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Assistant School Administrator (Middle & High School)

INTERNAL Applicants Only

Previous employees accepted into the ASA Pool should NOT apply!



The Office of Human Resources and Development will accept applications from current MCPS employees for the Assistant School Administrator Pool beginning October 27, 2017, through January 31, 2018.

Please visit MCPS Careers and apply to the "Applicant Pool - Assistant School Administrator."

Summary Description

Under direction of the principal, works in a team effort with administration and staff. Assists in monitoring student discipline, parent/community outreach, administering and supervising of all student related school activities. Conducts staff observations, but does not evaluate teachers. This is an 11-month position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of MCPS policies and procedures, school operations and pupil services. Knowledge of behavioral management techniques and conflict resolution. Knowledge of system resources and services available to parents and students. Knowledge of computer applications desirable. Ability to communicate effectively, motivate, encourage, and work with students, staff and community. Excellent problem solving skills. Excellent organizational, oral, written and human relations skills required. Demonstrated leadership skills outside the classroom.

Education, Training and Experience

Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university. Master degree desirable. Satisfactory completion of Observing and Analyzing Teaching I preferred but not required. Minimum of five years of outstanding classroom teaching, counseling, PPW or psychology experience, experience in conflict resolution, evidence of recent professional development, and resource teacher or other leadership background desirable. Other combinations of applicable education, training and experience which provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.

Complete Job Description

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AP/ASA Applicant Pool Process

Click here for Assistant Principal & Assistant School Administrator Applicant Pool Eligibility Process 2017-2018



ASA Pool Checklist

To be considered for the ASA Pool, you must attach to your MCPS Careers profile the following:

  • Letter of interest, including level (middle or high), addressed to the Associate Superintendent, Office of Human Resources and Development
  • Resume, demonstrating education, training and experience
  • Certificate from Observing and Analyzing Teaching I (OAT-1) preferred but not required.  Applicants whose OAT-1 issue date is prior to 2015 should contact Skillful Teaching and Leading for information about becoming recertified in OAT-1*
  • You must apply to the "Applicant Pool - Assistant School Administrator." Please visit MCPS Careers
  • Email to Administrative Staffing three Reference Forms (one must be from current principal/supervisor).  Please submit reference forms only after you have applied on MCPS Careers.


  *For information about OAT-1 classes, please contact Skillful Teaching and Leading at 301-840-6740.

**For information about the application process, please email Angie Fish at

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