District Wide Administrative Offices ( learn more )

Hudson Public Schools

Hudson, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3038139
  • Application Deadline: January 25, 2019
  • Posted : January 3, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description


ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE:This position is accountable for providing effective leadership for the implementation of School Committee Policies and the goals of the Hudson Public Schools.The principal is responsible for setting the vision for achieving and sustaining high levels of student achievement and strategically implementing the school’s mission through effective leadership of all stakeholders, including faculty, staff, student, parents, and the community. The principal oversees all aspects of the instructional program, school environment and the operational and fiscal health of the school.


1. Serve as the instructional leader of the building and able to articulate a clear and compelling vision founded in strong and sustainable student achievement outcomes
2. Manage personnel effectively through appropriate delegation, planning and evaluation.

3. Foster an environment where staff and faculty work cooperatively together and hold each other accountable to reach high levels of student achievement.

4. Lead the improvement of student achievement by implementing the Educator Evaluation System through effective teacher observation and evaluation practices with high levels of fidelity.

5. Provide ongoing professional development for staff, based on an analysis of data, best practices and instructional research identified by the Instructional Leadership Team.

6. Model and promote the continuous use of data to inform practice and drive decision- making and instruction.

7. Observe teaching methods and examine learning materials to determine areas of improvement as needed.

8. Manage school resources (fiscal, human capital, facilities and equipment, etc.) to support student achievement goals and to comply with district policies.

9. Foster a positive school climate by assessing, planning, and communicating with the school community, promoting distributive leadership while demonstrating understanding of and respect and appreciation for cultural diversity.

10. Promote a positive tone for collaborative school/community relations by articulating the school’s mission, seeking community support, and fostering partnerships with various groups.

11. Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities, policies, and student issues.

12. Perform any other tasks and other responsibilities assigned or delegated by the Superintendent.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Hudson 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


      1. Licensure as a High School Principal from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

      2. A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education or related field.

      3. At least five years' experience as a public school administrator, a district level administrator, and/or a supervisor of curriculum.

      4. Commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of educational equity.

      5. Capacity to define a vision, build teams and achieve results for all students.

      6. Record of success in leading adults; prior experience with personnel recruitment, selection, training, management, labor relations and supervision.

      7. Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

      8. Keen ability to use data in the decision making process and strong analytic and problem-solving skills.

      9. Ability to continuously elevate professional contributions through ongoing reflection, building upon previous learning and being open and receptive to ongoing feedback.

      10. Demonstrated success leading strategic educational initiatives that result in measurable improved student achievement.

      11. Demonstrated educational leadership with the ability to build consensus and to process critical issues for decision-making.

      12. Proven ability in budget preparation and line-item expenditure process.

      13. Proven ability to successfully communicate with parents, teachers and members of the community.

      14. Demonstrated experience with second language acquisition and special education instructional best practices.

      15. Proven ability to work as part of a management team.

      TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 12-month position. Salary to be determined.

      EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated by the appropriate administrator in accordance with DESE regulations, 603CMR35.00.

    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Cindy Fensin , Director of Human Resources
    • 155 Apsley Street
    • Hudson, Massachusetts 01749

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