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Assistant Principal- Middle School

Company: Springfield Public Schools
Location: Springfield
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Assistant Principal Middle School

The Assistant Principal will act in the capacity of a school administrator and assist the Principal in the performance of duties noted under the following categories: 1. Leadership Articulates the vision and mission of the school and the district. Reviews, evaluates, and revises instructional programs using relevant data. Knows and encourages appropriate uses of instructional technologies. Involves staff in preparing and implementing professional development plans that are related to high student achievement. Understands the principles of mentoring and peer coaching. Promotes activities that honor academic excellence. Implements the school's and district's goals.
Exhibits and implements DESE anti-racist leadership competencies. 2. Administration Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Uses effective methods of personnel selection, supervision, and evaluation. Identifies, implements, and evaluates content-based instruction based on the MA Curriculum Frameworks. Practices relevant fiscal management policies and procedures. Uses technology appropriately: as an organizational tool for record keeping and scheduling; as a communication tool; data collection and accountability; and educational research. Assists in the improvement of instructional programs. Provides support and leadership in implementing standards-based classrooms and the use of the Principles of Learning. Understands plant facilities and equipment management. 3. Equity Assures presence and quality of educational practices and programs that address the needs, interests, and abilities of all students. Understands, models, and encourages the belief that effort is a key factor in achievement. Helps all students see themselves as unique individuals responsible for their own actions. Follows and helps train teachers to use the districts Code of Conduct. Understands, uses, and supports the use of intervention services for students. Assures high academic expectations for all students. Holds teachers, students, and self to high standards of performance and behavior. 4. Community Relations Involves families and other community members in developing the vision, goals, School Improvement Plans, and programs for the school/district. Promotes partnerships among staff, families, the business community, and other community groups and uses community resources to enhance instruction. 5. Professional Responsibilities Is familiar with the districts student support services. Is familiar with the range of instructional programs, practices, policies, and beliefs that promote the goals of the Culture of Equity and Proficiency. Knows multiple strategies to assess student performance. Understands organizational change, school-based management, and school restructuring. Understands federal, state, and local laws and regulations including laws on disability, civil rights and responsibilities, issues of liabilities, and requirements of due process. Participates in parent conferences, PTO work, and community relations. Takes an active part in professional organizations.


1. Masters degree from an accredited college or university. 2. Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a Middle School Principal/Assistant Principal.
3. Demonstrated successful school leadership and supervision experience in an urban setting. 4. A minimum of five (5) years of successful classroom teaching experience in an urban setting.
5. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural student body in an urban setting. 6. Leadership experiences-chairman of teachers committees, school counselor, officer of professional or community organizations, school administration, SEA career ladder positions and so forth preferred. 7. Experience in positions of responsibility/leadership in professional and community groups preferred.

Reach out to Valerie Williams, the Senior Administrator of Talent and Diversity Development atwilliamsv@springfieldpublicschools.com. She will be happy to answer any questions that you have.

Nondiscrimination Statement
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 OSullivan, 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 OSullivan 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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Keywords: Springfield Public Schools, Springfield , Assistant Principal- Middle School, Education / Teaching , Springfield, Massachusetts

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