East Elementary School

Sharon Public Schools

Sharon , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2878924
  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Posted : January 2, 2018
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2018


Job Description

Sharon Public Schools is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Principal at East Elementary School serving 493 students in grades K-5. East elementary is a 2014 National Blue Ribbon school guided by the values represented by H.E.A.R.T (Helpfulness, Effort, Acceptance, Respect and Teamwork). East is a dynamic school community that creates a nurturing and caring atmosphere, promotes high expectations for teaching and learning and provides a challenging and engaging educational program to build a solid foundation for lifelong learning.

The district is committed to ensuring that there is an effective leader at the helm and that there is a high performing teacher in every classroom. Sharon’s principal’s are instructional leaders who provide transformational leadership to planning and managing our schools. This includes implementing an instructional model which focuses on high achievement; building a positive school climate that supports the whole child; leveraging research and evidence to drive instructional practice; and building a high performing staff and leadership team to achieve the district and school’s vision and goals.

The principal will collaborate with educators, parents/families, and stakeholders to implement all aspects of our school district that assures every student receives a quality education.

Successful SPS leaders are passionately committed to students first and fully implementing the continuous cycle of improvement. They:
-Understand and support the existing culture and value of a strong community and high expectations for students.
-Maintain and continue to build a collaborative, welcoming and engaging school community.
-Build a collaborative vision for the school that inspires the entire school community.
-Have a strong background and understanding of curriculum and instruction.
-Have a wide range of experience and has held various roles in education including experience as a classroom teacher, principal/administrator and is experienced in special education.
-Appreciate and encourages teacher voice and creativity in teaching and learning.
-Communicate effectively and is approachable and responsive.
-Encourage and appreciates parental involvement and seeks to proactively engage parents and families as partners in education.
-Provide effective and relevant feedback to teachers for continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
-Employs a hands-on approach to leadership and remains visible, involved and active in all facets of the school.
-Cultivate a culture of respect between teachers and administrators.
-Can balance requirements and mandates with innovation and creativity in problem solving.
-Employ empathy and understands the needs of each individual student while addressing the social, emotional challenges facing our students.
-Build upon the success of previous administration while charting a new path forward.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Promote a widely shared institutional belief that every child deserves and can have expert instruction and that all team members must be advocates for students
-Create a sense of urgency and take immediate action to ensure early successes
-Align school resources and prioritize activities to achieve maximum results based on vision and goals
-Effectively plan and take action to achieve goals and objectives without direction
-Consistently identify potential issues and obstacles and proactively take action to create and implement solutions
-Establish a culture of learning and achievement
-Communicate a clear vision of success and benefits to engage all stakeholders (e.g. families, students, teachers, community members)
-Effectively build and organize adult teams to mirror vision and produce maximum results
-Understand strengths and areas of growth for both team and individuals
-Effectively delegate to others and engage team in shared decision-making when appropriate
-Encourage learning and consistently provide instruction, expectations, feedback and other developmental activities to encourage leadership and build capacity
-Consistently inspire excellence and promote high morale
-Quickly recognize patterns and trends related to school performance
-Analyze complex information to formulate strategic vision and develop action plans
-Identify appropriate metrics and use qualitative and quantitative data to assess performance and drive goals and decision-making.
-Recognize cause and effect between instructional activities and results
-Develop right balance of strategic and tactical plans to achieve immediate success while maintaining long-term vision
-Develop effective processes to achieve desired results
-The Principal will be expected to perform additional related duties as required.

Qualifications and Requirements:
-Possession of a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership or related field
-Minimum of three years administrative experience in education; preferably as a Principal or Assistant Principal.
-Training and experience with culturally relevant education; preferred.
-Establishes a safe school culture that is conducive to student needs and student learning.
-Familiar with school-level best practices to build and sustain change.
-Deep knowledge of current trends and best practices in education policy and research, including comprehensive assessment systems and data-driven instruction.
-Experienced in successful design and delivery of educator professional development.
-Proven success in conducting rigorous evaluations of educator and school staff performance.
-Proven experience managing school budgets and finance.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Welcome TO East Elementary School!

    About the Town of Sharon:
    Sharon, MA is located 22 miles midway between Boston and Providence, it has access to Boston and Providence via MBTA commuter trains, and to New York City and Washington, D.C., via Amtrak trains at nearby Route 128 station. Its population of 18,000--32 percent are children under 19, 56 percent are adults 25-64 years, and 10 percent are seniors over 65--lives mostly in single-family houses ranging from relatively modest ranches to luxury properties. Many town residents have second- and third-generation family roots in Sharon, but the town is also notable for its diversity and openness to newcomers. An Interfaith Clergy Council and an "Affirming Diversity" group foster cooperative understanding among several varieties of Christian and Jewish congregations, an Islamic mosque, and a Unitarian church as well as adherents of Eastern religions, and the group sponsors an annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration.

    The Sharon School Department oversees a high school, a middle school, and three elementary schools, all of which are committed to excellence in educating students. Sharon High School sends 96% of its graduating seniors on to institutions of higher learning.

    Beauty and diversity are the key words for Sharon, an attractive community among its neighbors Canton, Norwood, Walpole, Foxboro, Stoughton, Mansfield, and Easton.

    Sharon Public Schools Mission Statement:
    The Sharon Public Schools, in partnership with the community, has as its mission the responsibility to prepare students to live in a rapidly changing society. Together we will provide an environment that maximizes the student’s academic, artistic, social, emotional and physical development. This atmosphere will encourage each individual to develop the skills and sensitivity for living effectively and responsibly.

    East Elementary School Guiding Principles:
    At East Elementary School, we strive to make our environment one that:

  • Provides challenging and stimulating educational experiences for all students to achieve their best
  • Fosters self-reliance, independence and self-esteem through positive accomplishments
  • Encourages students to collaborate and work cooperatively
  • Is caring and nurturing and is conducive to learning
  • Encourages collaboration, communication and partnerships among the home, school and community
  • Encourages everyone to take risks and supports those efforts
  • Supports students in making decisions and in taking responsibility for their learning
  • Fosters appreciation and mutual respect among students, teachers, staff and parents
  • Recognizes and responds to different learning styles, individual needs and interests through the use of a variety of instructional strategies
  • Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing professional development for continuous improvement
  • Fosters a love of learning and inquisitiveness about the world
  • Provides opportunities for students to evaluate their own learning and set goals
  • Sets high standards and clear expectations for learning and social interactions
  • Emphasizes connections and applications in learning across disciplines and to the world beyond the school
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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Sharon Public School system does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or sexual orientation.

    Job Requirements

    • Master's Degree in Educational Leadership or related field
      MA Principal's license required
    • At least 3 year s of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Melissa Bryant , Admin Assistant to the Superintendent
    • District Office
    • 75 Mountain Street
    • Sharon, Massachusetts 02067
    • Phone: 781-784-1570
    • Fax: 781-784-1573
    • Email: click here

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