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Principal - Elementary level

Company: Young World Physical Education
Location: Longmeadow
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

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The Longmeadow Public Schools is seeking an outstanding educator to become Principal of Wolf Swamp Road Elementary School, effective July 2021. Longmeadow is a suburban community of Springfield, MA known for its tradition of educational excellence, collaborative teamwork, and continuous improvement. Candidates must be able to apply strong interpersonal and communication skills to foster a shared commitment to school improvement and student learning. Previous successful elementary school leadership experience is desired, with a demonstrated ability to collaboratively lead a learning community's commitment to the academic and social/emotional growth of all children. Candidates should possess a Masters degree or higher, and a valid MA license as a school principal.


1.Effective Instructional Leadership

1.1Facilitate the development of a shared mission and vision.

1.2Apply current learning principles, practices, and research to foster effective teaching and student learning.

1.3Lead the renewal of curriculum and instructional programs, including the use of a variety of teaching and assessment strategies.

1.4Promote and model the effective use of appropriate instructional technology.

1.5Supervise, evaluate, and hold staff accountable for implementing high standards and positive expectations that all students can perform at high levels.

1.6Provide and support ongoing professional development and professional and personal well-being for staff.

2.Effective Organizational Leadership

2.1Apply research and organizational leadership skills in developing a climate of continuous improvement based on research and data.

2.2Communicate clearly, directly and responsively.

2.3Plan for, model, and encourage collaboration and shared decision-making.

2.4Lead strategic planning that fosters systemic approaches and results in sound decisions.

2.5Use data and information as the basis for identifying and solving problems.

2.6Promote a positive school climate that encourages appropriate behavior, promotes positive self-concept, fosters personal growth, prevents and intervenes in inappropriate behavior, and stimulates effective learning.

3.Effective Administration and Management

3.1Maintain school compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

3.2Lead personnel selection, supervision, evaluation and management functions for the school.

3.3Apply current knowledge of policy and legal requirements in managing the school.

3.4Apply current knowledge of fiscal management policy and practice for the school.

3.5Manage support programs (such as scheduling, filing written reports, plant operations, information management, and other aspects of school life.)

3.6Use appropriate technologies to administer his/her responsibilities.

3.7Manage preparation of all necessary federal, state, and local reports, grant applications, and other documents for the school.

4.Promotion of Equity and Appreciation of Diversity

4.1Ensure equity among programs and learning opportunities for staff, students, and parents.

4.2Demonstrate appreciation for and sensitivity to diversity among individuals.

5.Effective Relationships With The Community

5.1Assess the needs of parents and community members, involve them in decision-making, and develop appropriate information and service programs.

5.2Promote partnerships among staff, parents, business, and the community.

5.3Interpret, articulate, and promote the vision, mission, programs, activities, and services of the school and district.

6.Fulfillment of Professional Responsibilities

6.1Demonstrate enthusiasm for his/her own learning.

6.2Demonstrate and promote an atmosphere of respect for self and others.

6.3Model ethical behavior.

EVALUATION:Longmeadow Public Schools policy and contract and DESE Guidelines.


The following information is provided pursuant to ADA requirements:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Physical demands are a way of describing the physical activities that a job requires.

Strength: Light-lifting, 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to
10 pounds.

Key:Occasionally (O)Up to 1/3 of the time

Frequently (F)From 1/3 to 2/3 of the time

Constantly (C)2/3 of the time or more





Reaching(F) - Extending the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction

Handling(F) - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise work with hand(s)

Fingering (F) - Picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers primarily

Talking (F)Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word

Hearing (C)Perceiving the nature of sounds by the air

Near Acuity (C)Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less

Far Acuity (C)Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more

Color Vision (F)Ability to identify and distinguish colors

Field of Vision(C) Observing an area that can be seen up and down or right and left when eyes are fixed
on a given point.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Environmental conditions are a means of describing the physical surroundings of a worker in a specific job. This position is performed in a school setting where the environmental conditions should have no effect on how the job is performed.
Noise: Level 3 - Moderate level of intensity.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:Full Year - 20 days vacation

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience and regionally competitive.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
    Employer Description As a suburban community of 9 square miles with a rich, historic, New England heritage, Longmeadow offers a beautiful and wholesome residential setting along the Connecticut River for a population of approximately 16,000 people. There is no industry within the town limits. The community is a pleasant, old New England town characterized by stately colonial homes, tree-shaded streets, and parks with swimming pools, tennis courts, and playgrounds. Settled in 1644, Longmeadow has many historically designated houses, interspersed with attractive newer ones on spacious lots. It is an ideal place to raise a family.

    Longmeadow citizens maintain an open town meeting form of government that encourages community involvement in educational issues. Learn more about us... Location Description Wolf Swamp Road School

    Wolf Swamp Road School serves approximately 415 students in prekindergarten through 5th grade. We offer four half-day preschool sessions and three full-day kindergarten classes as well as three sections in each grade level (1st through 5th). We provide a variety of regular education and special education programs to provide academic support, remediation, and/or enrichment to students based on their individual learning needs. Our art, physical education, library, technology, and music programs (music, band, orchestra, chorus) foster the development of the whole child and complement the classroom curriculum. The mission of Wolf Swamp Road School is to provide a safe, caring, respectful learning community that encourages every child to achieve his or her learning potential.

    Wolf Swamp Road School is a Responsive Classroom school. The RC approach to teaching emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community. Every staff member at Wolf Swamp Road School has been trained in the philosophies of Responsive Classroom. An important practice from RC that happens every day at Wolf Swamp is morning meeting. Everyone in the classroom gathers in a circle for twenty to thirty minutes during the school day and proceeds through four sequential components: greeting, sharing, group activity, and morning message. Complimenting our RC approach, we follow the five core competencies of the CASEL framework utilizing the C.A.R.E.S. Acronym to provide explicit instruction in the areas of: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self- control. Learn more about us... Equal Opportunity Employer The Longmeadow Public Schools is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or pregnancy/pregnancy related conditions. Job Requirements
      1.Valid Massachusetts certification as an Elementary School Principal.
      2.A minimum of a Master's degree from an accredited institution.
      3.Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
      4.Successful experience as an elementary school administrator and teacher preferred.
      5.Experience with special education preferred
      6.Strong understanding of techniques of continuous improvement and organizational behavior
      7.Strong understanding of elementary curriculum, instruction and assessment
      8.Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required Application Questions This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.
      • 1. In 750 words or fewer, please describe your approach to educational leadership and school improvement.
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