Assistant Principal of Specialized Services

Mastery Charter Schools | Philadelphia, PA


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CountyState-Wide Schools
Posted Date 2/26/2024
Expiration Date4/26/2024
Join us in creating a model urban school district that serves all students with excellence. Together, we can make a lasting impact.
This role is eligible for up to $10,000 in bonuses! Positions available in both Philadelphia and Camden!
New-to-Mastery Assistant Principals can expect a starting annual salary of between $100,000-$126,500 based on years’ experience and level of education.
The Opportunity:
As an Assistant Principal of School Services (APSS) at Mastery Schools, you will ensure the high-quality delivery of comprehensive academic and emotional services for students who require additional support. 
Working closely with school leadership and instructional staff, you will manage and coordinate all specialized services, including special education, 504 plans, academic and social-emotional interventions, and English language development. With an unwavering commitment to individualized excellence, you will foster an educational environment where all students are empowered to excel academically and emotionally. Your responsibilities also encompass the development and supervision of a talented team of teachers and specialized services support staff. You will provide guidance and support to enhance their effectiveness and professional growth. 
Your impact will not merely be measured in plans and interventions but in the tangible success of students reaching their fullest potential. If you are ready to make a meaningful impact on education and be a driving force behind academic excellence, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of our students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Manage the Specialized Services programming at a school including all Special Education Services, 504 plans, Academic and Social Emotional Interventions, and English Learner services.
    • Implement, supervise and facilitate the Mastery intervention programs and curricula.
    • Supervise and coordinate the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 processes.
    • Supervise and coordinate evaluations and related services for students.
    • Coordinate and monitor the School Social Work services and Mental Health services of partner organizations.
    • Chair and conduct manifestation determination meetings and other special education meetings.
    • Ensure the implementation of accommodations in the general education environment.
    • Ensure that student files are in full compliance with all special education laws. 
    • Provide leadership on the school’s Administrative Team.
    • Conduct informal and formal evaluations for special education teachers and other school staff members.
    • Support principal and other assistant principals in leading the school and creating a culture of student achievement.


    • Knowledge of Federal and State Special Education Laws.
    • Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and education programs designed for students with learning, physical and behavioral disabilities.
    • Knowledge of Positive Behavior Supports related to individuals with learning, developmental, and/or emotional disabilities
    • Knowledge of English Language Development, teaching practices and programming.
    • Knowledge of Academic and Social Emotional Interventions.
    • Strong communication skills and ability to develop trusting relationships with students, staff, and families.
    • A strong sense of personal agency and accountability for student achievement
    • A belief that all students should be held to high academic standards
    • Demonstrated professionalism and responsibility, and a strong work ethic
    • A positive, high-energy attitude and a drive for personal excellence

Education and Experience:

    • Master’s Degree in Special Education required
    • At least five (5) years of urban education experience required
    • Must be PA state certified in special education and administration

Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as maneuvering in classrooms and office space-reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, and making phone calls; Must be able to sit for up to two (2) hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard and mouse and typing.
State-Wide Schools
Type of Job (PreK-12 or Higher Ed.)

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