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Hartford Public Schools - Superintendent Search 

The Board of Education for the Hartford Public Schools is pleased to announce the search for a Superintendent of Schools. Located in the state capital of Hartford, Connecticut, Hartford Public Schools serves approximately 21,000 students in 47 schools, including 20 magnet schools, 1 adult education school, 1 alternative learning center, and 1 program for over-age/under-credited students. Hartford has the advantage of a diverse student population, including the representation of over 70 language groups.  

The ideal Superintendent of Schools will be a strong leader steeped in success within demanding, complex environments. The proven ability to lead and garner support from a diverse set of constituents will be essential, as will a record of genuine performance and impact against ambitious goals.

The Board of Education and its Search Committee seek candidates with the following strengths and characteristics:

  • Proven passion for public education. We will expect candidates to be passionate and deeply informed about core educational stresses, struggles and opportunities.
  • Success leading complex organizations. Candidates must have had relevant, credible leadership and management experience within suitably complex learning and operating environments.
  • Sensitivity to urban issues. The strongest candidates will have worked within a large, multifaceted urban area. Hartford's diversity is both real and complex, and our residents have benefitted unevenly from the city dynamics. A pervasive appreciation of key urban issues and their impact on children's education will be important to the new Superintendent’s success, as will respect for the educational value of differing perspectives.
  • A record of delivering innovative, impactful, sustainable solutions. Incremental improvements may be part of the solution, but alone they will not meet the city leaders' expectation that our school system be a real and respected asset for the larger community. Accordingly, the next Superintendent must be innovative to his or her core – but we require a leader whose reputation is grounded on impact, not just ideas.
  • Excellent communications skills. The Superintendent must be an effective champion for children's education and the system that provides it. Open, honest communications, whether with board members, district employees, students or key partners must be a hallmark of the new leader's management style. The ability to make constituents and stakeholders feel valued and heard is vital.
  • Professional preparation and credentials. Hartford Public Schools is at heart an academic institution, and academic credentials matter. At minimum, the next Superintendent will combine strong academic credentials with at least 10 years of successful professional and managerial experience in highly demanding environments. The candidates must possess or be eligible for the Connecticut Superintendent of School (093) certification.

For a complete list of the Core Competencies required please see this position listing at www.hartfordschools.org

Candidates must hold, or be immediately eligible for, a superintendent certificate (endorsement 093) issued by the Connecticut Department of Education. For more information about certification eligibility, please contact the Department of Education at www.sde.ct.gov or (860) 713-6969

Among the assets available to the next Superintendent are a Mayor, Board of Education and deep bench of leaders from all sectors –business, academic, civic, nonprofit and faith-based entities– who are serious about the quality of education being provided to our children. 

There are enormous challenges ahead, to be sure, and the path to transformative educational accomplishment may be steep, but the ingredients for success are at hand, ready to be leveraged by an executive with the experience, vision and tenacity to lead a system that provides the best possible education for all of Hartford’s children.

Compensation -

The salary will be in the range of $250,000 excluding benefits. The final salary and benefits package for the successful candidate will be subject to negotiation and based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting Board performance criteria. 

Selection Procedure -

We invite nominations and applications for the position of superintendent of schools by qualified candidates throughout the country.  Persons wishing to be considered for the position should submit an application file including:

  • A letter of application stating personal qualifications, experience and reasons for interest in the position
  • A current resume
  • Four current letters of recommendation
  • A letter of application and all other supporting materials must be received by Friday, December 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST

Interested candidates are asked to please send applications to the two the Co-Chairs of the Search Committee:

Richard F. Wareing: Rwareing@natalelawfirm.com

John Motley:  John@MotleyConsulting.com

Posted November 16, 2016


Principal - Language and Culture Pathway at C. B. Jennings Elementary School - New London Public Schools, CT

The candidate must have:

  • Demonstrated, successful teaching and leadership experience in Dual Language Education and International Education programs/instruction; 
  • Knowledge of magnet school program development and implementation; 
  • Proven ability to supervise and lead staff in a way that is firm, fair, effective, and consistent; and o Strong knowledge of responsive instruction in all domains (e.g., academics, behavior, social-emotional learning), etc. 

A strong candidate would also have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of programs/services for English Learners; o Knowledge of methods in Bilingual Education and Inquiry-based learning; 
  • Demonstrated leadership in a racially and ethnically diverse community; 
  • Proven Spanish proficiency.

The principal of C.B. Jennings School will plan, administer, and supervise programming that meets the educational needs and interests of its students and promotes their maximum development and performance.

For more information about this position, please contact Grace Sanchez, Human Resources Specialist, at SanchezG@newlondon.org

To apply, go to: http://www.applitrack.com/newlondon/onlineapp/

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Posted August 16, 2016


Executive Director of Talent and Human Resources - New London Public Schools, CT

The candidate must have: 

  • Advanced degree in business, human resources, education, law, public policy or other related field; 
  • Understanding of best practices in human capital management; 
  • Minimum five years of leadership experience including supervision of public or private organizations with a significant number of employees; 
  •  Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; 
  • Thorough knowledge of the School Board, state and federal laws, rules, policies and procedures concerning the employment of personnel. 

A strong candidate would also have:

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively with diverse groups;
  • Ability to work within tight time constraints and under stressful conditions; 
  • Knowledge of administrative policies and practices; 
  • Service orientation toward supporting schools; 
  • Knowledge of developments and trends in human capital management. 

The Executive Director of Talent and Human Resources leads the critical function of talent management for the New London Public Schools organization in strong support of schools in their goals for high student achievement. 

For more information about this postition, please contact Grace Sanchez, Human Resources Specialist, at SanchezG@newlondon.org

To apply, go to: http://www.applitrack.com/newlondon/onlineapp/

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Posted August 16, 2016


Full-time Musical Theatre Teacher/Faculty Position - Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts is an award-winning, fine arts magnet school located in Chattanooga, TN. This is a full-time teaching position with benefits and summers off. The desired candidate will possess or be willing to obtain the necessary Tennessee teaching license. 

Responsibilities include: teaching six musical theatre classes to beginners and experienced students in grades 6-12, planning and directing numerous student performances, working with fellow arts faculty members to produce collaborative performances, attending professional development and extracurricular school activities, and typical teaching responsibilities such as planning assignments and grading.

Apply online and contact Amy Medley with questions at medley_a@hcde.org 

Posted on July 21, 2016


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