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Principal: New London High School Multi-Magnet Campus

New London Public Schools-1
New London, CT, US

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Administrator, Principal
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High School
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Administration - Confidential/Principal, NLHS Multi-Magnet Campus

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New London High School Multi Magnet Campus

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Until Filled

TITLE: Secondary School Principal - New London High School Multi-Magnet Campus
REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Schools
SUPERVISES: Personnel serving in assigned school in such a way to promote the maximum educational development of each student.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve-month administrative position. Other terms as set by the Board of Education in accordance with the New London Administrators' Education Association contract.
SCHOOL TURNAROUND LEADERSHIP: The New London Public School District believes that positive change is possible when five core strategies for school improvement are implemented together as a comprehensive package.
These strategies include:
  • Ensuring every student has excellent teachers and a school leader committed to their success;
  • Setting clear, consistent standards for academic achievement and establishing a school-wide focus on preparing all students for college and career;
  • Increasing instructional time;
  • Providing small group, differentiated instruction to students, daily, using highly qualified and well-trained instructors; and
  • Collecting assessment data frequently to monitor each student's academic progress and tailoring instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
    The NLHSMMC Principal will direct and supervise school operations in accordance with the policies and regulations established by the Board of Education. They shall exercise bold leadership in creating and managing a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment where all students excel, staff are empowered, and all are held accountable. The principal will create an engaged community of staff, students, families, and community partners who share the vision of high performance and achievement-oriented collaboration. They will facilitate Turnaround work, leading to an increase in student outcomes and the creation of a united, positive culture of achievement.

    This description of the position of Principal is for identification and administrative purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, which may be assigned or adjusted by the Superintendent or the Board of Education according to varying needs.

    Instructional Leadership
  • Execute the school's vision, mission, and strategic goals to support college-readiness and academic and socio-emotional success for all students; develop and implement School Improvement Plans.
  • Drive rapid and dramatic instructional improvements by implementing strategies in line with the priority areas identified in the School Turnaround Plan.
  • Facilitate the design and implementation of rigorous, standards-based instruction with measurable outcomes through collaboration with Content Department Supervisors and Assistant Principals.
  • Ensure all staff are participating in an observation/feedback cycle aligned to all approved evaluation systems to create continuous improvement in teaching and learning.
  • Analyze student achievement results frequently to identify areas of need and inform school improvement efforts; make changes quickly to programs that are not achieving desired outcomes to maintain positive momentum and create an environment of success.
  • Drive decision making with data; be transparent about results to motivate staff and dispel negativity.
  • Employ transformational leadership to get the right staff and right the remainder; create professional development plans to encourage teacher leadership, complement strengths and offset weaknesses.
  • Foster a collegial environment that supports teacher leadership, collaboration, and a growth-mindset; celebrate success but keep focus on the still existing needs of students.
  • Collaborate on all Special Education programs with Special Services Staff.
  • Collaborate on all ELL and Bilingual programs with ELL/Bilingual staff.
  • Provide strong and collaborative leadership with an honest, transparent, and inclusive style that supports high student outcomes and educational excellence.
  • Demonstrate an unwavering commitment to high academic achievement, social-emotional, and whole child development of all students.
  • Management and Operations
  • Establish and maintain a safe and nurturing environment for students, staff, and families.
  • Actively participate in the recruitment and hiring of a diverse, highly qualified staff.
  • Strategically align people, time, and money to drive student achievement.
  • Successfully apply teacher and staff performance management systems to create a culture of continuous improvement, support, and accountability.
  • Adhere to all federal and state education mandates and regulations, including but not limited to IDEA, 504, Title IX, SRBI.
  • Comply with all local, state, and federal laws, policies, and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Manage all aspects of awarded Turnaround Grants (State and Federal) aligned to the School's Improvement Plan; work with staff to pursue new grant opportunities as the they arise.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of the District Improvement Plan, School Improvement Plan, Building Construction and Magnet Operations Plans.
  • Enforce guidelines for staff and students to maintain proper discipline and conduct.
  • Supervise the use of the high school campus facilities in coordination with the person who actually handles the day-to-day work.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of district-wide policies through collaboration with other district administrators and the BOE.
  • Engage with Central Office Administrators regarding school personnel, equipment, supplies, curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Promote a positive school climate that encourages students to take on leadership roles and actively engage in learning.
  • Lead instructional experiences to promote multi-cultural curriculum and cultural responsiveness.
  • Family and Community Engagement
  • Advocate for family and community engagement in support of all school turnaround initiatives; especially essential preconditions for learning such as attendance, behavior, safety, and learning materials.
  • Strengthen teacher and staff capacity to cultivate and sustain meaningful partnerships with families of diverse backgrounds and with community members that support student achievement and student well-being.
  • Collaborate with district grant coordinators to manage sub-grants for after school enrichment program and community partnerships.
  • Facilitate the high school-level parent engagement committees.
  • Other
  • Lead Title IX Work.
  • Support the creative programming, development, and marketing of the district's multi-themed Magnet Pathways.
  • Adhere to the Connecticut School Leadership Standards.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Superintendent/Designee.
    • Connecticut Intermediate/Administrative Supervisory Certificate (092)
    • A Valid Connecticut Teaching Certificate
    • Demonstrated high level communication skills with the ability to foster strong relationships with all members of the school community (students, teachers, families, and community at large) to advance the school's mission and vision
    • Demonstrated knowledge and effective use of technology for instruction, management, and communication
    • Documented success as an educational leader with proven ability to raise achievement scores in math and reading
    Turnaround Leaders
    • Are focused on results and have proven success in increasing student achievement and adult performance
    • Influence and motivate others to reach their potential
    • Are solution-oriented and creative problem solvers with experience in data analysis and creating and managing systems
    • Experience in data analysis and systems management
    • Set high expectations and communicate them clearly to a variety of stakeholders
    • Understand, communicate, and effectively interact with people across cultures
    • Reflect continuously, and seek feedback to improve their own practice
    • Demonstrate perseverance in their career and education
    • Thrive in a fast-paced, change-oriented environment
    • Possess strong pedagogical skills and are highly effective at coaching adults
    • Building level leadership experience
    • Experience leading an urban, high-poverty, and/or turnaround school
    • Experience or training in Organizational Leadership and/or Change Management
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) or multilingual
    • Diverse, multi-cultural background
    • Extensive knowledge of magnet school program development and implementation
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities in racially and ethnically diverse communities
    • Demonstrated success improving underperforming student achievement
    • Demonstrated experience in community school practices, building partnerships and resources for schools, and a willingness to work with various community partners
    • Measurable skill in solving problems of essential preconditions of learning such as chronic absenteeism, schoolwide behavior and safety Experiences with writing and managing school improvement grants

    PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: Annually by the Superintendent of Schools
    SALARY: $163,722
    DATE: May 24, 1984
    REVISED: January 28, 1988
    January 27, 1994
    October 11, 2000
    February 13, 2002
    July 20, 2020
    November 23, 2021
    February 16, 2022

    New London Public Schools
    New London, CT

    New London Public School District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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