Urban Elementary Principal – Woonsocket Education Department


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Title: ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL – Harris Elementary School for the 2022-2023 school year

Function: The Elementary Principal, working directly under the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee, shall have the administrative responsibility for evolving, organizing, and maintaining relevant administrative and educational instructional services to promote the development of each student attending the school.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The principal has numerous responsibilities and duties that generally consist of:

Interpreting and enforcing all School Committee policies and regulations, and administering all pertinent personnel policies.
Coordination of transportation, custodial, cafeteria and other support services.
Supervising the daily use of the school facilities for both academic and non-academic purposes.
Providing for adequate inventories of property under his/her jurisdiction and for the security and accountability for that property.
Preparing the school budget and supervising school finances.
Searching out external funding for programs and activities.
Supervising the preparation and maintenance of all required records and reports.
Planning federal assistance programs and assisting in the implementation of all funded programs.
Responsible for final approval of the master teaching schedule and for special assignments.
Develop and maintain a school safety manual and protocols, and supervise all safety and emergency preparedness programs, including fire drills, evacuations, and lock downs.
Conducting meetings of the staff as necessary for the proper functioning of the school.
Administering the operations of the school, school discipline and the supervision of all activities of an extracurricular nature, including athletic, social, and educational events.
Serving as assessment coordinator for the building and being responsible for the assessment program and the interpretation of data.
Coordinating and supervising all committees required by R.I.D.E. and the district (i.e., SIT, RTI, ET, IEP and 504, etc.)
Participating in administrative staff meetings with R.I.D.E. officials, central office and building level administrators.
Responding to written and oral requests for information in an accurate and timely fashion.
Preparing and submitting monthly reports to the Superintendent or his/her designee on a timely basis.
Keeping the Superintendent, or his/her designee, informed of events and/or activities.
Reporting to the Superintendent or his/her designee, the principal’s absence for illness or planned absences.
Performing other general responsibilities as may be assigned.
Serve as the educational, instructional leader of the school and hold high expectations for staff and students.
Lead the school’s efforts in strategic planning, school improvements, program development, and professional development.
Functioning as a leader in the development, determination of appropriateness, and monitoring of the instructional program.
Assisting in recruiting, screening, selecting, and recommending the employment of all school personnel.
Supervising all school personnel in assignment, evaluation, and in-service training, and recommendations regarding these responsibilities.
Keeping abreast of trends, developments, research, and applicable laws and regulations as they pertain to education and school operation.
Develop and implement a plan for effective articulation between and among all constituency groups as it pertains to programs, professional activities and extra-curricular efforts of the school.
Organizing and directing an effective public relations program, including official school correspondence and news releases.
Interpreting curriculum to the School Committee, staff, public and other groups.
Acts as liaison between the school and the community, interpreting activities and policies of the school and encouraging community participation in school life.
Administer bilingual, ESL and/or MTSS support, accommodations/modifications, and progress monitoring to assigned students.
Establish and maintain communication with staff and bilingual parents of students in the ESL and MTSS program.
At the discretion of the School Committee, the principal shall attend and participate in local, state, and national professional meetings, conventions, and conferences.

Educational Preparation:

A Master’s Degree with additional preparation in public school administration and/or supervision will be required in addition to a background of experience that is broad and varied.
Must hold Elementary School Principal’s Certificate issued by the Rhode Island Department of Education.
Preferred English Language Learners Certificate issued by Rhode Island Department of Education
Proficient in Google Suite, required
Ability to initiate technology integrated with a curriculum that is responsive to a wide range of learning styles.


Successful experience as a teacher, supervisor, assistant principal, and/or school principal.
Experience at the elementary school level as a classroom teacher.
Experience in working with Multilingual learners as well as knowledge in second language acquisition and English language development strategies.
Experience with a high Special Education, English as a Second Language, and Poverty level population.
Strong knowledge base in English as a Second Language/Bilingual education identification, programming and instruction.
Strong knowledge base of legal requirements for Bilingual education, MTSS, and student discipline.
Strong knowledge base of core curriculum, literacy instruction, and demonstrated skill with providing services to English Language Learners.
Knowledge of assessment and data interpretation to provide appropriate placement and services to English Language Learners and MTSS Support.
Demonstrated ability to provide professional development addressing the needs of ELL, multicultural education, and MTSS.
Such alternatives to the above experiential requirements as the School Committee may find appropriate and acceptable.

Personal Qualifications:

Reliable and consistent attendance to work 260 days per year, 8 hours per day.
Vigorous leadership qualities essential.
Ability to get along well with one’s colleagues and the public.
Good public relations skills and tangible evidence of ability to relate to pupils, parents, colleagues and the central office administration.
Ability to engage students, staff, parents and community members in the teaching-learning process.
Ability to relate with students and establish a good rapport.
Must be a person of professional and personal integrity.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative to those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: Minimal to light physical effort is generally required in performing duties in an office environment. Attendance at school sponsored events or evening meetings is required.

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