Assistant Principal


Charlotte High School378 State StreetBack EntranceCharlotte, MI 48813
Full Time
$108,224 per year
Charlotte High School

Position Description


Position: Assistant Principal

Building/Programs: Charlotte High School, Early Middle College, Project Success 

Weeks of Work:  Full Time; 43 weeks, per current collective bargaining agreement

Salary: $108,224 Base Salary, per current collective bargaining agreement

Position Start Date: July 1, 2024


JOB GOAL:  As a vital member of our educational leadership team, the High School Assistant Principal plays a crucial role in fostering a positive and productive learning environment. This position supports the principal in the administration of school policies, programs, and activities, with a focus on student discipline, academic achievement, and staff development.



An individual shall possess, upon application, the following minimal experience or its satisfactory equivalent:

  • Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, Educational Leadership, or a related field.
  • Valid state certification or licensure as a school administrator.
  • Previous experience in an educational leadership role, preferably in a high school setting.
  • Minimum of four years teaching experience, preferred.
  • Minimum of three years administrative experience, preferred.
  • Ability to meet all of the educational requirements necessary to satisfy state requirements.
  • Collaborative Leadership Style, includes strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage change.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective instructional leadership, including knowledge in the use of formative and summative assessment data to inform instruction, data monitoring, instructional methods, and development of interventions.
  • Record of knowledge and experience with school improvement planning, preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the use of technology to support instruction and enhance student achievement.
  • Demonstrated record of productive engagement of students, staff, parents, and community, to develop the most effective environment and culture for learning.
  • Willingness to learn new skills, be reflective, and acquire new knowledge along with evidence of being flexible and having superior problem-solving skills.
  • Strong understanding of Multi-Tiered-Systems-of Support (MTSS).
  • Strong understanding of standards based grading.
  • Strong understanding of project based learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain high standards for student and staff accountability.


The Assistant Principal works closely with the High School Principal to share leadership responsibilities. They collaborate on decision-making, policy implementation, and overall school management. Together, the principal and assistant principal form a unified leadership team that sets the tone for the school community. They work together to promote a positive school culture, establish high expectations for students and staff, and foster a supportive learning environment. 

Key functions of the job include, but are not limited to: 


Student Discipline:

  • Implement and enforce school policies regarding student behavior, attendance, and discipline.
  • Investigate and address disciplinary issues in a fair and timely manner.
  • Work closely with students, parents, and teachers to promote a positive school culture and address behavioral concerns effectively.

Academic Support:

  • Collaborate with teachers and department heads to monitor student progress and academic performance.
  • Develop strategies to support struggling students and enhance overall academic achievement.
  • Coordinate standardized testing and assessment procedures in compliance with state and district regulations.

Staff Development:

  • Provide guidance and support to teachers in implementing effective instructional practices.
  • Facilitate professional development workshops and training sessions to enhance teaching skills and promote student engagement.
  • Conduct classroom observations and evaluations to provide constructive feedback and support teacher growth.

Curriculum Development:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of curriculum standards and instructional initiatives.
  • Review and evaluate instructional materials to ensure alignment with educational goals and standards.
  • Collaborate with curriculum coordinators and instructional coaches to support curriculum enhancement and innovation.

School Leadership:

  • Assist the principal in planning and implementing school-wide initiatives and programs.
  • Serve as a liaison between the administration, faculty, students, and community stakeholders.
  • Participate in school leadership meetings, committees, and decision-making processes.



  • Competitive salary.
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits package.
  • Professional development opportunities and support for continued learning.
  • Voluntary benefit options, including Pet Insurance.


Charlotte Public Schools complies with all state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and with all regulations of the U.S. Department of Education.  It is the policy of Charlotte Board of Education that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, or handicap shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity for which it is responsible.

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