Principal Middle School
Company: Springfield Public Schools
Posted on: April 9, 2021
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Springfield Public Schools
1550 Main Street
Springfield MA 01103
(413) 787-7100 ext. 55390
*Position contingent upon availability of funding/ programming For
anticipated vacancies due to return to in-person/hybrid instruction
The Principal is the chief administrative officer of the school and
is directly responsible to the Superintendent of Schools, working
under the School Committee policies and the laws of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Principal is in charge of all
personnel and students in the building and is responsible for the
management of the school and the improvement of the instruction
offered. In this position he/she is responsible for many services
in the school and community. He/she is held accountable for the
Standard I: Instructional Leadership. The education leader promotes
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.
---Indicator I-A. Curriculum: Ensures that all teachers design
effective and rigorous standards-based units of instruction
consisting of well-structured lessons with measurable outcomes.
---Indicator I-B. Instruction: Ensures 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.
---Indicator I-C. Assessment: Ensures 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.
--- Indicator I-D. Evaluation: Provides effective and timely
supervision and evaluation in alignment with state regulations and
contract provisions, including:
1.Ensures that educators pursue meaningful, actionable, and
measurable professional practice and student learning goals.
2.Makes frequent unannounced visits to classrooms and gives
targeted and constructive feedback to teachers.
3.Exercises sound judgment in assigning ratings for performance and
impact on student learning.
4.Reviews alignment between judgment about practice and data about
student learning, growth, or achievement when evaluating and rating
educators and understands that the supervisor has the
responsibility to confirm the rating in cases in which a
---Indicator I-E. Data-Informed Decision Making: Uses 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.
Standard II: Management and Operations. Promotes 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
---Indicator II-A.Environment: Develops and executes effective
plans, procedures, routines, and operational systems to address a
full range of safety, health, and emotional and social needs of
---Indicator II-B. Human Resources Management and Development:
Implements a cohesive approach to recruitment, hiring, induction,
development, and career growth that promotes high-quality and
--- Indicator II-C. Scheduling and Management Information Systems:
Uses systems to ensure optimal use of time for teaching, learning,
---Indicator II-D. Laws, Ethics, and Policies: Understands and
complies with state and federal laws and mandates, school committee
policies, collective bargaining agreements, and ethical
--- Indicator II-E. Fiscal Systems: Develops a budget that supports
the district's vision, mission, and goals; allocates and manages
expenditures consistent with district/school-level goals and
Standard III: Family and Community Engagement. Promotes 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.
---Indicator III-A.Engagement: Actively ensures that all families
are welcome members of the classroom and school community and can
contribute to the classroom, school, and community's
--- Indicator III-B. Sharing Responsibility: Continuously
collaborates with families to support student learning and
development both at home and at school.
--- Indicator III-C. Communication: Engages in regular, two-way,
culturally proficient communication with families about student
learning and performance.
--- Indicator III-D. Family Concerns: Addresses family concerns in
an equitable, effective, and efficient manner agreement.
Standard IV: Professional Culture. Promotes success for all
students by nurturing and sustaining a school culture of reflective
practice, high expectations, and continuous learning for staff.
IV-A. Commitment to High Standards: Fosters a shared commitment to
high standards of teaching and learning with high expectations for
achievement for all, including:
1.Mission and core values: Develops, promotes, and secures staff
commitment to core values that guide the development of a succinct,
results-oriented mission statement and ongoing decision making.
2.Meetings: Plans and leads well-run and engaging meetings that
have clear purpose, focus on matters of consequence, and engage
participants in a thoughtful and productive series of conversations
and deliberations about important school matters.
--- Indicator IV-B. Cultural Proficiency: Ensures that policies and
practices enable staff members and students to interact effectively
in a culturally diverse environment in which students' backgrounds,
identities, strengths, and challenges are respected.
--- Indicator IV-C. Communications: Demonstrates strong
interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
--- Indicator IV-D. Continuous Learning: Develops and nurtures a
culture in which staff members are reflective about their practice
and use student data, current research, best practices and theory
to continuously adapt instruction and achieve improved results.
Models these behaviors in the administrator's own practice.
--- Indicator IV-E. Shared Vision: Continuously engages all
stakeholders in the creation of a shared educational vision in
which every student is prepared to succeed in postsecondary
education and become responsible citizens and community
---Indicator IV-F. Managing Conflict: Employs strategies for
responding to disagreement and dissent, constructively resolving
conflict and building consensus throughout a district/school
1. Minimum of a Master's degree from an accredited college or
university in an appropriate field required.
2. Licensed as a School Principal by the MA Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education. Out of state candidates must
hold a valid administrative license and have a minimal of 3 years
working under an administrative license in their state to be
eligible for a temporary Principal license in Massachusetts.
3. Comprehensive background and demonstrated school leadership and
supervision experience required.
4. Demonstrated success leading and directing strategic educational
initiatives that result in measurable student outcomes and
5. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural student
6. Broad knowledge of the recent and established legislation
related to education.
7. Five (5) years of successful classroom teaching and curriculum
8. Demonstrates a sound philosophy of education, and shows
flexibility in approaches to school organization and has a broad
knowledge of the organization of school personnel.
9. Experience or educational background in professional development
programs for a learning organization.
10. Strong knowledge of learning theories and has the ability to
apply them; successful experience in improving student achievement.
The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age,
disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield
Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or
treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race,
color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual
orientation, disability or homelessness. Title IX Notice of
Nondiscrimination Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate
on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational
programs or activities or employment. Springfield Public Schools is
required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R.
Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission,
administration of its educational programs or activities or
employment. The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen
O'Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield
MA, 01103, 413-787-7100, ext. 55428, has been designated as the
employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools
efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under
Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its
implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield
Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O'Sullivan or to U.S.
Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland
Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.
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