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Salisbury Elementary School Principal

Triton Regional School District
Byfield, Massachusetts

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Administrator, Principal

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced educational leader to join our leadership team as the next principal of the Salisbury Elementary School.

The Superintendent welcomes the opportunity to have a conversation with interested candidates. Please contact Superintendent Brian Forget directly with any questions about the position at (978) 465-2397 or via email at

To lead and manage a highly effective and respected school through the development of a professional learning community characterized by a common purpose, collaborative activity and collective responsibility, driven by the expectation that all students can learn, and the core values of the school district.

Superintendent of Schools

Salisbury Elementary School Faculty and Staff


  1. To lead the development of a school in which:
    • all teachers design effective and rigorous standards-based units of instruction consisting of well-structured lessons with measurable outcomes for all students
    • instructional practices in all settings reflect high expectations regarding content and quality of effort and work, engage all students, and are personalized to accommodate diverse learning styles, needs, interests, and levels of readiness
    • all teachers use a variety of formal and informal methods and assessments to measure student learning, growth, and understanding and make necessary adjustments to their practice when students are not learning
    • the scheduling of classes, students, and activities reflects best practice and supports a constructivist approach to learning
    • instruction is both differentiated and culturally proficient
    • instructional time is used effectively
    • quality co-curricular programs including, but not limited to sports, the arts, and other opportunities for personal and academic growth, are developed and maintained
  2. To be a reflective, life-long learner as a growing professional, and seek out and participate in appropriate professional growth activities
  3. To lead, support, and model a culture in which all staff are reflective about their practice and use data, current research, best practices to continuously adapt instruction and practice to achieve improved results
  4. To lead the implementation of arrangements for the supervision and evaluation of school personnel that are aligned with collective bargaining agreements and approved by the School Committee from time to time
  5. To lead, support and implement arrangements for the effective collection and analysis of data to inform school and district goals, and improve organizational performance, educator effectiveness, and student learning
  6. To monitor the effectiveness of school programs and procedures
  7. To develop positive, collaborative relationships with staff, students and families and outside agencies which are involved in the work of the school and its students
  8. To lead and support the development and maintenance of a positive personalized school environment for all students
  9. To lead and support the development and implementation of effective plans, procedures, routines, and operational systems to address the full range of safety, health, and emotional and social needs of all students
  10. To support the development of an effective School Council, and that of the PTA, and other organizations that support the work of the school
  11. To develop a proposed annual operating budget for consideration by the Superintendent of Schools and the School Committee in collaboration with the School Council and staff
  12. To take responsibility as budget manager for the approved school budget in consultation with the district’s School Business Official
  13. To recruit, support, develop, and gain the respect of highly qualified, culturally proficient, and effective staff who share the district’s values and will contribute to the professional learning community and the success of the school
  14. To manage the school facilities in conjunction with the district’s Facilities Manager
  15. To ensure that the school has arrangements for ensuring the safety and well-being of students and school personnel
  16. To ensure that appropriate staff collaborate in identifying and meeting students’ emerging or special needs or other difficulties as necessary
  17. To ensure that faculty work effectively with families to support student learning at school and at home
  18. To ensure that student behavior is managed, in collaboration with staff and such specialist personnel as may be necessary, in a way which is consistent, fair and appropriate, and in compliance with state regulations
  19. To implement the established policies and practices of the School Committee and the district, and collective bargaining agreements
  20. To represent the school in public settings
  21. To be a participating member of school and district-wide leadership teams
  22. To foster a shared commitment to high standards in all aspects of the life and work of the school and the students
  23. To contribute to the development of a professional learning community which is characterized by shared purpose, data analysis, collaborative activity and collective responsibility
  24. To ensure that the school collaborates with its partner schools in order to provide students with a seamless Pre-K through 12 experience characterized by common expectations of excellence
  25. To behave an ethical, fair and culturally proficient manner at all times
  26. To undertake such duties as may be assigned from time to time that lie within the scope of the position


  1. A Masters degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited college or university
  2. Licensed or qualified to hold a license as an Elementary Principal from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  3. At least five years successful teaching experience
  4. At least five years successful building administrator experience preferred
  5. Successful experience working on school-wide and/or district-wide initiatives
  6. Exceptionally, such alternatives to the above as the Superintendent of Schools may find acceptable


  • Committed to the core values of the district
  • An expectation that all children can learn if provided the right opportunity
  • An unwavering commitment to student success
  • Leadership and resource management skills
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to collaborative practice within a professional learning community
  • A strong focus on best practice in teaching, learning and assessment
  • Able to delegate and exercise good judgment
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to multi-task


  • Year Round Administrative Contract - 260 Work Days
  • 25 days paid vacation
  • Health and Benefits per District Policy and Agreements
  • Regionally competitive compensation package to be negotiated with the Superintendent of Schools

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available:1
Job Categories:
Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School


Welcome to Salisbury Elementary
The Triton Regional School District serves the Massachusetts coastal towns of Newbury, Rowley, and Salisbury. Located in the northeast corner of the state, these three communities provide a distinct population of students to the school district. With all three rural towns dating back to the 1630's, the area is rich in historical traditions and attractions which add to the academic experience of our students. The District is comprised of one elementary school in each town ranging in population from 400 to 450 students in Pre-K through grade 6. Upon completing the sixth grade, students attend the Triton Regional Middle School which houses approximately 350 students in grades 7 and 8. Sharing the same campus in Byfield, the Triton Regional High School houses around 600 students in grades 9 through 12. The total student population of the district is approximately 2,200 students from Preschool through the 12th grade. The District's Core Values are Respect for Self and Others, Integrity in Words and Actions, and Excellence for All. The District Vision states that "We are a community of learners known for our unwavering commitment to meeting the needs of all students. Through the adoption of best practices and our active partnership with families and the wider community who are united in supporting the development of engaged, successful, responsible, resilient learners, students will be well-prepared to be ethical, empathetic, and contributing citizens."


Application Questions
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1. In 100 words or less, describe your vision of an effective elementary school.
Short Essay(Answer limited TO 600characters, including spaces)

Contact Information
Brian Forget, Superintendent
112 Elm Street Byfield, Massachusetts 01922
Phone: 978-465-2397 x1 Fax: 978-465-8599

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