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Principal 9-12

  • Date Posted
    • 4.13.18
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • New England
  • Role
    • Principal
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Dorchester, MA

Principal 9-12
Reg Full Time

Dorchester, MA, US

Job Title: Principal (9-12)

Supervisor: Head of School

Start Date/Hours: July 1 - June 30; 8:30am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday

Description: The Principal 9-12 serves as the instructional and cultural leader of grades 9-12, working and communicating on an ongoing basis with the Head of School, Instructional Leadership Team, faculty and staff.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

Instructional Leadership

  • Curriculum - Ensures that all teachers design effective and rigorous standards-based units of instruction consisting of well-structured lessons with measurable outcomes.
  • Instruction - Ensures that instructional practices in all settings reflect high expectations regarding content and quality of effort and work, engage all students, and are personalized to accommodate diverse learning styles, needs, interests, and levels of readiness.
  • Assessment - Ensures that all teachers use a variety of formal and informal methods and assessments to measure student learning, growth, and understanding and make necessary adjustments to their practice when students are not learning.
  • Coaching and Evaluation - Provides effective and timely supervision and evaluation.  Provide additional support to teachers new to Codman or new to teaching.
  • Data-Informed Decision Making - Uses multiple sources of evidence related to student learning, including state, district, and school assessment results and growth data, to inform school and district goals and improve organizational performance, educator effectiveness, and student learning.
  • In conjunction with the Instructional Leadership Team:
  • Manage school/class schedule
  • Conduct the hiring process for teachers
  • Organize professional development of teachers
  • Plan and facilitate faculty meetings
  • Coordinate academic volunteers/interns
  • Oversee summer school planning and execution
  • Manage school-wide assessment system (e.g. portfolio, MCAS, interim assessments, JumpRope)
  • Collaborate with EL Education School Designer
 Management and Operations


  • Environment - Develops and executes effective plans, procedures, routines, and operational systems to address a full range of safety, health, and emotional and social needs of students.
  • Human Resources Management and Development - Implements a cohesive approach to recruitment, hiring, induction, development, and career growth that promotes high-quality and effective practice.
  • Scheduling and Management Information Systems - Uses systems to ensure optimal use of time for teaching, learning, and collaboration.
  • Laws, Ethics, and Policies - Understands and complies with state and federal laws and mandates, and ethical guidelines.
 Family and Community Engagement
  • Engagement - Actively ensures that all families are welcome members of the classroom and school community and can contribute to the classroom, school, and community’s effectiveness.
  • Sharing Responsibility - Continuously collaborates with families to support student learning and development both at home and at school.
  • Communication - Engages in regular, two-way, culturally proficient communication with families about student learning and performance.
  • Family Concerns - Addresses family concerns in an equitable, effective, and efficient manner.
 Professional Culture
  • Commitment to High Standards - Fosters a shared commitment to high standards of teaching and learning with high expectations for achievement for all.
  • Cultural Proficiency - Ensures that policies and practices enable staff members and students to interact effectively in a culturally diverse environment in which students’ backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected.
  • Communications - Demonstrates strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Continuous Learning - Develops and nurtures a culture in which staff members are reflective about their practice and use student data, current research, best practices and theory to continuously adapt instruction and achieve improved results. Models these behaviors in the administrator’s own practice.
  • Shared Vision - Continuously engages all stakeholders in the creation of a shared educational vision in which every student is prepared to succeed in postsecondary education and become responsible citizens and community contributors.
  • Managing Conflict - Employs strategies for responding to disagreement and dissent, constructively resolving conflict and building consensus throughout the school community.
 Co-curricular
  • Tracks students in need of additional academic support (i.e. Special Education, tutoring).
  • Sets division’s student accountability procedures, goals, and vision in close collaboration with the Student Support Coordinator.
  • Supports the structures of crew, student led conferences, school-wide community meetings, as applicable to the work of the school.
  • Manages Codman’s comprehensive college and career advising and alumni support program, in close collaboration with the Dean of College and Career Advising and the Dean of Alumni.
  • Collaborates with school-wide personnel.
Department Management
  • Manages Social Work, Academic Enrichment, College & Career Advising, and Alumni Support departments to ensure oversight of Codman’s student services
  • Leads supervision meetings, goal setting, and review process with department chairs
  • Supports department chairs in developing and maintaining department schedules and curriculum as needed
Stewardship
  • We are crew, not passengers, and we uphold that ideal as we support each other in reaching our shared goals.
  • Every adult in our community is a teacher and a role model, and we model and implement EL Education design principles and core practices to the best of our ability in our roles.
  • Advance the educational mission of the school by participating in duties and responsibilities consistent with building, upholding and promoting a strong Codman community.
  • We actively value and solicit feedback in order to improve performance.