educational goals.

Ability to provide energetic, positive, visible, and creative leadership.

Ability to implement change. Ability to research and write grant proposals.

Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance.

Ability to motivate, discipline, and interact with students in an equitable and productive manner.

Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to model and encourage excellence for staff and students.

Ability to develop community and parental support for all aspects of the schools’ program. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting

Supplemental Information

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
  • Civil Rights Coordinator: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252,
  • Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318,
  • Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191,
  • 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096,
  • 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003,

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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