Under the administrative direction of the Associate Commissioner of the Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) and the Director of the Division of State Schools, the Principal will provide leadership for planning, directing and coordinating the educational, residential, recreational, and vocational programs for all students.
In alignment with the expectations of the Commissioner and Kentucky Board of Education, the Principal will:
• Lead, guide, and direct every member of the administrative, instructional, and support services teams in setting and achieving the highest standards of excellence in educational programs and operating systems.
• Be responsible for a system of supervision and evaluation for all staff.
• Administer and oversee the use of all facilities, property, and funds in the best interests of students and the school. Participate in budget development and submit reports to the Kentucky Board of Education/Kentucky Department of Education.
• Coordinate instructional and curriculum development activities and coordinate school activities with related agencies such as colleges and universities, career and technical education and vocational rehabilitation.
• Oversee the residential student development program staff in program development and implementation.
• Oversee the food service program.
• Coordinate extra-curricular programs and extended classroom instruction in cooperation with the Student Development Supervisor/Director of Student Life.
• Assist in training of staff.
• Develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures.
• Attend school meetings and other meetings, special events, and school-sponsored programs representing the school, work with parents/families, community groups and other education partners.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• At the time of application, applicant must have KY principal certification or pending certification from the Education Professional Standards Board based on recent completion of preparation requirements, out-of-state preparation, or alternative routes to certification pursuant to KRS 161.027 and 161.028.
• Demonstrated successful leadership in working with students, staff, parents, and the general public.
• Three or more years of experience in curriculum and instruction development and implementation with direct experience assisting teachers and administrators in curriculum implementation required.
• Professional Certificate for Teaching Exceptional Children-Hearing Impaired, Grades Primary through 12 or the out-of-state equivalent.
• Experience in Deaf education.
• SLPI rating of Advanced or higher.