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Principal, PK-8 - East Somerville Community School

Company: Young World Physical Education
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: January 4, 2023
  • Starting Date: Immediately Enter your email to receive job alerts when new jobs like this one are posted. My Email Job Description -Job GoalThe elementary principal is hired by the Superintendent of Schools as the educational leader and educational resource person of a school. They are 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 instructional methods. The Superintendent of Schools may, on occasion, call upon them to give wider scope to their professional competencies, experience and judgment by serving on a curriculum or other committee. They evaluate the performance of teachers and advises the Superintendent with reference to recommendations for employment and reappointment.Responsibilities and AuthorityThe 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. They may delegate to members of their staff appropriate portions of their responsibilities together with appropriate authority for their fulfillment; however, they may not delegate or relinquish their overall responsibility or any portion of their accountability.Duties
    • Implements the policies of the school committee and the directives of the Superintendent of schools.
    • 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.
    • Oversees, supervises and certifies the preparation, accuracy, and maintenance of a wide variety of records and report the budget appropriation allocated to the school.
    • Is responsible for all money collected on the operation of the school and the keeping of accurate records of these funds.
    • Participates in the yearly determination of textbooks-reviewing, evaluating and recommending preferred and optional texts, and also recommends the discarding of certain texts.
    • Reports to the Superintendent of schools, regarding the needs of the school with respect to personnel, equipment, supplies and curriculum.
    • Furnishes the necessary supplies and instructional aides to staff for the improvement of instruction.
    • Supervises the maintenance, cleanliness and security of the building and its contents.
    • Promotes good health practices, and enforces the rules regarding immunizations and communicable diseases.
    • Promotes safety in the school by having a systematic program of fire drills, pedestrian traffic control and periodic inspection of buildings and grounds.
    • 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.
    • Supervises the instructional staff to the end that the purposes of the educational program may be attained.
    • Directs the activities of all members of the staff assigned to the school in the performance of their duties.
    • 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.
    • Aids teachers in the interpretation of the courses of study and other instructional supplies and materials.
    • Stimulates professional improvement through a well-planned in-service training program for the faculty.
    • Aids teachers with their daily programs and lesson plans when needed.
    • Shares in the development of curricular programs for the district and assumes the responsibility for the implementation of such programs when approved.
    • Consults regularly with and coordinates the services of subject specialists so that all classroom teachers may receive effective assistance.
    • Motivates faculty personnel; encourages professional development; recognizes efficiency and accomplishments of non-certified personnel.
    • Encourages development of student body spirit through rewards, privileges, recognition and disciplinary measures.
    • Utilizes to the fullest, all resources of the school system and the community in developing the most effective educational program.
    • Personally controls activities involving pupil/parent contacts such as dealing with suspensions, expulsions, student progress and adjustment, placement of students, counseling matters and other pupil/parent relationships that are delicate in nature.
    • Provides for individual differences and tries to place each student in an atmosphere which will stimulate learning and progress.
    • Is available at all times to consult with parents and teachers concerning the welfare of any student.
    • Promotes good public relations at all times in the school and community by the proper interpretation of the educational program.
    • Promotes his/her professional growth through reading, attending conferences and workshops in order to provide professional leadership of the highest type.
    • Submits written reports upon request to the Superintendent.
    • Any and all other duties as assigned by the Superintendent. Qualifications:
      • Minimum of a Master's degree;
      • Evidence of at least five (5) years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience;
      • Must be bilingual or multilingual with proficiency in Spanish;
      • Demonstrates cultural proficiency;
      • Must hold or be eligible for Massachusetts DESE licensure as an Elementary School Principal, Grades PreK-8 Terms of Employment: Twelve (12) Month work year (July-June)260 days - 40 hours per week
        Reports To: -Superintendent of Schools The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.
        • Position Type: Full-time
        • Positions Available: 1
        • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
          Employer DescriptionEducation - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

          Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.Learn more about us... The content you submit, offer, contribute, attach, post, or display (each a "Submission") will viewed by other users of the service who may or may not be accurately representing who they are or who they represent. Do not include any sensitive data in your submissions. Any submission or any use or reliance on any content or materials posted via the service or obtained by you through the use of the service is at your own risk. "Sensitive data" for purposes of this section means social security or other government-issued identification numbers, medical or health information, account security information, individual financial account information, credit/debit/gift or other payment card information, account passwords, individual credit and income information or any other sensitive personal data as defined under applicable laws.

Keywords: Young World Physical Education, Somerville , Principal, PK-8 - East Somerville Community School, Education / Teaching , Somerville, Massachusetts

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