ERIC Number: ED328974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Restructuring the Role of the Assistant Principal: A Statement by NASSP's Council on the Assistant Principal.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
The role of the assistant principal is an excellent educational resource and should be enhanced to allow assistant principals a more vital role in instructional leadership. This document lists functions related to the assigned, expected, and assumed responsibilities of the assistant principal that would enhance his/her role and involvement, as well as situational influences that should be considered when that role is defined. Separate lists of suggestions for improving the assistant principal's relationship with the District Office, the principal, the faculty, the students, parents, and professional organizations are given, and the organizational structure of the assistant principalship is outlined. Also provided are recommendations in the areas of role enhancement, evaluation, supervision, and professional development aimed at improving the performance and satisfaction of assistant principals and increasing their suitability for advanced administrative posts. Recommendations to school boards, superintendent and central office administrators, principals, teachers, parents, patrons, and assistant principals regarding the reassessment and enhancement of assistant principalships are listed, and recommendations for the preparation, recruitment, and selection of competent assistant principals are given. (CLA)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Organization, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Assistant Principals, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Job Enrichment, Occupational Information, Organizational Change, Organizational Communication, Professional Development
Publications, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.