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FACULTY MSD - Assistant Principal, Middle School

Frederick Campus

Recruitment #18-009009-0003


The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.


MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

The purpose of this position is to organize and foster a positive, safe environment that is conducive to best meeting the needs of all students, staff and parents. This includes such responsibilities as: leading, directing, counseling, and supervising a variety of personnel and programs; creating effective parent, teacher, child communications, supporting, encouraging, mentoring, and evaluating staff; fostering teamwork between teachers and among staff and parents; and managing budget items.


Participate in the coordination of class scheduling and assigning of staff to classes.

Observe and evaluate job performance of team leaders, teachers and teacher aides.

Provide models of effective teaching strategies to instructional staff.

Assist teachers in formulating appropriate educational objectives, strategies and activities including review of IEPs and units/lesson plans.

Systematically maintain and review students learning data to improve instruction, intervention and placement.

Assist with classroom management.

Supervise state and local standardized testing to ensure compliance with established processes and policies.


Education: A Master's Degree in the Education of Deaf students, Education of Deaf students with additional disabilities or special education required.

Experience: A minimum of two years of successful classroom teaching experience with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students is required.

Fluency in American Sign Language and written English, and knowledge of Deaf community required.

Superior interpersonal and active listening skills required.

Maryland State Department of Education Administrator I required (or the ability to obtain in a specific time).


Experience in administration/supervision preferred.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.


Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview.  As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  A copy of your college transcripts must accompany your application.  The preferred method to receive transcripts and additional information is for it to be uploaded.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time. Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf, Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.