Job Title: Principal, Thomas Snell Weaver High School (Grades 9-12)
Hartford, CT United States
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Principal, Thomas Snell Weaver High School (Grades 9-12)
Hartford Public Schools is seeking a leader with a passion for educating children, a commitment to closing achievement gaps, and an ability to maximize learning for all students. Hartford Public Schools invites applications from knowledgeable and innovative professionals who are experienced in urban education, have led Turnaround schools, and understand the range of academic, social, and emotional needs of students. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record in providing strong instructional leadership focused on student centered learning. Successful applicants will also have demonstrated experience managing talent, overseeing organizational systems, and engaging families and community partners for equity and excellence.
Qualifications & Requirements Extensive instructional experience in urban/multi-cultural settings and cultural responsiveness
Success in Turnaround work that led to an increase in student outcomes and creation of a united positive culture of achievement
Knowledge of and experience with the needs and opportunities of neighborhood schools
Strong and collaborative leadership with an honest, transparent, and inclusive style that supports high student outcomes and educational excellence
Demonstrated knowledge and effective use of technology in instruction, management, and communication
Record of success leading and motivating adults (as a director, chair, coach, or administrator) and students
Knowledge of pedagogy for development of curriculum and assessment that supports student learning
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Industry Advisory Boards (ex., NAF) and industry partnerships to provide internships, sponsorships, and career opportunities
Persistent use of data and researched-based focus on student achievement
Demonstrated equitable leadership practices that impacted instruction, culture, and climate
Knowledge of all federal and state mandates and regulations (IDEA, 504, Title IX, SRBI, etc.)
Demonstrated experience in community school practices, building partnerships and resources for a school, and a willingness to work with various community partners
Demonstrated skill in diverse staff recruitment, development, supervision, evaluation, and retention
Ability to develop the professional capacity and practice of school personnel to promote student achievement
Outstanding and visible communication skills with the ability to foster strong relationships with all members of the school community (students, teachers, families) and community at large to advance the schools mission and vision
Unwavering commitment to high academic achievement, social-emotional, and whole child development of all students
Experience with multiple approaches to address behaviors and instructional practices that empower students, such as restorative practices, student centered learning, etc.
Knowledge of financial management and ability to manage school operations and resources to promote each students academic success and well-being
Ability to inspire excellence in others and hold staff accountable for student growth, academic results, performance, and culturally responsive practices
Five (5) years of successful teaching experience
Five (5) years of successful experience as a building principal
CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Connecticut certification in Intermediate Administration (092)
Hartford Public Schools (HPS) is a vibrant and diverse community of educators and scholars. We have 20,000 students who attend close more than 40 distinctive magnet, neighborhood, and schools of choice. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education by focusing on cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, aiming at closing the achievement gap, and readying students for college and the global workforce.
HPS is committed to recruiting a diverse team of talented educators who are committed to developing each students individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond. We continually seek talented and high-performing teachers for current and future opportunities with the district. Highly qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our Hartford students, families and community, and who would like to be considered for current and future opportunities within the district, are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about the district, please visit our website at www.hartfordschools.org.
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