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FACULTY MSD - Assistant Principal, Elementary School

Columbia Campus (11 or 12 Month Position)

Recruitment #18-009009-0013


The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.


MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Purpose of Job

This position could be an 11 or 12 Month Position.

The purpose of this position is to organize and foster a positive, safe environment that is conducive to best meeting the needs of all students, staff and parents. This includes such responsibilities as: leading, directing, counseling, and supervising a variety of personnel and programs; creating effective parent, teacher, child communications, supporting, encouraging, mentoring, and evaluating staff; fostering teamwork between teachers and among staff and parents; and managing budget items.


Assist in hiring/orientation of new faculty.

Observe and evaluate staff.

Assist with classroom management.

Plan and direct meetings, staff development, trainings and in-service events.

Coordinate, plan, implement, and evaluate the professional development of assigned personnel.

Assist in orientation; counseling; discipline; due process; data gathering; student recognition; and securing student services with outside agencies.

Monitor IEP implementation including teachers’ strategies to implement IEPs; and comply with accommodations.

Assist teachers in formulating appropriate educational objectives, strategies and activities including review of IEPs and weekly unit and lesson plans.

Coordinate the assigning of staff to classes.

Supervise state and local standardized testing to ensure compliance with established processes and policies.

Promote consistent discipline within the school.

Assist in the creation and improvement of the school’s master schedule.


Education:  Master’s degree in Education of Deaf students, Education of Deaf students with additional disabilities or Special Education required.

Experience:  Three years of successful classroom teaching experience with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students required.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language and written English.  Superior interpersonal and active listening skills required.


Must hold or be eligible to obtain the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Administrator I certification in the required timeframe.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time. Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf, Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.