The Board of Directors of Timothy Murphy School is seeking an energetic, accomplished full-time Director/Principal for the school beginning July 1, 2019. Timothy Murphy School was founded in 1985 as a nonsectarian, non-public school for special education students who struggle to access their education due to profound emotional disturbances often due to early childhood trauma from domestic abuse and neglect. Timothy Murphy serves between 30-36 students in three special day classes. Students who are residentially placed at St. Vincent’s as well as day students from surrounding communities make up the population of boys from 3rd through 12th grade. The school’s positive behavior system and individual student behavior plans along with mental health services are integrated into the State adopted curriculum which comprises the academic/therapeutic environment.
Role and Responsibilities Director/Principal:
Oversees the implementation of special education programs for all students at the school. This includes all aspects of special education including but not limited to: Scheduling IEP meetings with the Marin SELPA and placing school districts, attending the meetings, coordinating testing of students with staff and updating the Special Education Information System data base as needed.
Implements and oversees the school’s behavior system in coordination with the school behaviorist; directs system of discipline including suspensions and expulsions and works with administrative assistant to insure that all necessary documentation is provided to the various agencies involved with the students.
Provides appropriate curriculum and materials to be implemented within each special day class. Procures teacher requested materials as needed
Supervises and coordinates with the Director of Clinical Services and his staff to insure that the mental health needs of each student are addressed as specified in their IEP. Works with clinical staff to develop protocols to address significant social/emotional needs of the school site.
Supervises and coordinates with the Development Director and Volunteer Coordinator to insure that fund raising efforts on behalf of the school are targeted for meeting the needs of all of the students; communicates need for classroom volunteers for any classroom desiring such services.
Responsible for providing ongoing staff development activities for staff at the school including behavior intervention training, first aid/CPR, IEP training, school safety training and any other training deemed appropriate.
Recruits, hires, supervises and evaluates all a school staff in accordance with school policy and the SEIU contract (as appropriate) and provides timely feedback to employees regarding such evaluation. Terminates employees, as needed, following school procedures, Board Policy and SEIU contract provisions.
Serves as administrative negotiator for collective bargaining activities with leadership from SEIU. Negotiates annual labor contract in accordance with Board collaboration and direction.
Works cooperatively and inclusively with agencies sharing responsibility for the students including, but not limited to, St. Vincent’s, juvenile justice agencies, social service agencies, mental health providers, school districts and others.
Completes all mandated documents for recertification as a non-public school; maintains records for on-site reviews; Completes annual Private School Affidavit; Updates annual School Accountability Report Card;
Meets monthly with Timothy Murphy School Board of Directors providing updates regarding enrollment, facilities, employment activity, budget and school activities. Provides all information as requested from Directors. Prepares, in coordination with Business Manager, an annual budget for the school for approval by the Board of Directors.
Coordinates with the school technology consultant to insure that the technology needs of the office personnel, students and staff are met and updated on an ongoing basis. With the technology consultant, develops a technology procurement/replacement plan. Supports development of a technology curriculum for use with the students.
Education and Experience:
All highly qualified applicants must have an Administrative Services Credential and five years of experience in the field of school administration. Experience in the field of emotional disturbance is preferred.
Master of Arts in Special Education or Master of Arts in School Administration is desirable.
Send a letter of intent stating your interest in the position with:
Updated resume listing educational and professional background
3 Current letters of recommendation from professional colleagues (all must be within the past 12 months)
3 personal and professional references
Salary: $120,000-$140,000 per year based on education and experience (220 day year)
Send to: LeeAnn Barone
1 St. Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
Applications will be accepted if postmarked by February 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Administrative Services Credential or equivalent
5 years experience in the field of school administration
About Timothy Murphy School
Timothy Murphy School is a private, non-public school serving male students from second through twelfth grades in San Rafael, CA. About two-thirds of the students live on-site at St. Vincent's School for Boys. The other students are placed at the school as day students and are bussed to school each day from surrounding communities. Students attending the school face significant emotional and behavioral challenges. In addition to providing for their academic needs, mental health needs are addressed by a small staff of licensed mental health clinicians and interns.