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Nettie S. Freed K-8 Expeditionary: K-8 Assistant Principal

  • Date Posted
    • 1.13.23
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Mountain
  • Role
    • Assistant Principal
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Pueblo, CO 81003



It is essential that all employees of Pueblo School District 60 understand our mission is to provide a high-quality education that assures each student the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to lead a life of purpose and impact. Employees support the community and thrive in connecting with our students by embracing the core values of the district, which state:

We believe that the success of every student is our most important commitment.

We believe that collaboration and engagement with our community, parents, staff, and students are essential to our success.

We believe that we must act with integrity, celebrate diversity, and promote equity.

We believe that each individual must be treated with dignity and respect.

We believe that the social and emotional well being of our students is as important as their academic needs.

We believe that it is our responsibility to provide a safe, positive, and supportive environment for our students and staff

We believe that our community heritage, traditions, and history should inform our response to future student and district needs.

As we embrace these values and consider their impact, we will achieve our vision of being a high performing school district that inspires community confidence. Each employee plays a part, and that contribution should bring us closer to helping each student achieve their dreams.

Job Title: K-8 Assistant Principal – Nettie S. Freed K-8 Expeditionary

Prepared Date: 7/2/2018

Revised Date: 9/1/2021

Work Year: 187 days

Department: Elementary Education

Reports To: School Principal

Salary Range: APT Salary Schedule

Benefits: Fringe Benefits based on Schedule C Benefits

Status: FLSA Status: Exempt

Although this position officially starts in August, 2023, the Assistant Principal will be stipended for up to 60 hours and expected to attend building leadership team planning sessions and professional development training during the Spring and Summer of 2023, prior to the official opening of the school in August, 2023. These planning and professional development hours will typically take place after the D60 teacher duty day and on non-working D60 Fridays.

Here is the link to apply:


Nettie S. Freed is a diverse, K-8 Expeditionary Learning (EL) school. Our school will be opening in the Fall of 2023 in a brand new, state-of-the-art building. The K-8 School Assistant Principal assists the building principal in organizing and fostering a positive, safe environment that is conducive to best meeting the needs of all students, staff and parents. This includes such responsibilities as: leading, directing, counseling, and supervising a variety of personnel and programs; creating effective parent, teacher, and child communications; supporting, encouraging, mentoring, and evaluating staff; fostering teamwork between teachers and among staff and parents; and managing budget items. The assistant principal acts in the capacity of the principal during the principal’s absence from the school.


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. The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below 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.


Master’s degree in Education or related field

Colorado Principal License within 60 days from date of hire

Five (5) years of successful teaching or leadership experience at the elementary or secondary level

Valid Colorado Driver License

Employee must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and must be cleared by the Office of Human Resources

Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary


Previous experience as an assistant principal/principal

Valid Colorado Teaching License

Experience working in an expeditionary school

Experience developing and implementing restorative practices

Experience increasing student achievement and engagement in learning

Experience in the role of an instructional coach

Experience working with children with diverse learning needs

Spanish Speaking Skills


Strong decision-making, analytical and organizational skills.

Advanced skill in dealing with students and staff with diverse needs at various levels.

Knowledge of varied instructional strategies, how to support the needs of diverse learners, delivery methods, assessment, and staff development techniques for improvement of instruction.

Intermediate to advanced knowledge of, and ability to, develop, monitor and evaluate curriculum, discipline plans and supervision/safety plans.

Knowledge and understanding of elementary age children’s physical, emotional, and intellectual development.

Knowledge of effective behavior management techniques such as Positive Behavior Support (PBS).

Ability to promote and follow Board and Administrative policies, and building and department procedures.

Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people, including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds. Ability to contribute to cultural diversity for educational enrichment.

Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.

Excellent interpersonal relations and oral and written communication skills.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from parents, administrators, community stakeholders, etc.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Knowledge of curriculum design, planning, development, implementation and evaluation, assessment processes and how they should operate in an effective school.

Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students, school personnel, parents, vendors, peers, and other stakeholders.

Ability to use tact, patience and courtesy when dealing with others.

Ability to understand and be sensitive to those of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Ability to qualify for a Standard First Aid and CPR certificate.


The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. This organization believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District’s/department’s goals. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.

Assist the principal in the discharge of his/her duties at all times and acts in the capacity of the principal during the principal’s absence from the school

Assist in the role of instructional leader to promote student behavior that is supportive, and conducive, to the implementation of the school’s instructional programs and goals

Assist in the selection, training, and implementation of school and District standards and initiatives

Assist with scheduling; implementation of goals and selection of instructional materials; analyze test data; determine ways to improve instruction and student goals. Design and implement programming for Title 1 (for Title schools only), assisting with programming for ESL students, etc.

Assist the principal in the supervision and evaluation of classroom instruction

Assist in implementing instructional strategies, including supporting the needs of diverse learners, delivery methods, assessment, and staff development techniques for improvement of instruction

Assist in the orientation of new staff members to the teaching environment at the middle school, especially as it relates to the area of students, personnel policy and procedures and general building practices

Support teachers who have students with behavior problems

Assist the principal with developing and managing the school budget and implementation of Human Resources policies

Assist in administering those provisions of the negotiated agreements that are applicable at the building level

Maintain accurate student attendance records and strive to promote good student attendance

Assist with student orientation; counseling; discipline; due process; data gathering; student recognition; and securing student services with outside agencies. Cooperate with the School Resource Officer (SRO), the juvenile court system, and social service agencies

Assume responsibility for implementing discipline procedures as stated in the Student Handbook. Develop innovative strategies, preventative approaches, and proactive plans for students who exhibit at-risk behaviors

Act in a supportive role with the principal in work with parents, teachers, and the community to promote the effective flow of communications and ensure positive relations with parents, business leaders and community members. Listen and respond to parent concerns with sensitivity. Conduct parent and student meetings and attend all after-school activities

Promote good school-parent relationships when discussing specific student problems with parents. Assist in organizing parent conferences, back-to-school nights and other times when staff is available to parents to discuss their child’s learning and behavior

Represent the principal, in his/her absence, at school activities

Work with teachers and students to promote building maintenance and cleanliness. Assist in creating and implementing safety and crisis response plans; maintaining facility and equipment

Develop and manage a campus supervision plan and supervises the campus supervisors. Organize and direct cafeteria supervision during lunch periods

Work in conjunction with principal in supervising students on campus before and after school; monitor students during lunch, recess, passing periods, field trips, orientation programs, assemblies, pays, musicals, other special events and activities; instruct students in appropriate behavior

Support substitute teachers in carrying out their duties

Supervise administrative detention for students

Assist in the promotion of positive school climate and staff morale through recognition programs and honoring those who excel

Promote school safety by implementing safety drills for fire, lockdown, etc. Provide first aid and CPR if needed

Conduct search and seizures, work with law enforcement and enforce District discipline policies

Assist with the evaluation of licensed and classified staff

Assist with: hiring and orientation of licensed and classified staff; working through concerns and classroom management; planning and directing meetings, staff development, trainings and in-services; communications; listening, providing and receiving feedback, and encouragement for all staff to ensure that standards are achieved and performance is maximized

Serve on District-level committees as assigned by the principal or Superintendent. Attend conferences, workshops and meetings to keep informed of current practices and trends in education. Attend meetings of the school site council, advisory committees, etc. as requested beyond the regular workday


Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the Building Principal

The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below 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.


Every facilities employee must be able to pass a lift test required by the District. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel. The work requires the use of telephone and using fingers to operate computer keyboards. The employee is continually hearing and speaking to exchange information. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

In a 9-hour workday, this job requires:

R – Rarely (Less than .5 hr per day) O – Occasionally (.5 – 2.5 hrs per day)

F – Frequently (2.5 – 5.5 hrs per day) C – Continually (5.5-9 hrs per day)

NA – Not Applicable


Employee will work primarily in a school/office environment with both natural and fluorescent lighting; fast-paced work, constant interruptions; The noise level is usually quiet in an office environment but can be noisy at times. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

Here is the link to apply: