Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services
The Fort Lee School District welcomes candidates who genuinely value the role of education in society and demonstrate true ambition for ongoing professional learning and growth; enthusiasm for the integration of technology to enhance teaching and learning; and compassion for the individual needs of all students.
Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services<pre>Qualifications: </pre>
- Hold a New Jersey Administrative Certificate in accordance with the
requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:27.1 et seq. and N.J.A.C. Title 6 Chapter 11
with a School Administrator endorsement
- Hold a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university
- Have at least five (5) years of experience as a teacher, counselor,
and/or child study team member
- Have at least three (3) years of administrative or supervisory
- Demonstrate excellent leadership and organizational skills and the
ability to motivate people
- Have excellent integrity and demonstrate good moral character and
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of special education
programs, Child Study Team services, guidance, attendance and health
services, curriculum development and program evaluation, child growth and
development effective instructional strategies, classroom management,
learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to learning styles
in exceptional children
- Demonstrate an understanding of the regulations regarding the
operation of special education programs, including those outlined in
N.J.A.C. Title 6, Chapters 26 and 28, U.S.P.L. 93-112 and Section 504 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Exhibit a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and
interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration,
parents and the community
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in English, both
orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary
- Demonstrate the ability to use computers for word processing, data
management, and telecommunications
- Provide proof of U.
S. citizenship or legal resident alien
status by completing Federal Form I-9 in compliance with the Immigration
Reform and Control Act of 1986
- Provide evidence that a criminal record history check has been
conducted and clearance has been given by the Department of Education.
During the initial six-month period provide a sworn statement that there
have not been any convictions of a crime or a disorderly person’s offense
in accordance with 18A:6-7.1
- Provide evidence that health is adequate to fulfill the job
functions and responsibilities with reasonable accommodation pursuant to
42 U.S.C. 12101 and in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6:3-4A.4
- Pass the state required Mantoux Intradermal Tuberculin Test as
required by N.J.A.C. 6:3-4A.4
- Meet such alternatives to the above qualifications as the
Superintendent and Board of Education may find appropriate and acceptable,
Applicant must upload a resume, copy of certification, transcripts and a minimum of three reference letters prior to the March 25th deadline.
<pre>For additional information see job description attached.
</pre>Effective September 1, 2011,
all employees of school districts must reside in the State of New Jersey, unless
exempted under law. If you already work for the school district as of September
1, 2011, and you do not live in New Jersey, you are not required to move to New
Jersey. However, if you begin your office, position or employment on September
1, 2011 or later, you must reside in New Jersey. If you do not reside in New
Jersey, you have one year after the date you take your office, position or
employment to relocate your residence to New Jersey. If you do not do so, you
are subject to removal from your office, position or employment.
Fort Lee Public Schools
255 WHITEMAN STREET
The Fort Lee School District is committed to providing challenging instruction for each student, differentiated to address his/her intellectual, social and emotional needs; to use best practices that engage students in relevant learning activities to provide them with the tools to become literate, productive, competitive and critically thinking members of our global society. During the 2006-2007 school year the faculty and administrative team developed this instructional vision statement to put into action our beliefs and goals for the education of children.
Within the New Jersey School Report Card you will find indicators of progress the Fort Lee district is making toward achieving that lofty vision as well as toward achieving the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards within a fiscally responsible environment. I am happy to share many district highlights of our educational journey.
The high school graduated 98.9% of our students. 97% went on to pursue higher education. The Fort Lee schools are represented at 7 (as freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) Ivy League Schools as well as many of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. More than $4.9 million in scholarships were awarded to our graduating class of 2007.
100% of the students graduating from Fort Lee High School passed the HSPA, our New Jersey graduation assessment, either in their initial testing or through the SRA process. 65 students or almost one quarter of the senior class participated in Advanced Placement courses at the high school. Every student who participated in the AP program participated in their respective Advanced Placement test. 21 students were named to the list of AP Scholars, 8 with honors and 16 with distinction.
The Academy of Finance graduated it¿s the first group of students to complete all three years of the program. The academy is part of a national organization to promote learning in the field of business education. During the summer, students participating in the academy serve internships with several Fortune 500 companies. These are outstanding opportunities to engage in relevant learning, to make business connections and to build work experiences that translate into future opportunities.
To fulfill our belief that classroom instruction is the most important element of the education of a child, teachers in the Fort Lee schools are involved in extensive and rigorous professional development. Our teachers strive to improve their skills through attendance at district led courses in Language Arts, Brain Based Learning, and Multiple Intelligences to name a few. Teachers also attend local colleges and universities to pursue higher learning in their fields of instruction. The district is involved in two consortia with surrounding districts to further professional development opportunities. One is the MATRIX program focused on Math instruction at the middle school level. The second is the Washington Liberty Fellowship, where Fort Lee is the lead district, focused on History education across all grade levels. Lesley University provides extensive training for our primary grade teachers. Through the Literacy Collaborative program teachers in grades K-2 work with district literacy coordinators specially trained by Lesley to raise the level of literacy instruction provided to our students. In a partnership with Rutgers Literacy Center and the Center for Effective School Practices our district has extended the literacy initiative to provide writing training for faculty in grades 3 through 8. These professional development partnerships will continue in the upcoming year to support the ongoing enhancement of the instructional skills of the faculty.
While the district recognizes that well trained teachers provide high quality instruction the district also supports the belief that teams are smarter than individuals. Teamwork is supported through the building of Learning Leadership Teams. Our teachers have been working together in various teams to share their talents and skills with one another. We see this so effectively implemented in our mentoring program, but we also see it in lesson study groups, curriculum mapping teams and grade level or department teams. Our teachers are sharing their collective experience to develop an Instructional Model to guide the district into the future with a focus on best practices in instruction.
Technology continues to be a valued element of instruction. The district is committed to providing the resources and training to teachers to provide innovative opportunities for relevant instructions that motivates the students of our digital age. Across the district you can find classes engaged in lessons utilizing the internet for research, writing with word processing, digital art and media production. Students at the Middle School use software such, as Compass Learning, to develop their basic skills. Elementary students use Study Island to hone their reading and mathematics skills. High School students commonly use Geometers Sketchpad to visualize the theoretical foundations of geometry. A host of other software is available to students at all grade levels to enrich their educational experience. The district completed a pilot of a parent reporting system at the high school. The Genesis Parent Module will be opened to all families of high school students to enhance communication about student progress. The district has made improvements to the web site and continues to focus attention to using the internet and electronic resources to reach out to the community.
Involved parents are still the mainstay of an educational system. Our active PTA¿s and other parent groups are valued for their support of the district and their input to promote positive growth of the district. We look forward to having you join in the ongoing efforts to keep the Fort Lee School District at the forefront of education.
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