John R. Briggs Elementary School
Ashburnham-Westminster Regional Schools
Ashburnham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3503508 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 22, 2021 Starting Date: July 1, 2021

Job Description
-Assists principal with developing and administering general school routine, activities within the building and facilities management
-Assists the principal and school council in the development and evaluation of School Improvement Plan
-Assists principal with the development of annual school budget
-Observes, counsels and motivates professional staff towards attainment of educational goals of school and district
-Implements professional development plans that are related to high student achievement
-Reviews student data to determine areas that require change in instructional practices
-Maintains a school climate that encourages cooperative and collaborative attitude amongst the staff and students
-Helps all students see themselves as unique individuals responsible for their own action
-Foster of excitement of learning in all students
-Works with district curriculum coordinator to ensure the implementation of the Massachusetts Learning Standards and innovative instructional practices
-Encourages and initiates continued improvement of curriculum and teaching methods of classroom teachers, Special Educators and specialists
-Maintains a standard of student behavior designed to command respect and minimize school, classroom and bus disruptions
-Assists teachers with behavior management techniques in and out of the classroom
-Supervises student attendance and addresses issues of chronic absenteeism and tardiness
-Facilitates and attends grade level meetings
-Interviews and screens prospective staff members
-Maintains effective communication with parents, staff and community
-Encourage staff participation in parent-teacher association and community-wide events
-Evaluates and supervises staff designated by principal according to Massachusetts Teacher Evaluation System
-Evaluate and supervise para-educators designated by principal
-Perform other tasks and responsibilities assigned by principal and superintendent.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to John R. Briggs Elementary School!

Welcome to the Briggs’ community. The John R. Briggs School is dedicated to developing lifelong learners. The mission of our school is to engage the whole community in the process of challenging all students to develop a strong knowledge base, a respect and understanding for diversity, an ability to relate to others, and a sense of empowerment as individual learners. At the John R. Briggs School we continually strive to build and foster a sense of community, a sense of belonging, and a sense of caring among all of our members. We seek your input and ask you to join with us in making your children’s years at John R. Briggs productive and happy. The School Council has worked hard to create a comprehensive Handbook that will assist all members of the John R. Briggs’ community in understanding our school’s day-to-day practices and procedures. The Handbook articulates the existing policies, practices, and procedures that guide our elementary school program. The John R. Briggs School is always looking to expand our dialogue with parents and the community of Ashburnham. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please make an appointment or feel free to drop in casually to discuss whatever may be of importance to you. The John R. Briggs School is a very special learning environment that will continue to become an even better place as we continue to work together to enhance our partnership with parents and community. Vision Statement Our school community is a place where all its members feel safe, cared for and valued. Diversity is celebrated, respected and supported, with equal access to knowledge for all. Our school community fosters excitement about learning as a life-long process. As partners in education we will work to develop critical thinking skills, creativity and the ability to work cooperatively. We promote the exploration and understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Members of our school community, students, educators, parents and the community at large, will be well prepared for life and livelihood and able to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. School History and Profile The John R. Briggs Elementary School is located in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. Ashburnham is a rural community of approximately 5500 people, located thirty-five miles north of Worcester, MA on the New Hampshire border. Ashburnham has limited industry and is dependent upon its personal property tax base for funding. The John R. Briggs School was built in 1968. The building is named after a much loved and internationally recognized Boy Scout Leader who lived in Ashburnham. He devoted his life to working with children and was responsible for designing and building the town pool. The John R. Briggs Elementary services students in Pre-K through grade five. We strive to maintain workable class size with the support of the AWRSD School Committee. Special Education support is provided through certified Special Education teachers within and outside of the regular classroom. We provide counseling services to students through our school adjustment counselor.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Ashburnham-Westminster Regional 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
Qualifications: -A minimum of Master’s degree in educational administration or a related field. -Current Massachusetts’ licensure as a principal within the grade levels taught in the school. -A minimum of at least three years of appropriate teaching experience. -A love of children and learning. Terms of Employment: -205 work days per year. -Salary and benefits negotiable.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Nathaniel North
    96 Williams Road
    Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430
    Phone: 978-827-5750
    Fax: 978-827-1411
    Email: nnorth@awrsd.org