High School Principal - Wilmington, MA

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School District:  Wilmington Public Schools
  Wilmington, MA
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Job Description: 

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools, the High School Principal provides instructional leadership to staff, including curriculum planning, review and implementation; professional development; the implementation of all school committee policies, and the development of administrative systems and procedures which maximize the effectiveness of the high school. Responsible for day-to-day building administration and the safety, welfare, and achievement of both students and staff. The district is searching for a collaborative leader who would like to be part of a team both at the school and district levels.

Essential Functions:  The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. 

Instructional Leadership:
● Promote the learning and growth of all students and the success of all staff by cultivating a shared vision that makes powerful teaching and learning the central focus of schooling
● Ensure that all teachers design effective and rigorous standards-based units of instruction consisting of well-structured lessons with measurable outcomes
● Ensure that instructional practices in all settings reflect high expectations regarding content and quality of effort and work, engage all students, and are personalized to accommodate diverse learning styles, needs, interests, and levels of readiness
● Ensure that all teachers use a variety of formal and informal methods and assessments to measure student learning, growth, and understanding and make necessary adjustments to their practice when students are not learning
● Provide effective and timely supervision and evaluation in alignment with state regulations and contract provisions
● Use multiple sources of evidence related to student learning, including state, district, and school assessment results and growth data, to inform school and district goals and improve organizational performance, educator effectiveness, and student learning
● Participate in system-wide curriculum development and work with faculty to improve and revise curricula on a continuing basis
● Maintain a professional understanding of the current research that affects the improvement of teaching and learning
Management and Operations:
● Promote the learning and growth of all students and the success of all staff by ensuring a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment, using resources to implement appropriate curriculum, staffing, and scheduling
● Implement a cohesive approach to recruitment, hiring, induction, development, and career growth that promotes high-quality and effective practice
● Use systems to ensure optimal use of time for teaching, learning, and collaboration
● Understand and comply with state and federal laws and mandates, school committee policies, collective bargaining agreements, and ethical guidelines
● Develop a budget that supports the district’s vision, mission, and goals
● Allocate and manage expenditures consistent with district/school-level goals and available resources
Family and Community Engagement:
● Promote the learning and growth of all students and the success of all staff through effective partnerships with families, community organizations, and other stakeholders that support the mission of the school and district
● Collaborate with families to support student learning and development both at home and at school● Engage in regular, two-way, culturally proficient communication with families about student learning and performance
● Address family concerns in an equitable, effective and efficient manner
● Communicates consistently and regularly with the wider school community regarding school activities and initiatives. 

Professional Culture:
● Promote and maintain high standards for staff, students, and community members in relation to the mission, vision,  and core values of the school and district
● Provide procedures and protocols that foster a culture of respect and collaboration

Education and Qualifications:
● Prior experience teaching at the high school/grade 9-12 level required
● A Master’s of Education Degree or higher from an accredited college or university is required; a Doctoral degree is preferred
● Evidence of at least 5 years of successful school leadership and administrative experience
● Ability to identify, select, motivate, and evaluate high-quality staff
● Demonstrated knowledge and ability in the areas of curriculum and instruction, staff supervision, special education, and technology
● A strong reputation for building positive, supportive relationships with all students/staff/community members and for treating all with dignity and respect
● MA DESE Principal/Assistant Principal license 9-12 (or proof of eligibility for MA license)

START DATE:          July 1, 2022