Assistant Principal – 9-12



Isanti Community Schools (Santee Community Schools) is located on Isanti Sioux tribal lands and serves a population of mostly students in the tribe. The school is the center of the community in many ways, acting as a gathering place for students and community members alike. The school’s mission is committed to caring for students through career exploring, cultural growth, character development, and community involvement so that they can realize their full potential. 

This is an opportunity for a committed leader to generate a design for a high school that is culturally and linguistically appropriate, to deepen and strengthen ties between he school and the community and to create a positive staff culture where student and adult learning is paramount. 

  • iSanti Community Schools is designated as a Priority District by the Nebraska Department of Education  and the Secondary school is newly (re) identified as a CSI school. The Secondary school leader will be responsible for progress against AQuESTT Indicators such as reducing chronic absenteeism, sustaining recent improvements to graduation rate, and  increasing student proficiency on NSCAS

  • The Assistant Principal leader will also have the ability to co-design (in partnership with consulting firms supporting the school) a student experience for high school that is culturally and linguistically appropriate, including student coursework, exploration and engagement with career and service pathways, and incorporating student identity into their school experience

  • Collaborate with external partners to implement identified priorities; and engage in learning opportunities to develop leadership capabilities and adaptive skills 

Instructional Management

  • Understand and support in implementing instructional resources, curriculum, programs, and materials needed to accomplish instructional goals

  • Foster collegiality and team building among staff members. Encourage their active involvement in the decision-making process

School and Community Relations

  • Articulate the school’s mission to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission

  • Demonstrate awareness of school and community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs using appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement

  • Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent 


  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • Current administrative certification

  • At least 5 years of teaching experience

  • 2+ years of leadership experience

  • History of effectively coaching/mentoring both new and experienced teachers

  • Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor in the face of competing demands and external pressures

  • Ability to be a team player and comfortable planning with others to achieve a common vision

  • Acute attention to detail coupled with the ability to think and act strategically

  • Strong time management skills; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines

  • Strong written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members

  • Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work  

  • Commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of educational equity

To Apply: If you are highly committed to working with our students and community please apply directly by submitting your resume to

As an equal opportunity employer, Isanti does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations.

Zone 3


9–12, Post-Secondary

Additional Information

August 1, 2024-25


  • Admin Certification
  • Bachelors Degree
  • SPED Experience recommended

Salary – TBD based on experience and qualifications.  Our competitive benefits package also includes health coverage (medical, dental, vision), Nebraska Retirement participation.


Contact Information

Isanti Community Schools
206 East Frazier Avenue
Niobrara, NE 68760

Greg Shepard
(p) (402) 857-2741

How to Apply

To Apply: If you are highly committed to working with our students and community please apply directly by submitting your resume and creditials to