Secondary Assistant Principal
Framingham, MA Marie Philip School

Full time- Exempt/Salary

  • $1,500 Sign-on Bonus
  • Housing Resources Available
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits include: Health; Dental; Vision; Life and Disability Insurance; Employer-Matching 403B; Sick/Personal/Vacation Time; Flexible Spending and Dependent Care

ASL Proficiency Required

TLC Diversity Statement:

The Learning Center for the Deaf is on a journey to create an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all backgrounds. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates our TLC community members' diverse narratives. We embrace and value multiple approaches, experiences, and perspectives. TLC believes that diversity fosters innovation. We are committed to cultivating a place where everyone can feel they belong.

About Marie Philip School:

MPS enrolls nearly 200 deaf and hard of hearing students on our Framingham, MA campus in an ASL/English bilingual, bicultural educational model.

About TLC:
The Learning Center for the Deaf is a nationally-recognized leader of services for deaf and hard of hearing children, adults and families. To learn more, click here.

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Assumes responsibility for assisting the Secondary Principal with supervising students and staff, assisting the Secondary Principal with implementing and managing the policies, regulations, and procedures of the School to ensure that all students meet and exceed the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.  Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for supporting our students' social emotional development, supervision of classroom assistants, curriculum development, and program evaluation.


  • Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all students and staff for academic performance, social emotional development and personal growth.  
  • Organize, manage, evaluate, and supervise effective and clear procedures for the functioning of assigned grades, consistent with operations of the school, including instructional programs in the MA Curriculum Frameworks,  personnel management, and community relations.   
  • Ensure effective collaboration with families, LEA’s and other representative agencies. 
  • Collaborate and assist in IEP planning, development, and running IEP meetings in the Secondary Department. 
  • Work with other TLC programs (i.e. Walden School, ECC, Elementary) to ensure communication, academic planning, and transition. Work collaboratively with TLC Specialists and Clinicians.
  • Work closely with students, teachers and school staff, and families to help students meet classroom and community expectations, and understand the impact of their actions.
  • Provide director supervision of all classroom assistants in the department through classroom observations and regularly scheduled meetings. 
  • Assist the Secondary Principal in establishing class schedules for the school.
  • Assist with administrative functions of the school as assigned by the Secondary Principal, including facilities management and scheduling, student activities, school safety and security, emergency procedures, field trips, assembly and special programs, and other areas.
  • Maintain student and staff confidentiality. 
  • Ensure sensitivity to cultural differences within the school community.
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection and recommendation of staff in the department. 
  • In the absence of the Secondary Principal, oversee all operations of the Secondary Department. 
  • **May be required to drive students on field trips and/or to mainstreaming classes. Additional driving responsibilities as needed. 
  • **Some lifting may be required when working with young students or students with special needs, however, TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible. The diversity of our student population may require that some assignments have a heavier physical responsibility due to safety. If the opening for which you are applying will require more strenuous physical activity, the unique needs will be discussed at the time of interview.
  • *Perform other tasks as assigned by the Department Supervisor. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • Licensed by Massachusetts DESE as a Principal, Teacher of the Deaf or related licensure field (or willingness to become licensed)
  • Master’s degree in content area or related field
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Teacher in an educational classroom
  • Leadership skills and mature judgment with the ability to demonstrate creativity and initiative
  • Experience or knowledge of working with Deaf or hard of hearing students with additional disabilities
  • Enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, families, and the community
  • Knowledge of educational technology and able to support staff use of technology in the classroom
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to motivate people
  • Fluency in American Sign Language required, with native, or near-native ASL fluency preferred
  • Written English language competency
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
Salary Description
$65,000- $85,000