Assistant Principal-2528, Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Assistant Principal-2528



Job ID:

East Maricopa

August 02, 2022

Contact Information:
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
1200 W Speedway Blvd
Tucson, Arizona 85745
District Website

Jocylin Ruble
Phone: 520-770-3245
District Email

Job Description:


  • Assists the Principal in School Improvement activities
  • Assists the Principal in providing a comprehensive educational program for students
  • Assists the Principal in improving student performance by:
    • Assessing educational and programming needs
    • Coordinating the use of instructional tools and strategies
    • Collecting data for evaluating and reporting student progress
    • Coordinating overall after-school programs, activities, and functions
  • Assists the Principal in student management:
    • Implements appropriate procedures and maintains consistent practices within the school discipline program
    • Serves as liaison with student support services such as transportation
  • Assists the Principal in staff development by:
    • Identifying topics for staff development
    • Planning and coordinating school-wide staff development activities
    • Researching and disseminating information on best practices for school improvement goals
  • Assists the Principal with planning activities for accreditation and preparing accreditation documents
  • Assists the Principal with the walk-through observations, formal observations and evaluation of teaching staff
  • Assists the Principal with the evaluation of non-teaching staff
  • Assists the Principal with creating and managing budgets, requisitions and allocation of supplies, equipment and instructional materials
  • Assists the Principal with the preparation of class schedules, cumulative records and IEP/MET documents
  • Assists the Principal with the hiring of teaching and other staff
  • Assists the Principal with monitoring the safety and security of the school campus
  • Position will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time.


  • Current Arizona K-12 Principal certification- Three years experience as a teacher, preferably of students who are Blind/Visually Impaired or Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Two years as a supervisor or administrator in an educational setting with experience in supervision/management, team leadership, and budget administration
  • Demonstrated background in developing student specific interventions, curriculum, and instruction
  • Fluent in ASL


  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check
  • Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business
  • Masters Degree in Education of the Blind/Visually Impaired or Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Educational Leadership
  • Arizona Principal's Certification or eligible for Certification by the Arizona Department of Education (Must complete Arizona Principal Certification within two years of hire)


  • Principals, policies, and programs of the immediate work unit
  • Principles and practices of administration and management
  • Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
  • Applicable Federal and State laws as they apply to the position
  • Best practices in education and learning for students with special education needs
  • Best practices in education and learning for students in the general curriculum
  • Deafness and blindness and the effects on instruction for students who are Deaf/HH or Blind/VI
  • Instructional methods for use with students who are Deaf/HH or Blind/VI
  • Student assessments in standardized testing, Arizona State Standards, and progress monitoring of students (report cards, IEP progress reporting, curriculum based measures, etc.)
  • Effects of reasonable accommodations and instructional modifications for students who are Deaf/HH or Blind/VI
  • Arizona State Standards and implementation of the standards in the classroom and other instructional activities (community based)
  • Applicable Federal and State laws and regulations regarding general and special education, including post-secondary transition planning
  • Child development, behavioral intervention strategies, effective team collaboration
  • Appropriate lines of communication and authority


  • Communicate with staff, students, families and the community
  • Planning and organization
  • Budget planning and implementation
  • Interpersonal skills, including respectful and courteous treatment of all agency staff
  • Supervise
  • Plan staff development and train staff
  • Mediate and independently problem solve
  • Handle student discipline


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