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School Principal (Grades 3-8) - Lawrence Public Schools

Company: Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Lawrence Public Schools is an urban school district serving more than 13,000 students PK-12 in 26 schools with over 2,800 employees. - 94% of LPS students identify as Hispanic/Latino, 71% for whom English is not their first language, and 31% are identified as learning the English language. - The vision for LPS is to provide all students with a rich, high-quality education that closes the opportunity gap between our students and their peers across the Commonwealth. Lawrence continues to implement the district model called "open architecture" that empowers principals, teachers, and families to create school programs tailored to the needs of their students.
LPS continues to focus on the following Four Pillars:
Rigorous Standards: Creating rigorous, standards-based curricula and assessments
High-quality Enrichment Opportunities: Creating opportunities for students to participate in activities such as musical theater, step dancing, and athletics
Mindset: Inculcating the value of hard work and a growth mindset in our students
Critical Thinking: Ensuring that higher order thinking skills are embedded in classroom lessons
The Principal will serve as an instructional leader of the school. The Principal will oversee the implementation of schoolwide goals towards student achievement while evoking the Four Pillars through the open architecture model. The Principal will work collaboratively with the Teacher Leadership Team and School Leadership Team to closely monitor progress towards goals and implement action steps and strategies towards effective school improvement.
Specific Responsibilities
Promote the learning and growth of all students and the success of all staff
Cultivate a shared vision that makes powerful teaching and learning the central focus of schooling
Ensure a - safe, efficient, and effective learning environment, using resources to implement appropriate curriculum, staffing, and scheduling
Effectively partner with families, community organizations, and other stakeholders that support the mission of the school and district
Nurture and sustain a school culture of reflective practice, high expectations, and continuous learning for staff
Provide exemplary leadership to all members of the school's community to achieve outstanding performance
Dramatically improve student achievement by leading the educational program
Manage faculty and staff effectively, holding staff accountable for meeting high standards for student academic and behavioral performance
Foster commitment among faculty and staff members to the development and fulfillment of the school's mission and objectives
Establish and ensure a joyful, structured, achievement-oriented school culture
Maintain communication and relations with families, ensuring families are kept involved with and held accountable for their children's academic and behavioral performance
Oversee students' academic and behavioral program, including disciplinary decisions, scheduling and class decisions, educational program, and assessment and accountability
Lead the school's administrative program
Build an effective, efficient, action-oriented, and highly accountable data analysis and action planning process that ensures individual student and whole-class deficiencies are overcome after each interim assessment cycle
Create a highly systematic and wide-ranging network of school-level supports designed to catch students who are struggling to excel and act as a safety net to ensure students do not fall behind.
Recruit, interview, hire, evaluate, develop, retain, and, when necessary, dismiss staff
Current authorization to work in the United States - A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment;
MA DESE Principal/Assistant Principal license in K-5, 6-8, or eligible for such license; - Experience as a school principal, director of a public, private or charter school;
Demonstrated record of success in improving low performing schools or district or the academic performance of marginalized students (including of economically marginalized students, multilingual learners, students with disabilities, and students with disabilities who are also multilingual earners);
Demonstrated record of success in improving outcomes for multilingual learners while maintaining and promoting their linguistic and cultural identities;
Demonstrated record of success creating inclusive opportunities, with supports, for all students with disabilities regardless of disability type or whether they are performing at grade-level, and ensuring that the needs of students with disabilities are addressed proactively in ongoing school-based and district-wide general education reform efforts;
Experience in developing and managing a budget;
Demonstrated effectiveness as an instructional leader and guiding school improvement processes;
Experience promoting and establishing practices to equitably serve indigenous students and students of color;
Experience in communicating and working with a wide array of community stakeholders including, where relevant, constituencies within all levels of state and district administration, principals, teachers, community partners, parents, and other providers in a coordinated effort to meet education improvement priorities;
Master's degree in the field of education; and
Bilingual/Spanish language skills strongly preferred
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience
Lawrence Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Keywords: Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent, Lawrence , School Principal (Grades 3-8) - Lawrence Public Schools, Education / Teaching , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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