Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!

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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Principal Vacancy at the Healey School!

Hi everyone,

I don't know much about this school personally (a colleague received this announcement and asked me to share it with you), but it sounds like it's worth looking into….

Please share with others as well. Thanks!

Announcement of Vacancy for the 2012-2013 school Year

Elementary School Principal, K-8

Arthur D. Healey School

The Somerville Public Schools extends an invitation to outstanding progressive educators to apply for the position of School Principal for the Arthur D. Healey Elementary School. The Healey School is a richly diverse and dynamic K-8 school of 525 students, 34 classroom teachers, full range of specialists and special education teachers, and 14 paraprofessionals. The school has a full administrative support team, including a full-time Assistant Principal. The Healey School offers a wide range of extracurricular and support services. Healey students are supported with emotional and social issues through on-site counseling, student mediation, and a strong alliance with Somerville Mental Health. The school is a demonstration site for the Global Institute for Student Aspirations. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate expertise in elementary school administration and a comprehensive understanding of current trends and research in elementary curriculum. The position requires excellent leadership and communication skills, including the ability to build consensus, work with parents and the community-at-large, and invite participation by all in a learning community.

The Healey School features an innovative, student-centered learning environment with looping, mixed grades and flexible grouping arrangements. Healey faculty are committed an experiential learning experience for all students with an emphasis on project-based learning and a variety out-of-school learning experiences. Strong university and community connections are core values, with a history of strong democratic participation in school decision-making and high levels of parent/guardian involvement in many school activities.


w Minimum of a Master’s degree;

w Evidence of at least (5) years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience;

w Must hold or be eligible for Massachusetts department of elementary and secondary education licensure as an Elementary School Principal, Gr.K-8.


w As outlined in the job description, a copy of which is attached.

Terms of employment:

w Twelve (12) month work year;

w Annual salary will be a minimum of $100,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications;

w Benefit package is negotiable and regionally competitive.

Application Process: To be considered, applicants must submit an online application. Please know that as part of your completed application, the following items will need to be included:

1. Letter of Introduction expressing reasons for your interest in the position

2. Current resume

3. Three letters of recommendation

4. Copy of all college transcripts

5. Copy of relevant D.E.S.E. licensures 6. Writing sample and response to essay question to be submitted online as part of your application

To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by visiting our website at . Should you have any questions or need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 617-625-6600 ext 6015.

Reports to: Superintendent of Schools


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