Website New York School for the Deaf

TITLE: Middle/High School Principal
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
● Work with the Superintendent to develop and implement a vision for instruction in line with the
school’s identified mission and vision, and maintain high expectations and standards for this
● Provide education leadership and supervision of the High School faculty, staff and students in
the development and implementation of curriculum and instructional programs to meet the
student learning needs
● Provide leadership and participate in the development and implementation of curriculum
designed to prepare students to meet NY State learning standards, and to satisfy the
requirements for NY State High School and /or IEP Diplomas, as appropriate
● Plan, develop and implement instructional programs to prepare students for post-secondary
education, training, employment and community living, and to integrate vocational and career
education into overall high school program
● Develop and implement a program of transition planning that meets all State and Federal
requirements, that involves students and families in long-range academic and career planning,
and that is fully integrated within the Annual Review process as required by the IEP
● Review course requirements and determine class assignments and develop master schedule,
student schedules and teacher and teacher assistant schedules, in partnership with the school’s
Guidance Counselor
● Oversee student placement, grading, advancement and recommend students for graduation
● Direct and assist in management of student’s behavior and discipline as needed
● Evaluate the performance of teachers, teacher assistants and other departmental staff and
recommend techniques and methods of improvement as needed using the evaluation method
approved by the State as described by the Superintendent
● Through observation, evaluation, visitation and discussion, evaluate the performance of MS/HS
staff and discipline as needed according to the Employee Handbook and directives from the
● Provide models of effective teaching strategies to instructional staff as needed
● Recommend the transfer, promotion or termination of high school faculty and staff
● Recommend purchase of supplies, materials and equipment for the high school
● Supervise and monitor all state education requirements, such as RCT/Regents and other testing
programs, the IEP process, fire drills, etc.
● Approve all extra-curricular time for high school faculty and staff
● Develop, coordinate and direct professional development programs for all high school teachers
and teacher assistants with the administration and with feedback from the community
● Recommend and monitor new or revised school policies and procedures along with other
● Communicate regularly with parents about High School activities and meet with parents to
discuss individual needs or special problems as needed
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● Ensure sensitivity to cultural differences within the school community.
● Prepare necessary reports pertaining to students, staff and programs in the High School
● Respond to inquiries and general correspondence regarding education programs and ensure the
general welfare of students and staff.
● Ensure that obligations under the labor contract are executed properly. Attempt to resolve
differences or disputes before they become issues.
● Work cooperatively with local school districts, agencies, parents, staff and students on
intramural and extramural educational programs of benefit to Fanwood students.
● All other duties assigned by the Superintendent
● Possess NYS certification School Administrator/Supervisor or School Building Leader or
willingness to obtain within 2 years of employment required
● Possess NYS certification as Teacher of the Deaf or appropriate subject area certifications
combined with proof of ASL fluency such as the ASLPI
● Master’s degree in Deaf Education or other related field
● American Sign Language proficiency required
● Strong written communication skills
● Ability to work flexible hours as the needs of the program dictate
● Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience, preferably with high school students
● Previous supervisory experience preferred
SALARY: $100,000 – $140,000 commensurate with education and experience
TO APPLY: Forward a resume with cover letter to: fax 914-703-4003 or email
New York School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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