State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $102,201.00-$117,736.00 Yearly




An Assistant Principal is educational administrative work assisting the principal of an educational program at one of the facilities operated by the Department of Education. Employees in this classification supervise teachers.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Principal or other educational administrator at the treatment center.

The work of this class may require travel to various locations for events such as field trips, workshops, seminars and recreational activities. Students may be disruptive or abusive and may require remedial training.

Assistant Principal is differentiated from Teacher Supervisor in that Teacher Supervisor performs a combination of supervisory and classroom teaching duties while Assistant Principals do not teach in the classroom. Assistant Principal is differentiated from Principal in that the Principal is responsible for the administration of the educational program while Assistant Principal assists the Principal.


Assists the principal with the administration of the educational program at the facility in the following areas: providing instructional leadership; preparing the budget; training, evaluating, recruiting and hiring instructional staff; determining curricula; oversight of admission/dismissal policies; and planning, organizing and directing the educational program;

Supervises teachers, aides and other instructional and support staff;

May have primary responsibility for one part of the educational program, such as the residential treatment program or the day treatment program;

Cooperates with treatment staff and provides student progress reports to staff and family members;

Assesses emergency and crisis situations, makes appropriate contacts and referrals and provides interim emergency medical and other assistance as necessary until specialized assistance is available;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service or a classification in the Skilled or Professional Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

Mar 1 2012 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 009537; EST: 3/1/2012; REV: ;

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