James F. Hennessey School

Lawrence Public Schools

Lawrence, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3048523
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Posted : January 31, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2019


Job Description

SY19-20 Hennessey School
Assistant Principal/ Dean
Lawrence, MA
Grade Level: PK-2

The Assistant Principal (AP) or Instructional Dean will report to the Principal and serves on the school Leadership Team. The AP/ Dean is responsible for the leadership and implementation of the school’s academic program, especially the management and development of teachers across content areas. The AP/ Dean supports the creation/ implementation of professional development, leads efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive school environment, and takes responsibility for the success of the entire school’s academic program in partnership with the Principal and school leadership team.

Candidates should believe strongly in doing work with people versus to people; believe deeply in a “whole family” approach to educating our students; believe in developing the whole child; believe in distributive leadership; and have an unwavering belief in students’ abilities. Candidates must also possess a can-do attitude and be a relentless advocate on behalf of our students, families and staff.

Specific Responsibilities
– Oversee the growth and development of a cohort of teachers across grade levels
– Develop data-driven coaching plans that include formal and informal feedback on observations, lesson plan review, curriculum implementation, lesson design, and more
– Build teachers’ ability to independently develop strong standards-aligned curricular materials and instructional strategies to support the learning of all students.
– Regularly design schoolwide and targeted professional development based on trends in student learning and staff need
– Conduct a rigorous performance evaluation process to assess teacher effectiveness based on coaching and student learning data
– Develop and support a culture of reflective practice and positive relationships among staff
– Engage students’ families as valued partners in their child’s education and celebrate the cultures, languages, and heritages of the community
– Create, model and coach teachers on relationship building strategies which may include navigating difficult conversations, conducting home visits, etc,
– Lead and support parents facing initiatives including our “whole family” approach to educating out students.
– Contribute to hiring process as needed.
– Continuously challenge status quo and while adopting a balancing between an innovative culture and accountability for results.
– Coach teachers on instructional planning, including daily and unit plans to ensure they align to the standards and long-term student achievement goals.
– Facilitate weekly meetings to analyze student work, review information regarding classroom assessments, and plan for instruction
– Ensure student mastery of state, city, and school academic and behavioral standards
– Support teachers to design and implement formative assessments that measure progress towards academic standards

– Bilingual candidates are strongly preferred as are candidates from the community
– Demonstrated success in leading in a diverse environment
– Fluency Microsoft Office Suits, specifically Excel.
– Strong organizational skills.
– Expertise in managing and manipulating data to support ongoing monitoring of student and teacher performance.
– Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred
– Strong pedagogical content knowledge
– At least three years of teaching experience preferred
– At least three years of school-level instructional leadership experience required; teacher coaching and supervision required
– A valid Massachusetts Principal/Assistant Principal/ Dean, Administrator license
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
  • Welcome to James F. Hennessey School!

    The Lawrence Public Schools will ensure that ALL students will successfully master the content and skills necessary to graduate from high school, college and/or career ready, by providing a standards-based, rigorous instructional program focused on academic achievement and the development of 21st century skills accompanied by a comprehensive system of supports, all of which are monitored and assessed regularly to ensure accountability to all stakeholders. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Lawrence 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 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred

    Contact Information

    • Shalimar Quiles , Principal
    • 122 Hancock Street
    • Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841

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