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Secondary (Middle School/High School) Principal (ASL proficiency required,Relocate to Framingham, MA)


Sign on Bonus $1,500

Housing resources can be shared

ASL proficiency required

Marie Philip School (MPS) our Pre-K -12+ day school, enrolls nearly 200 deaf and hard of hearing students on our Framingham campus. We are proud of our history as the first school in the United States to have adopted the ASL/English bilingual, bicultural model in a K-12 educational setting. MPS offers a full range of academics, including Honors and Advanced Placement courses, along with vocational training courses as well as intensive classes for students who have learning disabilities or developmental disabilities.

The Secondary Principal provides leadership and supervision to promote the effective teaching and learning of students and staff.

Supervisor: Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Functions and Responsibilities:

Supervises educational programming which is designed to prepare students to meet the educational standards established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Provides direct supervision of the performance of all Teachers in the department through classroom observations and regularly scheduled meetings.

Implements disciplinary action when necessary.

Ensures effective collaboration with families, LEA's and other representative agencies.

Works collaboratively with TLC specialists and clinicians.

Oversees the development of each student's IEP goals, objectives and progress reports.

Ensures effective collaboration among all members of the department.

Works with the educational team in the department to ensure that all TLC policies and procedures are followed.

Assists in developing and maintaining partnerships with the Framingham Public Schools to ensure effective mainstream programming when applicable.

Develops and maintains a budget for the department and secures appropriate and necessary materials for teaching/learning.

Carry out disciplinary action on employees in the department, as needed.

Ensures sensitivity and understanding of cultural differences within the school community.

Assists in the recruitment, selection, and recommendation of all staff in the department.

Conducts annual evaluations of department staff.

Serves as a member of the supervisory team to provide educational leadership to The Learning Center for the Deaf.

May be delegated and trained to conduct medication administration or certain medical procedure responsibilities for students.

Maintains student and staff confidentiality.

Oversees the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual students, as needed.

Complies with school, state, and federal policies and procedures and supports the mission of the school.

**May be required to drive students on field trips and/or to mainstreaming classes. Additional driving responsibilities as needed.

**Some lifting may be required when working with young students or students with special needs, however, TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible. The diversity of our student population may require that some assignments have a heavier physical responsibility due to safety. If the opening for which you are applying will require more strenuous physical activity, the unique needs will be discussed at the time of the interview.

*Perform other tasks as assigned by the Department Supervisor.

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

**TLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, and any other legally protected characteristic.

**TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible.

  • Licensed by Massachusetts DESE as a Principal, Teacher of the Deaf or related licensure field (or certification from reciprocal state)
  • Master's degree in content area or related field
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Teacher in an educational classroom
  • Possess leadership skills and mature judgment with the ability to demonstrate creativity and initiative
  • Experience or knowledge of working with Deaf or hard of hearing students with additional disabilities
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of effective discipline strategies and motivation, curriculum development and program evaluation, child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to learning
  • Exhibit a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community
  • Knowledge of educational technology and able to support staff use of technology in the classroom
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn the Massachusetts Anti-Bullying Prevention Program
  • Previous training in school leadership or management preferred
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and the ability to motivate people
  • Have excellent integrity and demonstrate good moral character and initiative
  • Experience working in a bilingual/bicultural environment preferred
  • Previous supervisory experience with educational staff
  • A minimum of conversational fluency in American Sign Language required, with native, or near-native ASL fluency preferred
  • Written English language competency
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team


Full time
Salary Range
$88,000.00 - 128,000.00
per Year
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