Lowell Public Schools

Lowell , Massachusetts

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Instructional Leadership

Lead the school’s vision, mission, and strategic goals to support college-readiness and academic and socio-emotional success for all students;

Drive rapid and dramatic instructional improvements by implementing strategies in line with the priority areas identified in the School Improvement Plan;

Support and supervise the design of rigorous, standards-based instruction with measurable outcomes;

Implement an observation and feedback cycle that ensures continuous improvement in teaching and learning;

Analyze student achievement results to identify areas of need and inform school improvement efforts;

Develop and implement a professional development plan to address identified areas of need; and

Develop a collegial environment that supports teacher leadership, collaboration, and growth.

Management and Operations

Ensure a safe and nurturing environment for students, staff, and families;

·Oversee the recruitment and hiring of diverse, highly-qualified staff;

·Strategically align people, time and money to drive student achievement;

·Apply teacher and staff performance management systems in a way that ensures a culture of continuous improvement, support, and accountability;

Oversee the operations of the school in partnership with Central Office staff; and

Comply with all state and federal laws, policies, and collective bargaining agreements.

Family and Community Engagement

Actively advocate for and engage family and community;

Strengthen teacher and staff capacity to cultivate and sustain meaningful partnerships with families of diverse backgrounds and with community members that support student achievement and student well-being; and

Manage partnerships.

The PRINCIPAL shall faithfully and effectively perform such duties and responsibilities as called for by:

M.G.L., Chapter 71 (amended by the Education Reform Act of 1993)

·Policies of the Lowell School Committee

·Directives of the Superintendent of Schools or his designees

· The school’s annual School Improvement Goals

· The regulations and requirements of grants, special or mandated programs

The PRINCIPAL shall:

·Assume responsibility for ensuring high level learning for all students

· Maintain safe, orderly and welcoming school environment

·Promote participatory decision-making including staff, parents, community and students

· Develop school improvement goals designed to effect improved student outcomes

· Assure equity and inclusion for all students

· Evaluate and modify curriculum and extra curriculum activities on an ongoing basis

· Evaluate staff and promote professional development

· Continually assess and maintain adequate and appropriate educational materials (textbooks, supplies, equipment)

· Maintain clear and effective communications

· Perform all tasks as the Superintendent may deem necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities.
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
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