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Principal, Sport and Medical Sciences Academy (Grades 6 - 12)

Hartford Public Schools is pleased to announce the search for Principal of Sport and Medical Sciences Academy! Sport and Medical Sciences Academy (SMSA) is a college-preparatory middle & high school with a focus on sport and medical sciences. Students receive a rigorous foundation in language arts, mathematics, and science. These disciplines are applied in the core curriculum with hands-on, experiential learning. Our core beliefs - dedication, responsibility, discipline, and respect (Dr.Dr.) - are embedded into students' educational experiences to promote development of social consciousness and leadership skills.

Real-world learning experiences are made available to our students, such as: job shadowing, internships in the fields of sport & medicine, career exploration, and advanced study. Students are also required to participate in a senior Capstone course which entails selecting and presenting a cumulative project to a juried panel. Students gain confidence in public speaking and analytical thinking in preparation for success in college.

Hartford Public Schools is seeking a leader with a passion for educating children, a commitment to closing achievement gaps, and an ability to maximize learning for all students. Sport and Medical Sciences Academy (SMSA) is an educational family where ALL staff members are invested in ALL students’ academic success. Knowledgeable and innovative professionals who are committed to urban education and understand the range of academic, social, and emotional needs of students at various stages in life are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record in providing strong instructional leadership focused on student-centered learning. Successful applicants will also have demonstrated experience managing talent, overseeing organizational systems, and engaging families and community partners for equity and excellence. 

The leader of SMSA must be committed and dedicated to the highest expectations for students, staff, and all members of the school community. The principal will support a management structure that facilitates and welcomes active and regular participation of the entire school community to advance the school’s mission and vision. Strong and collaborative leadership with an honest, transparent, and inclusive style that supports the whole child is essential to the teaching and learning process.

Emphasis will be placed on the following attributes:

  • Middle/Secondary school experience in urban/multicultural settings
  • Demonstrated commitment to instructional leadership that is focused on student-centered learning, leading for learning, as well as parent and community partner engagement
  • Understanding of and experience with the opportunities and challenges of magnet schools
  • Knowledge of financial management & ability to manage school operations and resources to promote each student’s academic success and well-being
  • Ability to develop the professional capacity & practice of school personnel to promote student achievement

Complete posting details for Job ID C64 may be found at https://hartfordschools.tedk12.com/hire

The screening process for highly qualified candidates is immediate and ongoing. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be considered, all internal and external applicants must fully complete a Hartford Public Schools’ online application, which includes the Educator’s Professional Inventory (EPI) assessment. All candidates must upload requested documents, including: cover letter, current resume, and three (3) letters of professional reference that were prepared within the last three years. For internal candidates, one of the three letters of reference is required to be from his/her current principal and/or assistant superintendent.

To apply, please visit https://hartfordschools.tedk12.com/hire or www.hartfordschools.org and follow the appropriate link. Additional inquiries may be directed to Nancy Williams, Senior Talent Recruiter, at nwilliams@hartfordschools.org.

Posted: March 20, 2017


Principal, Montessori Magnet School at Annie Fisher (Ages 3-14)

Hartford Public Schools is pleased to announce the search for Principal of Montessori Magnet School at Annie Fisher! At Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School, an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) recognized school, we foster each child’s natural desire to learn through hands-on exploration and discovery. In our multi-age classrooms, academic disciplines are not subjects to be studied, they are lenses through which we examine the world and society. In this environment children develop a life-long love for learning. Care of the environment and responsibility to community are natural outcomes of our beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. As part of the Hartford Public Schools’ Montessori Initiatives, we are proud to offer Education for Life for children ages 3 -14 years. 

AFM celebrates the fact that every child learns differently, and through experimental hands-on work, all children have the ability to develop concentration, motivation, persistence, and discipline. Instruction is based on the child’s inherent love of learning and is encouraged by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities. AFM is one of five public Montessori programs in the nation awarded “recognition” status by Association Montessori Internationale. Montessori is “Education for Peace.”

Hartford Public Schools is seeking a leader with a passion for educating children, a commitment to closing achievement gaps, and an ability to maximize learning for all students. Knowledgeable and innovative professionals who are committed to urban education and understand the range of academic, social, and emotional needs of students at various stages in life are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record in providing strong instructional leadership focused on student-centered learning in a Montessori recognized school. Successful applicants will have demonstrated experience managing talent, overseeing organizational systems, and engaging families & community partners for equity and excellence. 

The leader of AFM must be committed to and dedicated to the highest expectations for students, staff, and members of the school community. The principal will support a management structure that facilitates and welcomes active and regular participation of the entire school community to advance the school’s mission and vision. Strong and collaborative leadership with an honest, transparent, and inclusive style that supports the whole child is essential to the teaching and learning process.

Emphasis will be placed on the following attributes:

  • Commitment to the Montessori vision
  • School experience in urban/multicultural settings
  • Demonstrated commitment to student-centered learning, leading for learning, and distributive leadership
  • Understanding of and experience with the opportunities & challenges of magnet schools
  • Knowledge of financial management & ability to manage school operations and resources to promote each student’s academic success and well-being
  • Ability to develop the professional capacity & practice of school personnel to promote student achievement
  • Experience with restorative practices

Candidates with the Connecticut administrator certification and Association Montessori Internationale diploma are preferred.

Complete posting details for Job ID C64 may be found at https://hartfordschools.tedk12.com/hire

The screening process for highly qualified candidates is immediate and ongoing. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be considered, all internal and external applicants must fully complete a Hartford Public Schools’ online application, which includes the Educator’s Professional Inventory (EPI) assessment. All candidates must upload requested documents, including: cover letter, current resume, and three (3) letters of professional reference that were prepared within the last three years. For internal candidates, one of the three letters of reference is required to be from his/her current principal and/or assistant superintendent.

To apply, please visit https://hartfordschools.tedk12.com/hire or www.hartfordschools.org and follow the appropriate link. Additional inquiries may be directed to Nancy Williams, Senior Talent Recruiter, at nwilliams@hartfordschools.org.

Posted: March 20, 2017


Principal, C.B. Jennings Dual Language and International Elementary Magnet

New London Public Schools is seeking…A dynamic and driven school principal to lead Grades PK-5 at C. B. Jennings Dual Language and International Elementary Magnet. 

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 
  • 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; 
  • Knowledge of methods in Bilingual Education and Inquiry-based learning;
  • Demonstrated leadership in a racially and ethnically diverse community; 
  • Proven Spanish proficiency; and  
  • Knowledge and experience with International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) 

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. Become a part of our small, unique, school system located on Connecticut’s shoreline! 

Join us as New London transforms into a full, regional, magnet school district with four educationally excellent K-12 magnet pathways in STEM education, the Arts, Language and Culture, and Leadership. 

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

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

Posted: February 3, 2017


Principal, Clara Barton Open School

Clara Barton Open School is a magnet school offering a program built around the philosophy of Open Education. Open Education refers to a style of teaching that values student choices in the educational process, hands-on learning experiences, integration of curricular areas, and regular opportunities for cooperative, small group learning experiences. These principles emphasize student centered learning (learning that is experiential, holistic, authentic and challenging), cognitive learning (valuing deep understandings of concepts through higher order thinking and constructivist inquiry), social learning (viewing learning as socially constructed and interactive) and democratic learning (seeing the classroom and the school as a model of what it means to live in a democratic society). The Barton School community is committed to progressive education values and maintaining Barton’s integrity as a school and a model for other Open schools.

When selecting our next principal, we will look for someone who:

  • Brings a clear, informed, knowledgeable, experienced, and enthusiastic vision for Open Education and its ideals
  • Believes that all students want to learn, can be leaders, and want to have positive behaviors
  •  Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with staff, students, families, and community members
  •  Visible and actively present in the building for Barton community
  • Ability to build relationships and connect with students across grades K-8
  • Actively seeks and incorporates input from multiple perspectives that mirror the building demographics
  • Demonstrated will, skill, knowledge, capacity and commitment to lead staff towards equitable academic and social/emotional learning in a K-8 setting
  • Understands the proper use of data in considering effective instructional strategies appropriate in an Open school
  • Ability to provide equitable support and feedback to all staff
  • High academic expectations within the context of progressive education
  • Ability to challenge and support educators to develop innovative practices
  • Ability to maintain a joyful, respectful and safe school environment
  • Ability to advocate and work effectively with the district for: the needs of Barton students, the integrity of progressive education and the K-8 status of Barton
  •  Supports positive student behavior and school climate through Responsive Classroom practices
  • Finds and implements solutions to address achievement gaps
  • Welcomes and utilizes involvement of parents
  • Encourages and utilizes shared leadership
  • Models high level of integrity and responsibility
  • Committed to unique, high-level programming (including after-school programs, multi-age classrooms, project-based learning, goal-setting conferences, portfolios, all-school morning meetings) and actively and visibly promotes these programs
  • Embraces, renews, and honors the culture and rituals that have been created at Barton as well as the cultures that shape Barton and its students

Our ideal principal candidate will have these qualities and skills:

Communicator    

Collaborator

Committed to equity                                         

Life-long learner                                           

Has integrity and humility

Hard working 

Energetic, visible                                                                                          

Progressive Educator

Innovative

Flexible

Caring

Authentic

Curious

Inspiring

Contact Information: Please Contact Daniel Glass at Daniel.Glass@mpls.k12.mn.us or by phone at
612-668-0477 if you are interested in learning more about the application process for this position. 

School Website: http://barton.mpls.k12.mn.us/    

District Website: www.mpls.k12.mn.us

Posted: January 19, 2017

 


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