Interim Middle School Assistant Principal

Job Type: Administrative
Job Category: Senior Leadership

This opening calls for specific administration qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Los Angeles Area is seeking an Interim Middle School Assistant Principal to begin November 30, 2022.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • A love of students and demonstrated strength building meaningful relationships with the age groups they lead
  • A collaborative, distributed leadership approach
  • A clear record of improving student achievement in an urban setting, with a strong understanding of pedagogy that drives results.
  • Administrative Credential and/or Master’s degree or PhD in education (desirable)
  • Experience with integrating modern technologies with curriculum
  • 2+ years of administrative experience, preferably at a high performing middle school setting school that maintains high expectations for all students
  • 3+ years experience working directly with middle school students
  • Effective communication skills, orally and in writing.

More about this role


  • Guides instructional staff to improve teaching and learning by collecting and analyzing data, providing teacher support and designing/delivering professional development.
  • Ensures that all students are learning and that there are no gaps in student achievement among subgroups.
  • Develop and implement a plan that will ensure student achievement as demonstrated by assessments such as benchmarks, classroom data, parent and student feedback.
  • Provides instructional leadership, coaching, and support to teachers who are working with a diverse student body.
  • Oversee state standardized testing and ensure the use of a wide array of assessments.
  • Designs and develops a master schedule and school program that aligns to the school’s philosophy and maximizes student success, socially, emotionally, and academically.
  • Ensures that SPED services are inclusive, compliant, and effectively delivered to students according to IDEA and FAPE.
  • Ensures on-going design and implementation of staff professional development.
  • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with teachers, students, parents, community members, and the school staff. Defines and builds a transformative school culture; manages student discipline; and promotes social emotional learning as part of the school’s culture.
  • Work to build and maintain a strong, positive, results-oriented school culture where teachers believe and promote that all students can achieve.
  • Form, liaise with, and support the parent council to ensure an inclusive approach to parent leadership that aligns with school goals and culture.
  • Oversees school-wide student behavior and creates policies/intervention supports for students in order to support the emotional and behavioral needs of students.
  • Supports student success and intervenes in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students for the purpose of assisting students in modifying such behavior and developing successful interpersonal skills.