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Winter Hill Community Innovation School
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3226866 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 4, 2020 Starting Date: July 1, 2020

Job Description
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR


Job Goal: The elementary principal is hired by the Superintendent of Schools as the educational leader and educational resource person. He/she is thoroughly familiar with principles of child, early adolescent, and educational psychology; with the content, scope and sequence of the several disciplines taught in the elementary schools, with the instructional materials that are available; and with promising, as well as the proven instructional methods.

The Superintendent of schools may, on occasion, call upon his/her to give wider scope to his/her professional competencies, experience and judgment by serving on a curriculum or other committee. He/she evaluates the performance of teachers and advises the Superintendent with reference to recommendations for
employment and reappointment.

? Minimum of a Master’s degree;
? Evidence of at least (5) years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience;
? Must hold or be eligible for Massachusetts D.E.S.E. licensure as an Elementary School Principal, Gr. PK-8.

Responsibilities and Authority:
The elementary school principal is responsible to the Superintendent for the organization, administration, and supervision of instruction and discipline of the school. The elementary school principal, with commensurate authority, is responsible for the fulfillment of the duties set forth below. He/she may delegate to members of his/her staff appropriate portions of his/her responsibilities together with appropriate authority for their fulfillment; however, he/she may not delegate or relinquish his/her overall responsibility or any portion of his/her accountability.

1. Implements the policies of the school committee and the directives of the Superintendent of schools.
2. Exerts leadership in the adaptation of the general program of education approved for the city schools to meet the particular needs of the community served.
3. Oversees, supervises and certifies the preparation, accuracy, and maintenance of a wide variety of records and report the budget appropriation allocated to the school.
4. Is responsible for all money collected on the operation of the school and the keeping of accurate records of these funds.
5. Participates in the yearly determination of textbooks—reviewing, evaluating and recommending preferred and optional texts, and also recommends the discarding of certain texts.
6. Reports to the Superintendent of schools, regarding the needs of the school with respect to personnel, equipment, supplies and curriculum.
7. Furnishes the necessary supplies and instructional aides to staff for the improvement of instruction.
8. Supervises the maintenance, cleanliness and security of the building and its contents.
9. Promotes good health practices, and enforces the rules regarding immunizations and communicable diseases.
10. Promotes safety in the school by having a systematic program of fire drills, pedestrian traffic control and periodic inspection of buildings and grounds.
11. Provides leadership in the improvement of the total educational program within the school by visiting classrooms, conferring with teachers, giving leadership in curriculum improvement and assisting in the selection and use of instructional materials.
12. Supervises the instructional staff to the end that the purposes of the educational program may be attained.
13. Directs the activities of all members of the staff assigned to the school in the performance of their duties.
14. Oversees the orientation of all new faculty members, insuring that these new members will be totally familiar with school philosophy, texts, guides, personnel policies and school financing.
15. Aids teachers in the interpretation of the courses of study and other instructional supplies and materials.
16. Stimulates professional improvement through a well-planned in-service training program for the faculty.
17. Aids teachers with their daily programs and lesson plans when needed.
18. Shares in the development of curricular programs for the district and assumes the responsibility for the implementation of such programs when approved.
19. Consults regularly with and coordinates the services of subject specialists so that all classroom teachers may receive effective assistance.
20. Motivates faculty personnel; encourages professional development; recognizes efficiency and accomplishments of non-certified personnel.
21. Encourages development of student body spirit through rewards, privileges, recognition and disciplinary measures.
22. Utilizes to the fullest, all resources of the school system and the community in developing the most effective educational program.
23. Personally controls activities involving pupil/parent contacts such as dealing with suspensions, expulsions, student progress and adjustment, placement of students, and counseling matters and other pupil/parent relationships that are delicate in nature.
24. Provides for individual differences and tries to place each student in an atmosphere which will stimulate learning and progress.
25. Is available at all times to consult with parents and teachers concerning the welfare of any student.
26. Promotes good public relations at all times in the school and community by the proper interpretation of the educational program.
27. Promotes his/her professional growth through reading, attending conferences and workshops in order to provide professional leadership of the highest type.
28. Submits written reports upon request to the Superintendent.
29. Any and all other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

Terms of employment:
? Twelve (12) month work year
? Annual salary will be regionally competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Winter Hill Community Innovation School!

The Winter Hill Community Innovation School is a child-centered, academically rich environment that serves an ever-changing population of students from culturally diverse backgrounds. It incorporates kindergarten, elementary, middle school, Sheltered English Immersion (SEIP) and Special Education programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty.

The Winter Hill Wild Cat Pledge - We, the Winter Hill Wild Cat Family, pledge to show improvement in comprehension. In order to achieve our goal we will read daily, learn new vocabulary, and practice strategies to develop understanding of main idea and inferences.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville 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.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States 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. How do you see your role in supporting the Winter Hill Community Innovation School as it promotes its vision and goals through a lens of equity? Please include your past experiences and efforts in furthering equity in schools.
    Extended Essay (Answer limited to 15000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Uri Harel, Coordinator of Elementary Curriculum, K-8
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600