Arthur D Healey

Somerville Public Schools

Somerville , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2879175
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 3, 2018
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2018

Job Description




The Somerville Public Schools extends an invitation to successful progressive school leaders to apply for the position of School Principal for the Arthur D. Healey Elementary School. The Healey School is a richly diverse and dynamic K-8 school of 443 students, 36 classroom teachers, full range of specialists and special education teachers, and 12 paraprofessionals. The school has a full administrative support team, including a full-time Assistant Principal and a Dean of Students. The Healey School offers a wide range of extracurricular and support services. Healey students are supported with emotional and social issues through on-site counseling, student mediation, and a strong alliance with Somerville Mental Health. The school is a demonstration site for the Global Institute for Student Aspirations. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate expertise in elementary school administration and a comprehensive understanding of current trends and research in elementary curriculum. The position requires excellent leadership and communication skills, including the ability to build consensus, work with parents and the community-at-large, and invite participation by all in a learning community.

The Healey School features an innovative, student-centered learning environment with looping, mixed grades and flexible grouping arrangements. Healey faculty are committed an experiential learning experience for all students with an emphasis on project-based learning and a variety out-of-school learning experiences. Strong university and community connections are core values, with a history of strong democratic participation in school decision-making and high levels of parent/guardian involvement in many school activities.

? Minimum of a Master’s degree;
? Evidence of at least (5) years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience;
? Must hold or be eligible for Massachusetts D.E.S.E. licensure as an Elementary School Principal, Gr.K-8.

? As outlined in the job description, a copy of which is attached.

Terms of employment:
? Twelve (12) month work year;
? Annual salary will be regionally competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications;
? Benefit package is negotiable and regionally competitive.

Application Process: To be considered, applicants must submit an online application. Please know that as part of your completed application, the following items will need to be included:

1. Letter of Introduction expressing reasons for your interest in the position
2. Current resume
3. Three letters of recommendation
4. Copy of all college transcripts
5. Copy of relevant D.E.S.E. licensures
6. Writing sample to be submitted online as part of your application

Should you have any questions or need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 617-625-6600 ext 6015.

Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Date posted: January 3, 2018
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Welcome TO Arthur D Healey!

    The Healey School is an innovative participatory learning community. Academic competence is highly valued, and we believe that children learn best in a joyful, creative environment, one in which their natural curiosity, imagination and thinking are encouraged. Our curriculum is based on thematic, project based learning, designed to engage children's interest and best efforts. We are committed to an educational program that recognizes the importance of community in the lives of children. Three aspects of our program are evidence of this commitment:

    Creative Arts: Participating in writing, dance, music, theater, film/video and visual art are vital and integral parts of our curriculum. The arts are essential to learning, a way for children to "represent" the world around them and celebrate who they are as individuals and as a community.

    Effective Community Service: Inspiring a life-long sense of civic participation, openness, caring and responsibility is an integral part of our school culture. Students apply academic skills and critical thinking as they develop, implement, and evaluate service learning projects at all grade levels.

    Family Involvement: Families who join our school community become committed partners in their children's education, both supportive of and supported by our dedicated staff. Parents and students are encouraged to be active participants in the governance of our school. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Somerville Public Schools 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

    • At least 5 year s of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States 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. Describe the knowledge, skills, and qualities one should embody to be an effective educational leader at the Arthur D. Healey School
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Jean Cabral , HR Administrative Assistant
    • 8 Bonair St
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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