I think he/she does have to get into the public eye to do his/her job, just by virtue of what his/her job is. He/she is responsible for the day to day affairs of the education of the children of the community. Since the taxpayers of that community, by virtue of paying for that education, have a vested interest in its outcome, they therefore the actions of an assistant principle should be under the public's scrutiny. As it turns out, such a system for public review of the school (and yes, it's employees) exists. We call it the board of education.