Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL – ADMINISTRATOR
Hawaii Department of Education – ASL-English Bilingual School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Education | Special Education | Leadership | Education Administration | School Operations | Management | American Sign Language | Education Operations | Bi-lingual - Bi-Cultural | Communication | Hawaiian Culture | Public School Education | Public School Administration |
Hawai‘i School for the Deaf and the Blind (HSDB), with the Hawaii Department of Education, is seeking a highly qualified School Principal Administrator. HSDB is a pre-K to 12th grade school that serves Deaf and Hard of Hearing students throughout Hawaii (despite the school’s name, it now serves almost exclusively the hearing-impaired). It is a bilingual-bicultural school where students learn and communicate in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English, while being taught Hawaiian culture and the value of showing ALOHA spirit.
** Must be fluent in American Sign Language and English **
The School Principal provides the overall leadership and management of the total educational program; develops and promotes a student-focused school culture and creates an effective learning environment for students, while overseeing the total school operation.
Promotes a positive school culture focused on what is most beneficial to students.
Creates an effective learning environment for students.
Addresses the developmental needs of students.
Addresses the differences in student cognition and achievement.
Mobilizes the participation or employment of appropriate individuals to establish a positive learning environment for students.
Improves the quality of the learning environment by strengthening the knowledge and skills of the school staff.
Develops a shared strategic vision for the improvement of teaching and learning.
Oversees the total school operation, including administrative, fiscal, and personnel functions, and responsibility for facilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/JOB REQUIREMENTS
Possesses current, valid K-12 school-level administrator license, or able to obtain one immediately upon hire.
Holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration or Educational Leadership from an accredited university
Has a minimum of five (5) years K-12 school-level experience, to include four (4) years satisfactory performance as a licensed, K-12 school-level principal or higher, in a public, private and/or charter school system
Bi-lingual in English and American Sign Language required
Special Education experience highly preferred
Public and/or private School Administration experience (including public charter)
Subsidized housing, on-campus
Robust retirement benefit program
Robust health benefits
Flexible spending account
Observance of extensive holidays
Access to Professional Development & Educational Research Institute (PDERI) professional development and training
Please forward resumes to:
Bishop & Company
Open until filled
***Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran