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NOAH WALLACE SCHOOL
The Farmington Public Schools are seeking a dynamic educational leader for the position of Principal for Noah Wallace School. The Principal is part of the school district leadership team, committed to creating a learning environment that supports continuous school improvement and enables the school district’s 4,300 students to meet world class standards. The principal is responsible for the total operation of the school in accordance with the policies and regulations prescribed by the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools and is responsible for the delivery of instruction, supervision, in-service, and scheduling.
• Candidates must possess or be eligible for State of Connecticut certification - Intermediate Administration. (092)
• Candidates must be prepared academically in the field of educational administration with coursework and/or experiences in teacher evaluation and supervision.
• Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to evaluate and develop curriculum and make instructional improvements.
• Focused consideration will be given to references indicating exceptional teaching, administrative and leadership expertise; a collaborative orientation to problem solving; college and graduate school grades; various life/work experiences that contribute to overall qualifications; strong interpersonal communication skills, planning, organizing and budgeting skills.
• Experience as a building principal or supervisor of staff is preferred.
Salary Range: $123,332 —$136,377
( A very competitive fringe benefit package will also be offered including a stipend of $2,000 for Ph.D./Ed.D. and $3,900 matching annuity.)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Teacher Evaluation, Supervision and Staff Development
1. Participates in the selection and appointment of new staff members.
2. Promotes the professional growth of assigned staff members.
3. Observes classroom teaching and conferences teachers regarding it.
4. Prepares written evaluations of certified staff members.
5. Provides supervisory help to solve teaching problems and to improve instruction.
B. Curriculum and Instruction
1. Oversees the scheduling and organization of the school.
2. Coordinates and articulates the curriculum within the school.
3. Evaluates the school’s instructional program through a variety of means.
4. Administers school-based testing and evaluation.
5. Implements and maintains all curricular programs and provides necessary formative and summative evaluations of each in all curriculum areas.
6. Coordinates and articulates curricular revisions, new courses and programs.
7. Coordinates and directs inservice teacher training.
1. Prepares a school budget based upon goals and objectives.
2. Administers the budget in an effective manner for designated departments.
D. Related Responsibilities
1. Participates with the district leadership team and district wide efforts at systemic improvement.
2. Contributes to district wide committees for curriculum and instructional improvement.
3. Performs related duties as assigned.
E. Professional Development
1. Accepts responsibility for personal professional development and growth.
2. Utilizes research and published materials pertinent to the profession.
3. Designs professional development to support the growth of professional staff based on current research.
4. Periodically updates planning, organizing, budgeting and communication skills.
5. Seeks better methods of administering and providing leadership through study, supervisory help and the evaluation of programs.
Noah Wallace School
Applicants should send a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, placement papers including two current letters of reference and transcripts* to:
1 Monteith Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
All inquiries and applications are confidential.
Application deadline extended until March 6, 2013.
*Copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial screening.
It is the policy of the Farmington Board of Education that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment, on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, past/present history of mental disorder, learning disability and/or physical disability. Questions concerning Title IV or Title XI compliance should be directed to: Kim Wynne, 1 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT 06032 860-673-8270. Questions concerning Section 504 compliance should be directed to: Dr. Laurie Singer, 2 School Street, Farmington, CT 06032 860-677-1791.