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Elementary Principal

Company: Young World Physical Education
Location: Boxford
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Tri-Town School Union (Topsfield, Boxford & Middleton Elementary Schools PK-6) Enter your email to receive job alerts when new jobs like this one are posted. My Email Job Description Principal
Job Description

Title:Principal
Reports To: Superintendent of Schools
Evaluated By: Superintendent of Schools

Position Function/Job Purpose: This position is designed for the purpose of providing the leadership necessary to enhance the educational development of each student. Provides instructional leadership to staff, including: curriculum planning, review and implementation; professional development; the implementation of all school committee policies, and the development of administrative systems and procedures which maximize the effectiveness of the school. The Principal is responsible for the day-to-day building administration and the safety and welfare of both students and staff. Ensures a safe, pleasant and effective educational atmosphere, provides discipline as necessary and enforces school policy.

Qualifications:
Certified as a principal by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at the elementary level.
A master's degree or higher with a major in educational administration.
A minimum of five years teaching and/or administrative experience at the elementary level.
Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, and parents.
Ability to set standards of performance, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of all building personnel.
Demonstrated success in the formulation and carrying out of policies, programs, and practices in prescribed areas.
Experience with curriculum, including implementation and evaluation of curriculum and staff development programs.
Demonstrated ability with developmentally appropriate programs, interdisciplinary curriculum and integrated Special Education programs.
Strong public relations skills and tangible evidence of ability to relate to pupils, parents, colleagues, and the central office administration.
Experience with developmentally appropriate social-emotional learning programs and/or curriculum.
Knowledge of Special Education regulations.
The successful candidate will have:
Skills to manage personnel and programs; communicate effectively orally and in writing, problem solve, and work collaboratively with colleagues, students, parents, and the public.

Knowledge of instruction, learning frameworks, school law, and district policies; communication methods to foster teamwork and collaboration among staff; effective time management skills to be organized and thorough in completing tasks; using the change process to effectively manage change to ensure a climate of continuous improvement.

Dispositions include providing consistent, fair and policy-based direction to others and make independent judgement; possess a high moral personal standard; maintain a high degree of integrity in all facets of work; keep and maintain accurate records; maintain confidential and sensitive information; meet deadlines; communicate effectively with individuals of varied cultural and educational backgrounds; communicate in oral and written form; prepare and present materials in a professional nature.


Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities
Supervises classroom instructional practices.
Plans, organizes, and directs the implementation of all school activities.
Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school.
Works in cooperation with the Assistant Superintendent to assure the effective implementation of the school system curriculum and mandated assessments.
Establishes programs, classes, and schedules to meet student needs.
Maintains complete school records relating to enrollment, attendance, grading, health, etc.
Establishes guidelines and fosters positive incentives for student behavior.
Initiates, designs, and implements programs to meet specific needs of the school.
Establishes and maintains favorable relationships with local community groups and individuals to foster understanding and solicit support for overall school objectives and programs; to interpret and implement School Committee policies and administrative directives; and to discuss and resolve individual student problems.
Coordinates or supervises such building support services as maintenance, security, food services, recreational programs, financial and accounting functions, library and counseling activities, and the like.
Implements and supervises the school's Special Education Program, in cooperation with the Director of Student Services, coordinates Special Education services and oversees the implementation of 504 and curriculum accommodation plans.
Receives and coordinates all referrals for special education or ELL services.
Evaluates teachers in the school according to the state's Educator Evaluation Standards and protocols and the terms of the Agreement Between the Boxford School Committee and the Boxford Educators' Association.
Participates in principals' meetings and such other meetings as are required or appropriate.
Prepares and submits the school's budgetary requests and monitors expenditures of funds.
Works collaboratively with other elementary principals, district directors, and members of the central administrative staff on district-wide planning and resolution of district-wide concerns.
Keeps the Superintendent informed of the school's activities and issues that may arise in the building.
Keeps abreast of changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications, and discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the field.
Co-chairs School Council as required by the Education Reform Act of 1993.
Promotes effective instructional practices for students and teachers including instruction for students and consultative services for teachers.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

Terms of Employment
Determined by the Boxford School Committee and documented in an individual contract as negotiated by the Superintendent of Schools.


Work Environment:
Be able to work in a close environment
Be able to work in moderately noisy environment
Be able to handle frequent interruptions

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift 25 lbs.
Be physically and emotionally capable of carrying-out responsibilities and duties in a busy, computerized environment. This position requires hand/wrist movement as in writing or using a computer keyboard/mouse and moderate to frequent exertion in body movements such as reaching, bending and twisting.
Vision requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents and to use a computer.

Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield Public Schools are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

It is the policy of the Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

Applicants are informed that school systems are required to obtain all available criminal offender record information (CORI and SAFIS Background Check per 603 CMR51.00) from the criminal history systems board (CHSB) of any current or prospective employee of the school department.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
    Location Description Vision Statement
    The Boxford Elementary Schools, through the combined efforts of children, teachers, parents and citizens, is a
    community of learners that promotes continuous intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth for all.
    Children come to the Boxford Schools ready and eager to learn, open to trying new ideas, respectful of each
    other, responsive to adults and prepared to work hard each and every day to meet new learning goals and
    challenges.
    Teachers come to school enthusiastic about teaching, motivated to take risks with new instructional practices,
    committed to continuous personal and professional growth, willing to work cooperatively with fellow teachers,
    parents and citizens at large, convinced that children learn best in a nurturing environment, and prepared to make
    positive contributions to the quality of life in our schools. Teachers strongly support an educational program that
    fosters student's skills while at the same time enhancing their creative expressions and critical thinking skills.
    Parents, as full partners and participants in the culture of the school, encourage children to do their best, transmit
    family values and expectations regarding the importance of learning and the need to work hard in school,
    regularly share their hopes and aspirations with teachers, support the efforts of teachers, and work to expand the
    resources and opportunities for learning available to all at the Harry Lee Cole School and the Spofford Pond
    School.
    Citizens value our Elementary Schools as both places of learning for all ages in Boxford and as vehicles through
    which they can become connected to exciting and important opportunities for learning in an ever-changing world.
    Mission Statement
    The mission of the Boxford Public Elementary Schools is to pursue educational excellence by creating and
    sustaining a learning community that challenges its members to reach their full intellectual, social, creative,
    emotional and physical potential.
    Core Values
    High Expectations for Academic Excellence: All students strive for a high level of academic achievement. Our
    schools provide educational opportunities that challenge students to their individual potential while encouraging all
    students to take academic risks and engage in critical thinking. All school staff members are dedicated to the
    consistently high level of performance necessary to support our students' academic achievement. The hard work
    by students and staff necessary to achieve these goals is expected, recognized and celebrated.
    Personal Integrity: Consistent honesty, respect and personal responsibility regarding all our words and actions
    are fundamental principles. The common bonds within the school community are expressed through mutual
    cooperation, empathy and support.
    Clear and Consistent Curriculum Implementation: Equitable learning opportunities for all students are
    provided through an academic curriculum which is clearly understood by all and consistently implemented to meet
    grade-level benchmarks.
    Welcoming Environment: All members of the community strive to make our school environment safe, nurturing
    and welcoming so as to foster the achievement of our shared Mission and Core Values. The connections between
    the schools and the Boxford community are valued and continuously renewed. Learn more about us... Equal Opportunity Employer Tri-Town School Union (Topsfield, Boxford & Middleton Elementary Schools PK-6) is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. Job Requirements
    • Flyer for Job Opening:
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pbdU7gEk2AAnsprBuD-RQGz-6xyrP6Uy/view?usp=sharing
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required Application Questions This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.
      • 1. Our district has been focused on three important pillars over the past few years: inclusive practices, social/emotional learning, and innovative teaching. Please describe something that you've done in your professional work to target one of these areas.
        Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)
      • 2. What does the role of Principal mean to you in 2021?
        Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces) Contact Information
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