The Middle School Principal is appointed by and acts under the direction of the Head of School. As a member of the Leadership and Academic Teams, the Middle School Principal is committed to the mission and core values of Mill Springs Academy. They work with passionate colleagues to enable teachers and students to reach their goals, enhance student life, support curricular and professional growth for faculty and to cultivate relationships with community members including parents, alumni, and colleagues. This detail-oriented and personable individual values playing a key role in the school’s academic, extracurricular, and special programs and events.
Serve as the educational leader for the Middle School, responsible for its day-to-day operation through the development and articulation of school goals, department goals, course objectives, material methods, and means of assessment.
Prepare a master school class schedule and assign teachers and students to classes and other obligations.
Work to maintain congruency between the school’s board-approved mission statement and all activities of the Middle School.
Promote a school climate in which learning can take place, that is safe and supportive, and which emphasizes character development.
Function as the chief articulator of the division’s programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed.
Supervise, evaluate, and oversee the development of the division’s teachers and support staff.
Conduct regular staff meetings with faculty and staff which will incorporate both routine school matters affecting students and faculty and the stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern.
Serve as a consultant to faculty in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and school procedures.
Oversee curriculum development and implementation along with the grade-level teams.
Create and maintain budgets.
Collaborate with school counselors to support student needs, communicate effectively with parents, students, faculty, and staff.
Maintain and model high standards of professionalism.
Master’s degree in subject matter and/or educational administration.
Substantive teaching, school administration, and education leadership, preferably in an independent school environment.
Excellent verbal, listening, and written communication skills.
Demonstrated leadership by the ability to problem solve, build consensus, and work with a team.
Experience and comfort with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and database management software.
Demonstrated experience with educational technology integration and leadership.