Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State School Principal 2

Cert. #092 Required

Recruitment #220519-8028MP-001


Are you passionate about advancing a quality academic environment for unique populations?

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) has an exciting opportunity for a State School Principal 2.


We strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

The Connecticut DOC is a diverse agency with a wide variety of employees from Correction Officers, Educators, Managers and Skilled Professionals. We value differences that make us stronger as a team and support our mission statement.

The CT DOC Unified School District #1 is dedicated to providing quality educational programs for incarcerated individuals. Academic knowledge, vocational competencies and life skills integrated with technology are offered to students in a positive environment to foster lifelong learning, multicultural awareness and a successful transition to society.

Learn more about Department of Correction, Education Services, here.


This is a full time (40 hours per week) position on first shift.

This recruitment may be directed to any one of our facilities based on the candidate's education endorsement and department needs.

*This salary range may increase, effective July 1, 2022.


As a State School Principal 2, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and administering school programs consistent with school district goals and objectives;
  • Providing leadership and direction to staff with regard to the ongoing evaluation and improvement of educational programs, including curricula and extra-curricular activities;
  • Continuing to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research;
  • Coordinating with the central office in recruitment and selection of employees;
  • Working with employees to resolve complaints, difficulties, and other matters related to personnel management;
  • Implementing Connecticut's Career and Technical Education Common Core Standards and support staff in the preparation of effective instructional strategies and resources for teaching the scope and sequence in the vocational curricular domains;
  • Implementing effective research-supported instructional strategies for basic sequences of skills in the vocational area; including techniques for modifying instructional methods, curricular materials, and the environment to meet learners’ needs that are appropriate to those learners’ ages and skill levels;
  • Preparing documentation and reports data for the purpose of providing written support, conveying information, and complying with Federal and State regulations.;
  • Ensuring all federal and state requirements are met;
  • Managing special education complaints, for the purpose of providing required services;

More details can be found in the job classification.


  • A variety of medical and dental plans;
  • Participation in a hybrid retirement plan which provides a retirement benefit, that may include retiree health insurance;
  • Option to maintain State of CT Teacher Retirement Plan or enroll in the State Employee Retirement System;
  • Sick and personal leave;
  • Five (5) weeks of scheduled vacation time;
  • We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

This is an unclassified recruitment, open to the public.

Please indicate your location(s) of interest and certification details within your application.


  • Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.


Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

This position may require you to prepare a presentation as part of the interview process.


Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

Should you have any questions about the position, please contact Samantha Wasef, Human Resources Associate – Talent Solutions at Samantha.Wasef@CT.Gov


Within a State Unified School District, plans, organizes, directs, and controls a state facility's full time educational program comprised of a staff of 15 or more educational professionals.


Plans, organizes, directs and controls the operations and activities of the educational program at a State facility; coordinates all educational services provided by the facility; supervises educational staff in academic, vocational, and special education programs; evaluates staff performance; allocates resources within the educational program in order to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of service; ensures that the educational program is in compliance with Federal and State regulations and agency policies and procedures; organizes staff schedules and school calendar to meet State guidelines and program needs; recommends policies and procedures that are consistent with the goals and objectives of the facility and Federal and State mandates; provides consultation to staff in curriculum development and program planning; evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of existing educational programs; revises educational programs and plans, develops, and implements new programs; oversees extra-curricular activities and demonstrations; directs the maintenance of educational records; prepares written and oral reports; may act as administrator in charge of the facility; may assist in the preparation and administration of allocated budget; may direct the recruitment, screening and selection of professional staff; performs related work as required.


Knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education and teaching; knowledge of the principles and practices of education for special needs population; ability to plan, organize, direct and control an educational program; decision-making ability; ability to prepare and present clear and concise written and oral reports; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with facility departmental professionals and administrators, professional staff of the Department of Education and other State agencies, public school systems, and local education agencies, parents, students and others contacted in the work; administrative ability.


A Master's degree in education or related field plus eighteen (18) semester hours of graduate credit and completion of fifty (50) school months of successful teaching or service employment as identified in State of Connecticut, Regulation of State Board of Education, Sec. 10-145d-574 (a - f).


  • Certification as an Intermediate Administrator (#092).
  • Experience motivating and inspiring excellence in others, and holding staff accountable for student growth, academic results, performance, and culturally responsive practices.
  • Experience using managerial skills including delegation, effective decision-making and problem solving.
  • Experience using multiple approaches to address behaviors and instructional practices that empower students.
  • Instructional experience in urban/multi-cultural settings.
  • Experience analyzing all federal and state mandates and regulations.
  • Experience using data and a research-based focus on student achievement.
  • Experience with seeking funding sources to support district career preparation initiatives.
  • Experience implementing Connecticut's Career and Technical Education Common Core Standards.
  • Experience functioning as a liaison with community and adult agencies servicing students’ vocational needs.
  • Experience collaborating with families and community members of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.


1. Connecticut State Board of Education certification as a Intermediate Administrator/Supervisor will be required at time of appointment.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator's license.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.