High School Principal

HR Knowledge Fall River , MA 02722

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

Our mission at Argosy Collegiate is to prepare our scholars with the academic foundation and the character skills necessary for success in college, career, and life. We believe that every scholar can learn, grow, prosper, and have a positive impact within their families and in their community. We believe that our responsibility as adults is to do whatever we can to ensure that this and future generations of our scholars get the best education possible and are prepared for college and the 21st century job market.

The High School Principal requires a multi-talented, flexible individual committed to Argosy scholars success to and through college. The High School Principal requires a lens for both immediate scholar needs as well as working with scholars as they prepare for post-secondary success. The High School Principal focuses on overseeing the day to day operation of the high school campus (grades 9-12), while working in collaboration with the administrative team to provide scholars with a high quality, rigorous, and engaging academic program.

Responsibilities

While actual roles and responsibilities will vary depending on individual circumstances, the Principal will generally be required to perform some or all of the following tasks. Note that this list is not all-inclusive and that the Director of Curriculum and Instruction may also assign other tasks he/she deems appropriate.

Instructional Leadership

  • Defines high expectations for the quality of instruction and provides support to all educators and teams to adapt as needed and implement standards-based units comprised of well-structured lessons reflective of state standards/local curricula.

  • While observing practice and reviewing unit and/or lesson plans, regularly provides quality feedback to teachers on the use of appropriate inclusive practices that meet the diverse learning needs of all scholars, including those of academically advanced scholars, scholars with disabilities, and English Language Learners.

  • Supports educators and educator teams to develop and attain meaningful, actionable, and measurable professional practice and scholar learning goals. Encourages alignment to district and school improvement goals. Regularly monitors and supports progress.

  • Uses multiple sources of evidence including state, district, and school assessment results to accurately assess, communicate, and make informed decisions related to the school's strengths and areas for improvement.

Management and Operations

  • Establishes and maintains operational systems, procedures, and routines that generally ensure orderly and efficient scholar entry, dismissal, meals, class transitions, and assemblies.

  • Coordinates and supports custodial/maintenance workers, transportation staff, operations and administrative assistants, food service workers, and other staff effectively. Ensures the campus is clean, attractive, welcoming, and safe.

  • Defines high expectations for scholar behavior and provides training for staff to uphold these expectations. Establishes schoolwide routines, policies, and systems that (a) foster a safe and supportive school environment for all scholars, and (b) prevent and address bullying and other unsafe behaviors in a developmentally appropriate way that allows scholars to grow from these experiences. Checks for implicit and explicit bias in decision-making procedures.

  • Understands and complies with state and federal laws and mandates, and school policies.

Family and Community Engagement

  • Engages with families in a way that is culturally responsive and collaborative to ensure that all families are welcome and can contribute to the classroom, school, and community's effectiveness.

  • Supports educators to identify each scholar's academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs, including scholars with disabilities and English Language Learners, and collaborates with families to address scholar needs, utilizing resources within and outside of the school.

  • Supports families in understanding district and school-based policies and resources that ensure scholar learning and achievement. This includes but is not limited to the Family Teacher Organization, child study/intervention teams, IEP referral processes, and scholar attendance policies.

  • Sets clear expectations regarding how specialized support staff should partner with families in accessing support services within and outside of school, and monitors adherence to these policies.

Professional Culture

  • Utilizes strong interpersonal, written, and verbal skills to consistently and effectively communicate with stakeholders.

  • Using relevant data, research, and best practices, regularly reflects on and improves leadership practice, sets meaningful goals, and develops new approaches in order to improve the efficiency and practices of the school.

  • Continuously engages staff, scholars, families, and community members in developing a shared educational vision focused on scholar preparation for college and career readiness, civic engagement, community contributions, and responsible citizenship.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of work experience in education;

  • 2 years of experience managing others preferred;

  • Masters Degree in Related Degree Area;

  • SEI Administrator endorsement required;

  • Extensive knowledge of secondary school curriculum;

  • Experience coaching teachers in curriculum and instruction;

  • Knowledge of state and federal compliance regulations.

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