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Career Story: Principal At A Grade 3 To 5 School

Principal At A Grade 3 To 5 School

Job Title: School Principal

Type of Company: I work for a school district in Ashland, Massachusetts

Education: BS Ed in Education-Westfield State college •• MEd in Special Education-Framingham State College •• CAGS-Northeastern University

Previous Experience: Babysitter, Camp Counselor and Waitress

Job Tasks: My primary responsibility is running an elementary school of 650 students with grades 3-5.

Each day is different but some of my duties include supervising a staff and faculty of 80 every day, maintaining safety in my building, developing curriculum and assessments for students that will change the instruction in our school. I attend all student functions both in the early afternoon and evening. I maintain all the required reports for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and I work with students in the classrooms several times a week.

It is important to get out in classrooms on a daily basis in order to evaluate curriculum and to see exactly what is being taught. It is also important for me to plan professional development for all my teachers to help them improve and sharpen their skills. All teachers need to continue to have workshops and training if they are to maintain good teaching skills. Teachers also need to be correct on materials and techniques within the profession so bringing in speakers and new materials for teachers to go view, evaluate and pilot is important.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The worst part of my job is dealing with student discipline and the best part of my job is seeing how the students grow and mature socially, physically, emotionally and academically in the three years at our school. Most students make a great deal of progress and their questionable behaviors become more positive in three years time.

Job Tips:
1. Relate your summer jobs to students, if you plan to work with them in the future. Camps, summer school, nanny jobs are all good.

2. Go to a school that specializes in teacher education training. The value of the experience of the professors is tremendous.

3. Specialize in education and minor in an academic subject area that is useful today, such as ELL, Special Education.

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