High School Principal – Barnstable Public Schools


Barnstable Public Schools


Hyannis, MA

High School Principal

Barnstable Public Schools is seeking an experienced and innovative leader for the position of High School Principal.

The successful candidate will lead Barnstable High School (1,850 students) and will have experience in high level complex problem solving, promoting positive school climate and culture, and managing and contributing to large scale organizational change as a champion of all students; Candidates should have an a Master’s Degree in curriculum and instruction or educational leadership; experience as an educator; and strength of character and integrity. The ideal candidate would provide exemplary leadership in academic and social emotional learning; develop and expand programs for college and career readiness; possess strong interpersonal skills and also have demonstrated experience with the core values of Barnstable Public Schools:  Commitment, Collaboration, and Community. MA Certification as Principal required.

This position offers a regionally competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates of color, individuals with diverse life experiences and non-traditional backgrounds, educators committed to the principles of equity, inclusion and anti-racism, and those who prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

Please apply online by February 5, 2021 at https://barnstable.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.  For more information and to apply please visit www.barnstable.k12.ma.us



JOB GOAL:                      To use leadership, supervisory, and administrative skills so as to ensure the educational development of all students.


  1. Master’s Degree or equivalent educational training experience
  2. Massachusetts Certifications as Principal

REPORTS TO:                  Superintendent of Schools or designee


  1. Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school.
  2. Keeps the superintendent informed of the school’s activities and problems.
  3. Makes recommendations concerning the school’s administration and instruction.
  4. Develops and manages the school budget and supervises school finances.
  5. Supervises the maintenance of all required building components and completes records and reports.
  6. Prepares or supervises the preparation of reports, records, lists, and all other paperwork required or appropriate to the school’s
  7. Works with various members of the central administration staff on school problems of more than in-school import, such as transportation, special services and the like.
  8. Keeps the appropriate central office administrator informed of events an activity of an unusual nature as well as routine matters
  9. Interprets and enforces district policies and administrative regulations.
  10. Maintains active relationships with students and parents
  11. Budgets school time to provide for the effect conduct of school instruction and business.
  12. Leads in the development, determination of appropriateness, and monitoring of the instructional program.
  13. Supervises the guidance program to enhance individual student education and development.
  14. Maintains high standards of student conduct and enforces discipline as necessary, according due process to the rights of students.
  15. Establishes guidelines for proper student conduct and maintaining student disciplin
  16. Attends special events held to recognize student achievement, and attends school sponsored activities, functions, and athletic events.
  17.  Maintains and controls the various local funds generated by student activities.
  18. Supervises the maintenance of accurate records on the progress and attendance of students.
  19. Assumes responsibility for the attendance, conduct, and maintenance of health of students
  20. Assumes responsibility for his/her own professional growth and development though membership and participation in the affairs of professional organizations through attendance at regional, state, and national meetings, through enrollment in advanced courses, and the like.
  21. Keeps abreast of changes and developments by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications.
  22. Supervises all professional, paraprofessional, administrative, and nonprofessional personnel attached to the s
  23. Assists in the recruiting, screening, hiring, training, assigning and evaluating of the school’s professional st
  24. Supervises the school’s teaching process.
  25. Approves the master teaching schedule and any special assignments.
  26. Orients newly assigned staff members and assists in their development, as appropriate.
  27. Evaluates and counsels all staff members regarding then-individual and group performance.
  28. Conducts staff meetings to keep members informed of policy changes, new programs, and the like.
  29. Assists in the in service orientation and training of teachers, with special responsibility for staff administrative procedures and instructions.
  30. Recommends, according to established procedures, the removal of a teacher whose work is unsatisfactory.
  31. Makes arrangements for special conferences between parents and teachers.
  32. Assumes responsibility for the safety and administration of the school plan
  33. Supervises the daily use of the school facilities for both academic and nonacademic purposes.
  34. Asserts leadership in times of civil disobedience in school in accordance with established Board policy.
  35. Provides for adequate inventories of property under his jurisdiction and for the security and accountability for that property.
  36. Supervises all activities and programs that are outgrowths of the school’s curriculum
  37. Supervises and evaluates the school’s extracurricular
  38. Participates in principal’s meetings, negotiations meetings, and such other meetings as are required or appropriate.
  39. Serves as an ex officio member of all committees and councils within the school.
  40. Cooperates with college and university officials regarding teacher training and preparatio
  41. Responds to written and oral requests for information.
  42. Assumes responsibility for all official school correspondence and news releases.
  43. Establishes and maintains relationships with local community groups and individuals to foster understanding and solicit support for overall school objectives and programs; to interpret Board policies and administrative directives; and to discuss and resolve individual student problems.
  44. Serves as a member of such committees and attends such meetings as directed to by the Superintendent.
  45. Delegates authority to responsible personnel to assume responsibility for the school in the absence of the principal.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:    This is a twelve month assignment.  The assignment of salary will be per the Superintendent.


Barnstable Public Schools is an EOE and strongly encourages minority candidates to apply.

To apply for this job please visit barnstable.tedk12.com.

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