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Assistant Principal- Gompers Elementary-Middle School

Date Posted: Apr 10, 2024

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Assistant Principal

Location: Gompers Elementary-Middle School

Salary: $91,728.00

Reports to: Principal

Bargaining Unit: N/A

Benefits Eligibility: Yes

Telecommuting Eligibility: School-based. Not eligible for telecommuting.

Position Summary: Provides the day-to-day operational support for assigned school and related personnel to help ensure achievement of school-specific goals and objectives. Coordinates with Principal to assist in defining and enforce school policies and guidelines for students, staff, and parents. As such, is a key member of the leadership team of the school.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Applicants must show evidence of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants must possess and provide evidence of both:
    • Valid State of Michigan Teacher Certificate in Secondary or Elementary Education, and
    • School Administrator Certificate


  • Minimum of five (5) years of successful certified teaching experience with an annual rating of effective (E), or highly effective (HE).
  • Proven experience serving in a leadership capacity (i.e., school improvement chair, lead teacher, etc.)
  • Exemplary presentation skills, organizational skills and communication (speaking, listening, and writing) skills;
  • 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.

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Applicants must pass a central screening to be placed on the Assistant Principal Eligibility List

 Essential Functions:

  1. Supervises school personnel for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing professional growth and achieving overall objectives of the school’s curriculum.
  2. Model, identify, discuss and provide feedback on effective pedagogical strategies.
  3. Supervise instruction, including monitoring of lesson plans and provide actionable feedback.
  4. Provide professional development opportunities and establish Professional Learning Communities focused on closing the achievement gap.
  5. Develop programs aligned with the School Improvement Plan and the District Academic Plan.
  6. Interpret, review, and monitor data systems relative to student assessments.
  7. Access the student information system for the purposes of creating, monitoring, and reviewing schedules, reports, and student data.
  8. Communicates relevant policies and procedures with regard to student discipline, conduct, and attendance to students, staff and parents.
  9. Contact and communicate directly with parents/guardians on a regular basis to ensure parent awareness of and involvement in their child’s school performance.
  10. Conduct teacher observations and assist with the performance evaluation process.
  11. Work and collaborate effectively with teachers and other school-based personnel to develop and implement individual student support plans.
  12. Assist with the management of the school’s operational processes (i.e., budgeting, facility maintenance, grant compliance, scheduling, etc.)
  13. Maintain accurate data, records, etc. to document all activities conducted and services provided.
  14. Perform other duties as deemed necessary by the Principal.

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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