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Elementary and Middle School Principals

Pittsfield Public Schools | Pittsfield MA 01201 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 01/17/2014

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Pittsfield Public Schools, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Elementary and Middle School Principals


The Pittsfield Public Schools comprise eight elementary, two middle and two high schools. Serving 6,000 students, the Pittsfield Public Schools and the educators who serve here are dedicated to reaching and teaching every single child, every single day. Located in the cultural and governmental center of the Berkshires region, Pittsfield is approximately two hours from Boston, three hours from New York City and 45 Minutes from Albany, New York. The Berkshires lie within easy driving distance of the wonderful recreational opportunities afforded by Southern and Central Vermont, Lake George and the Adirondacks, and the Hudson Valley and Catskills in New York.

Pittsfield is the largest community in Berkshire County and boasts easy access to many rich cultural and entertainment opportunities both in the city and in the surrounding area. The quality of life in the Berkshires, which boasts metropolitan opportunities within a rural setting brimming with outdoor recreational opportunities, is incredibly rich. Local colleges like Berkshire Community College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Williams College and Bard College at Simon's Rock add to the richness, diversity and energy of our area. The Berkshires and the City of Pittsfield are wonderful places to live, learn, work and grow. Please see, and for more information.

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Conte Community School (k-5), Allendale Elementary School (k-5) and Herberg Middle School (6-8) are vibrant, diverse learning communities. Like many urban schools, these schools, their staff, parents and students must work together to overcome challenges for many students. These positions require passion, dedication, excellence and a desire to make a difference in the lives of children. Principal leaders must possess:

• a growth-oriented mindset in working with students who may lack certain skills, confidence and consistent work ethic in some cases, and who may require acceleration and advancement in other cases
• skills in cultural proficiency and a dedication to hiring and retaining a diverse professional staff
• an attitude and dedication to working with all stakeholders in ways that promote respect and a culture of optimism and hope that will lead to a future-focus and a commitment to work and college readiness
• a belief in the ability of all students to be academically proficient, regardless of personal circumstances
• strong communication skills, with a dedication and capacity to connect with students, teachers, staff, parents and neighbors in positive ways
• an ability to create and sustain a positive, ambitious, and disciplined school culture for staff, students and families
• experience in using assessments and assessment data to drive improved teaching and learning
• an ability to to promote positive and effective systems of management of people and systems that will support all students, parents, teachers and staff
• an attitude of regular self-reflection and improvement orientation in her or his own work that allows for honest give and take, performance feedback and the • acceptance of mentoring and support
• Experience in an urban setting with a diverse student population preferred

Areas of Responsibility

• Quality control of teaching and learning
• School culture and behavior
• Management and development of people, systems and school/community/district resources
• Parent and community relations
• Recruiting and hiring of a diverse, high quality staff
• Working in concert with district and other school/municipal leadership in Pittsfield
• All other areas as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools

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The Pittsfield Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Location Pittsfield, MA, United States
Categories Head of School/Principal
Grade Level Elementary 1-3, Elementary 4-6, Middle School/Junior High

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