Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State School Principal 2

Recruitment #190826-8028MP-001


The Department of Correction, Unified School District 1, is seeking a qualified candidate for State School Principal 2.  The Unified School District #1 is a legally vested school district with over 150 employees in 14 facilities, serving 5,500 students annually.  The mission of USD #1 is to provide quality education programs for incarcerated individuals so that they can make a successful transition to society. Academic knowledge, vocational competencies, use of technology and life skills integrated with technology are offered to students in a positive environment to foster life-long learning, multicultural awareness. Education continues to be one of the Department's most valuable assets in providing opportunities that will support an offender's successful reintegration back into the community.

This position is located in Cheshire CT at the Manson Youth Institution, Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Correction, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.  *For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of their application.   (Note: In order to upload document you must ensure that your internet browser’s ‘pop-up’ blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)

  • A Connecticut State Board of Education certification as an Intermediate Administrator/Supervisor will be required at time of appointment.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.   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.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.  

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Melissa Thompson at or 860-692-6812.


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).


  • Experience working with a culturally diverse, at risk population in a restrictive setting
  • Three (3) years of experience with the Department of Correction
  • Two (2) years of experience as a School Administrator within the Unified School District 1 


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.