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Regional School District 13


Job opportunities in Regional School District 13 are divided into two categories: certified and non-certified. Certified positions include teachers, administrators, and professional support staff, i.e. counselors, psychologists, library/media specialists, etc. Non-certified staff include maintenance, secretarial, food service, and paraprofessionals.

CERTIFIED POSITIONS:

To apply for certified positions please complete our Online Application.

Please Note: Paper documents will not be accepted for some certified positions. The online application is the sole method for applying.

The District is currently accepting applications for the following certified positions:
 
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
 
Position: Elementary Principal
 
Position Available: SY 2018-2019

Last Date to Apply: April 27, 2018

Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

Qualifications:                   
* Connecticut Certification: Intermediate Administrator (092)
* Leadership skills that encompass strong communication, collaboration, creativity & critical thinking
* Experience with higher order thinking (H.O.T.) schools
* Knowledge of and training in Columbia University’s Teachers College, Reading and Writing Workshop
* At least 3-5 years experience in school administration preferred

Supervises:  All school building personnel
 
Job Goal:  Lead a positive culture that contributes to the success of all students and foster a professional learning community focused on outcomes.
 
TEACHING AND LEARNING
* Strives to implement the District’s mission, goals and objectives, so students and staff are empowered to thrive and
   contribute as global citizens. 
* Leads in the advancement and oversight of instructional practices to meet the needs of all students.
* Coordinates with district leaders and teaching staff in the development, revision, and evaluation of a standards-based
   curriculum with the support of professional learning.
* Develops master teaching schedule which reflects divergent thinking and content integration to best meet student needs.
* Supports the school’s SRBI process through attending PPTs and SAT meetings.
 
COMMUNICATION AND POLICY
* Acts as liaison between the school and the community and encourages community participation in the life of the school.
* Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies.
* Maintains an effective system for all required building records and reports, including the progress and attendance of
   students as required by law.
* Organizes and manages the budgetary and financial affairs of the school consistent with school district policies.
* Participates actively in administrative council, Board of Education meetings, and such other meetings as are required or
   appropriate.
  
SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION
* Assumes responsibility for the implementation and observance of all Board policies and regulations by the school’s staff
  and students.
* Supervises and evaluates teaching staff and other building employees in accordance with the school district's evaluation
   plan, and makes recommendations regarding goals, areas needing improvement and continued employment.
* Coordinates with the central office in recruitment and selection of employees, the proper maintenance of employee
   personnel files, the administration of collective bargaining agreements, corrective action, and other human resource       
   matters.
* Provides leadership and direction to staff with regard to the ongoing evaluation and improvement of building programming,
   including extra-curricular activities.
 
CLIMATE AND CULTURE
* Establishes and maintains a positive and welcoming climate in the school by fostering active relationships with students,
   parents and staff.
* Promotes a positive school environment that is safe and conducive to individualized instruction, cooperative and creative
   teaching and learning, and focused on student and staff wellbeing.
* Keeps abreast of research-based and innovative developments in the profession through engaging in and sharing one’s
   own professional learning.
* Supports and promotes the District’s Core Ethical Values with students, colleagues and parents.

To Apply:  Interested applicants must complete an online application by going to our district website (www. rsd13ct.org).  Go to Employment, click on Application Procedure for Certified Positions and then click on Online Application.

Regional School District 13 does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, or ancestry with respect to employment practices or in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding these non-discrimination policies and practices:  Maryellen Manning, Director of Organizational Development,  135A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422. Phone: 860-349-7208.
 
 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

 
Position:  Anticipated - Math Interventionist (Middle School)

Position Available: SY 2018-2019                      

Last Date to Apply: April 27, 2018

Reports to:  Building Principal

Qualifications: Valid CT Certification, 229 Endorsement (Mathematics Middle School, 4-8), Strongly Preferred
 
Overview of Position: 
The math interventionist collaborates with teachers to identify the math needs of students, to set learning goals and targets, and to promote continuous growth of students’ mathematical skills. The math interventionist reviews student achievement data and creates short-term, targeted, intervention plans.  The interventionist is then responsible for implementing or coordinating the implementation of the intervention plan with the team (which may include classroom teacher and/or math tutor).  The interventionist is responsible for keeping qualitative and quantitative data on student sessions as well as monitoring progress and sharing this with the Student Assistance Team. A goal of the math interventionist position is to support and enhance the development of a strong, collaborative, learning community. The math interventionist reports to the Building Principal and the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Essential Functions: 
*  Assist students in achieving learning objectives and make adjustments based on progress monitoring
*  Implement researched-based instructional practices
*  Write SMART goals and write and maintain IIP (individualized intervention plans) to identify instructional strategies and
   interventions to target areas of weaknesses and to improve student achievement
*  Develop positive professional relationships with teachers and administrators
*  Communicate effectively with students and school staff
*  Nurture a collaborative and supportive environment that promotes a growth model for student and teacher learning
*  Work with teachers to monitor all student progress and develop Tier 1 intervention strategies as needed
*  Complete other tasks as assigned by the Building Principal and the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Job Responsibilities: 
*  Review student achievement data and assist with placing students in appropriate math intervention and support services
*  Analyze universal screens, utilize progress monitoring, and conduct diagnostic assessments to ensure intervention
    programming is targeted and effective
*  Consult/collaborate with classroom teachers to develop strategies to assist students who struggle with mathematics.
*  Teach targeted math intervention to small groups of students using research-based strategies and resources.
*  Communicate with parents about their child’s progress
*  Help plan and facilitate professional development for teachers 
*  Participate in professional development on the math units provided by the district
*  Support teachers’ in their ability to analyze STAR (other) Math data
*  Attend PPT Meetings/SAT Meetings/Parent Conferences as appropriate  
*  Provide training and support for the math tutor as necessary.
*  Stay current and demonstrate a growth mindset by taking the initiative to read, learn, and grow as a professional 
*  Serve as a member of the Student Assistance Team 
*  Attend monthly meetings of the Math Support Team                     

To Apply:  Interested applicants must complete an online application by going to our district website (www. rsd13ct.org).  Go to Employment, click on Application Procedure for Certified Positions and then click on Online Application.

Regional School District 13 does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, or ancestry with respect to employment practices or in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding these non-discrimination policies and practices:  Maryellen Manning, Director of Organizational Development,  135A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422. Phone: 860-349-7208.
 
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Position:  Anticipated -  Reading Interventionist (Middle School)

Position Available: SY 2018-2019                      

Last Date to Apply:  April 27, 2018

Reports to:
  Building Principal

Qualifications: Valid CT Certification, 102 Endorsement (Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts, 1–12) 

Overview of Position:
The reading interventionist collaborates with teachers to identify the reading needs of students, to set learning goals and targets, and to promote continuous growth of students’ reading skills. The reading interventionist reviews student achievement data and creates short-term, targeted, intervention plans. The interventionist is then responsible for implementing or coordinating the intervention plan with the team (which may include classroom teacher and/or reading tutor).  The interventionist is responsible for keeping qualitative and quantitative data on student sessions as well as monitoring progress and sharing this with the Student Assistance Team/School-Wide Data Team.  A goal of the reading interventionist position is to support and enhance the development of a strong, collaborative, learning community. The reading interventionist reports to the Building Principal and the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Essential Functions: 

*  Assist students in achieving learning objectives and make adjustments based on progress monitoring
*  Teach targeted literacy intervention to small groups of students using research-based strategies and resources.
*  Write SMART goals and write and maintain IIP (individualized intervention plans) to identify instructional strategies and
   interventions to target areas of weaknesses and to improve student achievement
*  Develop positive professional relationships with teachers and administrators
*  Communicate effectively with students and school staff
*  Nurture a collaborative and supportive environment that promotes a growth model for student and teacher learning
*  Work with teachers to monitor all student progress and develop Tier 1 intervention strategies as needed
*  Complete other tasks as assigned by the Building Principal and the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. 

Job Responsibilities: 
*  Review student achievement data and assist with placing students in appropriate reading and writing intervention and 
   support services
*  Analyze universal screens, utilize progress monitoring, and conduct diagnostic assessments to ensure intervention
   programming is targeted and effective
*  Collaborate with classroom teachers to identify the reading needs of students and support instruction
*  Prepare and deliver focused reading intervention to small groups of students based on learning goals and targets
*  Communicate with parents about their child’s progress, and provide program information
*  Help plan and facilitate professional development for teachers 
*  Participate in professional development on the reading units provided by the district
*  Support teachers’ in their ability to analyze STAR reading data
*  Attend PPT Meetings/SAT Meetings/Parent Conferences as appropriate  
*  Provide training and support for the reading tutor as necessary.
*  Stay current and demonstrate a growth mindset by taking the initiative to read, learn, and grow as a professional 
*  Serve as a member of the Student Assistance Team 
*  Attend monthly meetings of the reading Support Team    

To Apply:  Interested applicants must complete an online application by going to our district website (www. rsd13ct.org).  Go to Employment, click on Application Procedure for Certified Positions and then click on Online Application.

Regional School District 13 does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, or ancestry with respect to employment practices or in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding these non-discrimination policies and practices:  Maryellen Manning, Director of Organizational Development,  135A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422. Phone: 860-349-7208.
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Position: Anticipated - Middle School Art Teacher
 
Application Deadline: April 13th, 2018
 
Position Available: SY 2018-2019        
  
Qualifications: Certification by the State of Connecticut, 042 Endorsement
                          Knowledge of the National Core Art Standards
 
 
School: Memorial Middle School (Grade 4-6), Middlefield 
 
Reports To: Building Principal
 
Job Description:  Regional School District 13 is seeking a Full-time Middle School Art Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

*  Plans an engaging program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of all students.
*  Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.* 
*  Prepares for classes assigned, and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.
*  Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
*  Guides the learning process towards the achievement of curriculum goals and establishes clear objectives for all lessons 
    and communicates these objectives to students.
*  Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the needs and capabilities of the 
    student groups involved.
*  Motivates students effectively.
*  Communicates and collaborates effectively with students, staff and families.
*  Strives to implement the District’s mission, goals and objectives outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan.
*  Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
*  Provides appropriate learning experiences for students with special needs.
*  Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
*  Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, District policy, and administrative regulations.
*  Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and for the
    classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and maintains order in the classroom in a  fair and just
    manner.
*  Makes provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day 
    when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
*  Plans and supervises meaningful assignments for teacher assistants and works with the administration to evaluate their
    job performance.
*  Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
*  Follows the policies and procedures of the school district and state.
*  Participates in professional (growth) development activities professional growth.
*  Assumes responsibilities outside of the classroom as they relate to the school.
*  Demonstrates a sense of professional responsibility.
*  Performs any other duties and responsibilities associated with the position as detailed in additional specific job
   descriptions or that the primary evaluator may request.
*  Supports and promotes the District’s Core Ethical Values with students, colleagues and families.

To Apply: Interested applicants must complete an online application by going to our district website (www.rsd13ct.org). Go to Employment, click on Application Procedure for Certified Positions and then click on Online Application. No paper applications will be accepted. 

Regional School District 13 does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, or ancestry with respect to employment practices or in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding these non-discrimination policies and practices: Maryellen Manning, Director of Organizational Development, 135A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422. Phone: 860-349-7208.
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Position:  Anticipated - Special Education Teacher,  Middle School
 
Application Deadline: April 13th, 2018

Position Available
: SY 2018-2019        
  
School:  Frank Ward Strong Middle School (Grades 7-8), Durham
  
Reports to:  Director of Student Services and Special Education/Building Principal
 
Position Description:  Regional School District 13 is seeking a full time certified special education teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Qualifications:
* Current and Valid CT Certification as a Special Education Teacher  (065 or 165)
*  Experience in working with diverse disabilities
*  Strong behavioral management skills, including experience with  functional behavioral assessments behavior intervention
    plans, and knowledge/training in PMT
*  Experience in providing specialized reading instruction using Orton-Gillingham based practices
*  Knowledge of evidence-based learning strategies to support identified students in the least restrictive environment; co-
    teaching experience preferred
*  Experience with specialized program development and implementation in such areas as life skills, social and behavioral
    skills and adaptive skills
*  Ability to collect, manage and analyze data to measure student progress and inform instruction
*  Experience in formal evaluation and assessment practices
*  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all stakeholders
*  Ability to demonstrate excellent organizational skills, a high degree of flexibility and initiative

To Apply: Interested applicants must complete an online application by going to our district website (www.rsd13ct.org).  Go to Employment, click on Application Procedure for Certified Positions and then click on Online Application. No paper applications will be accepted.
 
Regional School District 13 does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, or ancestry with respect to employment practices or in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding these non-discrimination policies and practices:  Maryellen Manning, Director of Organizational Development,  135A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422. Phone:  860-349-7208.

 
 
HIGH SCHOOL
 
Position: Anticipated - High School Physical Education and Health Teacher
 
Application Deadline: April 13th, 2018
 
Position Available: SY 2018-2019  

Qualifications:
Certification by the State of Connecticut - 043, 044 Endorsement
 
School: Coginchaug Regional High School, Durham
 
Reports To: Building Principal
  
Primary Function:  Maintain current physical education program rigor;  to ensure the physical education curriculum promotes a physically active lifestyle; develops cooperation, teamwork, and sportsmanship; and provides ample opportunity for students to engage in regular physical activity that promotes growth and development.
 
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Design, plan, and implement physical education lessons based on state standards
* Ensure accommodations and modifications are made for the growth and development of all students
* Teach knowledge and skills in physical fitness and individual, dual and team sports
* Guide students in maintaining acceptable standards of classroom behavior
* Maintain records of individual student achievement and evaluating students on a continuous basis
* Meet and instructing assigned classes at designated times
* Prepare for classes and maintaining written evidence of preparation
* Uphold and enforce school rules, school board policies, and administrative regulations
* Work with other members of the physical education staff to plan instructional goals, objectives, and methods
* Supports and promotes the District’s Core Ethical Values with students, colleagues and parents
 
To Apply:  Interested applicants must complete an online application by going to our district website (www.rsd13ct.org). Go to Employment, click on Application Procedure for Certified Positions and then click on Online Application. No paper applications will be accepted.

Regional School District 13 does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, or ancestry with respect to employment practices or in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding these non-discrimination policies and practices: Maryellen Manning, Director of Organizational Development, , 135A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422. Phone: 860-349-7208.
 
DISTRICT-WIDE

No Current Openings

 
NON-CERTIFIED POSITIONS:
 
Position:  Student Information Specialist

Position Available: May 30th, 2018                      

Last Date to Apply:  April 27, 2018

Reports to:  Director of Technology

Primary Responsibilities:
* Serve as the district's student information & PowerSchool manager
* Support staff and provide training in fully utilizing the district's Student Information System (PowerSchool)
* Works with Administrators/Guidance to create school schedules for five K-12 schools using PowerScheduler.
* Conduct all yearly processes - including school setup and end of year roll-over
* Coordinate security setup and account access, system settings, student and parent access.
* Manage PowerTeacher Pro and guide staff in proper setup and maintenance.
* Oversee report card design and assimilate new standards into report card formatting.
* Facilitate data management to external applications which utilize PowerSchool data.
* Manage and complete local, federal and State reporting of school district data including exporting and uploading to
   external systems in a timely manner. (PSIS, ED 166, TCS, and summer data).

Secondary Responsibilities:
* Design, enhance and deliver staff technology training on student information and related systems.
* Develop and maintain documentation of student information and related systems, standards and procedures.
* Create user guides, tutorial videos and provide training to all staff and administration on the usage of student information 
   and associated systems.
* Travel throughout district locations as required.
* Other duties as assigned by Director of Information Technology.
 
Qualifications:
* Experience and background with PowerSchool, SchoolMessenger, electronic forms, online enrollment, State Reporting
   (PSIS, ED166, TCS).
* Strong organization and computer skills.
* Strong interpersonal skills and the ability and willingness to work with administration and staff.
* Ability to maintain an enthusiastic approach at all times, even during times of deadlines.
* Ability to work independently in relation to state reporting deadlines.
* Display a strong sense of task ownership at all times.
* Ability to translate end-user requests into appropriate technical requirements.
 
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Range $55,000 - $60,000.  Benefits are included.

Application Procedure:  Interested applicants must complete an online application by going to our district website (www. rsd13ct.org).  Go to Employment, click on Application Procedure for Non Certified Positions and then click on Online Application.

Regional School District 13 does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, or ancestry with respect to employment practices or in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding these non-discrimination policies and practices:  Maryellen Manning, Director of Organizational Development,  135A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422. Phone: 860-349-7208.
 
 
SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS:
The District is currently accepting substitute applications.
For more information, contact Sue Gaudreau in the Superintendent's Office at 860-349-7200.  The following requirements are needed to substitute in District 13:
 
HOMEBOUND TUTOR POSITIONS:
No current openings.
 
COACHING POSITIONS:
 
Position:  Head Volleyball Coach, Coginchaug Regional High School

Position Available:  SY 2017-2018                      

Last Date to Apply:  Open until filled

Reports to:  Athletic Director/Building Principal

Primary Function: To help each participating student achieve a high level of skill and an appreciation for the values of discipline and sportsmanship.
 
Job Responsibilities Include But Not Limited To:  
1.  Coaches individual participants in the skills necessary for excellent  individual     and team achievement in the sport 
      involved.
2.  Plans and schedules a regular program of practice in season.
3.  Works closely with the athletic director in scheduling interscholastic contests.
4.  Recommends purchase of equipment, supplies, and uniforms, as appropriate.
5.  Oversees the safety conditions of the facility or area in which assigned sport is     conducted at all times that students are
     present.
6.  Enforces discipline and sportsmanlike behavior at all times, and establishes and  
     oversees penalties for breach of such standards by individual students.
7.  Seeks to improve the overall quality of the program of the sport involved.
8.  Supports and promotes the District’s Core Ethical Values with students,     colleagues and parents.
 
Application Procedure: 
 

Please submit the following documents: 
District application found on district website: www.rsd13ct.org
Resume and two letters of recommendation
First Aid/CPR Certificate
Proof of Completion of Module 15
Valid CT Coaching Certificate

To: Regional School District 13
     Attn: Kory Kevorkian, Athletic Director
     135 Pickett Lane
     Durham, CT 06422

Regional School District 13 does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, or ancestry with respect to employment practices or in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding these non-discrimination policies and practices:  Maryellen Manning, Director of Organizational Development, 135A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422. Phone: 860-349-7208.

Regional School District 13 does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, and ancestry with respect to employment practices or in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding these non-discrimination policies:  Maryellen Manning, Director of Organizational Development,  135A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422. Phone: 860-349-7200. 
 
 

 
FOOD SERVICE:
The District is currently looking for part-time help in the food service department.  Interested candidates should complete the General Employment Application and submit it to the Superintendent's Office at 135A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422
 
CUSTODIAL:
Part-time custodial positions available in District 13, mostly evening hours, occasional days. Download and complete General Application and mail to Robert Francis, Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds, P.O. Box 190, Durham, CT 06422


Position:  Preschool Special Education Teacher (.6 FTE)
Position:  Preschool Special Education Teacher (.6 FTE)