Elementary School Principal

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Position Areas
Public School


Elementary School Principal - C.K. Burns School

Position Purpose:

Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Schools and Director of Operations, the new Burns School Principal will provide leadership and supervision in administering the educational program of an Elementary School in order to promote the educational development and achievement of students.  The principal is the operations manager and program director for the building, and acts collaboratively with her/his administrative colleagues and in accordance with Board of Education policies, administrative procedures, rules and regulations, and applicable law. 

Essential Functions:

The Saco School Department is seeking a progressive instructional leader to be the next Burns School Principal, and lead the school through its “Back to Five” fall reopening--the school’s centennial year.  A strong background in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and data analysis is required in order to strengthen the program and manage it during this time of rapid change.  The candidate must support a positive climate and culture, as well as build the capacity of all staff in the building in a fair and equitable way.  Our new principal must be a collaborative team player with the district leadership, teachers, staff and members of the district’s bargaining units.  We are seeking someone with a strong sense of ethics and integrity.  Experience in observing teachers in the Marshall Framework of learning is preferred, but training, coursework, and experience in observation, supervision, and evaluation is required. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The next principal of The C.K. Burns School will have:

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.

  • Knowledge of Elementary school curriculum and concepts.

  • Knowledge of Responsive Classroom.

  • An understanding of the cognitive function and social/emotional needs of intermediate elementary students.

  • Knowledge of best practices in administration, program evaluation and staff supervision.

  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans based on data.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding regular and special education.

  • Ability to develop and implement projects.

  • Enthusiasm.  The next principal will be solutions-oriented and always be ready to “start with why.”

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents in a timely, compassionate manner.

  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and conflicting time constraints, utilizing the gifts of the staff and his/her education partners across the district.

  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to leadership, performance and professional growth.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

  • Experience in and understanding of distance learning environments.


  • Maine State Certification (040)

  • Teaching Certification


  • Extensive successful teaching experience at the Elementary School level.

  • Successful administrative experience at the Elementary School level preferred.

Additional Duties:

Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Superintendent and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent. 

Open until suitable candidate found

FLSA Status:   Exempt

Posted By

Saco School Department

90 Beach St , Saco, ME 04072

At the following locations

CK Burns School

135 Middle St , Saco, ME 04072