Silver Hill Elementary School

Haverhill Public Schools

Haverhill, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3050509
  • Application Deadline: February 26, 2019
  • Posted : February 5, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description



Title: PRINCIPAL – K-5

Work Year: Twelve (12) Months

Effective Date of
Employment: July 1, 2019

Salary: To be negotiated by with the Superintendent of Schools.

Organizational Relationship/Line of Authority:

Directly Responsible to the Superintendent of Schools and/or her/his designees.

Statement of Duties:

• Assumes full administrative responsibilities for the operation, maintenance, and climate of the school.

• Effectively prepares and administers the school budget.

• Provides leadership in Education Reform initiatives and for the school-based council.

• Provides strong and visible leadership for curriculum, instruction, and assessment of student achievement. This is a most critical attribute. Instructional leadership is the priority.

• Schedules classes within established guidelines to meet student needs.

• Collects and analyzes data on student performance.

• Works with school based management team to develop and implement a vision for the school.

• Plans, provides and displays annual evidence of participation in professional development.

• Provides for the administration and supervision of all curricular and extra-curricular programs in the school.

• Works with building administrators to affect an optimum-learning climate for all students that promote positive student interactions, learning, and quality curricula.

• Evaluates staff under the new Massachusetts Model System for Educator Evaluation.

• Monitors the implementation of effective discipline and attendance practices of both students and staff.

• Initiates, designs, and implements programs to meet the specific needs of the school.

• Maintains active relationships with students, staff, and parents.

• Supervises the daily use of the school facilities for both academic and non-academic purposes.

• Provides recommendations for the selection, retention, and promotion of personnel assigned to the school.

• Administers all school-site related aspects of negotiated employee contracts.

• Displays annual evidence of participation in professional development.

• Maintains a clean, safe physical plant and environment.

• Plans and supervises an emergency evacuation and preparedness program.

• Completes all mandated state and federal reports.

• Ensures effective public relations.

• Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of state and federal grants and reports.

• Contributes to the district beyond usual job-related assignments.

• Establishes effective communications between the school and central office administration, parents and community.

• Engages family and community within the school culture.

• Assumes responsibility for any other duties as indicated by the Superintendent of Schools or her/his designee and policies of the School Committee.


• Licensed as a School Principal (Prek-8) in Massachusetts – REQUIRED.

• Minimum of a master’s degree with graduate work in educational administration, curriculum development, supervision, and/or evaluation.

• Can demonstrate a minimum of three (3) years successful experience as a principal, assistant principal, or comparable administrative position, preferably at the elementary school level.

• Can demonstrate a minimum of five (5) years successful experience as a teacher, preferably at the elementary school level.

• Can demonstrate knowledge and experience with implementation of elementary school philosophy.

• Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent of Schools may find appropriate and acceptable.

Closing Date for Receipt
of Application: February 26, 2019

School Spring Posting #:

Address all Applications and
Letter of Intent to: School Spring (Preferred)
Haverhill Public Schools
Human Resource Department
4 Summer Street - Room 104
Haverhill, MA 01830

An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Haverhill Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is in compliance with Federal regulations prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Welcome to Silver Hill Elementary School!

    Our Mission Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School is to be a thriving learning environment that educates, inspires, challenges and nurtures the minds and well-being of our diverse population of children in Kindergarten through Grade 5 where all children will achieve their optimal academic level and develop positive citizenship and character traits. We support the growth of the Whole Child and the continuous professional development of the teachers in collaboration with the families of Silver Hill and the Haverhill Community. The vision of Silver Hill as a Horace Mann Charter is to provide our community with leadership in instructional practices, site based management by staff and parents, and increased community involvement in schools. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Haverhill 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 3 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

    • John O'Connor , Director of Staff and Student Services
    • 4 Summer Street
    • Room 104
    • Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830
    • Phone: (978) 374-3411
    • Fax: (978) 374 3422
    • Email: click here

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