Principal- School for the Deaf

Principal- School for the Deaf:

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

COLORADO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

33 NORTH INSTITUTE STREET

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO 80903

http://www.csdb.org

MISSION STATEMENT The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind is the center of excellence for specialized statewide, high-quality, educational services supporting data-driven decisions that are best for each individual.

DATE: February 2007

POSITION:PRINCIPAL School for the Deaf

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

The annual employment contract shall be based on the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 210 days, August to June), beginning with the 2007/08 school year. Base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of interest, current resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and a copy of teacher I principal certification

ATTN: Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

(719) 578-2114 (v/tty)

FAX: (719) 578-2239

E-mail: clutz@csdb.org or kaonzalez@csdb.org

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

– Selected applicant must verify experience/highest degree held

– Direct deposit of paycheck is required

– No smoking is allowed at any CSDB working/meeting area

– Selected applicant must comply with the Colorado School for the Deaf and the

Blind Drug-Free Workplace policy

– As required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), selected

applicant must verify, within 72 hours of employment, his/her legal right to be

employed in the United States

– Upon an offer of employment, background checks will be conducted through
the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado Department of Social Services

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

CSDS is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, martial status, disability or handicap in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding CSDB’s compliance with Title IX and Section 504: The Human Resources Manager; Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind; 33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903; (719) 578-2100. NOTE: The State of Colorado encourages an qualified minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

 

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION
Provides educational leadership to the academic, career and technical education programs of the School;

Responsibility for making determinations related to all positions within the School for the Deaf including responsibility for hiring and performance evaluation;

Fiscal responsibility for the funds allocated to all programs under their direction;

Responsibility for staying abreast of current educational trends and developments in teaching curriculum, testing, technology and discipline as it relates to developing a national model for best practices in the education of students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing in grades K-12.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must hold, be eligible for, or able to obtain within two years from hire, appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado as a Professional Principal.

Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, or related field from an accredited college or university. Must hold or be eligible for appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado, endorsed as a Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, or comparable endorsement.

Five (5) years successful experience in the field of Deaf Education as a teacher, administrator or similar position; three (3) years of administrative and/or supervisory experience preferred.

Proficiency in American Sign language (ASL) at the ADVANCED skill level as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE / SKILL/ABILITY:

Knowledge of and ability to apply effective school research in order to effect comprehensive school reform efforts.

Knowledge of instructional strategies and practices necessary to promote high levels of achievement for all students.

Knowledge of and ability to direct an educational program that is interdisciplinary in nature and provides students with hands-on experiences to apply content learning standards.

Knowledge of federal and state statutes and laws concerning educational administration and programming, particularly as they apply to persons with disabilities.

Knowledge of and ability’ to implement current educational practices associated with students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing.

Knowledge and practice of prescriptive teaching practices necessary to design modifications / adaptations for students within regular education.

Knowledge of and ability to apply understanding of the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of children who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing.

Ability to learn continually, think strategically, and provide leadership that is values- and vision¬ driven.

Ability to develop a strong working relationship and a shared vision of the future with staff members, school personnel, parents, students and alumni by fostering a climate of trust/harmony and effectively involving others in planning and decision-making

Ability to communicate effectively with all audiences.

Ability to respond effectively and positively to feedback.

Ability to participate effectively in team setting.

Strong interpersonal skills.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Facilitate the development of and communicate the objectives of the school to students, staff, parents and the community.

Implement a standards-based educationally driven instructional program that integrates state academic content standards with workplace competencies.

Direct a school level, performance-based accountability process that includes the determination of accreditation indicators, implementation of curriculum, design of instruction and academic assessments.

Develop, implement and evaluate the learning experience for students.

Administer the scheduling of and assignment of students to classes in accordance with the Individual Education Plans in an effort to fully utilize the special skills and abilities of staff for the benefit of the students’ education

Confer with parents, be knowledgeable of and participate as appropriate in the development of Individual Education Plans.

Provide direction to students to maintain a positive, safe and orderly school climate.

Recruit, select, assign, supervise, evaluate, coordinate and terminate as necessary the work of assigned staff, including teachers, teaching assistants, volunteers and other support staff consistent with school policies and procedures.

Determine needs; order or secure textbooks, supplies, equipment and specially designed aids necessary to teach curriculum and to meet the special needs of students.

Direct and coordinate working relationships among instructional, related service and other support

Direct and coordinate working relationships among instructional, related service and other support staff. Work directly with the Student Life Supervisor to promote the achievement of schoolwide goals within the residential area.

Serve as a senior administrator and a member of the Superintendent’s Administrative Team, working in cooperation with other administrators to plan, organize and implement services.

0 Implement Strategic Plan.
0 Coordinate with Facilities staff to ensure the care and safekeeping of school buildings, grounds and all equipment therein.
0 Supervise maintenance of student records; supervise and review the preparation of student reports.
0 Coordinate and maintain necessary records related to all Federal and special projects assigned.

0 . Maintain professional competence and growth through participation in educational/in-service activities and through organizational memberships, publications, conferences, courses, etc.

0 . Design and implement professional growth activities for staff.

0 Perform other appropriate duties as assigned by the Superintendent (or designee) of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind.

TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, please contact:

Chelle Lutz, CSDB Human Resources Specialist at (719) 578-2114

E-mail: clutz@csdb.orq

ALL INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON-SITE AT THE COLORADO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

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