Are you an education professional looking to take on a leadership role in the largest Technical High School system in the state? If so, we invite you to take this opportunity to join our team today!
The State of Connecticut, Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) – is currently recruiting for a 1st Shift Technical High School Assistant Principal position at Windham Technical High School in Willimantic, CT.
- 1st Shift
- 40 Hours per week
Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:
- Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
- Paid time off – including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
- Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
- A healthy work-life balance!
- To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked one of the best Employers of 2023 – State of CT receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
In your role as a Technical High School Assistant Principal, you will have the opportunity to:
- Assist with staff activities and oversight of all related school functions;
- Assist in development of comprehensive long and short term goals and objectives which support educational initiatives and the Board and System mission;
- Make recommendations to assist with system policy, program priorities, funding, legislation and regulation;
- Develop or assist in the development of school or system educational programs;
- Administer pertinent laws within assigned school or system central office;
- Lead 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;
- Oversee the student assessment process including collecting and analyzing student data to ensure student achievement over time;
- Assist with control of fiscal operations within the school by determining priority of expenditures of financial and related sources;
- Supervise and evaluate instruction and operational staff;
- Perform related duties as required;
Mission and Beliefs:
The mission of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System is to provide a world-class, unique, and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners that:
- Ensures both student academic success and career technical education mastery, as well as promotes enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
- Prepares students for post-secondary education, including apprenticeships and immediate productive employment.
- Engages regional, state, national and international employers, and industries in a vibrant collaboration to respond to current, emerging, and changing global workforce needs and expectations.
- Pursues and participates in global partnerships that provide CTECS students with international exposure and experience.
Windham Technical High School:
Windham Technical High School is located in Willimantic, Connecticut. We have 500 students from 23 towns and enroll grades 9012.
As a school of choice, Windham Technical High School draws from 23 different communities in Eastern Connecticut. We offer 9 career-directed, trade technologies: Architectural, Automotive, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Electrical, Health Technology, HVAC, Information Systems Technologies, and Manufacturing.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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 act as an Executive Coach to oversee professional development within the class, including growing district leadership capacity and developing district-wide succession planning by providing non-evaluative support for beginning and developing incumbents within the job class; 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master’s Degree and at least five (5) years of teaching experience and two (2) years of education leadership/supervisory experience.
- Experience with staff evaluation methods, including leading activities to provide colleague to colleague feedback; familiarity with school reform initiatives, including evidence of leading staff in the initiatives; using differentiated instruction, tiered interventions, and/or SRBI approaches to monitor student progress
- Experience using technology to support instruction, special education programming and programming for English Language Learners
- Experience building relationships with students, parents, staff, district office, business/industry and the community at large
- Experience utilizing student data to improve student performance, school performance and instruction
- Experience working with an adolescent population using research-based strategies to support this population
- Experience creating a school schedule that is incorporated into a high school master schedule with ability to prioritize student and school needs.
- Experience implementing and providing leadership in Marzano instructional strategies.
- Experience using the Danielson Rubric and coaching teachers to improve or impact instruction using this rubric
- Experience in a leadership role as a Department Head or Administrative function
Must hold an Intermediate Administration and Supervisor Certificate (Endorsement 092) issued by the State Board of Education.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.