The assistant principal oversees the day-to-day running of a school. They work hand in hand with the principal to ensure that students get the highest quality of education and care. Some of your duties include hiring and training staff, endorsing class schedules, supervising the maintenance of the educational facility, and corresponding with parents and guardians when necessary. The assistant principal is also responsible for enforcing school rules and safety guidelines. You would attend to disciplinary measures when needed and maintain systems for supervising attendance, inventory, planning, and budgeting. You are also required to partake in the drawing up of budgets, determination and paying of salaries, and approval of equipment and supply orders.
The role of an assistant principal usually requires a master's or doctorate, as well as years of experience and possession of teaching certification or license. Employers are always on the lookout for people with strong leadership qualities, effective communication skills, good judgment, administrative and organizational skills.