Elementary School Principal
Hingham Public Schools seeks a highly motivated, qualified individual with experience in elementary curriculum, instruction, and leadership to serve as Principal of the South Elementary School, effective July 1, 2024. Candidates must be certified in Massachusetts as a Principal/Assistant Principal and familiar with the state’s curriculum frameworks and assessment programs. A master’s degree or higher and at least five years’ experience in teaching and/or administration or supervision are required. The successful candidate must demonstrate energetic leadership, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with various stakeholders.

See Schoolspring posting to apply: https://www.schoolspring.com/jobdetail?jobId=4499353

Hingham Public Schools

Margaret Adams
220 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Tel. 781-804-2509

Student Enrollment: 3797
Staff Employment: 736
Approximate number of teachers hired annually: 5-10
Approximate number of paraprofessionals hired annually: 5-10
Not accessible via public transportation

4 Elementary Schools: Foster, East, Plymouth River, South;
Hingham Middle School, Hingham High School

Our Mission

Together with students, staff, families, and community, we cultivate an equitable, inclusive, innovative learning environment that empowers all students to contribute to their local and global community.

Core Values

• Inclusivity and belonging • Community well-being • Lifelong and Innovative learning
• Student centered • Personal excellence • Civic and global responsibility

Our Vision
All students will embark on a lifelong learning journey to flourish with empathy and confidence.

Theory of Action
Through effective collaboration, two-way communication to ensure an inclusive culture and a sense of belonging, aligned, high-quality PK-12+ curriculum, innovative research-based practices, data-informed instruction, and strong leadership, equitable and inclusive environments, funding to provide effective, safe, and modern facilities, and a system of resources and support to ensure consistency in leadership, and a diverse staff that reflects the student, we will cultivate an equitable, inclusive, innovative learning environment that empowers all students to contribute to their local and global community.

Margaret Adams

Q. What is Hingham like to work and/or live in?

Hingham, established in 1635, is a coastal town 18 miles south of Boston with approximately 21,000 residents. The school department and our town departments enjoy a positive relationship. Fundraising efforts by the Hingham Education Foundation provide a program of mini and major grants to enhance school programs.  The Town is governed by a three-person Board of selectmen and managed by a Town Administrator.

The town’s proximity to Boston offers easy access to cultural activities and a variety of educational institutions. Local recreational resources include a town beach, the Lincoln Sailing Club, municipal and private golf courses, as well as Bare Cove Park, Wompatuck State Park and the World’s End Reservation.

Q. What kind of support does Hingham offer new teachers?

All Massachusetts school districts are expected to develop an induction program that must include a mentoring component for teachers in their first year of practice. Mentoring programs have been shown to be most instrumental in helping to solve or reduce problems faced by new teachers as well as help retain promising teachers.  HPS strongly supports the continued growth and development of new teachers through its Mentor Program.  The program connects novice teachers with a veteran teacher for assistance, guidance and support throughout their first and second year of teaching.

Q. What general attributes does Hingham seek in new teachers?

Hingham seeks staff who are well trained, professional, and embrace our core values of inclusivity and respect.

Q. How does Hingham demonstrate that it is committed to teacher diversity?

As part of our Strategic Plan, HPS is committed to navigating our future as Hingham Together.  Our central plan themes are:

Culture of Collaboration and Community Strategic Objective: Create partnerships between home, school, and community through effective two-way communication to ensure an inclusive culture and a sense of belonging.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Strategic Objective: Ensure student success through aligned, high-quality PK-12+ curriculum, innovative research-based practices, and data-informed instruction.

Healthy, Equitable, and Inclusive Communities Strategic Objective: Cultivate equitable and inclusive environments that promote a sense of belonging to allow for social, emotional, physical, and academic wellness.

Human Resources and Leadership Strategic Objective: Recruit, develop and empower a diverse staff to lead courageously in teaching and learning.

Q. Any tips for teachers who are interested in applying to Hingham?

Reach out to Human Resources or see us at any number of recruitment events in the spring.