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The Sharon Public Schools is seeking a dynamic and innovative educational leader to serve as its next High School Principal.  The next Principal must possess a compelling vision for the future of secondary education, a strong ability to lead, collaborate and inspire the faculty and students at SHS, and an unwavering commitment to excellence, equity and inclusion in service to our diverse student population.

The Building Principal is responsible for providing instructional leadership to a school community that prides itself on educational excellence and equity through the development and implementation of strong and innovative curricular programs, the planning and provision of high quality professional development, and the development and maintenance of a budget that is fiscally responsible and supports the district’s core values, mission and vision.


Sharon High School serves grades 9 – 12.  It is a diverse and vibrant school community of approximately 1200 students, and approximately 200 faculty and staff.  The new Principal will be supported by two Assistant Principals, a Dean of Academic Affairs,  five Curriculum Coordinators/Department Heads, and one Athletic Director.   Sharon High School is a new state of the art facility, completed through an MSBA sponsored project.  Students and staff moved into this space in the Fall of 2022.


A minimum of three (3) years experience as a principal/assistant principal or similar leadership experience
A minimum of five (5) years classroom teaching experience preferably at the secondary level
Master’s degree or higher required
Massachusetts DESE certification as Principal/Assistant Principal
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent deems appropriate and acceptable

REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Schools

SALARY: As per individual contract

WORK YEAR: Full-time


Instructional Leadership

Creates and maintains a welcoming and inclusive school climate
Fosters a creative and innovative learning environment in which all students are inspired to excel and staff are committed to continuous improvement
Supports a culture where data is used to inform student growth and achievement
Demonstrates and effectively communicates district priorities and values, including a commitment to equity and high expectations for all students
Promotes the learning and growth of all students and the success of all staff by cultivating a shared vision, developing and maintaining a healthy school climate, and fostering a positive learning environment
Utilizes research and knowledge of effective practices to inform instructional decisions
Works collaboratively with the building-based Student Services Administrator and Director of Student Services to ensure that the special education needs of children are met
Works collaboratively with Superintendent and Director of DEI/METCO to ensure all students experience a welcoming learning environment and all have access to the educational opportunities offered at SHS
Committed to dismantling systemic barriers for equitable access to opportunities for all students, included but not limited to students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with special abilities and disabilities, and other traditionally marginalized populations
Possesses a strong vision for quality, accessible instruction; understands and values the role technology plays in teaching and learning
Supervises the school’s educational program and works collaboratively with the school council to develop a school improvement plan with clear, measurable goals
Promotes the social emotional learning of all students
Leads staff in implementing positive behavioral supports and intervention strategies using an asset based approach
Supervises and evaluates staff using performance standards; works to ensure excellence in instruction and ongoing improvement
Promotes and values a culturally responsive learning environment
Demonstrates success in the area of implementing/maintaining comprehensive student supports aligned to the needs and interests of all students (MTSS)
Management and Operations

Seeks to recruits and retain a diverse workforce
Develops, manages and maintains a school budget that is fiscally responsible and that supports the core values, mission and vision of the school system
Assumes responsibility for the day to day operation of the school building and grounds and for the development and maintenance of comprehensive school emergency plans
Leverages schedules, calendars, and use of space to enable student-centered learning
Builds a master schedule that capitalizes on learning time to support core instruction, intervention, and enrichment
Oversees the implementation of state assessments within the school as appropriate
Attends School Committee meetings and other district events as directed by the Superintendent
Family and Community Engagement

Successfully engages with families through the use of varied modes of communication
Promotes ongoing positive communication with parents and community partners, effectively involving them in the education of children
Fosters positive and open communication with parents and other members of the school community
Establishes strategic partnerships with families and builds teacher and staff capacity to sustain meaningful relationships with families in ways that are culturally responsive
Professional Culture

Nurtures and sustains a collaborative school culture of reflective practice, high expectations, and continuous learning for staff
Is a contributing member of the district administrative team
Works collaboratively with other building and district administrators to promote equity and consistency across the district
Assists with the curricular review process and actively participates in district teams and committees
Cultivates teacher leadership opportunities that enable educator voice and meaningful contributions to the work of the school
Effectively plans regular meetings in order to support professional learning, maintain a healthy culture and foster consistency among all staff members
Delivers actionable feedback about instruction and other professional practices through written observations and ongoing feedback and the evaluation process
Demonstrates and models a commitment to continuous learning

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