Principal/Literacy Lead Teacher
Rowe School (Grades K-1)
Application Deadline: Monday, March 13, 2017
The William H. Rowe School seeks a highly skilled and experienced school administrator to lead its student-centered, 200-student elementary school serving grades K-1. The successful candidate will be a collaborative, innovative educational leader with excellent communication skills, the ability to build consensus, an engaging personality, and a love of learning.
The mission of the Yarmouth School Department is to empower all students to create fulfilling lives in a changing world. Consistently one of Maine’s highest performing districts, Yarmouth schools produce standardized test scores among the top 1% in the state by seeking to provide students with innovative and engaging learning opportunities in a variety of settings. Rowe School sets the foundation for this performance in a comfortable setting that responds to each child’s academic and developmental needs.
The Yarmouth School Committee and the community at large expect and support a progressive, student-centered approach, and recognize that the success of Yarmouth’s highly-regarded schools is dependent upon the quality of our teachers, support personnel and administrators. The community has invested significantly to update the school facilities and infuse technology into all learning spaces.
Located on the Atlantic
coast, 15 minutes from Portland, Maine and two hours from Boston,
Massachusetts, Yarmouth itself is frequently named one of the best places to
live in Maine and New England.
1. Master’s degree or higher;
2. Current and valid certification as a Maine School Principal;
3. Five (5) years of successful school administrative experience (elementary school principal experience preferred);
4. Experience as an elementary teacher;
5. Experience facilitating communication between groups and group decision making;
6. Effective administrative and management skills;
7. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the effective utilization of technology and information management tools.
All applicants must submit the following online as part of their application for consideration:
1. Completion of the online Administrative Application;
2. Cover Letter;
3. Current Resume;
4. Official College Transcripts;
5. Three letters of Reference;
6. Response to essay questions;
7. Proof of Certification
8. Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required.
· Applications will not be considered until all of the following information is provided:
· Completed Online Administrative Application
· Cover Letter
· Current Resume
· Official College Transcripts
· Three Reference Letters
· Proof of Principal Certification
Application packets can be: (1) mailed to Andrew R. Dolloff, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools, Yarmouth School Department, 101 McCartney Street, Yarmouth, ME; or (2) sent electronically to Laurie Brigham at firstname.lastname@example.org
This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
1. Long Essay (Answer limited to 1000 words)
This position is a combined position, with responsibilities divided between providing leadership for the school and supporting teachers and students in the area of literacy instruction and learning. Please speak to your philosophy, your experience implementing and/or monitoring, and your recommendations for best practice (including all levels of RTI) in the area of literacy instruction for students in Kindergarten and Grade 1.
2. Long Essay (Answer limited to 1000 words)
What does our mission statement (“Empowering All Students to Create Fulfilling Lives in a Changing World”) say to you, and how would you see your leadership style furthering that mission at Rowe School?
3. Short Essay (Answer limited to 250 words)
In your view, what is the purpose of teacher evaluation, and what is your preferred method for providing feedback to teachers regarding instruction?
Yarmouth School Department
Yarmouth Schools serve just over 1600 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 in the beautiful New England town of Yarmouth, Maine. Located ten miles north of Portland, Maine’s largest city, and bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, Yarmouth is one of the more picturesque, yet accessible, communities north of Boston. Performance indicators of every type point to the Yarmouth schools being among the finest in New England, both on the academic scale and in terms of our co-curricular and community service offerings. Highly qualified staff, motivated students, and engaged parents are our greatest resources, complemented by significant instructional technology, community investment in education, and well-maintained, updated facilities. Our mission, “Empowering All Students to Create Fulfilling Lives in a Changing World” directs our work each day, and we strive to send our graduates into the world ready to learn, work, and contribute positively in a dynamic society. For more information about our schools, please browse our website, or call 207.846.5586.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Yarmouth School Department is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.