The Rye City School District, a top-rated public school system, located in southern Westchester County, New York on the shore of the Long Island Sound, 25 miles from New York City, is seeking a principal for Rye High School, ranked among the top high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek Magazine. The district is seeking a talented and visionary leader who can build upon the high school’s many accomplishments and valued traditions.
Among the many hallmarks of the Rye High School recently cited by staff and residents are:
A motivated and engaged student population who love their high school;
A collaborative, dedicated, and talented faculty who are enthusiastic about working with a new leader;
A welcoming school environment with a proud tradition of excellence;
An involved parent community with high expectations for their schools;
A full range of curricular opportunities at Regents, honors and Advanced Placement levels for ninth through twelfth graders;
A broad program of interscholastic athletics and arts and drama;
A school that is supported by a high level of resources and community commitment to excellence.
Some of the major leadership challenges for the new principal, also cited by staff and residents, are:
Utilizing the strengths of the staff to build morale and lead the school in preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century;
Supporting the socio-emotional needs of students and providing the education to help them avert risky behaviors;
Addressing the challenges of meeting the needs of a growing ENL population;
Maintaining high academic standards while readying students for life beyond high school;
Enhancing communication with parents;
Establishing fair protocols and processes;
Addressing the challenges of sharing space and staff with the middle school.
Following significant staff and community engagement, the superintendent of schools has approved the following specifications for the search for a new high school principal.
The successful candidate will be:
an experienced school leader, preferably as a high school principal, who exercises good judgment in addressing the complex issues which arise at the high school level.
a leader who builds positive relationships and utilizes a collaborative approach to decision making, holding true to what is best for all students.
a transparent, consistent decision maker who follows through to ensure that decisions are properly implemented.
an instructional leader, willing to learn about Rye High School and develop a shared vision as to how it may be improved.
a person of integrity who communicates effectively with all stakeholders of the school.
The Rye City School District is offering a regionally competitive compensation package. New York State certification as School Building Leader, School District Leader, or School District Administrator is required for appointment effective August 1, 2021 or as mutually agreed. Applications must be submitted online at www.leadschools.usby May 9, 2021 (click on “current vacancies”). In addition to completing the basic application, candidates are asked to upload a cover letter describing how they meet the above criteria, together with their current resume. ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE TREATED IN THE STRICTEST OF CONFIDENCE.
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