Jan 13, 2024

Lexington High School Principal

  • TrulyHired
  • Lexington, MA, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Lexington High School Principal

FLSA: Exempt: Non-Union

Reports to: Superintendent of Schools; performance evaluated by the Superintendent in accordance with School Committee Policies and Massachusetts statutes.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 12 month (260 days), 40 hours per week with benefits and salary in accordance an individual employment contract.

Open until filled. July 1, 2024 start date

FY24 pay scale plus undetermined COLA and differential

Principals 23-24 Salary Scale

QUALIFICATIONS:1. Exemplary performance and demonstrated leadership in an administrative position, preferably a high school principalship, high school assistant principalship, or a
position of comparable leadership and scope in schools with diverse populations.
2. Master's Degree, at minimum.
3. Substantial graduate study in educational administration, curriculum and instruction; evidence of high academic achievement.
4. MA Certification as a Secondary School Principal, or credentials to satisfy certification requirements for the State of Massachusetts.
5. At least 7 years of successful classroom teaching experience; successful experience as a teacher leader at the high school level is desirable.
6. Demonstrates effective communication and collaboration skills.
7. Effective interpersonal and leadership skills; experience facilitating communication between diverse groups and ingroup decision-making processes.
8. Strong commitment to diversity.
9. Experienced with administrative and instructional applications of technology.
10. Experienced with capital and/or building projects desired.
11. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent deems appropriate and acceptable.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Instructional Leadership1. Maintains and improves existing high levels of academic achievement and social-emotional learning in conjunction with other administrators, faculty and staff.
2. Guides an instructional program that addresses the academic and social-emotional needs of all learners.
3. Participates and maintains an effective and culturally diverse learning environment among the entire school community (faculty, staff, support personnel, students and
community.)
4. Monitors the quality of instruction through supervision and evaluation which focuses on teaching and the performance of a diverse student population.
5. Keeps updated in best educational practices and ensures that the school takes advantage of new programs to improve educational practices.
6. Interprets data to improve teaching and learning, and makes decisions based on sound educational principles.
7. Promotes effective forms of technology integration into the educational program.
8. Supports the design and implementation of instructional support services for students needing additional academic and social-emotional supports to succeed in the general education environment,
who are not currently identified as needing special education or related services.
9. Encourages and supports the professional development of all faculty and staff.
10. Promotes ongoing positive communication with parents and community, effectively involving them in the education of students.
11. Oversees state mandated testing and all other testing requirements.

Student Leadership1. Establishes and maintains a climate of respect, and encourages a positive student attitude toward the school's educational program.
2. Fosters an environment that is conducive to the development of positive racial, ethnic, and individual identity, and is respectful and supportive of individual differences and an inclusive learning and social environment.
3. Leads pedagogy and curriculum designed to meet student needs and that fosters continuous improvement for all students.
4. Fosters strong motivation, morale and school spirit for students.
5. Fosters a creative and innovative learning environment in which all students are inspired to excel.
6. Encourages student participation in academic and extracurricular programs.
7. Mediates, when appropriate, student-staff-parent conflicts.
8. Monitors the extra-curricular programs of the school; demonstrates interest and personal involvement in student activities and works closely with student organizations and
officers; involved in School Council, Class and Club meetings.

Faculty and Staff Leadership
Responsible, consistent with district personnel policies and subject to the approval of the Superintendent, for hiring, assigning, and retaining all teachers, athletic coaches, instructional or administrative aides, and other personnel assigned to the school.
2. Supervises and evaluates all faculty, staff and support staff assigned to the building.
3. Conducts, in cooperation with other administrators, an orientation program for staff new to the school.

School Leadership

1. Serves as the educational leader of the school, as well as an agent for productive change within the school and district.
2. Supervises the operation and management of the school and school facilities.
3. Maintains a clear and open communication process with the internal and external school community. Acts as a liaison between the school and local community, encouraging the
community to participate in the educational process as part of the overall school life.
4. Develops a program of public relations in order to further community understanding and support of educational programs.
5. Coordinates the preparation of teachers' and students' schedules, and pursues new forms of scheduling to support academic and social-emotional learning.
6. Reviews the organization of the school and recommends changes to improve the school's efficiency and productivity.
7. Prepares and submits the school's budgetary requests; supervises the process for ordering supplies and equipment; monitors the expenditures of funds; oversees
the budget.
8. Oversees and makes recommendations regarding the maintenance and improvement of the building, grounds, equipment, transportation and food service programs.
9. Supervises the keeping of enrollment, attendance and other student records; oversees the proper officials to investigate cases of truancy.
10. Implements the safety procedures described in the Multi-Hazard Emergency Plan; and complies with state, Lexington Police and Lexington Fire Department regulations.
11. Works with various members of Central Administration to solve school issues and needs.
12. Communicates with the Superintendent about school programs, system-wide programs and personnel matters.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands or arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Performs other duties as requested by the Superintendent.

Experience and commitment to working in a racially and culturally diverse teaching and learning community.

Applicants for employment are considered without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or military status.

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