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The P.K. Yonge Assistant Principal (1) demonstrates instructional leadership to enhance school effectiveness by improving instruction to support student success; (2) demonstrates cognitive skills to gather, analyze, and synthesize information to ensure equity in educational opportunity and academic achievement; (3) assists in establishing and maintaining an effective learning climate in the school; (4) supervises the maintenance of accurate records on the progress and attendance of students; (5) assists in developing and establishing school goals and objectives; (6) attends special events, functions, and athletic events weekly; (7) responsible for state and federal entitlement program reporting and accountability; (8) assists with supervision of students campus wide during the school day. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute as follows:

  • Supporting teachers as they design and test transformational approaches to K-12 education
  • Fostering collaboration among internal and external partners engaged in designing, developing and testing a spiraling K-12 program that results in academic success for all students
  • Analyzing multiple sources of data to monitor effectiveness of transformed educational systems and instructional offerings
  • Monitoring and supporting school success for all students
  • Enriching and maintaining a K-12 student culture devoted to academic engagement and success
  • Leading and managing school improvement initiatives
  • Collaborating with P.K. Yonge administrators and school leaders to lead a K-12 school
  • Supporting engagement of College of Education faculty
  • Pursuing continued professional development in educational innovations and research on teaching and learning as well as school leadership

    About PKY:

    Established in 1934, PK Yonge Developmental Research School is a public school district affiliated with the University of Florida and located on its campus. The school serves approximately 1,150 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school is designated as a special school district under Florida Department of Education funding and is given the responsibility to develop innovative solutions to educational concerns in the state and to disseminate successful instructional programs to other school districts. As a developmental research school, PK Yonge works closely with members of the College of Education on a variety of projects aimed at enhancing student accomplishments at all grade levels and in all subject areas. For more information about the PK Yonge Developmental Research School, visit our website at:


    About the College:

    The UF College of Education, founded in 1906, ranks among the top 25 public education colleges in the elite Association of American Universities. The college has three nationally ranked programs in the 2010 US News & World Report survey of America’s Best Graduate Schools:  Counselor Education (No. 3), Special Education (No. 5) and Educational Administration (No. 26). The college’s 105 distinguished faculty members engage in innovative research and public scholarship that enhance school improvement, student achievement, school readiness and leadership development in the numerous education disciplines. Current research projects have generated more than $29 million in external funding. Nearly 1,900 students are enrolled in 20 bachelor’s and advanced degree programs, offered within the academic areas of Teaching and Learning, Special Education and Early Childhood Studies, Counselor Education, School Psychology, Educational Administration and Higher Education, and Research and Evaluation Methodology. Online course enrollment tops 2,900. The college’s educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954. For more information about the College, visit our website at:

    Advertised Salary:

    Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.

    Minimum Requirements:

    (1) an earned graduate degree in educational leadership; (2) valid and appropriate certification in K-12 administration or educational leadership (or eligible for administrative certification in Florida);  (3) 3+ years of administrative or leadership experience in K-12 schools within the past 5 years, with strong evidence of success; (4) 5+ years of K-12 teaching and/or school counseling; (5) excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively are essential, as are strong organizational, prioritization and time management skills; and (6) demonstrated commitment to diversity.

    Preferred Qualifications:


    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    The starting date is August 3, 2017.  This position is a 10-month appointment with the possibility of a summer appointment.

    The position is open until filled.  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should complete candidate profiles, at and submit letters of application, complete curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three individuals who are willing to write letters of recommendation and other evidence of scholarship, teaching, administrative and school leadership.

    Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Associated of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

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