Principal - Wethersfield Public Schools
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Elementary Principal
Job Location: Highcrest Elementary School (Wethersfield, CT)
Beginning: Jul 01, 2017
Deadline: Jan 24, 2017**
District: Wethersfield Public Schools
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Telephone: 860-571-8112
Job Description:
Wethersfield Public Schools (Wethersfield, CT)
Highcrest Elementary School
Starting July 1, 2017 (12-month position; 223 work days)
Salary: As per collective bargaining agreement (range: $117,085 - $142,289)
The Wethersfield Public Schools partner with the community and families in fostering our students’ ongoing education in a safe and inspiring learning environment.  Our schools are demographically diverse and are characterized by respectful behavior, trusting relationships, caring educators/administrators/staff and continuous learning.
Wethersfield’s Highcrest Elementary School is seeking a motivated and dedicated leader to serve as building Principal.  This position is vital to our school as the incumbent has regular and constant interaction with our staff, students, parents/families, community, and administrative team.  Applications will be accepted through January 24, 2017 from qualified candi­dates.
The Highcrest Principal will partner closely with the district administrative team and school-based leaders to prepare every student for scholastic success, and will serve as the primary building/school champion for implementing school and district vision of learning.  In this role, our Principal will:
- Guide and implement a community-wide vision of learning through the implementation of School Improvement Plans;
- Drive student success by monitoring and continuously improving teaching/learning within the building, ensuring alignment with district, state and national standards of excellence;
- Recruit, select, supervise and evaluate all certified and non-certified staff members, ensuring a highly effective learning environment is at the core of all staffing activities and decisions;
- Ensure equitable access to resources is available to all students/families, and collaborate with families and the community to respond to diverse community interests and needs;
- Create and sustain a school culture committed to strong values, beliefs and practices that are aligned with Wethersfield’s mission and vision;
- Provide leadership and oversight of the school data teams to support instruction, assessment, professional development, and support programs;
- Continuously communicate and be available to parents, families and the community.
- Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills to lead staff, students, families and members of the school community;
- Demonstrated success in the development, evaluation and implementation of curriculum and instruction;
- Demonstrated success in the areas of team engagement, fostering improved school climate, enhancing student assessment;
- Demonstrated ability to use technology for data analysis and understand its application to student learning;
- Minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience;  
- Minimum of two (2) years of prior administrator experience;
- Holds Connecticut Professional Educator Certification – Intermediate Administration & Supervision (092);
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Demonstrated experience in managing school improvement efforts and supervising staff;
- Demonstrated ability to handle and treat information confidentially;    
- Demonstrated ability to relate effectively with staff, parents, students and the public;
- Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work schedule and set priorities;
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, with a sense of urgency, and with accuracy;
- Possesses a heart for respectfully challenging the status quo, advocating for change, and leading efforts for process improvement.
Applications will be accepted through January 24, 2017 from qualified candidates.  Interested applicants must apply online at: 
Wethersfield Public School System – Nondiscrimination Policy
The Wethersfield Public Schools is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons.  The Wethersfield Public Schools does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including but not limited to intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

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