Elementary School Principal (PK-5) – Medford Public Schools


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Elementary – McGlynn

Medford Public Schools seek applications for an Elementary School Principal for the McGlynn Elementary School. The McGlynn Elementary School student body consists of approximately 500 students grades K-5 students and the Medford Early Education Program preschool. The principal will provide instructional leadership to a staff and demonstrate success in the areas of innovative, inquiry-oriented instruction; social-emotional learning; inclusive and culturally proficient instructional practices; the development of a positive school culture; and the ability to use data to assess and improve instruction. The McGlynn School Community provides a positive, creative, and successful learning environment and values an active PTO and community involvement.

Essential Functions

Develops and administers school programs consistent with school district goals and objectives.
Provides leadership and direction to staff with regard to the ongoing evaluation and improvement of educational programs, including curricular and extracurricular activities.
Promotes a school environment that is safe and conducive to individualized instruction, cooperative curriculum development, and student learning.
Ensures that School Committee District  policies and procedures are implemented and followed at the school.
Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
Encourages staff to continue to grow professionally and to experiment with new approaches or strategies to teaching.
Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and reporting for all student activities, attendance and records as required by law.
Coordinates the work of school staff and school district program leaders to develop and implement instructional programs and teaching practices.
Ensures consistent and equitable communication with the school community through the utilization of varying methods such as emails, letters, robo calls, and translation platforms.
Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and works with teaching staff to modify instructional methods to fit students’ needs, including students with special needs.
Coordinates with the central office in recruitment and selection of employees, the proper maintenance of employee personnel files, the administration of collective bargaining agreements, corrective action, and other human resource issues.
Organizes and conducts regular meetings with teachers for continuing development of instructional techniques.
Involves staff in the evaluation of programs and the planning of new programs.
Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
Ensures that students conform with the school’s standards and school district policies.
Supervises and evaluates teaching staff and other building employees in accordance with the school district’s evaluation plan, and makes recommendations regarding goals, areas needing improvement and continued employment.
Has knowledge and understanding of the Responsive Classroom program and can support teachers with implementing its ideologies and approaches.
Organizes and manages the budgetary and financial affairs of the school consistent with school district policies.

Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in the appropriate discipline or in educational administration. A valid Massachusetts license as Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal. At least five years’ experience in teaching, supervision, and school administration with at least three years elementary school experience as a teacher and/or administrator.

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