Eliot school is a dynamic learning community dedicated to making sure everyone in our community feels welcomed. We are seeking an administrator who shares our vision of making sure, "Eliot school fosters a love of learning in a community where everyone matters."
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to assist the Principal in providing leadership and supervision in administering the educational program of an elementary school in order to promote the educational development and achievement of students in accordance with Board of Education policies, administrative procedures, rules and regulations, and applicable law.
To provide leadership in program development and improvement, as well as in professional staff development.
To serve as Principal in the absence of the Principal.
Assists in the development and administration of school programs consistent with Portrait of a Needham Graduate and school improvement objectives.
Has a deep understanding of Culturally Responsive Teaching and can provide PD to staff and students
Serves as a parent liaison and participates in PTC meetings and school community events
Provides leadership and direction to staff with regard to the ongoing evaluation and improvement of educational programs, including curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Promotes a school environment that is safe and conducive to individualized instruction, cooperative curriculum development, and student learning.
Prepares and revises class schedules, master schedules, duty schedules and extracurricular activities.
Serves as lead school test coordinator for the MCAS
Assists in ensuring that Board policies and procedures are implemented and followed at the school.
Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
Encourages staff to continue to grow professionally and to experiment with new approaches or strategies to teaching.
Assists in coordinating the work of school staff and school district program leaders to develop and implement instructional programs and teaching practices.
Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and works with teaching staff to modify instructional methods to fit students' needs, including students with special needs.
Assists in the recruitment and selection of employees, the proper maintenance of employee personnel files, the administration of collective bargaining agreements, corrective action, and other human resource issues.
Involves staff in the evaluation of programs and the planning of new programs.
Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
Ensures that student conduct and attendance conforms with the school's standards and school district policies.
Supervises and evaluates teaching staff and other building employees in accordance with the school district's evaluation plan, and makes recommendations regarding goals, areas needing improvement and continued employment.
Assists in the budgetary and financial affairs of the school consistent with school district policies.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal, Superintendent and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent. Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as culturally response teaching
Knowledge of best practices in administration, program evaluation and staff supervision.
Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education.
Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
Ability to work with students and families and resolve conflicts
Ability to organize multiple tasks and conflicting time constraints.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to leadership, performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a Principal/Assistant Principal
Teaching Certification in (Elementary Education or Special Education)
Masters Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in School Administration and/or Special Education Administration.
Extensive successful teaching experience, preferably at the Elementary School level, and preferably in more than one grade level in inclusion classrooms.
Successful experience as an administrator or related area
Experience and comfort working with diverse families and students
All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process. The interview process will include an interview, school visit, writing sample and staff/family Forum.
Applications will be considered only when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, license and transcripts have been attached to your online application.
The Needham Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, sex, homeless status, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or age. In addition to the protected classes identified and in regard to employment practices, the Needham Public Schools also does not discriminate based on genetic information, ancestry or status as a veteran.
The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, Empowering Multicultural Initiatives (EMI) and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network. Candidates who have a strong commitment to active anti-racism are encouraged to apply.
Needham 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 identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Lisa Tedeschi, Executive Assistant for Human Resources
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