Assistant Headmaster of School Culture

Boston, MA, US
May 17, 2019
Job Category
Administrator, Principal
Assistant Headmaster of School Culture

Brighton High School (BASAS10B) (SY19-20)

Job Title: Assistant Headmaster
Reports to: Principal/Headmaster

General Description:

Brighton High is currently seeking visionary and dynamic individuals to serve as educational leaders in our school. We are looking for a highly motivated, exceptional, results oriented, independent professional who is committed to high standards of performance and achievement by both students and educators.

If you are excited by the idea of joining a team at the ground floor, and introducing transformational changes to turn a school around, then Brighton High School is interested in you! We are seeking candidates who are committed to high expectations for achievement, closing achievement gaps, and academic proficiency for all.

As BHS enters its first year as a Level 4 Turnaround School, we are restructuring to introduce career pathways and interdisciplinary, project-based learning using the Linked Learning approach (see: ). Through the interdisciplinary pathways, Brighton High's diverse students will gain a vivid understanding of the connections between academics and the world of work via interactions with industry partners, job shadows, internships, and dual-enrollment industry certification programs. Students in these pathways will also benefit from the closeness of a small learning community. We are extending the day by 30 minutes to support student success, and adding time in the summer and school year for staff professional development and collaboration. Teachers will have many opportunities for leadership and creativity as we build out programming to meet our students' needs, develop interdisciplinary curriculum, and create exciting connections to outside partners.

Reports to: Principal/Headmaster

  1. Takes leading responsibility for promotion of a welcoming, accepting, positive, restorative school culture where every student knows we care about them and miss them when they are not present.
  2. Takes leading responsibility for promoting the school's PBIS framework.
  3. Implement BPS Code of Conduct; advise Deans on application of the Code of Conduct.
  4. Provides coaching and leadership development support for classroom teachers, Deans, and Security Paras.
  5. Supervises and evaluates teachers, Deans, and Security Paras for professional academic growth.
  6. Assists teachers in the gathering and use of classroom data to inform instruction; Assist School Culture Team in gathering and using data to inform school-wide initiatives.
  7. Assists teachers in lesson and unit plan development aligned with the CCSS.
  8. Assists in the supervision of all staff and assumes the duties of the Principal/Headmaster when he/she is not on the premises.
  9. Helps plan for and participates in ILT, and participates in professional development planning.
  10. Seeks funding to enhance the cultural and academic programs at the school.
  11. Uses data to guide academic goals to assist the Principal/Headmaster in the preparation of Quality School Improvement document.
  12. Assists the Principal/Headmaster in planning activities including coordinating curriculum, instruction, student's, volunteers and parent activities, and student support services.
  13. Engages the wider community to support school goals.
  14. Assumes full responsibility for all areas assigned to him/her and takes initiative and follows all jobs through to completion.
  15. Assumes other related duties as requested by the Principal/Headmaster.

Qualifications Required:
  1. Masters Degree in Education or related field.
  2. Minimum of three (3) years successful teaching experience.
  3. Evidence of successful leadership experience.
  4. Massachusetts license for School Principal/Assistant Principal (grades specific).
  5. Demonstrated leadership qualities, interpersonal skills and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, administrators and parents.
  6. Ability to establish a multi-cultural atmosphere that enhances individual growth and promotes a positive self-image.
  7. Expertise in restorative justice practices; experience with administration of school discipline and attendance policies
  8. Experience with budget preparation and implementation.
  9. Advanced technology skills
  1. Experience with full process involved in development and implementation of master schedule.
  1. Teaching experience in a K-12 educational setting.
  2. Experience as a school administrator.
  3. Both ESL and Special education licensure
  4. Expertise with professional development.

Terms: BASAS, Group 10B, 211 days

Please refer to the Salary Compensation section on the Career Site for more information on compensation. Salaries are listed by Union and Grade/Step.

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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