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Academic Principal - Middle School

Alexandria City Public Schools
United States, Virginia, Alexandria
4646 Seminary Road (Show on map)
July 30, 2023

Job Description:

Assists the Principal in leading the instructional program and ensures its alignment with division regulations for curriculum design and assessment. Provides and promotes a state-of-the-art curriculum and superior instructional delivery for the success of all students.

This job reports to the school Principal.


Education: Master's degree in job-related area.

Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license with an endorsement in Administration and Supervision PreK-12 is required, and a valid Virginia Department of Education license with an endorsement in math, special education, or English Language Learner is preferred.


  • Administrative and teaching experience related to working in socio-economically and culturally diverse school settings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based curriculum design, assessment, and instructional practices.
  • Documented experience in leading secondary educational program development and implementation, including professional development in evidence bases best practices for diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience necessary to work effectively with students, teachers, administrators, families, and community members.
  • Administrative experience preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the Principal in the selection, assignment, orientation, and evaluation of assigned teachers and staff.
  • Collaborates with school-based and central office personnel to ensure the rigor, excellence, and relevance of school curriculum offerings, implementation process, and program evaluation initiatives.
  • Communicates the school instructional program, goals, and objectives to parents and the community.
  • Contributes to the school mission and goals to provide a positive learning climate and supportive community.
  • Designs and works collaboratively with staff to ensure the effectiveness of ongoing and job-embedded professional development programs and practices.
  • Provides ongoing leadership in the use of goals and objectives articulated in the ACPS strategic plan and benchmark metrics specified in the ACPS Education Plan.
  • Provides input for budget execution in the curriculum implementation, professional development, and relevant instruction areas to monitor the expenditure of funds.
  • Provides ongoing feedback to staff via formal and informal observations designed to ensure the effectiveness of instruction delivery systems in all content and program areas.
  • Provides ongoing leadership to ensure high levels of student achievement for all learners, including achievement of school improvement planning benchmarks and related Division goals.
  • Supports staff and teachers to provide support with student accountability and attendance appeals process.
  • Supports the Executive Director Of Instructional Support in supervising and managing all facets of curriculum implementation at the school, emphasizing the preparation of graduates for success in a post-secondary educational setting and the world of work.
  • Works collaboratively with teachers, counselors, administrators, and other educators to ensure the implementation of a viable and reliable balanced assessment process, including effective diagnostic/pre-assessment, formative, and summative assessment.
  • Works with the Principal and staff to prepare State and Federal reports as needed.
  • Knowledge of Title I instructional programs
  • Knowledge of best instructional practice in the content area of supervision
  • Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by supervisors.


  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance

  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.