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Assistant Head of School (Assistant Principal) - Teach Indy

Assistant Head of School (Assistant Principal)

Sankofa School of Success

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The mission of Sankofa School of Success, Inc. is to create an environment that is safe, nurturing and seeks to meet students’ academic, social and emotional needs using neuroscience, mindfulness, and rigorous education.




Job Title: Assistant Head of School

Reports to: Head of School

Job Type: Exempt



Serves as the assistant to the chief administrator of a school in developing and implementing policies, programs, curriculum activities and budgets in a manner that promotes the educational development of each student and the professional development of each staff member.


Master’s degree required. A minimum of three years’ teaching experience and experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity. Must possess successful experiences working with a diverse population of students and faculty.

Certification: Indiana Elementary Administration and Supervision license or ability to obtain an Indiana Administration and Supervision License in Elementary Education


Assists the Head of School with the following tasks:

  • Conceptualizes the broad goals of the school and plans accordingly to ensure that procedures and schedules are implemented to carry out throughout the total school.
  • Ensures that the school program is compatible with the legal, financial, and organizational structure of the school system. The principal defines the responsibility and accountability of staff members and develops plans for interpreting the school program to the community. Provides activities that facilitate the professional growth of the school staff and enhance the quality of the instructional program.
  • Identifies the annual objectives for the instructional, extra-curricular, and athletic programs of the school.
  • Ensures those instructional objectives for a given subject and/or classrooms are developed, and involves the faculty and others in the development of specific curricular objectives to meet the needs of the school program. The principal provides opportunities for staff participation in the school program.
  • Evaluates student progress in the instructional program by means that include the maintaining of up-to-date student data. The principal supervises and appraises the performance of the school staff.
  • Maintains inter-school system communications and seeks assistance from central office staff to improve performance. The principal maintains good relationships with students, staff, and parents. The principal complies with established lines of authority.
  • Orients and assists new staff members and new students and provides opportunities for their input into the school program. Encourages the use of community resources, cooperates with the community in the use of school facilities, interprets the school program for the community, and maintains communication with community members. Directs and maintains records on the materials, supplies and equipment, which are necessary to carry out the daily school routine. The principal involves the staff in determining priorities for instructional supplies.
  • Organizes, oversees, and provides support to the various services, supplies, materials and equipment provided to carry out the school program. The principal makes use of community resources.



LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group, and large group situations.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs using EXCEL.

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe 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 and use hands to find, handle, or feel.  The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.  The employee is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The above job description is designed to denote the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.



Grade Level
Elementary (K-6)
Grade Categories
Classroom Teacher
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