Principal - Hartford Public Schools
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Principal
Job Location: Montessori Magnet School at Batchelder
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Dec 17, 2018**
District: Hartford Public Schools
Hartford, CT 06103
Telephone: 860-695-8606
Job Description:
Hartford Public Schools is pleased to announce the search for Principal of Montessori Magnet School at Batchelder!  Montessori Magnet follows Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) standards for an authentic implementation of the highly successful educational methods of Dr. Maria Montessori.  Classrooms are mixed age groups- Primary (ages 3-6); Lower Elementary (ages 6 - 9) and Upper Elementary (ages 9-12). Children stay in their classroom environments for 3-4 years with the same guide (teacher).  The communities of children support one another socially, emotionally, and academically.  Each environment is specially prepared with materials and lessons that fulfill each developmental stage.

Montessori Magnet offers a 2 to 3-hour uninterrupted morning work period and a 2-hour uninterrupted afternoon work period as promoted by the AMI standards. This schedule allows for students to naturally develop their interests, concentration, and self-discipline as they lead their own work and learning.  Students recess out of doors as they participate in structured activities such as gardening and gross motor games.  All students have integrated art, music and movement lessons as part of their daily Montessori experience. Elementary students are encouraged to plan and embark on “going-out” exercises that complement their studies/interests.

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. Knowledgeable and innovative professionals who are committed to urban education and understand the range of academic, social, and emotional needs of students at various stages in life are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record in providing strong instructional leadership focused on student-centered learning in a Montessori recognized school. Successful applicants will have demonstrated experience managing talent, overseeing organizational systems, and engaging families & community partners for equity and excellence. 
Appropriate Connecticut administrator certification is required for this position.
The screening process for highly qualified candidates is immediate.  To be considered, all internal and external applicants must fully complete a Hartford Public Schools’ online application, which includes the Educator’s Professional Inventory (EPI) assessment.  All candidates must upload requested documents, including:  cover letter, current resume, and three (3) letters of professional reference that were prepared within the last three years.  For internal candidates, one of the three letters of reference is required to be from his/her current principal and/or executive director of school leadership. 
Complete posting details, including requirements and salary, and the online application for Posting Number C167-1819 may be found at  Additional inquiries may be directed to Nancy Williams, Senior Talent Recruiter, at

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.