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ELLINGTON - Superintendent of Schools: The Ellington Board of Education invites exceptional candidates to apply for the position of Superintendent of Schools. The successful candidate’s work will include: ensuring that the Common Core State Standards, SBAC testing and other mandated programs are thoughtfully implemented so as to benefit students without compromising district values; advancing technology use to enhance student learning and operations; placing high priority on effective professional development; building and maintaining strong relationships with community leaders; developing and sustaining an outstanding team of administrators; and taking the lead in the development and presentation of the annual district budget. The Ellington Board of Education is prepared to offer a regionally competitive salary and contract that recognizes excellent credentials, accomplishments and promise. The Ellington Board of Education seeks a Superintendent who: is a proven leader of sound character; has a broad knowledge of contemporary learning and teaching in a public school district; will display dynamic and effective communication, skills both orally and through written word; is able to work within and continue to build a cohesive leadership and educational team; believes in continuous improvement and in ensuring that the emotional, social and academic success of students is of primary concern; and is able to ensure that Ellington Public Schools are up-to-date with all local, state and national mandates, standards and regulations. Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled / Start Date: The intent of the Board is to name a new Superintendent in the Spring. The successful candidate will begin work on July 1, 2015. To Apply: Contact Dr. Carolyn Burke, Ellington Superintendent Search, NESDEC, 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752; Phone: 508-481-9444; Email: search@nesdec.org District Website:   www.ellingtonschools.org Consultant Website: To download an application, go to the NESDEC website: http://www.nesdec.org/executive_search/currentsearches.htm

LEBANON - Superintendent of Schools: The Lebanon Board of Education invites outstanding educational leaders to apply for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Compensation and Fringe Benefits: Three-year contract with competitive salary. The successful candidate will work with the Board of Education to promote an effective partnership that leads the school district toward a shared vision of continued excellence. Application Deadline: February 19, 2015 2 p.m. / Start Date July 1, 2015. A completed package includes a letter of application, current résumé, eligibility for Connecticut Superintendent Certification (#093), transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and three letters of reference. All completed packets must be submitted as ONE electronic PDF file and emailed to ExecutiveSearches@ces.k12.ct.us For more information, contact Dr. H. Kaye Griffin at (860) 694-9795 or by email at griffinkaye@hotmail.com District Website: www.lebanonct.org Consultant Website: www.ces.k12.ct.us Brochure: http://www.ces.k12.ct.us/uploaded/Lebanon_2015.pdf

POMFRET - Superintendent of Schools:  Position Responsibilities: The Pomfret Board of Education is seeking an outstanding educational leader for its 415 student pre-K through grade 8 Elementary School. Pomfret is a rural community located in beautiful northeastern Connecticut. The school has a strong culture and tradition of educational excellence with supportive parents, eager students, an outstanding faculty and staff and a well-maintained school facility. High school students from Pomfret attend nearby Woodstock Academy, Ellis Tech, Killingly Vocational Agriculture School, and other secondary schools. The annual budget of approximately 10 million dollars allows for a wide range of programs and a challenging curriculum for students. Compensation and Fringe Benefits: A competitive salary for part time superintendents in Connecticut and the region will be offered. This position will be a three-day per week, 133 days per year position with some work schedule flexibility. The Pomfret School Board is looking for a veteran educator with previous building level, central office and superintendent of schools experience. Teaching and administrative experience at the elementary or middle school level is preferred. Additional qualities of the candidate include: A visionary student oriented approach, A collaborative leadership style, High energy and high visibility within the school and community, A creative problem solver, Knowledgeable of every aspect of educational administration, Strong in finance and budgeting, Up to date in the latest scientific researched based approaches to teaching and learning, Strong technology skills as related to improving teaching and learning. Application Deadline: The Board will begin evaluating interested candidates January 16, 2015 / Start Date: July 1, 2015. Please send the following completed information to: Mr. Richard Schad, Chair, PO Box 113, Pomfret Center, CT 06259. A cover letter expressing your interest in the position, A current resume, Three recent letters of professional reference, An essay of 500 words or less describing your accomplishments and unique skills for the role, A copy of your 093 Superintendent of Schools certification: Copies of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. District Website: www.pomfret.ctschool.net

Alternate Route To Certification (ARC) Office of Higher Education - Student Teacher Evaluators: Position Responsibilities: ARC is seeking to increase the pool of qualified candidates to serve as Student Teaching Evaluators for students training for secondary certification (grades 7-12) in Life and Physical Sciences, World Languages, English, Mathematics, Family and Consumer Science, Technology Education, and Music. These openings are for our student placements occurring in: Spring (Feb-March, 2015); Summer (July 2015) and throughout the 2015-16 school year (September-November, 2015) and February-March (2016). Compensation and Fringe Benefits: Stipends and mileage reimbursement are provided to evaluators. Hired individuals will be issued a seasonal personal service agreement with no benefits. Qualifications include Connecticut professional teacher or administrator certification, experience with electronic assessment systems and evaluating student teachers and or experienced teachers, knowledge of national and state education standards, familiarity and experience with current state education initiatives, and a record of success as a K-12 Connecticut educator. BEST/TEAM training is preferred. Student teaching placements occur throughout the state and applicants from all counties are welcome. ARC will provide training in our assessment system for candidates who are hired. Application Deadline: Open until filled. Start Date: February 23- March 26, 2015; Summer (July, 2015) and throughout the 2015-16 school year (September-November, 2015 and February-March, 2016). To Apply Contact: Candidates must send a letter of interest, resume, copy of Connecticut teacher certification, and two letters of reference from individuals who can attest to the candidate's ability to evaluate teacher candidates. Apply to: Keith Norton, Director of Finance and Administration, Office of Higher Education, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105 District Website: http://www.ctohe.org/ARC/

DARIEN - Director of Human Resources: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 5 years proven experience in a supervisory or human resources administration role either in education or in an industry of size comparable to the school district; A solid understanding of Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations, union practices, compliance issues, labor laws and information management systems; Capable of developing and implementing creative and innovative solutions to short and long-term educational, personnel, financial and facilities issues; Policy development and implementation; Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate and positively interact with administrators, teachers, classified school employees, the Board of Education and the public; Excellent written communication skills; Knowledge of current local, state and Federal laws concerning personnel management and related issues; Master’s degree or advanced degree in related field required; Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable. JOB GOAL: To develop policies, procedures and processes fundamental to the establishment of a Department of Human Resources and to coordinate human resources, financial and general administrative functions that enhance a positive work environment for school district staff. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve month year. Salary to be set annually by the Board on recommendation of the Superintendent. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: For a list of performance responsibilities and a complete copy of the job posting, please visit: www.darienps.org, Personnel, Employment. Review of applications will begin on February 6, 2015 and will be ongoing until position is filled. FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT: Michael T. Cicchetti, Ed.D., Interim Director of Human Resources, Darien Public Schools. Phone: (203) 656-7406 Email: mcicchetti@darienps.org APPLICATION PROCESS – EXTERNAL CANDIDATES: External candidates must submit an electronic application via Applitrack: www.darienps.org, Personnel, Employment, Start an Application. Supporting documentation, such as a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to the electronic application. Paper and emailed applications and documents will not be accepted from external candidates.

LITCHFIELD - Director of Business Operations: Seeking an experienced Director of Business Operations who, under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools, will administer the financial affairs of the school district in such a way as to provide the best possible educational services with the financial resources available. The position requires knowledge of principles and practices of accounting, finances, and public school administration. Demonstrated knowledge, integrity and success in all fiscal services including financial planning and budgeting, accounting and reporting, fiscal management of grants, purchasing, inventory and supply management. Ability to oversee ancillary services such as school transportation and food services. Background in facilities management, capital planning, construction and renovation. Demonstrated success administering payroll, insurance, and employee benefit programs. Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to school business administration and educational finance. Knowledge of personnel practices and administration, grievance resolution, and proven success with contractual negotiations. Successful experience with technology and computer operations and implementation of management information systems. The Director of Business Operations shall have a minimum of five years of experience or employment in responsible management/administrative positions, including direct supervisory capacity in finance and business operations, particularly in public schools. Connecticut State Department of Education certification 085 School Business Administrator and/or 092 Intermediate Administration or Supervision required. Start Date: to be discussed. Application Deadline: until filled. Complete our online application accessed through www.litchfieldschools.org and attach a cover letter, resume, three current letters of recommendation, graduate and undergraduate transcripts and 085 certification or proof of eligibility. Please address cover letter to: Ms. Lynn K. McMullin, Superintendent of Schools.

NEW CANAAN - High School Principal: Highly competitive salary and benefits package per the New Canaan Administrator Agreement. The application deadline is January 31, 2015. Highly qualified candidates are invited to apply for the position of Principal of New Canaan High School. Connecticut State Department of Education 092 certification required. Strong emphasis will be placed on the following qualifications and attributes: A record of past accomplishments as an innovative and student-centered educator and as an ardent supporter of public education; An ability to promote and sustain a school culture and rigorous instructional program conducive to high performance and staff professional growth; Strong experience and expertise in the areas of curriculum, instruction and program assessment; An appreciation for education programming that includes the visual and performing arts, community service, athletics, and other co-curricular activities; Prior experience in a high performance school district is a plus; Ability to maintain a caring and supportive school culture; Strong interpersonal skills; Effective team-building and collaboration skills. Application Deadline: January 31, 2015 / Start Date: July 1, 2015. Complete the online application on our district website, www.newcanaan.k12.ct.us, and upload a letter of interest, a current resume, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of Connecticut certification and other supporting documents. Address letter of interest to Gary A. Kass, Director of Human Resources, New Canaan Public Schools, 39 Locust Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840. District Website: www.newcanaan.k12.ct.us

POMFRET / EASTFORD - Director of Pupil Services: An exceptional opportunity exists for a shared Director of Pupil Services for Pomfret and Eastford, CT due to the retirement of Pomfret’s long-time Director of Pupil Services. Pomfret Community School, located in a beautiful, rural/residential community in Northeastern Connecticut, has a current enrollment of 415 students, grades PreK-8, and 179 students at our designated high school, Woodstock Academy. Eastford Elementary school has a current enrollment of 141 students, grades PreK-8, and 59 students at Woodstock Academy. Eastford is a small, rural community with a population of 1,751 in Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner.” A competitive salary for a full-time Director of Pupil Services in CT and the region will be offered. Work year: 218 days: 174 days in Pomfret, CT (4 days per week), 44 days in Eastford, CT (1 day per week). Pomfret and Eastford strive to provide effective special education and related services for all school-aged children and ensure that, to the greatest extent possible, appropriate education programs are available within a regular school setting. The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of all State and Federal special education laws, as well as insuring district compliance with any other regulations and guidelines of the special education program and related services. Both communities are committed to offering high quality educational programs for all of their students. Qualifications: Connecticut Intermediate Certification (092); Masters’ Degree in Special Education or related field; 5 years of successful experience in public education; Administrative experience preferred; Outstanding leadership skills; Ability to work with an experienced staff and involved parents. Application Deadline: February 20, 2015 / Start Date: July 1, 2015. Interested candidates should apply to: Matt A. Bisceglia, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Pomfret Community School, 20 Pomfret Street, Pomfret Center, CT. 06259. Please include: Letter of Interest, resume, copies of transcripts, proof of certification, and three recent letters of reference. District Website: www.pomfret.ctschool.net

SHELTON - Guidance School Counselor: Application Deadline: UNTIL FILLED / Start Date: TBD. To Apply: Visit our website and apply through our online application system. District Website: www.sheltonpublicschools.org

Southern Worcester County Educational Collaborative (SWCEC) - Executive Director: The SWCEC Board of Directors is seeking a highly-motivated and innovative Executive Director with vision and a collaborative leadership style that promotes team building among staff and all major stakeholders in the SWCEC districts. SWCEC is a regional public education collaborative serving 15 public school committees in Central Massachusetts. Currently, the collaborative provides inter-district programs for students with disabilities in small, structured therapeutic and academic learning environments. Desired competencies include excellent communication and team-building skills, fiscal and entrepreneurial skills that support and promote inter-organizational partnerships, and proven leadership skills in a central office, special education or collaborative school administrative position. Special education administration experience is preferred. At least 3 years’ leadership experience is required. Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on February 13, 2015 / Start Date: As soon as possible. To Apply Contact: Dr. Michael Palladino/Dr. Arthur Bettencourt; SWCEC Executive Director Search, NESDEC, 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752; Phone: 508-481-9444; Email: search@nesdec.org District Website: http://www.swcec.org/ Consultant Website: To download an application, go to the NESDEC website: http://www.nesdec.org/executive_search/currentsearches.htm

WESTPORT - Principal, Long Lots Elementary School: Compensation and Fringe Benefits: Highly Competitive Salary and Fringe Benefits in Accordance with the Westport Intermediate Administrators’ Agreement. Westport is looking for an exceptional educational leader, with building - level administrative experience, preferably in a similar, high performing district, who has demonstrated the following skills and abilities: Ability to continue the tradition of academic and extracurricular excellence at Long Lots Elementary School and implement the mission of the Westport Public Schools; Strong understanding of curriculum and instruction; Ability to maintain a caring and supportive school climate; Strong interpersonal skills; Effective team-building and collaboration skills; Effective and clear communication skills; Ability to creatively problem solve; Connecticut Intermediate Administrator Certification (092). Application Deadline: January 31, 2015 / Start Date: July 1, 2015. To Apply Contact: Please apply on line. Address cover letter to Dr. Elliott Landon, Superintendent of Schools. District Website: www.westport.k12.ct.us  

WINDHAM - Director of Bilingual/ESOL &World Languages: Dynamic, experienced individual to provide educational and administrative leadership and supervision for the Bilingual/ESOL and World Language Programs and services for English language learners and world language students in regards to identification, placement, instruction, and implementation of services in compliance with federal and state mandates.Compensation and Fringe Benefits: Competitive salary & comprehensive benefit package including:Paid vacation (25/yr) and sick days (20/yr); 15 paid holidays; Health, Prescription, Dental and Life Insurance; Section 125 plan; 403B/ 457B Plans, plus more.Position Requirements: Intermediate Administrator and supervision Certificate (092) are required.Also, a minimum of five (5) years experience and "other" related experience in the field of Bilingual/ESOL, public education, experience coordinating instructional programs for ELL's and such alternatives to the previous qualifications as the administration may find appropriate and acceptable.Salary range: $110,690-$120,955. Application Deadline: Until Filled / Start Date: ASAP. To Apply Contact: Online applications accepted Job ID # 1828 / District Website: www.windham.k12.ct.us


BREWER, MAINE - Superintendent of Schools: The School Committee of the Brewer, Maine Public Schools invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Superintendent of Schools. The Brewer School Department is seeking an educational leader to lead the school department forward beginning on July 1, 2015. Brewer is a suburban community located in Penobscot County in eastern Maine. The pre-K-12 school department houses approximately 1,700 students in two well-maintained buildings: the recently-dedicated Brewer Community School (Grades pre-K-8); and the newly-renovated Brewer High School (Grades 9-12). The Brewer School Department is associated with the Community of Caring Program, which encourages a positive and supportive atmosphere in which to work and learn. The school district is recognized for its consistent success in providing high-quality comprehensive, diversified education for all of its students. The district is proud of the accomplishments of its students and the work of its outstanding faculty and staff. Brewer Public Schools enjoy the strong support of parents and community. The mission of the Brewer School Department is to challenge students to fully realize their potential by offering a high-quality educational experience. The Brewer School District is prepared to provide a multi-year contract with a regionally competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The next Superintendent of the Brewer Public Schools must have a thorough understanding of teaching practices and the ability to articulate a vision for preparing students for success in a global society. He/she must have a proven ability to work collaboratively with local government officials and the capacity to connect with and involve all stakeholders in the district. Good business acumen is essential. A qualified candidate will have strong central office experience combined with a background in teaching. An advanced graduate degree is required. Maine Superintendent Certification or eligibility for certification is necessary. Application Deadline: It is anticipated that the review of applications will begin on February 16, 2015 with interviews scheduled shortly thereafter / Start Date: The starting date is July 1, 2015. To Apply Contact: Dr. Arthur Bettencourt, Brewer Superintendent Search, NESDEC, 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752; Phone: 508-481-9444; Email: search@nesdec.org District Website: www.breweredu.org Consultant Website: To download an application, go to the NESDEC website: http://www.nesdec.org/executive_search/currentsearches.htm


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  • January 29, 2015
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    February 6, 2015
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