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Elementary Principal

Title
Elementary Principal
Location
Brayton Elementary School
Description
Job Goal: To use leadership, supervisory, and administrative skills to promote the educational development of each student.

Supervision: Reports to Superintendent. Supervises all personnel within the School Building.

Performance Responsibilities:

1. Administers and supervises the total school program, directly or through the proper delegation of authority, within the framework of the General Laws of the Commonwealth, the Regulations of the Massachusetts Elementary and Secondary Education, the policies and rules of the North Adams Public Schools, the terms of the collective bargaining agreements, and subject to the supervision and direction of the Superintendent.
2. Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school.
3. Helps to establish and clarify both short and long range goals for the school, and makes sure that they are both educationally sound and administratively feasible.
4. Plans, organizes, and directs implementation of all school activities.
5. Keeps the superintendent informed of the school’s activities and problems.
6. Makes recommendations concerning the school’s administration and instruction.
7. Assists in the management and preparation of the school budget.
8. Purchases textbooks and other school supplies in such a manner as the Superintendent may direct.
9. Keeps an account of the books and supplies ordered by, and delivered to each school and at the close of each school year report to the Superintendent a list of all books and supplies in the school’s inventory and their condition.
10. Supervises the maintenance of all required building records and reports.
11. Prepares or supervises the preparation of reports, records, lists, and all other paperwork required or appropriate to the school’s administration.
12. Works with various members of the central administrative staff on school problems of more than in-school import, such as transportation and special services.
13. Keeps the superintendent informed of events and activities of an unusual nature as well as routine matters related to the superintendent’s accountability.
14. Assumes responsibility for the implementation and observance of all School Committee policies and regulations by the school’s staff and students.
15. Maintains active relationships with students and parents.
16. Budgets school time to provide for the efficient conduct of school instruction and business.
17. Leads in the development, determination of appropriateness, and monitoring of the instructional program.
18. Schedules classes within established guidelines to meet student needs.
19. Assists in the development, revision, and evaluation of the curriculum.
20. Supervises the guidance program to enhance individual student education and development.
21. Maintains high standards of student conduct and enforces discipline as necessary, according to due process rights of students.
22. Establishes guides for proper student conduct and maintaining student discipline.
23. Attends special events held to recognize student achievement, and attends school-sponsored activities, functions, and athletic events.
24. Maintains and controls the various local funds generated by student activities.
25. Supervises the maintenance of accurate records on the progress and attendance of students.
26. Assumes responsibility for the attendance, conduct, and maintenance of health of students.
27. Assumes responsibility for his or her own professional growth and development through membership and participation in the affairs of professional organizations; attendance at regional, state, and national meetings; and enrollment in advanced courses.
28. Keeps abreast of changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications, and discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the field.
29. Supervises all professional, paraprofessional, administrative, and support personnel within the school.
30. Assists with recruiting, screening, hiring, training, assigning, and evaluating the school’s professional staff.
31. Supervises the school’s teaching process.
32. Approves the master teaching schedule and any special assignments.
33. Orients newly assigned staff members and assists in their development, as appropriate.
34. Evaluates and counsels all staff members regarding their individual and group performance.
35. Conducts meetings of the staff as necessary for the proper functioning of the school.
36. Assists with the in-service orientation and training of teachers, with special responsibility for staff administrative procedures and instructions.
37. Recommends, according to established procedures, the removal of a teacher whose work is unsatisfactory.
38. Makes arrangements for special conferences between parents and teachers.
39. Assumes responsibility for the safety and administration of the school plant.
40. Supervises the daily use of the school facilities for both academic and nonacademic purposes.
41. Plans and supervises fire drills and an emergency preparedness program.
42. Asserts leadership in times of civil disobedience in school in accordance with established School Committee policy.
43. Assumes responsibility for co-chairing secondary school council.
44. Defines the composition of and forms the school council.
45. Meets regularly with the council to assist in identifying the educational and budget needs of the school and to develop the School Improvement Plan.
46. In consultation with the council, establishes and adopts educational goals, student performance standards, and a professional development plan.
47. With the council, prepares and distributes a student handbook for the appropriate grade level.
48. Disseminates on yearly basis to school personnel, and the community at large, school policy regarding 504 mandates.
49. Coordinates 504 referrals, evaluations and the development of 504 plans.
50. Monitors the accommodations outlined in the 504 plan.
51. Assumes responsibility for the general supervision of the grounds, buildings, appurtenances, and shall be held responsible for the neatness and cleanliness of the premises.
52. Any other duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent.

Special Knowledge/Abilities: The occupant must possess strong interpersonal skills. The occupant must be able to work cooperatively with numerous agencies, departments, outside groups, and the public.

The Committee's policy of nondiscrimination will extend to students, staff, the general public, and individuals with whom it does business; No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and courses of study of such public school on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.
Requirements
MASSACHUSETTS DESE LICENSURE FOR ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL/ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL. MASTER’S DEGREE. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE AS AN ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL PREFERRED. EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ELEMENTARY STUDENTS PREFERRED.

Physical Requirements: The position requires a moderate amount of walking, standing, sitting and climbing stairs and step stool whenever necessary. Activities also include moderate physical exertion in body movement such as reaching, bending, twisting, grasping, pushing, and pulling of objects. The position requires lifting objects of 20 pounds on a frequent basis, and over 20 pounds occasionally. There is a frequent requirement of fine manipulation associated with the required use of a computer, typewriter, keyboard, calculator, and other business machines.

Environmental Conditions: The occupant is required to work indoors. The regular chemical solvents are toners, inks, and cleaning fluids.

Applications due by: June 29, 2018.
Start Date
8/1/2018
Salary
Commensurate with experience and educational attainment
Contact Charlene Volff
Phone: 413-776-1458
Fax: 413-776-1685
cvolff@napsk12.org
37 Main Street, Suite 200, North Adams, MA 01247