East Longmeadow Public Schools is seeking an elementary principal who leads with empathy, shares the district values and demonstrates creativity, collaboration, and compassion. The Principal should have high academic expectations for all students, be firmly committed to equity and inclusion, and uphold the concept of school as a place of community, partnership, and relationships. The Principal should have a strong knowledge of curriculum and instruction, experience in data collection and analysis, commitment to professional development for self and educators, be able to effectively engage with families and the surrounding community, and lead with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
The Meadow Brook School principal is responsible for:
ensuring the safety and well-being of students;
fostering shared leadership within the school community
building strong family partnerships;
selecting, hiring, supervising, and evaluating staff in accordance with district policies, administering the school budget; and
overseeing the school building and its operations and activities.
As our school community is diversifying at an increased pace, the Principal should be prepared to create a foundation of equity, anti-racism, and culturally relevant learning experiences that cultivate a safe and welcoming school community. Additionally, the Principal is a member of the District Leadership Team, which provides administrators opportunities to collaborate to ensure equitable programming and experiences for all of our students-- preschool to 12th grade.
Other responsibilities include:
Fostering a culture of high academic standards and excellence in teaching and learning.
Ensuring the smooth daily operations of the school.
Leading the development and implementation of the school SMART Goals and action plan.
Leading the school in evaluating, selecting, and implementing evidence-based curriculum.
Maintaining effective culturally-responsive communication with parents/caregivers.
Implementing structures (such as collaborative planning time) to advance professional learning for teachers and other staff members
Investigating partnership opportunities with community organizations
Performing other duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.
East Longmeadow Public School District is committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our school district.
To promote an equitable search process, candidates will be de-identified through the initial review phase.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, with graduate level courses in school administration and educational leadership.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensure or eligibility for licensure: Principal PK-5
Previous experience as a school administrator and previous classroom teacher experience, preferably in a diverse setting (minimum of five years).
Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience in staff supervision and evaluation, and in budget development and administration.
Knowledge of developmental learning and growth, restorative practices, and Social Emotional Learning competencies.
Experience working with families as partners in student learning and development.
Willingness to confront barriers that prevent students from attaining academic success
Ability to provide inclusive and effective educational leadership of general, English Language Learner, and special education instructional programs (including substantially separate settings within the school).
Internal Number: 3458297
About East Longmeadow Public Schools
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a community with growing diversity in terms of its racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic and socio-economic population, is committed to investing in our public schools. East Longmeadow Public Schools (ELPS) consists of five schools (East Longmeadow High School, Birchland Park Middle School, Mapleshade Elementary School, Mountain View Elementary School, and Meadow Brook School), strives to achieve academic excellence and inclusion, providing rigorous, engaging, and culturally sustainable instruction to all students. East Longmeadow Public Schools values diversity of thought, leadership, and representation. We prioritize inclusivity, embrace diversity, and promote an equitable approach toward meeting the needs of every child in our district. It is our belief that to make education equitable, we must exhibit anti-racism within the classroom, across professional development opportunities, and with our families.