Lincoln Elementary School

Melrose Public Schools

Melrose, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3882897
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 12, 2022
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2022

Job Description

The Lincoln Elementary School is home to a diverse and inclusive community of 410 learners from Kindergarten through fifth-grade. Nearly one-third of our students are English Language Learners. We proudly represent at least 28 different languages. Our students’ health, well-being and success are our top priorities. We have created a learning environment where students have the opportunity to thrive. Every staff member is dedicated to fostering and encouraging each student to learn in a way that is representative of who they are as individuals. In addition to our students and staff, families and caregivers are integral to the achievement we foster at Lincoln. The Home-School connection is an important piece of who we are as a school community.

At Lincoln Elementary in addition to classroom teachers, special educators, ESL teachers and specialists, we are fortunate to have among our staff several other professionals including a BCBA, Behavioral Specialist, School Social Worker, School Psychologist and a Social-Emotional Special Educator. Because our staff is rich in their experiences, we are able to support all students as they grow and develop.

Title: Elementary Assistant Principal


  1. Appropriately licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in general and/or specia education with additional licensure as an assistant principal/principal.
  2. Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  3. Master’s degree and/or CAGS in special education or education administration
  4. Experience in curriculum development and curriculum modifications
  5. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  6. Commitment to remain current in content knowledge and state and federal regulations
  7. Demonstrated skills in instruction, management, planning, decision-making, and interpersonal and community relations.
  8. Experience implementing positive behavioral interventions and supports.
  9. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
  10. Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check (C.O.R.I.) and fingerprint check.
    Reports to: Building Principal

    Job Goal: Work closely with the School Principal, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, and staff for the purpose of providing support to the instructional process with specific responsibility for providing leadership to the special educators and helping to implement the school’s PBIS system through the use of leadership, supervisory, administrative, and management skills in compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and policies of the school district. Work in collaboration with the School Principal to create a safe, supportive, and responsive school environment.

    Performance Responsibilities:
    • Assists the principal in the overall administration for the purpose of complying with mandated requirements and meeting the mission of the school system in effective operations.
    • Provide support to all educational programs including special education, Title I, and English as a Second Language in accordance with state and federal statutory and regulatory requirements.
    • Uses data to improve teaching and learning of staff and students.
    • Work in collaboration with the principal in regards to assignment, supervision and evaluation of teachers and paraprofessionals.
    • Coordinate with the principal to develop and maintain a system approach to tiered intervention and instruction for all programs within the school.
    • Provide educational leadership for both special and general education. Review, evaluate, and recommend scientifically, research based intervention and remediation curriculum in the areas of reading, mathematics, executive functioning skills and life skills.
    • Assist with grant writing and management of grant funds.
    • Assist with the completion of state and federal reporting (i.e., communicate with private schools, complete specified reports, administer needs assessments).
    • Assists in coordinating transportation, custodial, cafeteria and other support services for the purpose of ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the school site for quality delivery of services to students and staff.
    • Manages a variety of school administrative functions (e.g. student disciplinary policy, school/student schedules, reporting and monitoring student attendance, assigned personnel, etc.) for the purpose of enforcing school, system and state policy and maintaining safety and efficiency of school operations.
    • Maintains high visibility within the school and communicates closely with students regarding their behavior and performance.
    • Assumes full responsibility for the building and program in the absence of the Principal.
    Essential Functions of the Job:
    Must possess the ability to:
    • Performs all tasks as the Principal deems necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities listed above.
    • Build effective relationships with students, staff, parents and community members.
    • Maintain a safe and respectful environment, proper student conduct and student discipline.
    • Apply knowledge of Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, current state standards and expectations, best and differentiated instructional strategies, and common assessment practices.
    • Provide instructional and organizational leadership for the school.
    • Promote an effective learning climate in the school.
    • Support the school in adapting to the changing educational environment and implementing program improvements.
    Physical and Environmental Demands:
    The physical and environmental demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    • Ability to work in a normal classroom and school building environment.
    • Ability to move freely about the building to perform duties with students and teachers.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
    Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • Location Description

    About the Lincoln Elementary School

    The Lincoln School is an award winning building that links a historic landmark with modern architecture. Reopened September 2000, the Lincoln School is a K-5 school with over 400 students in 20 classrooms. Students enter the school through a beautiful atrium connecting the old and new sections of the school. The original Lincoln School, built in 1896, was opened as a high school. The newer wing incorporates many architectural features of the old school, and a clock tower graces the southeast corner of the building. Our teaching is designed to take advantage of the natural curiosity of elementary children. Grade level and special education teachers collaborate to meet the needs of our diverse learners. Art, music, physical education, digital literacy and library/media complete the education of the whole child. Students are encouraged to support one another by reaching out in friendship and respect. Lincoln promotes positive behavior through Lincoln’s 3R’s - Respectful, Responsible and Ready-to-Learn. The students are recognized for the many positive contributions they make to the Lincoln community. We value the contributions of our parents as school volunteers and we encourage all parents to join the PTO. We have an active PTO whose goal is to ensure that all our students have the best elementary school experience possible – one that each child will remember fondly for many years to come. PTO fundraising supports field trips, enrichment programs, and curriculum-based projects. Lincoln is a nurturing, safe environment that fosters a love of learning. Lincoln Elementary School is a tremendous place for students to learn, grow and make long lasting friendships and memories. Learn more about us...

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Melrose 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

    • No phone calls please
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Culturally responsive teaching and social equity are important goals of the Melrose Public Schools. What does it mean for you to have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Explain how you have demonstrated that commitment.
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Laurie Lawler
    • 80 West Wyoming Avenue
    • Melrose, Massachusetts 02176

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