FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public School District is advertising for a principal at Hemenway Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year.
In November, Principal Liz Simon announced she would retire at the end of the 2021-2022 school year in June 2022. Simon was named interim principal at Hemenway Elementary in August of 2015 by Supt. Scott, when former Principal Lucia Laguarda resigned after 5 years leading the school. Later sche was promoted to permanent principal.
The district posted the opening today, on January 26.
“The principal of Hemenway Elementary School will promote and advance the educational development of each student through leadership, supervision, and administrative skills and build a climate of life-long learning in the school through the establishment of an effective staff development program in order to provide overall support with the goal of maintaining high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the offer equitable access to students in disenfranchised groups within the school. Achieving academic excellence requires that the Elementary School Principal work collaboratively to lead and nurture all members of the school staff and to communicate effectively with parents, members of the community, and colleagues in other districts and schools. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for planning, curriculum development, program evaluation, extracurricular activities, personnel management, financial management, emergency procedures, resource scheduling, and facilities operations,” noted the job posting.
Applicants must hold a Massachusetts Principals license and Administrative SEI Endorsement.
Applicants must also hold a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Have at least five (years teaching. Administrative experience is strongly preferred.
Framingham Public Schools seeks candidates whose background, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of education. Also, we are interested in candidates who will bring to their professional practice the perspective that comes from a nontraditional educational background or an understanding of the experiences of those underrepresented in the educational field.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING:
- Supervises and directs the school’s instructional program.
- Provides leadership on the adoption and execution of the general program to meet needs of the community and the students assigned to the school.
- Participates on system-wide committees for the advancement of the educational program.
- Establishes and maintains favorable relationships with community groups, businesses, parents, and individuals to promote school objectives.
- Provides leadership in the formulation of curriculum and objectives for the school program.
- Is the key advocate for elementary schools education with the Central Administration.
- Ensures a positive school climate through identification of issues and in the development of appropriate programs.
- Monitors and interacts with students and their families regarding academic, social, and emotional issues.
- Supervises the maintenance of accurate records on the progress and attendance of students.
- Develops and administers policies on student behavior and serves as or designates a hearing officer for serious disciplinary actions.
- Participates in the team evaluation process.
- Coordinates student activity programs, field trips, and other school activities as necessary.
- Resolve individual student problems.
- Supervises, directs, and evaluates all members of the faculty and staff.
- Hires and assigns all building staff with the concurrence of the Superintendent.
- Coordinates staff development activities.
- Conducts staff meetings and participates with staff in school problem-solving issues.
- Coordinates special services and schedules for faculty and various ancillary staff serving the school.
- Keeps informed on the latest trends and developments in education and school operations.
- Prepares reports, records, and lists appropriate to the school’s administration.
- Interprets and enforces district and school policies and administrative regulations.
- Supervises the development and administration of the school safety plan.
- Informs the central office of school activities and programs.
- Prepares and submits school budget and monitors expenditures.
- Provides leadership as co-chair of the school council.
Principal would report to the Assistant Superintendent for PreK-12 Education and Superintendent of Schools.
The position is a full-time 12-month post. No salary range was posted.