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Chicopee Public School VICE PRINCIPAL- ELEMENTARY in Chicopee, Massachusetts

Job Description TITLE: Vice Principal - Elementary, Middle, & High School TYPE: Contract Per Unit B Collective Bargaining Agreement BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The vice principal will be required to perform the following duties which include but are not limited to the following: (1) assist the principal in managing overall school site operations in accordance with school, district, DESE and state policies (2) provide instructional leadership to staff (3) maintain an orderly and safe school environment including student discipline (4) coordinate school activities and duties (5) communicate and cooperate with staff, students, administration, parents and stakeholders (6) address issues that impact the school (7) positively represent the school within the community (8) perform additional duties as assigned by the principal or superintendent of schools. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The vice principal will assist the principal in his/her capacity of the chief administrator and educational leader of the building: 1. Leadership Assists in the development and communication of the educational vision and mission of the school. ? Uses data to evaluate and revises instructional and operational programs. ? Knows and encourages the use of appropriate instructional techniques and technologies. Prepares professional development plans that positively impact student achievement. Understands and implements principles of mentoring and coaching. Develops, promotes and implements actions that advance concepts of high student achievement. 2. Administration ? Effective oral and written communication skills. ? Successfully implements sound methods of personnel selection, supervision, and evaluation. ? Identifies and evaluates instruction using the district adopted curriculum guidelines and evaluation tool. ? Able to use and manipulate technology for record keeping, scheduling, communication, data collection, and accountability. Provides input on methods to improve instructional programs. Supports the implementation of standards-based classrooms. ? Communicates effectively and consistently with the principal and administration. 3. Equity Promotes educational practices and programs that address the needs and abilities of all students. Promotes and models the concept that effort, attendance and hard work are key factors in student achievement. Supports the use of intervention services and special education services for students. Has high academic expectations for all students. Holds teachers, students and self to high standards of performance and behavior. Approved by School Committee February 20, 2013 Page 1 4. Community and School Relations Assists the principal in developing the vision, goals, school improvement plans and programs for the school/district. Promotes partnerships, involvement and understanding among staff, families, community and other stakeholders. Is familiar with the range of instructional programs, practices, policies and beliefs that promote student achievement. Knows and implements multiple strategies to increase student performance. Understands organizational change, school-based management and school restructuring. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations related to school operations and management. Promotes and participates in community outreach and PTO. Actively participates in professional organizations. DESIRED AND REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Master's degree from an accredited college or university. Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a school principal/assistant principal. A minimum of five (5) years of successful classroom teaching experience. Previous school leadership experience. Postion Type Fulltime Positions Available: 1 Job Category : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head Evelyn Rivera-Riffenburg , Director of Human Resources 180 Broadway Chicopee, Massachusetts 01020 Phone: 413-594-3511

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