NOW HIRING: Wilmington Middle School Seeking Permanent Principal

WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools recently posted a job listing as part of its search for a new, permanent Middle School Principal:

Position: Wilmington Middle School Principal
Application Deadline: January 4, 2019
Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description

Wilmington Public Schools seeks an outstanding applicant for the position of Principal at the Wilmington Middle School, serving approximately 780 students in grades 6-8. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate success as a middle school leader and should have a minimum of 3-5 years as a middle school principal or assistant principal or similar leadership experience. A Master’s degree or higher in educational leadership is preferred.

Wilmington Middle School provides a student-centered education which fosters critical inquiry enabling the individual to be a productive citizen, respectful of self and others, and capable of adapting to a changing world and its technology.
The leadership team at the middle school consists of the Principal, two (2) Assistant Principals and five (5) Curriculum Team Leaders. The middle school staffing also includes two full time nurses and a guidance counselor at each grade level.
Hallmarks of the middle school program in Wilmington include a 1:1 Chromebook Initiative, along with a wide array of extra-curricular activities available for students including Drama and Art Clubs, a Robotics Club, after-school sports, student council, Literary Magazine, A Capella and WCTV Video Club.

The middle school principal provides instructional leadership to staff, including: curriculum planning, review and implementation; professional development; the implementation of all school committee policies, and the development of administrative systems and procedures which maximize the effectiveness of the middle school program. In addition, the middle school principal is responsible for day-to-day building administration, the safety and welfare of both students and staff, as well as ensuring a safe, pleasant and effective educational atmosphere that provides discipline as necessary and enforces school policy. Full job description can be made available upon request.

The Wilmington Public School District provides services to students in PreK-12th grade, spanning eight (8) school buildings. The District’s Leadership Team consists of: the Superintendent of Schools; Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Staff Development; Assistant Superintendent of Administration & Finance; Director of Student Support Services; Director of Human Resources; eight (8) Principals/Directors; and a Coordinator of Behavioral Health & Social Emotional Support. The leadership of the district is also supported by an English Language Learning Coordinator. The school district enjoys tremendous support from a seven-member School Committee, parents and guardians in the town, the Town Manager, Selectman and Finance Committees. Additionally, we work very closely and collaboratively with the police and fire, public facilities, library services and the recreation department. The district also enjoy close partnerships with the Wilmington Education Foundation (WEF) as well as the Wilmington School-Business Partnerships association.

Wilmington, Massachusetts is situated just outside of Boston and was incorporated in 1730. The town has an open town meeting structure governed by a board of selectman and a town manager. It is located within Middlesex County and its close proximity to the Greater Boston area allows for a strong mix of business-professionals who work in the area, and have selected the town to raise their families due to the quality of the schools and the vibrancy of the community. Wilmington enjoys numerous public recreational spaces, has its own lake and takes great pride in a wonderful Town Common where the July 4th celebrations bring residents together every year. Strong programming with the public library, as well as the recreation department, help to make Wilmington a great place to live and raise a family.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Notice of Non-Discrimination
All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements
Other qualifications include:

1. Successful experience working with parents and constituents groups
2. Proven ability and experience as an instructional leader in guiding student programs, parents/guardians and teachers
3. Highly effective communicator who possesses a wide range of communication skills
4. Experience in, and understanding of, how to effectively manage educational and organizational change
5. Experience in effectively using data to promote student growth
6. Successful experience in hiring, supervising and evaluating staff

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary license as a middle school principal.

Requirements of application:

1. A cover letter indicating what interests them about, and what makes them qualified for, the position
2. A current resume
3. The names and contact information for four (4) references
4. A copy of license and transcript

All resumes received will be carefully screened, and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process. Applicants selected will be interviewed in January 2019 by a search committee consisting of a cross-section of stakeholders that will include staff, parents/guardians and school and district leaders. Finalists will spend the day in the district learning about the Wilmington Middle School, where they will meet with the Superintendent, district and building leaders, and parents/guardians. The selection process will also include a site-visit to the finalists’ school and district.

All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.

At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
Master degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Questions
There are no application questions required for this job posting.

Contact Information
Andrea Armstrong, Human Resources Director
161 Church Street
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
Phone: 978-694-6000

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