The Northampton Public Schools, a top-rated western Massachusetts school, seeks a visionary and action-oriented leader who embraces the district’s core educational values and is capable of guiding others to enact them with ever-greater success. We seek a principal committed to issues of diversity and equity. The Northampton Public Schools seeks to hire and retain employees of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds.
Leadership practices are anticipated to be inclusive, creative, engage all students, and support differentiated instruction.
Northampton High School serves approximately 900 students in grades 9 through 12. More than 100 faculty and staff strive to create a caring atmosphere, promote high expectations and lay the foundation for lifelong learning.
The principal will have a high degree of autonomy and trust and is expected to support appropriate autonomy and trust within the school. The principal is a member of the district leadership team and must be able to collaborate with other school and district leaders to implement policies and initiatives to promote the success of all students.
In addition to demonstrating the administrative competencies and ensuring compliance with standards developed at the local, state, and federal levels, the principal must uphold the following district core values.
Build Communities of Engaged Students
The principal is a community-builder who fosters student engagement and agency by encouraging the use of student-centered learning experiences. The principal will work with faculty, staff, students, and families to:
Build home-to-school connections
Actively cultivate respectful, supportive relationships among students, teachers, and caregivers
Promote active learning experiences
Enable Students to Reach Their Potential
The principal is a reflective leader who brings out the best in teachers and students by adjusting systems of support to help all students achieve at high levels. The principal will create a collaborative learning environment in order to:
Maximize the effectiveness of a tiered system of supports
Support effective inclusive learning environments for students at all abilities
Foster a growth mindset among students, teachers, and caregivers
Nurture Kindness, Empathy, and Tolerance
The principal is a compassionate leader with a sincere commitment to social justice. The principal will:
Promote positive techniques to promote prosocial student behavior
Help all school community members to understand and appreciate the perspectives of others
Model and lead anti-bias and anti-bullying education at the school level
$110,000 to $120,000
TO APPLY: Please submit a Letter of Interest, Resume, and Philosophy of Education along with application to Job ID# 3180192 at www.SchoolSpring.com.
Current state licensure as a principal
Demonstrated effectiveness building systems to support:
Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse learners
Ability to provide culturally competent communication
Prior experience as a high school principal or associate principal
Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply
Ability to infuse multicultural competencies into instructional practices and curriculum
About Northampton Public Schools
With the guidance and leadership of a dedicated and talented staff of teachers and administrators, working in a community that supports and values education, the Northampton Public Schools have a history of providing high quality, comprehensive educational services from early childhood to twelfth grade.
Our staff is invested in continually improving their instructional practice, in ensuring that all our students meet state educational standards, and in collaborating with families and administrators so that all children succeed.