Principals - Various Schools
Hartford Public Schools is seeking leaders 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 committed to urban education and understand the range of academic, social, and emotional needs of students at various stages in life. 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.
Hartford Public Schools is seeking principal candidates for:
Eleanor B. Kennelly School (Grades Pre-Kindergarten 4 - 8)
Sport and Medical Sciences Academy (Grades 6 - 12)
Montessori Magnet School at Annie Fisher (Ages 3-14)
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/ABILITIES OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
Extensive instructional experience in urban/multi-cultural settings
Knowledge of and experience with the needs and challenges of neighborhood and/or magnet 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
High level of personal accountability for student growth, academic results, and staff performance
Record of success leading and motivating adults (as a grade-level/dept. chair, coach, or administrator)
Knowledge of pedagogy for development of curriculum and assessment that supports student learning
Persistent use of data and researched-based focus on student achievement
Knowledge of all federal and state mandates and regulations (IDEA, 504, Title IX, SRBI, etc.)
Demonstrated experience in building partnerships and resources for a school and a willingness to work with various community partners
Demonstrated skill in staff recruitment, development, supervision, and evaluation
Ability to develop the professional capacity and practice of school personnel to promote student achievement
Outstanding and visible communication skills with the ability to welcome interaction 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 and character development of all students
Demonstrated experience building a positive school climate and culturally responsive practices
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
Three (3) years of successful teaching experience
One (1) year in a teacher and/or administrator leadership position
Hartford Public Schools (HPS) is a vibrant and diverse community of educators and scholars. We have over 21,000 students who attend close to 50 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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