Performs administrative duties in the absence of the principal; serves as an assistant principal at schools designated by the superintendent, assists the principal in curriculum planning, staff development activities, and public relations with parents. Responsible for the operation of the school and its personnel in conjunction with the principal.
Assists with the supervision and operation of the school in conjunction with the principal
Assists in the development of a long-range school curriculum plan
Assists in providing advice and consultation to the professional staff in the development and execution of effective instructional methods and programs
Assists in coordination of special education programs in the school
Assists in various writing opportunities, i.e. grants, applications for various honors, etc.
Assists in planning, administration, and controlling school budget, including specially funded programs
Assists in keeping current on innovative methods in the field of education, including new programs, materials, methods, and equipment
Assists in providing relevant inservices for certificated personnel, classified personnel, and parent volunteers
Articulates with the principal on all school curriculum and personnel matters
Attends meetings and extra curricular activities at the request of the principal
Takes the necessary steps in case of pupil injury or illness to contact parents, render first aid, and contact a doctor if the situation warrants
Assists with communication with parents
Assists with pupil discipline and behavior management
Supports the District's program and its policies and working for their improvement
Assists in evaluating staff members as directed by the principal
Serves as Summer School Principal
Serves on assigned district-wide committees
Performs other duties as designated by the Principal
A valid Administrative Credential
Five years experience in public schools of which not less than four years have been successful teaching experience
Meets District standards for physical and mental health
Master's Degree and advanced study in the field of elementary education, including the areas of administration, supervision, and curriculum development
Successful leadership experience such as Head Teacher, Learning Specialist, Mentor, etc.
Teaching experience at primary (K-3) and intermediate levels (4-6)
Knowledge of and commitment to contemporary management and instructional techniques
Knowledge of elementary curriculum, including highly developed competencies in at least one content area
Knowledge of evaluation procedures
Ability to represent the school with responsible, mature judgment, tact, and decisiveness
Ability to assist in effecting positive change in staff and programs
A current Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate
The Saugus Union School District is located in Santa Clarita Valley in Northern Los Angeles County. Currently, there are approximately 10,100 students attending fifteen schools. We offer preschool programs on sixteen campuses and have approximately 530 preschoolers enrolled. The newest campus, Emblem Academy, was re-opened in the 2013-2014 school year with a focus on Ethics, Science,Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Mathematics. Thirteen of our schools have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools, many of them more than once. In 2012 - 2013 one school received the Title I National Academic Achievement award. In addition, five schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools. Academic Performance Index (API) scores have been consistently strong with all schools over the state goal of 800. In 2012-2013 our API was 876. All demographic areas of student performance continue to show improvement.
Saugus Union School District has an active parent participation movement at all sites with School Site Councils and Parent Teacher Organizations supporting community and educational needs at each school. Representatives of these organizations join tog...ether to form the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) in order to meet and share information under the leadership of the District Superintendent.