Elementary School Principal

  • Falmouth Public Schools
  • Falmouth Public Schools District Office, Teaticket Highway, East Falmouth, MA, USA
  • May 04, 2020
Full time Support Staff Elementary Teaching Administrative

Job Description

Falmouth Public Schools seeks applications from accomplished, innovative elementary principals to lead the educational & social development of students. The principal will provide instructional leadership focused on a personalized approach to learning.


The elementary school principal will develop and execute data driven long term goals and objectives; make administrative decisions in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and district policies and procedures; successfully address the academic needs of all students through a data review and response to intervention process; successfully lead social-emotional learning; and, create a welcoming and nurturing school climate conducive for every student, family, and staff member to be successful.  



  • MA DESE Licensed (Elementary Principal/Asst. Principal)
  • SEI Administrator Endorsement
  • 3-5 years teaching experience minimum
  • Demonstrated success leading a team of educators to improve student achievement



  • Promote the learning and growth of all students and the success of all staff by cultivating a shared vision that makes powerful teaching and learning the central focus of schooling
  • Develop a productive student assessment process that clearly articulates student achievement in accordance with approved standards.
  • Ensure that all special education instruction is coordinated with and integrated into the regular instructional program.
  • Ensure the provision of appropriate professional development directly resulting from an analysis of student and staff data.
  • Facilitate weekly conversations about outcomes of the scope and sequence of units/ the curriculum map, assessment results, and rubrics during common planning time.
  • Calibrate exercises/protocols to ensure consistent use of rubrics including common expectations and close examination of student work.
  • Lead the analysis of formal and informal assessments to ensure that essential questions, learning standards, and grading practices are aligned with teaching practices and measures of student learning and growth.
  • Develop school-based leaders and promote an environment of distributed leadership and collective responsibility among the leadership team.
  • Supervise the evaluation cycle for all administrators in the school to ensure quality actionable feedback based on evidence, aligned to school/district goals, and educator evaluation. 
  • Ensure 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.
  • Provide effective and timely supervision and evaluation in alignment with state regulations and contract provisions.
  • Use 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.
  • Promote the learning and growth of all students and the success of all staff by ensuring a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment, using resources to implement appropriate curriculum, staffing and scheduling.
  • Comply with state and federal laws and mandates, school committee policies, collective bargaining agreements and ethical guidelines.
  • Promote the learning and growth of all students and the success of all staff through effective partnerships with families, community organizations, and other stakeholders that support the mission, vision, and core values of the school and district.
  • Address family concerns in an equitable, effective, and efficient manner
  • Demonstrate a shared commitment to high standards of teaching and learning with high expectations for achievement for all students.
  • Ensure that policies and practices enable staff and students interact effectively in a culturally diverse environment in which students, families, and staff backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Develop and nurture a culture in which staff members are reflective about their practice and use student data, current research, and best practices to continuously adapt instructional practices. 


REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Schools

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Non-Union 12 month Position

SALARY: Negotiable

#Principal Elem 21-1                   Lori Duerr, Ed.D. Superintendent


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