PreK/Kindergarten Principal - Wilmington, MA

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School District:  Wilimington Public Schools
City/State:
  Willmington, MA
Where to Apply:  
www.schoolspring.com
Position Open Until:
 1/10/2022

Job Description: 

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools, the Wildwood Early Childhood 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 school. 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 early childhood and kindergarten level is required
● Previous experience serving in some capacity in a school leadership role preferred 
● 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
● A copy of MA Principal/Assistant Principal license (or proof of eligibility for MA license)
● A Master’s of Education Degree or higher from an accredited college or university is required

Application Process:All applicants are asked to submit the following documents through School Spring (www.schoolspring.com) in Microsoft Word or PDF format by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022.
● A current resume.● At least three letters of reference written within the last three to five years.
● A copy of their Massachusetts principal license or proof of eligibility for a Massachusetts license.
● Interested candidates are also asked to provide a written submission with of no more than 500 words in response to the following question:It is clear that the pandemic has significantly impacted public education. As an educational leader what do you believe are the bright spots that may come out of the pandemic and what are the challenges that will continue to be faced?The start date for the successful candidate is TBD but no later than July 1, 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Coordinate student management of all students at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center● Develop and administer the general school routine, and coordinate all activities within the school building 
● Foster a strong partnership to work cooperatively all members of the school community to support the district mission and accomplish district and school goals 
● Identify factors affecting students’ success, and direct/coordinate the efforts of teachers and families with support services and special education personnel 
● Utilize a positive proactive approach to maintain a standard of student behavior designed to foster trust, respect, and minimize school and classroom interruptions
● Serve as a co-chairperson on the School Advisory Council to develop and implement the school improvement plan
● Serve as an advisor to the Parent Advisory Council
● Supervise and evaluate Wildwood Early Childhood Center staff 
● Ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, state regulations, school committee policies, and district procedures
● Recruit, interview, and recommend staff to Superintendent of Schools for employment 
● Plan and develop the budget process with appropriate staff; prepare budget recommendations and maintain approved budget
● Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all staff members including administrators, teachers, educational assistants, nurses, and support staff
● Plan and conduct faculty meetings as necessary
● Collaborate with other district administrators in assessing and recommending district programs and services
● Serve as a member of the district leadership team and other district level committees as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools● Maintain confidentiality and discretion regarding students, families, personnel, and school matters
● Perform any other reasonable duty assigned/requested by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee

Qualifications:
● Massachusetts licensure as an elementary principal
● Demonstrated knowledge of early childhood/elementary education, curriculum, and program components
● Minimum of five years of teaching and/or educational leadership experience within an elementary school
● Master’s degree with coursework in administration and supervision