Public Schools of Brookline  


Public Schools of Brookline
Brookline Public Schools
Brookline, MA

Job Details
Job ID: 3226588 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 4, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Lawrence School community is excited to welcome a vice principal into our collaborative learning environment. We will select an educator who understands the power of positive relationships and uses this belief to inform her/his decisions to promote such relationships between and among all adults and every student. The vice principal we seek is one who has a growth mindset and is eager and willing to engage in discussions, and identify action steps and paths forward that will strengthen the teaching and learning for every child and adult. Finally, the candidate we select values and supports strong home-school and school-home communication and relationships in order to support our school’s vision to meet the needs of each and every child!


As stated in our school’s vision, “Amos A. Lawrence School is a safe, just and caring learning community of students, staff and families. We are a vibrant learning community with high expectations for academic excellence.


At Lawrence School, students learn to respect themselves and others and to value and honor the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, and learning differences. They develop the habits of mind, knowledge, and skills needed for high school and beyond, as they discover and cultivate a love of learning and a voice for self-expression. Students develop their capacity to work independently and cooperatively. They gain an understanding of their individual and collective responsibility to be contributing members to the Lawrence, Brookline, and larger global communities.


Lawrence School promotes a collaborative environment for faculty and staff that values and supports shared responsibility for all students. We provide all students with the differentiation, support and challenge necessary to make progress and achieve success. We are a professional learning community that cultivates reflective practice, excellence in teaching, and a passion for learning.


Lawrence School values and encourages families to be active, involved, and well-informed partners in the learning process.”




The Job Goal: Under the supervision of the Principal, the Vice Principal will help manage the building and supervise the educational program in the school by providing support and direction to the teaching staff in such a way as to create an environment that meets the academic and personal needs of the students.


Reports to: The Principal


Supervises: Building staff as designated by the Principal


Major Duties: Staff Supervision and Evaluation:

  • Assist the Principal in interviewing, hiring and orienting new teachers.
  • Assist the Principal in the supervision of teachers through classroom observation and consultation with individual teachers.
  • Assist the Principal in the evaluation of teachers and make written recommendations to the Principal as requested.

Curriculum Supervision:

  • Assist and advise the Principal in managing curriculum within the building.
  • Assist the Principal in planning and conducting faculty meetings and in-service programs in cooperation with the Elementary Curriculum Coordinators when appropriate.

Instructional Leadership:

  • Assist the Principal with instructional leadership.
  • Assist the Principal in initiating and implementing system and school instructional goals.
  • Be familiar with various best practices and research-based techniques for diverse learners.

Budget Preparation and Administration:

  • Helps the Principal determine budget priorities including personnel needs.
  • Assist the Principal in preparing budget requests for review by the Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning prior to its submission to the Deputy Superintendent for Administration and Finance.
  • Assist the Principal in allocating supplies and instructional materials to the classroom.

Managerial Duties:

  • Arrange for substitutes, provides for their building orientation and supervises their classroom performance.
  • Assist the Principal in scheduling classes, preparing groupings for the succeeding year, and scheduling changes resulting from field trips and other special events.
  • Coordinate, arrange and supervise extra-curricular and after school activities programs.
  • Assigns student teachers, cooperative interns and volunteers and coordinates and supervises in-service programs as needed to improve their experiences
  • Assist the Principal in the articulation and enforcement of school regulations including the school attendance process.
  • Assign student teachers, cooperative interns and volunteers.
  • Coordinate and supervise in-service programs as needed to improve the effectiveness of student teachers, cooperative interns and volunteers.
  • Assist the Principal in the articulation and enforcement of school regulations including the school attendance process.
  • Assist the Principal in planning and conducting parent meetings.
  • Assigns and supervises personnel to oversee recess periods.
  • Assist the Principal in the supervision of custodial and cafeteria staff.
  • Supervise the cafeteria.



  • Massachusetts Certificate in Elementary Education, Principal/Vice Principal License
  • Three years successful teaching experience in grades K through 8.
  • Master’s Degree
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the School Committee may find appropriate and acceptable.

Terms of Employment:         190days, Unit B Contract

Position Type: Full-time

Welcome to Public Schools of Brookline!

The Public Schools of Brookline provide education to PreK through Grade 12 students in eight elementary schools , one comprehensive high school, and three Early Childhood Education sites with vision that guides education in all our schools. Brookline provides an extraordinary education for every child. Each child’s unique path to achievement is supported in academically exciting and programmatically rich environments. A dynamic, diverse community of teaching professionals works collaboratively, innovating and inspiring each other and their students. Staff gets to know students intellectually, developmentally and culturally. Students are encouraged to question and challenge ideas and participate as active citizens. Schools use a variety of assessments to get the fullest picture of student learning and growth over time. These data are shared regularly with the community, and they form the basis of how we understand and improve student, teacher and administrator performance. Parents are partners with the schools in supporting their children’s education, and schools communicate effectively so that parents are confident of the response to their child’s circumstances and needs. The community, well informed and involved in the schools, supports these efforts that continue a tradition of challenging ourselves to do better, efforts that ensure the enduring value of a Brookline education.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Brookline 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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Contact Information
Jill Lawrence, Human Resources Manager
333 Washington Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02445
Phone: 617-730-2406

Public Schools of Brookline

Brookline Town Hall, 5th Floor  � 333 Washington Street  � Brookline MA � 02445
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