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Somerville High School Principal

Young World Physical Education

This is a Full-time position in Somerville, MA posted February 23, 2021.

n n nn nnEnter your email to receive job alerts when new jobs like this one are posted.nn My Email nn n Job Description n nn n n2021-2022 School Year Vacancyn nSomerville High School Principaln nThe Somerville Public School is actively seeking experienced, qualified candidates for the position of Principal of Somerville High School, effective July 1, 2021.

The Superintendent of Schools has engaged the Collins Center at the University of Massachusetts Boston to assist the district with this search process.n nSomerville High School (SHS) is a richly diverse and comprehensive, urban high school with 1,228 students and 168.6 FTE staff, including 121.1 FTE teachers.

The SHS curriculum includes a robust academic program, and a range of specialized programs, including a dynamic Career Vocational and Technical Education program with 15 shops.

SHS also offers a wide range of extracurricular and support services with an administrative support team of four (4) House teams, each led by an Assistant Principal.

SHS celebrates many rich traditions while embracing innovative practices and numerous community partnerships in support of its educational mission.

The SHS student population is 45.4% economically disadvantaged, 16.5% students with disabilities, and 13.4% English language learners.

(DESE 2019-20) Further information about SHS can be found at:nhttps://somerville.k12.ma.us/schools/somerville-high-school.n nTHE POSITIONn nThe Principal is the educational leader and chief administrative officer of Somerville High School.

This leadership must be exercised at all levels: with students, teachers, parents, and the greater community.

The Principal is charged with the responsibility of providing the best possible environment for teaching and learning.

Therefore, they are totally responsible for the entire operation of the building and its administrative, instructional, and non-instructional personnel.

This responsibility necessarily involves supervisory and administrative duties, which must be performed on both the formal and informal level with an aim towards efficiency and good morale.n nThe SHS Principal will be accepting delivery of a new high school building and will be charged with acclimating his/her staff along with his/her students to a new building.

He/she may be charged with creating new protocols and procedures to ensure a smooth transition to the new building.n nThe successful candidate must possess excellent leadership, communication and listening skills, a dedicated commitment to the needs of all students, a strong focus on transparency, respect, and building consensus; and a proven ability to work collaboratively with staff and parents and the community-at-large.

The position requires demonstrated experience and expertise in instructional leadership, management and administration, strategic planning, and a clear understanding of the curriculum needs of a comprehensive, urban high school.

n nThe qualifications for this position include minimum of a Master’s degree; evidence of at least (5) years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience; and possession of a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) license as High School Principal (9-12), or eligibility for such license.n nThe Somerville Public Schools is offering very competitive compensation and benefits package for this leadership position, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The start date for the successful candidate will be July 1, 2021.n nAPPLICATION PROCESSn nTo be considered for the position, please apply online at http://www.somerville.k12.ma.us/careers or http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs?employer=1690n nAs requested, applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference.n nThe Collins Center for Public Management of UMass Boston has been retained by the Somerville Public Schools to assist in the search.

For further inquiries, please feel free to contact Dr.

Ray Shurtleff, Search Consultant, at Ray.Shurtleff@umb.edu.

n nThe application deadline for this position is February 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.n n






























































































– -n nJOB DESCRIPTIONnSOMERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPALn n nThe Secondary School Principal is the educational leader of the school unit they administer.

This leadership must be exercised at all levels: the students, the teachers, the parents, and the citizens.

As chief administrative officer of a school unit, the Principal is charged with the responsibility of providing the best possible environment for teaching and learning.

Therefore, they are totally responsible for the entire operation of the building and its administrative, instructional, and non-instructional personnel.

This responsibility necessarily involves supervisory and administrative duties, which must be performed on both the formal and informal level with an aim towards efficiency and good morale.n nThe Secondary School Principal is responsible to the Superintendent of Schools or his designated agent for the organization, administration, supervision of instruction, and discipline of the school unit.

n nWithin the limits of the policies and rules of the School Committee, the Secondary School Principal, with commensurate authority, is responsible for the fulfillment of the duties set forth below.

The Principal may delegate to members of their staff appropriate portions of the Principal’s responsibilities together with appropriate authority for their fulfillment; however, the Principal may not delegate or relinquish the overall responsibility or any portion of their accountability.n nThe Secondary School Principal will be accepting delivery of a brand new high school building and will be charged with acclimating his/her staff along with his/her students to a new building.

He/she may be charged with creating new protocols and procedures to ensure a smooth transition to the new building.n nDUTIES:n n1.To execute the rules, regulations, and directives of the School Committee and the Superintendent of Schools, which relate to n school concerned;n2.To provide direction and assistance to all matters pertaining to administration of the school;n3.

To organize the school in such a way that it will meet all accreditation standards;n4.To establish such rules as are necessary for the maintenance of proper discipline of pupils in the buildings and on the grounds;n5.To meet with the Superintendent, administrative, and supervisory staffs for discussion, n revision, and preparation of program procedure and practices;n6.To direct the supervisory program of the teaching, clerical, custodial, and cafeteria staff personnel and activities;n7.To assist the Superintendent of Schools in selection of staff and to recommend teachers for reappointment and tenure;n8.To be responsible for evaluating the services of each individual on the school staff each n year;n9.To work with the administration and the teaching staff in establishing a city-wide, coordinated secondary school program;n10.

To administer the budget appropriation allocated to the school;n11.

To prepare all reports required by the Superintendent;n12.

To direct all routine office management and administer the program of records and reports;n13.

To report to the Superintendent regarding the need of the school with respect to personnel, equipment, supplies, andn curriculum;n14.

To requisition the necessary equipment and supplies for the orderly operation of the school;n15.

To be responsible for all property of the school department assigned to his care and n custody; n16.To request the necessary maintenance to keep these facilities in good condition; since accepting the task of keeping the brand n new building in the greatest shape for as long as it’s feasible;n17.To promote safety in the school by having a systematic program of fire drills, lockdowns, Civil Defense drills, pedestrian traffic n control, periodic inspection of buildings and rounds;n18.

To prepare master schedules of subjects and schedules for teachers and pupils;n19.To counsel with and direct the curriculum implementations and innovations of teachers through the Vice Principals, Directors, n and Department Heads;n20.

To develop assembly programs of instructional merit;n21.

To coordinate and supervise the lunch program; n22.To direct the guidance, pupil-personnel, vocational, and instructional programs of the school and work to see that they meet the n needs of all pupils;n23.To be available at all times to consult with parents and teachers concerning the welfare of any student;n24.

To admit, to place, to discharge, and to exclude pupils;n25.To keep on file a permanent record of all pupils who have attended the school and to make their records available to authorized n agencies;n26.To organize, to administer a program of extracurricular activities which develop special interests and abilities of pupils, and to n provide for direction and supervision (clubs, cheerleaders, yearbook, school magazine, junior and senior proms, Student n Council, etc.);n27.To maintain general supervision of the entire athletic program and to verify the eligibility of each participant;n28.

To interpret the school program to the community;n29.

To act in liaison capacity in his community between pupils, teachers, and parents;n30.To cooperate with parent organizations and related educational groups to further the program of the school;n31.To develop a program of public relations in order that the community may understand and supp