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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 5137271
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Disability Services

R-9844 Assistant Principal for Administrative Development and Continuous Improvement-Alabama School for the Deaf

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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R-9844 Reference#31201555500

Posting Date: March 27, 2024

Candidates who are blind or visually impaired and/or deaf or hard of hearing are encouraged to apply for this position and may be given preference in hiring as permitted by federal laws. Information related to disability is not required, and if disclosed voluntarily, will be used only in AIDB's efforts to create opportunities for individuals with exceptionalities. Non-disclosure will not subject any applicant to adverse treatment.

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Principal for Administrative Development and Continuous Improvement
Alabama School for the Deaf

Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world's most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are Deaf, Blind, DeafBlind and multidisabled and their families. Founded in 1858, AIDB serves more than 36,000 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year.

Our services literally span a lifetime including five campuses in Talladega, ten regional centers located throughout the State of Alabama with programs that range from early and senior intervention, traditional and nontraditional education services in residential and outreach settings and a manufacturing facility that is the state's largest employer of adults who are Deaf, Blind, or DeafBlind. Our employees are among the organization's most valuable assets and resources. We share compassion for leveling the playing field for all. Our mission makes AIDB a unique place to work.

As an Assistant Principal for Alabama School for the Deaf (ASD) you will be responsible for working in a specialized environment with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and multi-disabled. ASD is committed to meet our students where they are. The right candidate for this job will have a passion for creating high expectations for students and colleagues to ensure all students receive a world class education.


You will play a vital role in the lives of our students and be a part of the miracles that happen every day at AIDB and ASD. This will be accomplished by demonstrating flexibility, positive attitude, agility, and professional maturity. You will bring a level of expertise to the accreditation and continuous improvement process including, but not limited to, Cognia and CEASD accreditations, The Assistant Principal will provide the majority of support in ensuring ASD's curriculum and instruction is of high quality. In addition, the Assistant Principal will provide guidance and direction with regard to best-practices instruction and verify this happens in our classrooms and in our residential environments every day. The Assistant Principal will support ASD by enforcing ASD's code of conduct fairly and impartially, but in a way that allows the school structure to flourish.

  • Must possess an Alabama Teaching Certificate with at least three successful years of teaching experience.
  • Must hold a Master's degree in Education, Instructional Leadership or Special Education.
  • Must possess current Alabama Certification in Instructional Leadership or Educational Administration.
  • A sign language proficiency level of SURVIVAL according to the AIDB evaluation system must be obtained within the first twelve (12) months of employment. INTERMEDIATE must be obtained within the first twenty-four (24) months of employment. INTERMEDIATE PLUS must be obtained within the first thirty-six (36) months of employment.
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB

REPORTS TO: Principal of the Alabama School for the Deaf

  • Experience in an educational environment serving those with sensory loss.
  • Administrative experience in a residential school setting.

  • Provide leadership based on best practices in the following areas for all assigned staff:
  • Curricular improvements
  • IEP development, implementation, and accountability
  • Staff training and development
  • Department goal-setting and implementation
  • Instructional accountability
  • Provide leadership in obtaining exemplary status in areas related to accreditation
  • Actively involve parents in the learning process for their child.
  • Monitor instruction daily and provide support.
  • Along with the principal, provide guidance in administering discipline according to AIDB Policy.
  • Assist with providing mentoring for current and onboarding academic staff members
  • Assist with reassigning staff to ensure safety of students.
  • Must be knowledgeable of IDEA requirements and implementation procedures.
  • Must work closely with the transition teacher in providing opportunities for ASD students.
  • Must effectively communicate with all departments within AIDB and ASD.
  • Must monitor and enforce attendance policy.
  • Provide guidance to instructional staff regarding progress monitoring and teacher training.
  • Collaborate with the other ASD Directors regarding student needs and staff improvement in the residential setting.
  • Stay abreast of state and federal laws/guidelines that impact special education, and AIDB policies and procedures.
  • Supervise and objectively evaluate performance of assigned staff, develop and monitor improvement plans, and coach for improved performance.
  • Interpret the academic program to visitors.
  • Monitor assigned facilities for safety and cleanliness.
  • Act as supervisor of all student records. Maintain an accurate and up-to-date records system, ensuring confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to navigate and enter information into PowerSchool SIS aligned with all appropriate guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal of the Alabama School for the Deaf


Medication Training

Behavior Management recertification

CPR - every 2 years

Blood Borne Pathogens

Using an AED

Mandatory Reporting - DHR

Policy and Procedure Review

Erin's Law -

Jason Flatt Act


Health, dental, and vision insurance available-

Teachers Retirement System (TRS)

Deferred compensation options available

Paid time off

SALARY: $72,239 $122,762 Scale A1 Rank 03

(260 Days)

Direct Deposit is required

This is an exempt position, and is not subject to overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


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