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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal




POSITION:                                 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL



EMPLOYMENT TERM:              As per Board Policy

SALARY:                                    As per Mineral County Salary Schedule based on experience and education.

EVALUATION:                            Performance in this position will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Board Policy 5310 and Mineral County Board of Education Policy.  

JOB SUMMARY:                        Assist in providing leadership and guidance in the administration of the school.



Assists in providing leadership of a positive, safe, and orderly learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff according to policies of the Board of Education and established administrative procedures;

Assists in providing leadership to the school community in developing and focusing on a shared vision, mission, goals, and continuous school improvement planning consistent with the District vision and goals;

Possesses knowledge of the principles of site-based shared decision-making and demonstrates ability to facilitate a team atmosphere;

Possesses current knowledge of school improvement planning and characteristics of effective school operations;

Demonstrates ability to work with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic communities;

Possesses current knowledge of theory and practice in special education programming, including inclusion, discipline, IEP development and implementation and ADA compliance including 504 plans;

Ensures the effective delivery of an instructional program that meets the needs of all students;

Assists in providing leadership to the faculty in the ongoing process of evaluating the effectiveness and directing the improvement of educational programming;

Assists in providing leadership in the analysis of current programs and student achievement results using standards, benchmarks and assessments and the integration of this analysis into curriculum development activities aligned with District/school goals;

Assists in making administrative decisions in a timely manner and appropriately involves others in the process;

Responds effectively to and resolves issues that arise in and outside the school environment that effect the successful operation of the school and student programming;

Assumes responsibility for distribution and inventory of textbooks and instructional supplies as assigned by the principal;

Assumes responsibility for preparation of Federal, State, and County reports as assigned by the principal;

Assumes responsibility for development of master schedule as assigned by the principal;

Shares in assuming responsibility for all aspects of extracurricular activities, including scheduling of applicable activities and officials, ordering and inventory of equipment, and budgeting;

Models good human relations skills and interacts positively with all facets of the school community;

Participates actively in a variety of meetings within the school, district, and community in an effective manner;

Communicates effectively with parents and involves them in aspects of the school;

Facilitates collaborative partners with outside agencies and businesses that promote a positive learning environment for all students;

Supports and promotes special activities in the building that contribute to a positive and comprehensive school experience for the school community;

Assists in providing leadership and coordination to all staff development activities in the building, ensuring the alignment of these activities with building-based school improvement areas;

Assists in supervising and evaluating all faculty and staff, including extracurricular staff, assigned to the building and effectively addresses all performance issues in a manner consistent with district policy and practice;

Participates in interviews for all staff assigned to the building as assigned by the principal;

Participates in professional development that aligns with the mission/vision of the district;

Demonstrates ability to apply computer technology in the performance of duties and responsibilities;

Demonstrates ability of strategies for the implementation of technology in the delivery of instruction to effectively supervise and evaluate;

Demonstrates ability to plan, organize, and establish priorities for action in conjunction with others;

Demonstrates ability to make independent judgments and decisions;

Demonstrates ability to perform effectively in an atmosphere of multiple and conflicting demands;

Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 3210; and

Performs other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Principal and/or the Superintendent or his designee.



West Virginia certification as principal at appropriate level;

Possess experience in meeting and working with the public;

Demonstrates oral/written communication skills;

Have knowledge of West Virginia Laws;

Have knowledge of West Virginia Board of Education policies; and

Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace.  Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.



The physical demands described 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 frequently required to reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds of materials.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.



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. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60 dB).


The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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