JobID 3550 : Elementary School Principal - Angier Elementary (#1939877)

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Department: Elementary Education
Job Title: Elementary School Principal FLSA Status:
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education


The Principal is the chief administrative officer and instructional leader of the school and is directly responsible to the Superintendent of Schools, working under the School Committee policies and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


  • Licensure or eligible for licensure as an Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The applicant hired by the Superintendent must possess proper licensure at the point of formal appointment by the Superintendent.
  • At least 5 years of successful classroom teaching experience at the Elementary school level, prior experience as a school Administrator/Principal preferred.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of instruction in the elementary school, state curriculum frameworks and the development of a standards based classroom environment
  • Understand the dynamics of elementary school organization and management.
  • Has experience and educational background in professional development programs for a learning organization and teacher supervision and evaluation.
  • Able to demonstrate strong knowledge of learning theories and application of them; proven successful experience in improving student achievement.
  • Willing to learn and collaborate with administrator colleagues and interest in system wide issues.
  • Commitment to, and experience leading, equity initiatives focused on race, disability, class and gender.
  • Minimum of Master's degree from an accredited college or university; Advanced degree preferred.


  • Participates and maintains an effective and culturally responsive learning environment among the entire school community (faculty, staff, support personnel, students, etc).
  • Serves as an instructional leader for the school and drives teaching and learning designed to meet elementary school student needs in order to create continuous improvement and equitable academic and social-emotional outcomes for all students.
  • Fosters a creative and innovative learning environment in which all students are inspired to excel.
  • Sets clear expectations for staff and provides ongoing feedback, evaluations, advice, counseling and support to all staff members regarding their individual and group performance.
  • Works with various members of the central administration to solve school challenges, such as student learning challenges, family engagement, student support, and operational issues.
  • Supports systems for promoting positive behavior and tiered intervention to meet the academic and social emotional needs of a diverse student body; maintains high expectations and motivation for all students to engage in continuous learning and development.
  • Leads administrative teams in the school, to support culturally responsive teaching and high achievement for all students.
  • Initiates, facilitates, designs and implements programs and scheduling to meet student needs.
  • Attends special events held to recognize student achievement, attends school sponsored activities, and functions.
  • Maintains a clear and open communication process with the internal and external school community. Keeps the school population informed of policy changes, new programs, opportunities, etc.
  • Acts as a liaison between the school and the local community encouraging the community to participate in the educational process as part of the overall school life. Develops a program of public relations in order to further the community's understanding and support of educational programs.
  • Keeps updated on changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals, and other publications and discussing contemporary issues with colleagues.
  • Together with central office staff, coordinates and supervises support functions such as maintenance, security, food services, recreational programs, library activities and financial/budgeting and accounting functions, etc.
  • Other duties as needed.


This position is in a typical school and office setting.  Some bending, reaching, lifting may be required.  May be responsible for diffusing difficult situations including student restraint.  Transportation is required. 

      Date Updated: 11/26/19
Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or other protected class.  The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.

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Newton Public Schools

100 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$19,434 (USD)

State Average: $17,439 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 13.39

% IEP Students


State Average: 17%



State Average: 296