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Principal - Middle School

Jonas Clarke Middle


LEXINGTON, Massachusetts

Closing date: April 30, 2019, 1:45 PM UTC

About the job

POSITION TITLE:       Middle School Principal


FLSA:                          Exempt - Non-Union


REPORTS TO:              Superintendent of Schools


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:   12 month (260 days), 40 hours per week with benefits and salary in accordance an individual employment contract


Salary Range (*subject to FY20 COLA)   $131,397 - $151,062




  • A minimum of two (2) years of successful teaching.
  • Appropriate state Principal certification.
  • Prior principalship experience preferred.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Effective team-building skills.
  • Effective organizational skills.




The Middle School Principal is responsible for providing effective instructional leadership and is accountable for the school’s operation.  Major responsibilities include the educational program, professional and classified staff, student development, facility maintenance and management, fiscal management activities, and developing effective community relations.



  1. Lead in the development, implementation, and communication of educational goals. 

  2. Provide strong and positive educational leadership in organizing, developing and administering the instructional program of the assigned school.

  3. Utilize test scores to identify areas of strength and weakness. Communicates this information to staff for curriculum goal setting.

  4. Provide leadership in developing the necessary climate for change and growth within the school.

  5. Supervise teaching staff and programs in accordance with building and district philosophy.

  6. Assist the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in selection, assignment, orientation and evaluation of all personnel for whom she/he has supervisory responsibility.

  7. Provide for effective and efficient day-to-day operation of school facilities that are conducive to a positive learning environment.

  8. Oversee custodial, cafeteria operations and other support services to maintain an efficient, clean, safe, attractive, and functional facility.

  9. Demonstrate effective organizational skills and completes duties promptly and accurately.

  10. Establish and maintains effective discipline in the school and promotes a positive school climate.

  11. Demonstrate knowledge of finance and budget within the specific area(s) of authority and discharges the responsibility for making expenditures in accordance with the operational philosophy of the Board of Education.




  1. Participate in the process of district middle school study group ensuring that building goals are congruent with the district strategic plan.

  2. Review lesson plans and confer with teachers to link teaching/learning activities to the educational goals.

  3. Develop and demonstrate effective communications through regular staff meetings, weekly building communications, newsletters, and personal contacts.

  4. Develop and follow a plan of self-improvement which promotes both personal and organizational goals.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands or arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.



Applicants for employment are considered without regard to age, physical, mental or psychiatric disability, genetics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or military status.


Employer: Jonas Clarke Middle

Posted 385 days ago