Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Technical High School Assistant Principal (Re-Posted)

Recruitment #191025-9192VA-002



The State of Connecticut, State Department of Education invites applicants to apply for two (2) full-time, first shift Assistant Principal positions located at Bullard-Havens Technical High School in Bridgeport, CT.  In a high school environment, the incumbents will be responsible for performing a full rang of administrative duties as assigned by the School Principal.  These are year-round, Monday-Friday positions.

Selection Plan

Applicant must hold a current and valid Intermediate Administration and Supervisor Certificate (Endorsement #092) issued by the State Board of Education.  A Master’s Degree and at least five (5) years of teaching experience and two (2) years of education leadership/supervisory experience.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.  Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the positions.   

For all other inquiries, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office:  Carla Kielbasinski,, (860) 713-6694.


In the Department of Education, Connecticut Technical Education and Career System, this class is accountable for assisting with directing the operation of a Technical High School or for administrative duties in the System’s central office.


This is an administrative professional level class responsible for supervising education professional, paraprofessional, maintenance, security or other support staff in a Technical Education and Career System High School or the System’s central office.

1. Assists the Principal with development and implementation of school improvement plans, student assessment initiatives, evaluation of certified and non-certified staff, classroom observations, oversight of student schedules, student discipline, other school-related functions.

2. Oversees and leads education administrative functions over major program areas in the System’s central office.

3. This class is not intended for administration of an operational bureau such as Information Technology, Human Resources, Fiscal, Equal Employment, Communications and other related administrative functions.


Supervises instructional staff and operational staff of a school or staff in the System’s central office as deemed by the Superintendent.


Technical High School:  Assists with staff activities and oversight of all related school functions; assists in the development of a comprehensive long and short term goals and objectives which support educational initiatives and Board and System mission; makes recommendations to assist with system policy, program priorities, funding, legislation and regulation; develops or assists in the development of school or system educational programs; administers pertinent laws within assigned school or system central office; leads the school-wide scheduling team in order to develop efficient and student centered schedules and assists in the implementation of the computerized student information system; oversees the student assessment process including collecting and analyzing student data to ensure student achievement over time; assists with controls of fiscal operations within school by determining priority of expenditures of financial and related resources; supervises and evaluates instructional and operational staff; assists the school system with the selection of appropriate textbooks, teacher guides and other instructional materials and equipment; provides support to teachers in their classrooms through coaching, modeling and mentoring; responds to inquiries from the public concerning education initiatives and programs; responsible for programs assigned and activities; may represent school and agency in related activities as required; performs related duties and special assignments as required by the Principal, Assistant Superintendent and/or Superintendent of Schools.

Connecticut Technical Education and Career Central Office:  Oversees and leads education administrative programs as assigned by the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent; supervises and evaluates central office staff as appropriate; oversees and provides support to the schools in the administration of programs in the Technical and Career High Schools; participates in the recruitment process; may represent the agency in related activities as required; performs related duties and special assignments as required by the Principal, Assistant Superintendent and/or Superintendent of Schools.  


Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education, with emphasis on educational administration and management; considerable knowledge of the objectives and purposes of educational programs; considerable knowledge of supervision/evaluation methods; considerable knowledge of public school administration; knowledge of the principles and techniques of budgetary preparation and fiscal management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable written and oral skills; considerable ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.


A Master’s Degree and at least five (5) years of teaching experience and two (2) years of education leadership/supervisory experience. 


Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated achievement in such areas: 
  • Experience with Title I, knowledge of evaluation methods
  • Familiarity with school reform initiatives 
  • Ability to demonstrate strong instructional methodology 
  • Utilization of technology to support instruction and special education programming 
  • Ability to communicate in a fair and equitable manner with students, parents, staff, district office business/industry and the community at large
  • Experience utilizing student data to improve student and school performance; experience working with adolescent population in an urban setting 
  • Experience creating a school schedule that is incorporated into a high school master schedule 
  • Implementing Marzano instructional strategies; knowledge of the Danielson Rubric
  • Positive work history reflective of the CT Code of Professional Responsibility and Ethical Behavior  
  • Five (5) years of experience as a certified educator and two (2) years of leadership experience at a high school level


Must hold an Intermediate Administration and Supervisor Certificate (Endorsement 092) issued by the State Board of Education.



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


This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Vocational School Assistant Director in Salary Group VA approved effective July 1, 1999. Action No. 18-074



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