AHRCNYC, one of New York’s most successful network of Chapter 853 schools, is seeking two highly-skilled leaders: Principal of AHRCNYC Middle and High School, and Assistant Principal of AHRCNYC Middle and High School. The staff of 68 at the Middle/High School serve 105 students, ages 13-21. All of the students are primarily diagnosed with autism. The school is a New York State Education Department-approved school, serving students who reside in New York City, under a contract with the New York City Department of Education.
The Middle and High School students are instructed in four distinct groupings: (1) middle school students ages 13-14, (2) high school students ages 14-18 focusing on a standard academic curriculum, (3) high school students ages 14-18 focusing on job development/vocational skills, and (4) high school students ages 18-21focusing on multiple, post-high school academic and independence skills.
Among the many strengths of the AHRC schools recently cited by parents and staff are these:
A very supportive place for students, parents, and staff
Great students who feel comfortable in their schools
A truly dedicated and friendly staff
Parents who want to be supportive and involved
A safe environment and a consistent curriculum
Teachers who know their students and are able to bring them to success in learning
A staff which will be supportive of its new administrators
Among the challenges identified by parents and staff which these new leaders may face are these:
Lessening staff turnover and enhancing staff communications
Improving aspects of facilities maintenance
Enhancing staff salaries and benefits
Maintaining the high level of safety and security at the school
Further increasing parent engagement
Following significant staff and parent engagement on the question, the AHRC Vice-President for Education has approved the following specifications for candidates for these leadership roles::
The successful candidate for Principal of AHRCNYC Middle and High School will be:
A caring school leader, experienced in special education and knowledgeable of the Applied Behavior Analysis approach to educating children on the spectrum
An approachable, hands-on administrator who is able to directly confront problems in a timely manner when necessary, while also a good listener who can regularly be found out in the classrooms of the school
An honest, approachable leader who is fully committed to the learning success of AHRCNYC students and the professional development of school staff
An able communicator through all media who keeps staff and parents up to date on changes in the school
An effective manager of issues related to the business operations of the school including facilities, budget, security, etc.
The successful candidate for Assistant Principal of AHRCNYC Middle and High School will be:
A successful teacher with academic preparation and certification appropriate to an entry level administrator
An educator familiar with learning issues related to students on the spectrum and eager to help promote the growth of teachers and students at the school
A willing, beginning administrator who is eager to share leadership responsibilities in a way which promotes the most effective administration of the school
A good listener and learner, always eager to grow and promote the growth of others
Eligibility for New York State Certification as a School Building Leader is required, and preference will be given to candidates certified and experienced in Special Education, including work with children on the spectrum. Salary and benefits will be regionally competitive for similar positions. Applications must be submitted online at www.leadschools.us (click on “current vacancies”) by April 25, 2019. In addition to completing the basic application, candidates are asked to upload a cover letter describing how they meet the above criteria, together with their current resume. All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP, LLC, is a company dedicated to supporting the leadership needs of America's schools. Since 2004, our firm has served the needs of more than four dozen private and public schools and districts in the metropolitan New York area. Sixteen associates, highly experienced educators and school board members, comprise the reservoir of expertise available to meet your leadership support needs.Our service products include (1) facilitating recruitment for superintendent and other leadership positions; (2) leading Board-Superintendent team development activities; (3) mentoring newly-appointed superintendents and other leaders; (4) supporting long-range planning efforts; (5) conducting leadership organizational studies; (6) facilitating community-based focus groups; and (7) conducting leadership compensation studies.Our contact information is:Our New York office is located at 106 Morningside Drive, #25, New York, New York 10027 (Toll Free: 800-975-1730) E-Mail Address: Leadschools@aol.comFAX: (603)580-1124
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