The leadership of Tech Valley High School is committed to finding a chief academic officer and principal to suit the innovative 21st century, project-based learning education Tech Valley High School provides. The CAO/Principal is responsible for the supervision and success of all aspects of the student-centered, project-based learning educational program. The successful candidate will:
Put students first and value and promote project-based learning in a vibrant school community;
Understand the importance and use of data in decision-making;
Possess strong communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills that will energize and engage the school community in support of the school’s mission and vision;
Be a self-starter and possess strong leadership skills that will foster a professional learning environment and community;
Possess strong technology skills and be committed to a technology infrastructure that supports the learning, curriculum and culture of our school;
Have the ability to work collaboratively with the operating board and two large BOCES organizations as well as 46 component school superintendents and principals;
Demonstrate a collaborative leadership style characterized by strong partnerships with local businesses, educational institutions, organized labor and community groups;
Be a visible and approachable member of the community with a strong commitment to outreach, school community involvement and advocacy at the local and state level;
Instill confidence and inspire staff and students to succeed;
Have at least five years of teaching experience and three years of administrative experience;
Possess New York State school administrator certification or the ability to become certified in NYS with an advance degree in business; curriculum writing and design; mathematics; science or technology preferred.
Candidates must submit the following application materials by September 15, 2020:
Cover letter and a current resume, as well as a list of five professional references
All certificates, including New York State School District Administrator Certificate
Later in the process, candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample and college/university transcripts.