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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3079310
  • Application Deadline: May 3, 2019
  • Posted : April 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 2019


Job Description

• Establishes and maintains a respectful effective and collaborative teaching/learning climate in the school.
• Schedules classes within established guidelines to meet student needs.
• Establishes guides for proper student conduct and maintaining student discipline, and in conjunction with his/her School Council and faculty, develops the student handbook.
• Supervises the instructional staff in the development and implementation of curriculum in concert with the Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Professional Development.
• Plans, organizes, and directs implementation of all school activities.
• Initiates, designs and implements programs to meet specific needs of the school in accordance with School Committee Policy.
• Establishes and maintains positive relationships with parents to foster understanding and solicit support for overall school objectives and programs, to implement and interpret School Committee policies and administrative directives, and to discuss and resolve individual student problems.
• Establishes and maintains positive relationships with local community groups and individuals to foster understanding and solicit support for overall school objectives and programs, and to implement and interpret School Committee policies and administrative directives.
• Recruits and recommends new hires to the Superintendent using and inclusive process.
• Orients and supports newly assigned staff members and assigns mentors to assist in their professional development.
• Supervises and evaluates all professional staff.
• Supervises, in collaboration with appropriate supervisors, support personnel.
• Dismisses, with the prior approval of the Superintendent, employees whose job performance does not meet Millis standards.
• Prepares or supervises the preparation of reports required by the Department of Education or the Superintendent.
• Prepares and submits the school’s budgetary requests and monitors the expenditure of funds.
• Attends or delegates appropriate personnel to attend special events and school functions.
• Maintains and controls the student activity account in accordance with the state law and procedures approved by the district’s auditors.
• Cooperates with college and university officials regarding field placements for future educators.
• Works collaboratively with the administrative team to address initiatives in the areas of curriculum, academic excellence, staffing, effective use of resources, transportation, and legal issues.
• Conducts staff meetings to ensure a culture of continuous improvement and that there is open communication as well as the sharing of information relative to policy and procedural changes, etc.
• Keeps the Superintendent informed of the school’s activities and any potential problems.
• Keeps current in the field by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals, and discussing issues of mutual interest with others in the field.
• Plans and supervises drills according to the school safety plan.
• Exercises decisive leadership in crisis situations.
• Arranges for special conferences between parents and teachers.
• Assumes responsibility for the safety and administration of the school plant.
• Delegates’ authority to responsible personnel to assume responsibility for the school in the absence of the principal.
• Develops, with input from the faculty, methods for evaluating student progress toward stated educational objectives.
• Collaborates with the technology staff to ensure that appropriate technology is being utilized on a consistent basis to enhance and support the curriculum.
• Works with staff to ensure that the school meets Department of Education standards.
• Collaborates with the Director of Pupil Personnel Services to ensure the appropriate integration of regular education and special education services.
• Performs such other duties as the Superintendent may direct.

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

    Millis 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

    • • Demonstrated highly effective leadership in an administrative position such as elementary school principal/assistant principal or position of comparable leadership & scope in an elementary school.
      • Strong character, impeccable integrity, and firmly held ethical beliefs.
      • Passionate student advocate able to articulate a clear vision of student-centered goals.
      • Minimum of a Master’s degree; substantial graduate study in educational administration.
      • Successful experience as an educator and educational leader at the elementary level.
      • Highly effective interpersonal skills; excellent writing, speaking, and listening skills; ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies.
      • Skilled at supporting the change process & building a learning organization.
      • Demonstrated proficiency in administrative and instructional applications of technology.
      • Experience supervising staff and evaluating to ensure professional growth.
      • Thorough understanding of excellent teaching practices, educational law, MA curriculum standards, IDEA regulations, school finance and DESE mandates.
      • Knowledgeable about blended, personalized, competency-based, and inquiry-based learning.
      • Valid license to practice as a school principal
      • Minimum of five years successful teaching experience
    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Nancy Gustafson
    • 245 Plain Street
    • Millis, Massachusetts 02054

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