About the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership
In 2015, the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Springfield Public Schools partnered to form the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (SEZP). SEZP is committed to ensuring that the middle and high schools in “The Zone” are engaging environments where teachers receive the supports they need to grow professionally, and students have the opportunity to acquire the academic and personal skills to succeed in the college or career of their choice.
Each SEZP school has the autonomy to craft and implement its own, unique vision for success and receives support from an ecosystem of national-caliber partners. Furthermore, Teacher Leadership Teams at each school ensure that teacher voice is heard and that there is strong communication between school administration and staff.
Working in SEZP
SEZP is seeking educators and support staff who are excited to work in a collaborative, engaging, diverse, and high energy environment. We are seeking team players committed to the SEZP mission, high expectations, and their own professional growth.
Assistant Principal Responsibilities
The Assistant Principal will act in the capacity of a school administrator and assist the Principal in the performance of duties noted under the following categories:
- Articulates the vision and mission of the school and the district.
- Reviews, evaluates, and revises instructional programs using relevant data.
- Knows and encourages appropriate uses of instructional technologies.
- Involves staff in preparing and implementing professional development plans that are related to high student achievement.
- Understands the principles of mentoring and peer coaching.
- Promotes activities that honor academic excellence.
- Implements the school’s and district’s goals.
- Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
- Uses effective methods of personnel selection, supervision, and evaluation.
- Identifies, implements, and evaluates content-based instruction based on the MA Curriculum Frameworks.
- Practices relevant fiscal management policies and procedures.
- Uses technology appropriately: as an organizational tool for record keeping and scheduling; as a communication tool; data collection and accountability; and educational research.
- Assists in the improvement of instructional programs.
- Provides support and leadership in implementing standards-based classrooms.
- Understands plant facilities and equipment management.
- Assures presence and quality of educational practices and programs that address the needs, interests, and abilities of all students.
- Understands, models, and encourages the belief that effort is a key factor in achievement.
- Helps all students see themselves as unique individuals responsible for their own actions.
- Follows and helps train teachers to use the district’s Code of Conduct.
- Understands, uses, and supports the use of intervention services for students.
- Assures high academic expectations for all students.
- Holds teachers, students, and self to high standards of performance and behavior.
- Involves families and other community members in developing the vision, goals, School Improvement Plans, and programs for the school/district.
- Promotes partnerships among staff, families, the business community, and other
community groups and uses community resources to enhance instruction.
- Is familiar with the district’s student support services.
- Knows multiple strategies to assess student performance.
- Understands organizational change, school-based management, and school restructuring.
- Understands federal, state, and local laws and regulations including laws on disability, civil rights and responsibilities, issues of liabilities, and requirements of due process.
- Participates in parent conferences, PTO work, and community relations.
- Takes an active part in professional organizations.
- Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a School Principal/Assistant Principal at the appropriate level.
- A minimum of five (5) years of successful classroom teaching experience preferred.
- Leadership experiences-chairman of teacher’s committees, school counselor, officer of professional or community organizations, school administration, SEA career ladder positions, etc. preferred.
- Experience in positions of responsibility in professional and community groups preferred.
Location/Region: Springfield, MA