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TSD Knoxville - Lead Principal (K-12)

TSD Knoxville - Lead Principal (K-12)
Knoxville, TN
Apply Online at: http://www.tsdeaf.org/apps/form/form.TENSFTD.rpkVlVU.1nv

The Lead Principal will create an academic program that exemplifies excellence and equity such that all students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to successfully make decisions and determine their own life path.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: These are not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Works with the Director of Instruction to develop, articulate, and implement a vision of learning that includes high goals for student achievement that are shared and supported by the school community. Values, supports, and believes in high standards for all students across the spectrum of socio-economic demographics and academic potential.
• Articulates the vision and strategic mission of the Tennessee School for the Deaf and works collaboratively with teachers, parents, community leaders, higher education partners, and others to continuously improve instructional excellence.
• Listens effectively to families, students, and the school community. Considers and responds to the input of stakeholders in a timely fashion.
• Strategically aligns leadership behaviors with stated values and goals to drive required change. Develops strategic plan with effective solutions.
• Establishes and maintains a culture of integrity, fairness, and high ethical standards. Builds strong relationships based on mutual respect, trust, and empathy within the school.
• Establishes systems and programs that promote learning, collaboration, and communication throughout the school.
• Supervises assistant principals and teachers and holds each to a high standard.
• Builds department capacity by setting clear expectations and observing, and evaluating paraprofessional staff using the SMART process.
• Improves classroom teaching by setting clear expectations and observing, coaching, and evaluating teachers and staff in accordance with the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM). Obtains and maintains TEAM Observer certification through completing training and passing certification exam.
• Analyzes and uses data to inform adult learning, professional development, and decision-making.
• Ensures that school meets all relevant academic benchmarks and that every student is measured for annual academic growth.
• Participates in the IEP process, assuring that goals, objectives, and benchmarks are appropriate and effectively addressed.
• Builds professional learning communities to nurture and sustain a school culture and instructional program conducive to accelerated student achievement. Regularly assesses student learning and ensures the provision of specific, timely feedback to teachers and students.
• Aligns standards, curricula, instructional strategies, and assessment tools. Supports teachers in using effective instructional strategies to meet students’ diverse learning needs.
• Coordinates professional learning activities for the instructional staff of the school, including planning, collaboration, implementation, and evaluation of the services.
• Fosters teacher professional development through coaching and motivating. Stimulates and retains high performers, mentors early career teachers, challenges low performers to improve, and dismisses poor performers who do not improve. Initiates and engages in difficult conversations around continuous instructional improvement as necessary.
• Builds strong teams, develops leadership capacity among staff, and shares responsibilities appropriately. Recognizes, rewards, and celebrates hard work and outstanding results.
• Works with Director of Instruction, Director of CERC, counselors, teachers, residential staff and CERC personnel to maintain a high level of youth development and student support services that align with academic goals, as dictated by student needs.
• Participates in and supports the supervision and administration of extracurricular programs and school athletic programs with staff assistance, as applicable.
• Collaborates with the Director of Instruction to selects highly effective teachers through robust screening and interviewing process and assists in recruitment.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Strong organizational skills
• Excellent communication skills, adapting appropriately to audience and message
• Knowledge of best practices in the areas of responsibilities
• Knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements
• Knowledge of budgeting and finance management
• Familiar with federal programs’ rules and regulations
• Organizes and coordinates districtwide projects and manages multiple projects simultaneously
• Develops and maintains a vision for educational growth of the Tennessee School for the Deaf
• Understands building vision, strategic planning, and creating strong teams
• Demonstrates emotional fortitude and perseveres in the face of obstacles; innovative thinker with the capacity to develop creative and adaptive solutions that overcome objections and resistance
• Holds self and others accountable for student learning
• Demonstrates self-awareness and a commitment to continuous learning
• Seeks out and acts upon performance feedback
Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found at https://www.tn.gov/hr/employees1/benefits.html
• Valid Tennessee professional educator license with and administrative endorsement or demonstrated progress toward this endorsement.
• Must have at least ten (10) years teaching experience
• Master’s Degree or beyond in educational leadership/administration/supervision.
• Degree in Deaf Education and/or a working knowledge in the area of the deaf, hearing impaired, and special populations.
• American Sign Language SLPI rating of Advanced or higher.
• Demonstrate a deep understanding of the unique challenges associated with educating students who are deaf/hard-of-hearing.
• Technology acumen and proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft 365, internet-based applications, typing and word processing skills.
Lead Principal (K-12) salary is based on Teacher Salary contract. Additional Lead Principal (K-12) supplemental will also be included in accordance wi
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Phone: 865-579-2500
2725 Island Home Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37920