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Job Title: Assistant Director of Science
Job Location: BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Bridgeport Public Schools
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Telephone: 203-275-1042
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                                                             ASSISTANT DIRECTOR of SCIENCE
                                                                           10 month position
 
Reports To:   Science Director
 
The primary role of this position is to provide rigorous, science-infused educational programs and opportunities district-wide to our K-8 learners, in concert with the Science Director.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide overall leadership and guidance for the design, implementation, and assessment of K-8 Science education in Bridgeport Public Schools.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive strategic plan to facilitate improved student outcomes in science, grades K-8, including the budget.
  • Regular communication and collaboration with the Science Director.
  • Utilizes student assessment data to facilitate systemic program improvement.
  • Participates in the recruitment, selection, training, supervision of science staff at the K-8 level.
  • Aligning of K-8 Science curriculum to the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Providing NGSS professional development and its application in the K-8 classroom.
  • Facilitates the acquisition and maintenance of science textbooks, supplies and equipment and maintains a detailed computerized inventory of all instructional materials.
  • Lead a dynamic process of continuous assessment and renewal, focused on keeping the programs relevant and innovative in a changing world, and ensuring high standards of science achievement for all students.
  • Assess training needs; coordinate the design and delivery of professional development activities which facilitate the professional growth of staff and enhance the quality of science instructional programs.
  • Oversee and participate in the writing of grants for the provision of supplemental educational services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer, and/or Science Director.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • State of Connecticut Certification - Intermediate Administrator (092) and in one or more of the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, or any preK-8 certification areas.
  • Minimum 8 years successful teaching of K-8 science.
  • Minimum 3 years administrative experience.
  • Documented successful supervisory experience, including planning, classroom management, instructional development and delivery of professional growth activities, instructional delivery, and student assessment strategies.
  • Knowledge and experience in implementation of high-quality science and engineering tasks aligned to the NGSS.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a professional development trainer.
  • Experience with and understanding of (new CT) teacher evaluation and growth plans.
  • Documented success in writing and/or implementing grants.
  • Experience writing curriculum (Science and/or Technology).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously and effectively with teachers, administrators, parents, and community groups.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology for communication.
This position falls under Group IV of BCAS Contract with a salary range of $106,478-$138,368
Qualified candidates who wish to apply should access the Bridgeport Public Schools’ AppliTrack system:  http://applitrack.com/bridgeport/onlineapp/

“The Bridgeport Board of Education is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.”

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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