Assistant Principal Resume Templates & Examples

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As the old saying goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover. But when it comes to resumes, you’d better believe that people do. It’s not just about the content—it’s about how you present that content. It’s about making your resume stand out in the crowd.

That’s why we’ve put together this guide: to help you make sure your resume has what it takes to get noticed by hiring managers and administrators at schools across America.

Methodology

The goal of this guide is to give you real data what the “must haves” of assistant principal resumes are.

To do that, we compiled and analyzed data from assistant principal resumes and 51 assistant principal job listings to get the data used for this our assistant principal resume guide. 

In addition to assistant principal-specific resume data, we built a database of nearly 1 million resumes and job listings, and we use a propriety machine learning model to understand the anatomy of the best resumes in general.

Quick note: using the data below can help you build a competitive resume, but it’s always important to be creative, unique, and personal to stand out.

If you want more info on our methodology, you can check it out here.

Assistant principal resume objective data + assistant principal objective examples

Pop quiz: do assistant principal’s really need to use an objective? 

In general, whether or not you need an objective or professional summary can depend a lot on your personal career level (check out our article on resume objectives), but this is what our analysis found for assistant principal’s specifically:

  • 33% of assistant principal’s included an objective section
  • 26% of assistant principal’s included a professional summary
  • 48% of assistant principal’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Assistant principal objective examples

A highly creative assistant principal , and a resourceful individual looking for a responsible position to gain practical experience.

A highly motivated assistant principal who aims to make use of their interpersonal skills to achieve goals of a company that focuses on customer satisfaction and customer experience.

Seeking a challenging Assistant Principal role in a school where I can utilize my strong organizational and communication skills to foster a culture of excellence and support the professional development of teachers.

To obtain a position as an Assistant Principal where I can contribute my expertise in curriculum development and classroom instruction to enhance the educational experience of students and support the school’s mission.

Aspiring to become an Assistant Principal in a school district where I can utilize my passion for education and experience in school administration to promote student success and support the school community.


Skills for assistant principal resumes

These are the skills that occurred most frequently in in assistant principal resumes, which means they tend to be core competencies or highly desired skills. 

Of course, you should only list skills that you actually have, and you should prioritze skills most relevant to the job you're applying for. But these are good core skills to include on your resume.

To get more detail on building a powerful skills section, take a peek at our article on resume skills.

*Note: to find skills our machine learning model basically looks for common words, so take these with a grain of salt and use your best judgment. 

Most common assistant principal resume skills

Most common hard skills for assistant principal resumes: management skills, time management, parent relations, school & education improvement, and student discipline.


Most common soft skills for assistant principal resumes: communication skills, customer-service skills, interpersonal skills, listening skills, and patience


Other good assistant principal resume skills

  • Attendance policy enforcement
  • Class scheduling
  • Strategic planning
  • Student conflict resolution
  • Student counseling & support
  • Teacher evaluation
  • Curriculum planning
  • Teacher development
  • Security procedures & policies
  • Administrative skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Public speaking
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Collaboration
  • Communication

Assistant principal skills section examples

Note: these examples are formatted the same here just because it’s simple, but we have more detailed formatting advice (and examples) in our guide to resume formatting.

Assistant principal skills example 1

Attendance policy enforcement | time management | strategic planning | student conflict resolution | school & education improvement | student discipline | student counseling & support

Assistant principal skills example 2

Class scheduling | communication skills | teacher evaluation | customer-service skills | curriculum planning | interpersonal skills | teacher development

Assistant principal skills example 3

Interpersonal | security procedures & policies | patience | listening skills | organizational skills | customer-service skills | public speaking

Work experience for assistant principal resumes

Your work experience section is almost always the most important part of your resume. Because it’s difficult to pull trends from this kind of section, this section is mostly just examples. 

For some advanced strategies for writing about work experience on a resume, refer to our article on building a strong work experience resume section. We also have a guide on writing a resume with no experience if you’re just starting your career.

For now, it’s good to remember that the most important experience for any assistant principal resume is the most relevant experience.

A couple examples for you:

Assistant principal work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Assistant Principal

Sanguine Services, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Monitor financial markets and the performance of individual securities
  • Contact prospective clients to present information and explain available services
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Address complaints regarding food quality or service

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Assistant Principal

The Helping Hands, 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts, and other mechanical or electrical equipment
  • Bathe animals, trim nails, clip hair, and attend to other grooming needs
  • Acted as liaison for students, families, communities as well as other staff members to create a learning partnership
  • Created school master schedules, students Certificates for whole school
  • Prepared various reports and forms in order to help facilitate school needs

WORK EXPERIENCE

Assistant Principal Intern

Moxie Group, 2008-2012

Responsibilities

  • Produced online weekly event schedules
  • Managed graduate student documents in school’s data management system
  • Data Entering, worked in Excel, Microsoft Word, Print Shop, Power Point
  • Prepared and managed teacher’s evaluations in order to ensure students’ success
  • Prepared code of conduct book and, parent/student hand books to help maintain school rules

Education for assistant principal resumes

For most positions, work experience is more important than education, although it can be important for new grads or for fields in which specific classes are industry-standard. 

So it’s not a big section, but it’s still important, and often, assistant principal job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

Check out our blueprint for education on resumes for our full playbook on education sections.

Data from our sample of 933 assistant principal resumes

  • 9% assistant principal resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 59% assistant principal resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 27% assistant principal resumes included a masters degree
  • 1% assistant principal resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Assistant principal resume education examples

EDUCATION

Master of Arts

Alliance Medical and Health Sciences College, 2021

Awards & Honors

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • AP Scholar
  • The Honor Society

EDUCATION

Associate of Arts

Piedmont Community College, 2016

Certifications for assistant principal resumes

Certifications aren’t a strict requirement for every job, but there are almost always certifications you can get to boost your chances of success. 

If you want to see how to build these sections, we have a guide about certifications on resumes.

We did a little research and found certifications can help assistant principal’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Assistant principal certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert – Office 365

Microsoft Corporation, 2021

Certified Workforce Professional

International Association of Workforce Professionals, 2016

CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert – Office 365, Certified Workforce Professional, Certified Resume Specialist:Public Relations and Marketing Communications, Certified School Career Development Advisor

Assistant principal resume action verbs

Using our database of nearly 1,000,000 publicly available resumes, we compiled an index of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 933 assistant principal resumes and job postings to uncover which action verbs are most commonly used by assistant principal’s and assistant principal employers.

The most common action verbs on assistant principal resumes are: program, process, assist, prepare, and manage.

The most common action verbs on assistant principal job postings are: lead, plan, review, handle, and field.

Other action verbs for assistant principal resumes: 

  • Perform
  • Develop
  • Design
  • Test
  • Direct
  • Create
  • Monitor
  • Track
  • Organize
  • Resolve

Full assistant principal resume example

Lastly, we wanted to give you a couple full assistant principal resume examples.. 

Please note: you can write a better resume than this. This is just a quick illustration to show you how these pieces might fit together. 

If you’d like to see “perfect” resumes, we have a showcase of resume examples.


Assistant principal resume example

Monica Rodriguez
Assistant Principal

1183 Laurel Lane, Pecos, TX


To obtain a position as an Assistant Principal where I can contribute my expertise in curriculum development and classroom instruction to enhance the educational experience of students and support the school’s mission.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Assistant Principal

Sanguine Services, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Created and managed requisitions for school purposes
  • Applied performance management skills to evaluate certified and non-certified staff
  • Provided recommendations for improving in-service curriculum activities using program management skills to optimize teaching and learning
  • Coordinated with parents using organization skills to provide updates on student progress

Associate Assistant Principal

The Helping Hands, 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Scheduled and supervised the PSAT exams and high school student schedules using organization skills
  • Managed field trips, first aid response plan, emergency operations plan, transportation, special programs transportation, school website, and more
  • Provided leadership to the Guidance Department, Program Office, Health and Records Office
  • Collaborated with the Principal and her administrative team to coordinate the school’s graduation ceremony

Assistant Principal Intern

Moxie Group, 2008-2016

Responsibilities

  • Strengths in programming school-wide events, creative presentations, and problem-solving strategies
  • Managed Professional Learning Teams in all three grade levels focusing on data and student achievement
  • Coordinated the safety logistics plan for the school during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Participated in multiple human resources experiences, such as interviewing and reference checks

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified School Career Development Advisor

National Career Development Association, 2021

Certified Workforce Professional

International Association of Workforce Professionals, 2016


SKILLS

Attendance policy enforcement | student counseling & support | creative questioning | interpersonal skills | communication skills | management skills | security procedures & policies


EDUCATION

Master of Arts

Alliance Medical and Health Sciences College, 2021

Associate of Arts

Piedmont Community College, 2016

What experts say about assistant principal resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“What makes an effective teacher resume is fulfilling the organization’s vision mission and standards.” – How to Write a Teacher Resume Part 01 | 3 Important Elements | Kathleen Jasper | NavaED


“Google resume clichés and buzzwords, and remove all the ones you find in your resume to give it an instant upgrade.” – Write an Incredible Resume: 5 Golden Rules!


“As a teacher, all basic rules of grammar and punctuation matter here, so making sure that everything is the same tense.” – Resume Workshop from The Modern Principal

Want help with your assistant principal resume?

And that’s a wrap! Hopefully this data helps you understand what exactly makes a great assistant principal resume. Of course, have questions, just drop them in the comments.

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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