The Hartford Public Schools is currently seeking applications for a reading and language expert and instructional leader to serve as the Principal of the Hartford Pre- Kindergarten Magnet School, which will serve a large population of English as a Second Language students. Implementation of the inquiry based literacy learning design will include the alignment of all curriculum and assessments with the newly aligned Common Core pre- school state standards and establishment of highly effective and rigorous classroom practices to ensure readiness and success in kindergarten. The school will be language-rich with a specific focus on oral language, vocabulary and narrative development, listening comprehension, and hands on/minds on inquiry based learning. As a lab school, all teaching staff, Child Development Associates, interns and volunteers will be provided with ongoing, embedded, comprehensive professional development in the model. Ongoing training and implementation of instructional, monitoring and assessment strategies will build capacity from within and ensure foundational academic and social success for our students.
This Pre- Kindergarten Magnet School will serve as a laboratory and professional development center for early literacy instruction. As a newly designed magnet school, the principal in collaboration with the district, will have an opportunity to hire master teachers while providing professional learning experiences for interns to improve their craft. The school principal is charged with implementing a school design that will ensure all students successfully complete Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 levels before transitioning to kindergarten classrooms throughout the district.
Application: Complete posting and application information for this position, Job Id 1672, may be obtained from http://www.applitrack.com/hartford/onlineapp or http://www.hartfordschools.org. Additional inquiries may be directed to Nancy Shannahan Williams, Senior Talent Recruiter, at nwilliams at hartfordschools dot org.
Employment Opportunity: Principal of the Hartford Pre- Kindergarten Magnet School, CT. NCELA List (NCELA@HERMES.GWU.EDU, 27 Apr 2013).