High School Principal – Leominster High School

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The Leominster School Department is now recruiting for the following position:

POSITION DESCRIPTION

HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As the leader of Leominster High School, the principal serves as a master educator, supporting teachers and staff to implement high-quality curriculum and instruction with the goal of achievement for all students. The principal oversees the daily operations of the school and provides long-term visioning to ensure student-centered, effective, and efficient practices.  Working closely with the Superintendent of Schools and district level administrators, the Principal implements policies and directives promoting the success of all students, accountability in all practices, and fiscal responsibility. The Principal serves as a member of the Leadership Team and provides leadership in directing initiatives of the district.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Educational Leadership:

Serves as the school site leader, the primary liaison between the school and the district office, and the primary spokesperson between the school and the larger community
Leads with principles, integrity, courage, vision and compassion
Acts in accordance with the ethical principles of the profession
Communicates the school and district vision, goals, needs, and accomplishments to students, school personnel, families and the community
Establishes and maintains a healthy school climate focusing on the wellbeing and achievement of students and staff
Promotes ongoing communication with parents and community agencies, effectively involving them in the education of children
Provides direction to staff in implementing a rigorous and relevant curriculum which meets the needs of all Leominster students
Implements and supervises the evaluation of instructional programs
Interprets data to improve learning and teaching
Integrates theory, principles, practices, and recent research for effective teaching and learning
Uses resources within the community to enhance curriculum and instruction
Supervises and evaluates staff; works to ensure excellence in instruction and ongoing improvement
Serves as an agent for productive change within the school
Implements comprehensive student support services and activities geared to the needs and interests of all students.
School Management:

Demonstrates effective management of the school
Collaborates well with staff in decision-making, team building and developing productive strategies which foster improved learning and teaching
Communicates prudent fiscal practices to staff and administers the school budget
Maintains respectful, honest, open and effective communication with school staff, the district office, parents, and community members; apprises the Superintendent of significant events occurring in the school
Oversees the management of the school facilities and services, working closely with the Business Administrator and Director of Facilities to ensure productive practices
Coordinates information technology at the school level to ensure consistency with the district technology plan and sound fiscal actions
Understands methods and approaches to organizational change and uses these in creating and maintaining a healthy school climate which promotes dialogue and the exchange of ideas leading to increased student learning
Foresees potential difficult, negative, and/or volatile situations and takes productive steps to prevent them from happening
Observes all conditions of contracts and uses conflict resolution, mediation, and   negotiation strategies to resolve conflict
Professional Development:

Coordinates an effective and comprehensive site professional development plan with staff members which focuses on the vision and goals of the school and which is consistent with district staff development goals and objectives
Models ongoing professional development through personal scholarship, reflective practices, and serving as a master educator
Applies knowledge of adult learning to effective staff development programs
Provides resources and opportunities to enhance staff performance
Administers services and programs which acknowledge the diverse needs of both seasoned educators and new teachers
Develops a personal plan for professional development based upon self-reflection and external evaluation
Equity:

Serves as an advocate for equitable access to education and opportunities in education for all children
Applies and adapts school or state guidelines to meet needs of a diverse student population in compliance with federal and state law, state regulations, and School Committee policy, as applicable
Promotes respect for all members of the school community; accepts and respects individual and group differences with regard to gender, language, race, sexual orientation, religion and socioeconomic background
Fosters a school climate that addresses the individual needs of students in a diverse society
Recognizes and addresses bias in teaching materials, assessment instruments, school practices and school organization
Works closely with the Director of Pupil Personnel in ensuring that appropriate instruction and services are provided for students with special needs.
Performs all other responsibilities as determined by the Superintendent of Schools.
QUALIFICATIONS:

1.   Demonstrated instructional leadership skills

2.   Demonstrated commitment to parent involvement in schools

3.   Excellent interpersonal skills

4.   A strong vision of education

5.   Commitment to professional development for self and others

6.   Understanding of high-quality curricula

7.   Strong supervision and evaluation skills

8.   Understanding of technology as a teaching and learning tool

9    Master educator

10. A strong commitment to public education

11. A strong belief that all children can meet high academic standards

12. Knowledge of Massachusetts Education Reform

14. Commitment and understanding of diversity

15. Master’s degree

16. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensure as a Principal.

EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE, TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT AND SALARY:

Evaluation of performance will be performed at least annually by the Superintendent of Schools or his or her designee.  Terms of employment and salary are negotiated individually with the Superintendent of Schools.

The City of Leominster / Leominster Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

The Leominster Public Schools insures equal employment, educational opportunities and affirmative action, regardless of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation or disability in compliance with Titles VI and IX, MGL Ch. 76 section 5, and section 504.  Please contact Kimberly Woodford, Administrator of Special Education and Pupil Personnel, at 978-534-7700, ext. 1307.

To apply for this job email your details to laureen.cipolla@leominsterschools.org

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