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World of Inquiry – School #58 (Secondary) - Assistant Principal – Bracket III

  • Date Posted
    • 1.20.23
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Northeast
  • Role
    • Assistant Principal
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Rochester, NY

FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF UNIT: Under the supervision of the building principal, assists the building principal in organizing, administering, supervising, and evaluating all phases of the educational program within the building. Participates in decision-making as part of the school’s administrative team. Assumes primary responsibility for the duties of educational leader, plan manager, business manager, personnel director, public relations director, and family and community consultant for the school in the absence of the building principal.

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• Organizes, administers, supervises and evaluates all educational and student support services staff within the school.

• Assumes responsibility for the instructional program within the building including: class organization, student placement, scheduling, monitoring pupil progress, standardized testing, and providing instructional materials.

• Directs the maintenance, repair, and improvement of building and equipment.

• Inspires, develops, and maintains wholesome school-community relations.

• Makes budgetary recommendations and prepares the preliminary budget for the school.

• Organizes and supervises all operations involved in the business management of the school.

• Confers with teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, school social workers, psychologists, nurses, agency personnel, safety officers, and law enforcement officials on matters relating to the guidance and welfare of the individual child.

• Provides leadership and plans for participation in in-service meetings, instructional meetings, and all school programs. Serves on citywide and other professional committees. Cooperates in planning parent meetings and community campaigns.

• Assists the principal in providing for the safety and security of personnel, building and grounds, and supervises school security.

• Implements disciplinary policies through pupil, parent, and staff conferences.

• Directs, supervises, and evaluates teachers, clerical staff, and paraprofessionals.

• Develops harmonious staff relationships within the building.

• Develops and maintains procedures which provide for the safety and security of staff and students.


• Prepares required reports and maintains complete and accurate records of the entire school program.

• Performs related duties as assigned by the School Principal.


World of Inquiry School #58 is a city-wide K-12th grade campus in the heart of downtown Rochester, NY serving approximately 1,000 students. The Expeditionary Learning (EL) model promotes student agency by teaching youth to take responsibility for their own learning and become active citizens who advocate for equity in their school, community, and society at large. At World of Inquiry, we are continuously striving to ensure our instructional practices are culturally relevant. We use constructivist methods to develop bridges connecting students’ cultural references to academic skills and concepts through expeditions and case studies. Through these learning experiences, our students build on knowledge and cultural assets they already possess. They engage in critical reflection of their own lives and society, resulting in them becoming engaged citizens and ethical people who contribute to a better world. All stakeholders including parents are seen as a vital part of our school community and crew. Outward Bound experiences are an important part of our opportunities to learn about the natural world and should be embraced. Our school motto is: We are crew, not passengers!

At WOIS students and teachers spend time engaged in learning expeditions. Expeditions are in-depth studies that address a topic or theme. Learning expeditions promote active learning, real-world projects, high quality work, adventure and service to others. All expeditions are aligned with NYS and local standards. Our curriculum integrates Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Education, Spanish, Music, and Art.

Leadership expectations unique to the Assistant Principal role at School 58 include:

• Use Expeditionary Learning (EL) Core Practices to guide improvement toward school mission and vision

• Use school-wide data to set and monitor long term goals toward cohort graduation and instructional improvement

• Work with teachers to refine EL Curriculum documents aligned to state standards, core practices, and Regents/AP examination requirements.

• Collaborate with EL Education School Designer and Teacher Councils to promote growth and development for students and staff in the areas of the EL Core Practices

• Coordinate and facilitate staff development and group inquire related to CREW and secondary level advisory;

• Model and support conflict resolution and restorative practices and elevate opportunities for authentic student voice and leadership in school-level decision making


• Previous experience with Expeditionary Learning, or similar interdisciplinary curriculum development preferred

• Knowledge of high school graduation requirements and cohort tracking

• Vertical alignment work K-12

• Facilitates and models the importance of relationship building with staff/students through Expeditionary Learning/Outward Bound

• Master’s degree.

• New York State Teacher Certification

• Five (5) years of appropriate teaching and/or administrative experience.

• New York State Certification for School Administrator and Supervisor, School Building Leader or School District Administrator.

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