The Pittsfield Public Schools educate approximately 5000 students Pre-K through age 22. The Pittsfield Public Schools is a small urban school district located in the heart of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. PPS is committed to culturally responsive practices and dedicated to providing a rigorous and engaging learning environment for all students.
Pittsfield High School is one of two high schools in the district serving just over 600 students in grades 9-12. We celebrate our diverse community of learners, including 15% Hispanic, 10% African American and 7% multi-race students. Additionally we have 4.5% ELL students and 64% of our students are high needs. We are seeking a dynamic leader who will cultivate a brave and supportive learning environment where all students will achieve academic success.
PHS is looking for an adaptive and innovative educator to close the opportunity gap, empower educators and maximize learning for all students. Ideal applicants will have a proven track record in instructional leadership resulting in strong academic gains. Additionally, successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in diversity, equity and inclusion practices including fostering a data driven culturally responsive classroom culture, the use of restorative practices, and developing a foundation for caregiver and community engagement that brings all voices to the table.
-Minimum of a Master's Degree
-Evidence of at least five years of successful teaching and administrative experience
-Track record of strong outcomes for students and experience coaching or developing instructional leaders preferred
-Deep understanding of outstanding practices in instruction, school culture and use of data
-Strong understanding of curriculum and instruction grounded in the Common Core Standards
-Superior interpersonal, relationship management and communication skills
-MA DESE licensure for Principal/Assistant Principal 9-12