Elementary School Principal
White Mountains, Sau #35
Elementary School Principal Job in Littleton, NH
Job DescriptionELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Lafayette Regional/SAU 35
White Mountains SAU 35
Franconia, New Hampshire
The Lafayette Regional School is seeking qualified candidates for an Elementary Principal position starting in the 2023-2024 school year.
School and Community Overview
Located in scenic Franconia, New Hampshire, Lafayette Regional School provides for the educational needs of 90 students in grades K-6 from the towns of Franconia, Easton, and Sugar Hill. The area is renowned for its spectacular views, historic and cultural significance, and year-round recreational opportunities. As a National Blue Ribbon School and a New Hampshire School of Excellence, Lafayette Regional School consists of a dedicated and experienced staff, a student body that arrives at school every day ready and eager to learn, and a community that is proud of its school and provides ample resources for student success. The result is a learning community that actively collaborates and shares leadership, ensuring that the mission of Lafayette Regional School is realized daily:
“As a community, we educate, nurture, and challenge all students to be successful, enthusiastic, and lifelong learners who creatively explore, effectively apply, and share knowledge as responsible participants in an ever-changing world.”
At Lafayette, we offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and ready access to a wealth of outdoor activities.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate exemplary instructional leadership skills, an appreciation for all that our area has to offer, and a commitment to being an integral member of the community. The Principal will foster a positive school climate that welcomes collaboration and celebrates inclusivity. Vision, initiative, resourcefulness, wise leadership, as well as consideration and concern for staff members, students, and parents are essential for the effective administration of our school.
Position Overview/Key Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of the Principal shall be to coordinate and supervise the creation and operation of an environment in which students learn most effectively.
•Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school
•Initiates, designs, and implements programs to meet specific needs of the school
•Makes recommendations concerning the administration of the school to the Superintendent and School Board
•Supervises the preparation of reports, records, lists, and other paperwork associated with the administration of the school
•Coordinates and directs the transportation system for Lafayette Regional School students as well as the Lafayette District students attending Profile School
•Interprets and enforces District policies and administrative regulations
•Supervises the maintenance of accurate records on the progress and attendance of students
•Serves as an ex officio member of all school and District committees
•Delegates authority to responsible personnel to assume responsibility for the school in the absence of the Principal
•Serves as a member of such committees and attends such meetings as directed by the Superintendent
•Cooperates with college and university officials in teacher training and upgrading programs
•Interprets board policies and administrative directives
•Keeps the Superintendent informed of activities and issues at the school
•Initiates, encourages, and maintains active relationships with students and parents
•Makes arrangements for conferences between parents and teachers
•Holds special conferences with parents, teachers and/or students
•Participates in and supervises all official school correspondence and news releases
•Establishes and maintains favorable relationships with community groups and individuals to foster understanding and to solicit support for school objectives and programs
•Prepares a written Principal's report for the School Board
Curriculum & Instruction
•Implements procedures to ensure that the differing needs and talents of students are fully considered when planning educational programs
•Leads in the development, determination of appropriateness, monitoring, evaluation, and revision of the instructional program grounded in best practices
•Supervises and evaluates the classroom instruction
•Develops and implements the master teaching schedule
•Supervises and evaluates all programs that are an extension of the school's curriculum and are part of the co-curricular program
•Supervises state mandated and standardized assessment programs
•Supervises and coordinates the Technology Committee and technology programs to meet the needs of students, staff, and administration
•Supervises the maintenance of all required building records and reports
•Assumes responsibility for the safety and administration of the school plant
•Supervises the daily use of the school facilities for both academic and nonacademic purposes
•Plans and supervises fire drills and an emergency preparedness program
•Provides for adequate inventories of school property and for the security of the property and buildings
•Supervises the staff budget request process
•Prepares and submits a working budget to the Budget Committee
•Organizes and chairs the Budget Committee
•Works collaboratively with the SAU in developing the budget
•Monitors and authorizes the expenditures of funds
•Maintains and controls funds generated by student activities
Professional Growth and Development
•Assumes responsibility for professional growth and development through membership and participation in professional organizations; through attendance at regional, state, and national meetings; through enrollment in advanced courses and conferences; and by reading professional literature
•Organizes the recruiting, screening, hiring, and training of the staff
•Recommends candidates for professional and paraprofessional positions to the Superintendent
•Orients new staff members and assists in their development
•Supervises all professional and paraprofessional personnel
•Assigns and evaluates professional and paraprofessional staff on an annual basis
•Arranges for staff development opportunities necessary to the establishment and implementation of programs that better meet more student needs.
•Conducts staff meetings as necessary for the most effective functioning of the school
•Develops plans and strategies for individual staff member performance improvements, according to established guidelines
•Recommends the removal of a staff member whose work is unsatisfactory, according to established procedures
•Supervises all student services including special education, 504, Title I, ESL, MTSS, RTI
•Supervises the delivery of health services, in accordance with state law
•Supervises the counseling program to enhance students’ academic, social, and emotional growth and development
•Maintains high standards of student conduct and enforces/guides student discipline
•Organizes special events to recognize student achievements and accomplishments
•Attends athletic and school sponsored events
•Discusses and resolves individual student problems
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
The White Mountains School Administrative Unit 35 is comprised of seven villages nestled around Franconia Notch. The towns that are served by SAU 35 are Bethlehem, Easton, Franconia, Sugar Hill, Lisbon, Lyman, and Landaff.
SAU 35 Believes:
All children can learn and achieve.
All schools and districts must be physically, fiscally, and educationally effective.
Appropriate and equitable tools, resources, and educational programs must be provided.
High standards and expectations must be maintained through a system of accountability
for all students, staff, and school districts.
All students must have an opportunity for high quality education in the least restrictive
environment necessary to realize their potential.
Respect for each individual is fundamental to teaching and learning.
Upon graduation, all students must have the skills necessary to make a successful transition from school to careers and/or higher education.
Parent, family, community, and business engagement is critical for students to succeed.
Schools must be safe, civil, and drug free.
Quality faculty and other staff are essential to excellence.
Students must be active participants in their education.
Lafayette Regional School is located in downtown Franconia, in the heart of the White Mountains, just North of Franconia Notch.
Equal Opportunity Employer
SAU 35 does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on age, sex, race, color, marital status, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin or any other legally protected classification. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and New Hampshire RSA 354-A. Information relative to special accommodation and the designated responsible official for compliance with Title VII, Title IX, and Section 504 may be obtained by contacting SAU 35. If you need accommodations in completing this application, please contact SAU 35.
Elementary classroom teacher experience, Principal experience is preferred and Principal Certification is required.
Committed belief in our mission.
Please submit the following to apply:
Copy of certification documentation
Minimum of 3 reference letters
Master degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work visa required