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Assistant Principal - Moses Field Center

Date Posted: Feb 9, 2024

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Assistant Principal for Center Based School Grades K-8 

Location: Moses Field Center  

Salary: $92,768

Reports to: Building Principal

Bargaining Unit: N/A  

Benefits Eligible: Yes  

Position Summary:  

The Assistant Principal (AP) provides the day-to-day operational support for assigned school and related personnel to help ensure achievement of school-specific goals and objectives. The AP oversees and directs aspects of the high school’s special education programs including educational services, instruction, communication, budget, and personnel. Coordinating with the principal to assist in defining and enforcing school policies and guidelines for students, staff, and parents is a key element of the AP position. As such, the AP is an integral member of the school’s leadership team. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the field of education or related field of study.  

  • Full approval, or is qualified to receive temporary approval, for Supervisor of Special Education under Michigan Department of Education requirements  

  • Valid State of Michigan Teacher Certificate in Secondary or Elementary Education with a minimum of one special education endorsement area, and 

School Administrator Certificate 

  • Minimum of five (5) years of successful certified teaching experience, with a minimum of three (3) years in special education, and an annual performance rating of effective (E), or highly effective (HE) 

  • Knowledge and understanding of Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education and how it relates to the development, implementation and monitoring of ESE programs, services, procedures and processes 

  • Proven experience serving in a leadership capacity (i.e., assistant principal, dean, school improvement chair, lead teacher) 

  • Exemplary presentation skills, organizational skills, and communication skills (speaking, listening, and writing) 

  • Strong technology skills, including competence in the use of technology to prepare and complete reports and communications 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current educational research and ability to translate into classroom and school practice 

  • Evidence of skills analyzing and interpreting student achievement data and utilizing that data to increase student achievement 

  • Exemplary attendance  


Essential Functions: 

  1. Oversees the scheduling of IEP services to ensure compliance with state and federal rules, and assignment of staff caseloads. 

  1. Serves as the District Representative for IEP meetings and re-evaluation. Provide feedback to case managers prior to and following IEP meetings.  

  1. Plans, supports, and provides appropriate professional development opportunities for special education staff focused on closing the achievement gap. 

  1. Participates at school-based events after hours and on weekends, as required by the school or District. 

  1. Acts as Summer School Director for the building. 

  1. Promotes communication and collaboration between adjoining high school.  

  1. Ensures access to the least restrictive environment for students with exceptionalities.  

  1. Ensures Medicaid billing is entered by all special education staff.  

  1. Lead assessment/accommodation coordinator for WIDA & MI-Access assessments in the building.  

  1. Ensures appropriate testing and data analysis of students with exceptionalities.  

  1. Accesses AESOP and is responsible for requesting substitutes (i.e., day-to-day, long term, etc.).  

  1. Responsible for building coverage i.e., staff absence, class coverage, and security coverage. 

  1. Recruits and interviews candidates for building vacancies, as requested per principal.  

  1. Responsible for Culture and Climate Leadership Team (i.e., senior activities, prom, promotion ceremony, P.B.I.S., Parent Engagement Meetings, and Community Based Instruction).  

  1. Responsible for Engagement Leadership Team (i.e., enrollment, re-enrollment, and parent experience).  

  1. Ensures compliance with B-1’s.  

  1. Ensures compliance with School-Based Evaluation Team process.  

  1. Attends and participates in all ESE professional developments assigned by the District & school.  

  1. Supports principal with discipline (i.e., staffing and students). 

  1. Supports principal with personnel issues.  

  1. Completes all subsidy government documents.  

  1. Ensures compliance is maintained with the quarterly provision of student progress reports to parents and the timely completion of all District surveys. 

  1. Monitors completion and submission of report cards.    

  1. Responsible for student transportation procedures (i.e., assigning bus captains, bus routes, student safety, collaboration with the transportation department).  

  1. Supervises school personnel for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing professional growth, and achieving overall objectives of the school’s curriculum. 

  1. Models, identifies, discusses, and provides feedback on effective pedagogical strategies. 

  1. Supervises instruction, including monitoring of lesson plans, and provides actionable feedback. 

  1. Establishes Professional Learning Communities.  

  1. Develops programs aligned with the School Improvement Plan and the District Academic Plan. 

  1. Interprets, reviews, and monitors data systems relative to student assessments. 

  1. Accesses the student information system for the purpose of building the master schedule, in addition to creating, monitoring, and reviewing schedules, reports, and student data. 

  1. Communicates relevant policies and procedures about student discipline, conduct, and attendance to students, staff, and parents. 

  1. Contacts and communicates directly with parents/guardians regularly to ensure parent awareness of, and involvement in, their child’s school performance. 

  1. Conducts teacher observations and assists with the performance evaluation process. 

  1. Works and collaborates effectively with teachers and other school-based personnel to develop and implement individual student support plans. 

  1. Assists with the management of the school’s operational processes (i.e., budgeting, facility.) 

  1. Maintains accurate data, records, etc., to document all activities conducted and services provided. 

  1. Performs other duties ass assigned by the principal or designee. 

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or

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