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HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, IN-DEPTH: For Me It's All About The Students

About this video 

Wentworth goes in-depth about his story of being an Assistant Principal at a public high school. He shares what he likes most about his job and the challenges he faces in his position. He also shares why he made the key decision to move from the classroom into an administrative position and he talks about the work-life balance challenge he has a high school Assistant Principal.

School: Adelphi University - Adelphi University - Howard University - Howard University - San Francisco State University
Degree: Political Science - Education Leadership and Management
Job Title: High School Assistant Principal

Job Summary: Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

Job Description

Elementary, middle, and high school principals lead teachers and other members of school staff. They manage the day-to-day operations of elementary, middle, and high schools. They set goals and objectives and evaluate their school's progress toward meeting them.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Most states require public school principals to be licensed as school administrators. Licensure requirements vary from state to state, but most require a master’s degree or some other training. Some require candidates to pass a test and take continuing education classes to keep their license.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$60,000 - $130,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, People skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Organizational skills, Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Empathy, Patience

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<span m='13910'>going</span> <span m='14150'>to</span> <span m='14260'>take</span> <span m='14510'>care</span> <span m='14730'>of</span> <span m='14820'>our</span> <span m='14940'>country.</span> <span m='15215'>And</span> <span m='17120'>I'm</span> <span m='17280'>promoting</span> <span m='17730'>citizenship.</span> <span m='18560'>I'm</span> <span m='19468'>promoting</span> <span m='20830'>individuals</span> <span m='21680'>that</span> <span m='21890'>have</span> <span m='22210'>good</span> <span m='22480'>moral</span> <span m='22950'>conduct</span> <span m='23660'>and are</span> <span m='23820'>upstanding.</span> </p><p><span m='25270'>So</span> <span m='26200'>to</span> <span m='26310'>see</span> <span m='26630'>young</span> <span m='26950'>people</span> <span m='27270'>who</span> <span m='28330'>don't</span> <span m='28640'>know</span> <span m='28800'>what</span> <span m='29330'>they</span> <span m='29470'>want</span> <span m='29690'>to</span> <span m='29760'>do,</span> <span m='30080'>or where</span> <span m='30490'>they</span> <span m='30660'>want</span> <span m='30900'>to</span> <span m='30940'>go,</span> <span m='31650'>and</span> <span m='31780'>be</span> <span m='31930'>able</span> <span m='32040'>to</span> <span m='32150'>be</span> <span m='32290'>a</span> <span m='32350'>part</span> <span m='33230'>of</span> <span m='33430'>the</span> <span m='33530'>transition,</span> <span m='34290'>where</span> <span m='34520'>they</span> <span m='34740'>leave</span> <span m='35090'>high</span> <span m='35340'>school</span> <span m='35790'>and</span> <span m='35870'>they</span> <span m='35960'>know</span> <span m='36140'>exactly</span> <span m='37320'>what</span> <span m='37480'>they</span> <span m='38100'>want</span> <span m='38300'>to</span> <span m='38350'>do</span> <span m='38560'>in</span> <span m='38710'>life,</span> <span m='39110'>for</span> <span m='39588'>me</span> <span m='40066'>that's very</span> <span m='40544'>rewarding.</span> <span m='41022'>The</span> <span m='41500'>most</span> <span m='41810'>challenging,</span> <span m='42830'>again,</span> <span m='43350'>is</span> <span m='43670'>to</span> <span m='44930'>find</span> <span m='46600'>a</span> <span m='46940'>staff and</span> <span m='47660'>staff</span> <span m='47990'>members</span> <span m='48980'>that</span> <span m='49530'>work</span> <span m='50210'>together</span> <span m='50660'>collaboratively,</span> <span m='52085'>adhere</span> <span m='52830'>to</span> <span m='53140'>all</span> <span m='53400'>the</span> <span m='53480'>school-wide</span> <span m='54190'>initiatives,</span> <span m='54850'>as</span> <span m='54980'>well</span> <span m='55200'>as</span> <span m='55390'>the</span> <span m='55850'>district</span> <span m='56450'>initiatives.</span> <span m='58122'>I</span> <span m='58540'>think</span> <span m='58780'>that</span> <span m='58920'>is something</span> <span m='59338'>that</span> <span m='61010'>it's</span> <span m='61180'>very</span> <span m='61400'>important</span> <span m='63110'>for</span> <span m='63980'>me,</span> <span m='64430'>as</span> <span m='64780'>an</span> <span m='65760'>administrator</span> <span m='66510'>to</span> <span m='67670'>work</span> <span m='68590'>towards,</span> <span m='69120'>so</span> <span m='69350'>that</span> <span m='69590'>our</span> <span m='69983'>school</span> <span m='71290'>is a</span> <span m='71340'>good</span> <span m='71550'>school,</span> <span m='72320'>and</span> <span m='72910'>becomes an</span> <span m='73310'>even</span> <span m='73680'>better</span> <span m='74110'>school.</span> </p><p><span m='74540'>The</span> <span m='74660'>key</span> <span m='74820'>decision</span> <span m='75280'>was</span> <span m='75470'>when</span> <span m='75640'>I</span> <span m='75690'>was</span> <span m='75840'>in</span> <span m='75910'>the</span> <span m='76000'>classroom</span> <span m='76660'>and</span> <span m='76800'>I</span> <span m='77110'>realized</span> <span m='77740'>that</span> <span m='77890'>my</span> <span m='78040'>students</span> <span m='78600'>were</span> <span m='79160'>excelling,</span> <span m='80330'>academically,</span> <span m='81530'>doing</span> <span m='81830'>very</span> <span m='82100'>well</span> <span m='82370'>on</span> <span m='83260'>the</span> <span m='83960'>STAR</span> <span m='84310'>testing,</span> <span m='84970'>and</span> <span m='85350'>all</span> <span m='85730'>of</span> <span m='85840'>the</span> <span m='86010'>other</span> <span m='86950'>standardized</span> <span m='87610'>tests,</span> <span m='88100'>the</span> <span m='88150'>high</span> <span m='88310'>school</span> <span m='88560'>exit</span> <span m='88870'>exams.</span> <span m='89883'>Their</span> <span m='90376'>demeanor</span> <span m='90869'>and</span> <span m='91362'>mannerisms</span> <span m='92350'>were</span> <span m='92710'>one</span> <span m='93070'>that</span> <span m='93240'>reflected</span> <span m='94820'>my</span> <span m='95050'>habits.</span> </p><p><span m='96030'>And</span> <span m='96180'>I</span> <span m='96240'>said</span> <span m='96440'>to</span> <span m='96500'>myself,</span> <span m='96850'>well, if</span> <span m='97170'>I'm</span> <span m='97300'>doing</span> <span m='97590'>this</span> <span m='97970'>well</span> <span m='98190'>in</span> <span m='98280'>the</span> <span m='98360'>classroom,</span> <span m='98970'>why</span> <span m='99210'>can't</span> <span m='99690'>I</span> <span m='99850'>promote this</span> <span m='100327'>to an</span> <span m='100804'>entire</span> <span m='101281'>student</span> <span m='101758'>body?</span> <span m='103190'>It</span> <span m='103340'>is</span> <span m='103510'>difficult,</span> <span m='104060'>because</span> <span m='106080'>you</span> <span m='106240'>have</span> <span m='106420'>to</span> <span m='106690'>suddenly</span> <span m='107860'>take</span> <span m='108100'>a</span> <span m='108430'>tremendous</span> <span m='108780'>amount</span> <span m='108970'>of</span> <span m='109050'>courses.</span> <span m='109720'>As we</span> <span m='110152'>know,</span> <span m='111880'>school,</span> <span m='112680'>university</span> <span m='113580'>work</span> <span m='114080'>is</span> <span m='114200'>very</span> <span m='114370'>expensive.</span> <span m='115320'>But</span> <span m='116210'>you've</span> <span m='116480'>heard</span> <span m='116750'>the</span> <span m='116830'>same</span> <span m='117240'>before,</span> <span m='117650'>if you</span> <span m='117850'>really</span> <span m='118410'>want to</span> <span m='118850'>do something</span> <span m='119290'>then</span> <span m='119730'>nothing</span> <span m='120050'>is</span> <span m='120180'>going</span> <span m='120370'>to</span> <span m='120410'>stop</span> <span m='120740'>you.</span> <span m='121420'>So</span> <span m='122200'>again,</span> <span m='122570'>I</span> <span m='122630'>tell</span> <span m='122820'>my</span> <span m='122960'>students</span> <span m='123320'>the</span> <span m='123400'>same</span> <span m='123650'>thing.</span> <span m='123950'>Don't let anybody</span> <span m='124397'>stop</span> <span m='124844'>you from being</span> <span m='125291'>what you</span> <span m='125738'>want to be</span> <span m='126185'>or do.</span> </p><p><span m='127080'>It's</span> <span m='127270'>funny,</span> <span m='127540'>because</span> <span m='129070'>I</span> <span m='129199'>say to</span> <span m='129479'>my</span> <span m='129600'>wife,</span> <span m='130410'>I'm</span> <span m='130509'>not</span> <span m='130710'>working</span> <span m='131080'>out</span> <span m='131220'>as</span> <span m='131310'>much</span> <span m='131530'>as</span> <span m='131650'>I</span> <span m='131760'>used</span> <span m='132060'>to,</span> <span m='132210'>because</span> <span m='132660'>it's</span> <span m='133290'>a very</span> <span m='133320'>demanding</span> <span m='133930'>job.</span> <span m='134250'>I'm</span> <span m='134570'>here</span> <span m='134720'>from</span> <span m='135410'>7:00</span> <span m='135860'>to</span> <span m='136190'>sometimes</span> <span m='136730'>6:00,</span> <span m='137210'>7:00 to 7:00.</span> <span m='138170'>Depending</span> <span m='138650'>on the</span> <span m='139130'>season,</span> <span m='139610'>football or basketball</span> <span m='140090'>are</span> <span m='140570'>7:00 to</span> <span m='141050'>9:00.</span> <span m='142970'>But</span> <span m='143730'>thank</span> <span m='144010'>goodness,</span> <span m='144620'>because</span> <span m='145000'>of</span> <span m='145090'>my,</span> <span m='145855'>I</span> <span m='146170'>want</span> <span m='146370'>to</span> <span m='146880'>say</span> <span m='147050'>my</span> <span m='147180'>military</span> <span m='147690'>background,</span> <span m='148750'>when</span> <span m='148970'>it</span> <span m='149020'>comes</span> <span m='149270'>a</span> <span m='149320'>time</span> <span m='149630'>management,</span> <span m='150740'>I'm</span> <span m='150870'>pretty</span> <span m='151110'>good at that.</span> <span m='151710'>So</span> <span m='152010'>that's</span> <span m='152310'>helped me</span> <span m='152610'>a lot.</span> </p>","file":{"id":297209,"video_id":"2746139415001","name":"1267-Wentworth-p-HSVicePrincipal2 In-Depth","duration":154320,"thumbnail_url":null}});