Feb 23, 2024

Principal - Middle School

  • TrulyHired
  • Prince Frederick, MD, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description


Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678


February 21, 2024


LOCATION: To be determined

POSITION SUMMARY: Passionate, educational leader with a strong commitment to student learning and an enhanced student experience. This position impacts and influences the work of the school, staff, and students by engaging teams of stakeholders, holding people accountable for school performance, and focusing on continuous improvement and sustainable results for student learning.

REPORTS TO: Superintendent's Leadership Team


At the time of application, the candidate must hold or be eligible for:

1. Administrator II endorsement (or be eligible for this endorsement by July 1, 2024).

2. Five (5) years of successful teaching experience as a teacher required, elementary experience preferred.

3. Three (3) years of successful administrative or supervisory experience required, middle school level preferred.

4. Experience with multiple schools and/or levels preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: (These are pre-employment knowledge, abilities, and skills that apply to the Essential Job Functions.) At the time of employment, the candidate must have:

1. Demonstrated leadership experience outside of the classroom.

2. Understanding of and ability to maintain rapport with persons from diverse, cultural, ethnic, and racial groups.

3. Demonstrated ability to manage effective teams and work collaboratively in groups.

4. Understanding of and ability to navigate the school and district as a system's leader.

5. Demonstrated ability to utilize and promote equitable practices in all facets of education.

6. Understanding of curriculum, instruction, organizational patterns, school operations, and student services.

7. Understands how trauma, equity, inclusive practices and restorative practices impacts the student and teacher experience.

8. Understanding of how to implement various supports to manage student behavior such as Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), Ukeru, and Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI).

9. Understanding of the school improvement process in order to determine root causes, develop annual goals, classroom strategies, and measurements of success.

10. Knowledge and demonstrated ability to analyze and use data, including the Student Assessment System, to make instructional and program decisions.

11. Demonstrated ability to problem solve, make informed decisions and communicate effectively with all stakeholders.

12. Understanding of the Blueprint for Maryland's Future, Maryland College and Career Ready Standards, Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching, Multi-Tiered System of Support, and strong tier 1 universal instruction and equitable and inclusive learning environments that support student success.

13. Knowledge of sound instructional practice, including purposeful planning that will increase student achievement when measured in a variety of ways.

14. Understanding of instructional technology, including digital curriculum and tools, and its use in the classroom.

15. Demonstrated ability to manage change with staff, students, parents and community.

16. Competence in staff selection, training, supervision, and evaluation.

17. Understanding of how to work with teachers in the supervision process in order to improve instruction.

18. Understanding of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.

19. Demonstrated ability to motivate, encourage, and work with staff to ensure outstanding performance as well as good morale.

20. Understanding of administrative policies and procedures and negotiated agreements for Calvert County Public Schools.

21. Demonstrated physical vigor necessary to work diligently on the successful completion of school assignments.

22. Respond effectively under stressful circumstances.

23. Possess a valid driver's license and motor vehicle insurance.

24. Demonstrated success in accomplishing tasks akin to those responsibilities listed below.

25. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Calvert County Public Schools may find appropriate and acceptable.


1. Collaborates with the school staff and community to develop, advocate and enact a shared vision, mission and core values of high-quality education and academic success and well-being of each student.

2. Demonstrates ethics, integrity, and professionalism in personal conduct, relationships with others, decision-making, stewardship of the school's resources, and all aspects of school leadership.

3. Ensures equitable educational opportunities and culturally responsive practices to promote each student's academic success and well-being.

4. Confronts and alters institutional biases of student marginalization, deficit-based schooling, and low expectations associated with race, class, culture and language, gender and sexual orientation, and disability or special status.

5. Enforces student policies and addresses student misconduct in a positive, fair, and unbiased manner.

6. Supports intellectually rigorous and coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to promote each student's academic success and well-being, including the effective use of technology.

7. Employs valid assessments that are consistent with knowledge of child learning and development and technical standards of measurement.

8. Cultivates an inclusive, caring, and supportive school community that promotes the academic success and well-being of each student.

9. Ensures a multi-tiered system of support is implemented to meet the needs of students through academics, social-emotional, and behavior.

10. Seeks out and participates in professional learning opportunities to increase personal capacity to learn and to share expertise with others.

11. Recruits, hires, supports, develops, and retains effective and caring teachers and other staff and forms them into an educationally effective faculty.

12. Develops teachers' and staff members' professional knowledge, skills, and practice through differentiated opportunities for learning and growth, guided by an understanding of professional and adult learning and development.

13. Delivers actionable feedback about instruction and other professional practice through valid, research-anchored systems of supervision and evaluation to support the development of teachers' and staff members' knowledge, skills, and practice.

14. Develops the capacity, opportunities, and support for teacher leadership, instructional leadership of administrative team and other members of the school community by providing opportunities for goal setting, growth activities, and reflection.

15. Establishes and sustains a professional culture of engagement and commitment to a shared vision, goals, and objectives pertaining to the education of the whole child; high expectations for professional work; ethical and

equitable practice; trust and open communication; collaboration, collective efficacy, and continuous individual and organizational learning and improvement.

16. Engages families and the community in meaningful, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial ways to promote each student's academic success and well-being.

17. Creates and sustains positive, collaborative and productive relationships with families and the community for the benefit of students.

18. Manages and administers school operations and resources to promote each student's academic success and well-being and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies.

19. Develops and maintains data and communication systems to deliver actionable information for classroom and school improvement.

20. Acts as an agent of continuous improvement to promote each student's academic success and well-being.

21. Communicates and collaborates with appropriate central office executive team, directors and supervisors on matters of student discipline, transfer, placement, promotion, retention, recordkeeping and all critical school activities or issues.

22. Attends special school or district-related events.

23. Thinks, concentrates, and interacts well with others.

24. Comes to work promptly every day.

25. Works extended hours daily and works flexible hours as necessary.

26. Works well under stress and meets all deadlines.

OTHER JOB DUTIES: Is available to various student, teacher, and community groups for education-related and extra-curricular purposes beyond the regular workday. Performs related work as required or assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position requires significant periods of standing and walking and is performed in a typical school environment.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve (12) month position and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience applied to the salary schedule for administrators and supervisors. All employees are encouraged to have automatic payroll deposit.



APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interviews will begin as early as March 8, 2024 - position will remain open until filled.

Option 1: Current Calvert County Public Schools employees need to submit interest via Applicant Tracking.

Option 2: Interested candidates who are not currently employed by Calvert County Public Schools, including current substitutes, must submit a completed application thru Applicant Tracking, including a minimum of three references with their e-mail addresses via our website www.calvertnet.k12.md.us. References must be directly related to work experience and must include current immediate supervisor.

Prior to the filling of any vacancy, permanent employees who have requested a transfer in a timely manner shall be afforded an opportunity to meet with the supervisor of the position for which the vacancy exists.

State law requires that anyone hired after October 1, 1986, who will have contact with school children, must be fingerprinted and submit to a criminal background investigation. Federal law requires that a new employee must complete the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) in person before beginning employment. Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a drug screen. Current employees of the Calvert County Public Schools are exempt from these requirements.

House Bill 486 - Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Statement

Pursuant to Section 6-113.2 of the Education Article, Annotated Code of Maryland - House Bill 486 - Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Prevention all applicants are required to report all former employers in which you may have had direct contact with minors. The applicant must submit the contact information of the current employer, all former school employers, and all former employers not school related. Applicants should also include contact information for organizations in which you have volunteered, coached, mentor, tutored or otherwise had direct contact with minors.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Calvert County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry or national origin, familial status, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or genetic information or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

• Director of Student Services

• Director of Human Resources 443-550-8000

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Assessment System at: https://ocrcas.ed.gov or call 1-800-421-3481.


Anti-sexual, Anti-racial and Anti-disability Harassment Statement

Discrimination can manifest itself in behaviors such as bullying, harassment, or intimidation of individuals.

Calvert County Public Schools does not tolerate any form of harassment including, but not limited to, sexual, racial, or disability. Any individual (student, employee, or community member) who believes that he or she has been subjected to any form of harassment is encouraged to report the allegation of harassment.

Students, parents, and community members may report allegations of harassment to:

Ms. Cecelia Lewis

Director of Student Services

Calvert County Public Schools

1305 Dares Beach Road

Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Employees may report allegations of harassment to:

Mr. Zachary Seawell

Director of Human Resources

Calvert County Public Schools

1305 Dares Beach Road

Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Calvert County Public Schools is committed to conducting a prompt investigation for any allegation of harassment. If harassment has occurred, the individual will be disciplined promptly. Disciplinary actions for students found to have engaged in any form of harassment may result in suspension or expulsion. Disciplinary actions for employees found to have engaged in any form of harassment may result in suspension or termination.

Calvert County Public Schools encourages all students, parents, employees, and community members to work together to prevent any form of harassment.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Assessment System at: https://ocrcas.ed.gov or call 1-800-421-3481.

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