Danvers Schools



Holten-Richmond Middle School
Danvers Public Schools
Danvers, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4163619 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 28, 2023 Starting Date: July 1, 2023

Job Description
The Danvers Public Schools is hiring the next Principal of Holten Richmond Middle School. We are seeking a skilled leader and educator who can serve all stakeholders to meet the needs of our students.

Job responsibilities include:
-Instructional Leadership
Understand the challenges of educating students in a post-pandemic world.
Demonstrate a commitment to educational equity.
Develop staff proficiency in culturally responsive teaching.
Supervise and evaluate staff.
Develop, implement, and assess multi-tiered systems of support.

-Building Leadership
Value collaboration.
Creative problem solver and clear, skilled communicator.
Lead the supervision and behavior management of students, including implementing restorative practices.
Create a welcoming and safe environment for all students, caregivers, and staff.
Develop, assess, and uphold school policies and regulations.
Develop and implement the school budget.

-Community Development
Collaborate with other administrators in coordinating academic standards, instructional programs, curriculum and other system-wide responses.
Build strong partnerships with families and community organizations.

Performs other related tasks which may be assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Holten-Richmond Middle School!

Our middle school encompasses grades six through eight and focuses on the learning needs of early adolescents. Emphasis is placed on academic success and acquisition of basic skills. Throughout the middle school years, students are supported in thedevelopment of their life-long learning and coping skills. The middle school program in Danvers utilizes the interdisciplinary team approach at each grade level. The staff is listed in teams at grade levels in this handbook so that you know how the instruction is organized. Three, four or five teachers instruct all the students in all the major curricular areas each day. The team of teachers serves the same group of students and therefore learns more about them, in order to share and teach more effectively. Students on a specific team work exclusively with those teachers for all of the major subject areas. They also pursue exploratory courses, such as art, computers, health, public speaking / drama, music, physical education, and technology education, as well as world languages, with students from other teams. A middle school provides less structure than an elementary school, but more than a high school, for students at that “in-between age”. The purpose behind this team structure is to promote communication, coordination, and cooperation among subject area specialists. Students benefit from instruction planned by specialists who work together to downplay the overly subject-centered emphasis for the students. Excellence can and should be achieved by integrating the subject areas for all students.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Danvers 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
-Current and valid DESE license in Principal/Assistant Principal grades 5-12; Master’s degree with a major in educational leadership and/or administration preferred. -Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher and building leader. -Experience teaching and leading in communities that are linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse preferred. -Demonstrated commitment to educational equity. -Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with administrators, faculty, students, parents, and community members. -Strong organization and technology skills preferred. Additional Information: The Danvers Public School District is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, or homelessness in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, and other school-administered programs and activities. Application Instructions: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, Valid DESE License for Principal/Assistant Principal grades 5-12, and 3 current professional references. Resume review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to completed applications received by March 20, 2023. Interviews for the Principal position will take place after school hours on March 22nd- 24th.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Janet Ingraham, Business/Personnel Office Assistant
    64 Cabot Road
    Danvers, Massachusetts 01923
    Phone: 978-774-4800 X2436
    Email: ingraham@danvers.org

    Danvers Public Schools - Danvers, Massachusetts