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FACULTY MSD - Assistant Principal, Career & Technology Education

Recruitment #19-009009-0009


Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community that, 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.


MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

To provide progressive education leadership and supervision of staff and students of the Career & Technology Education program; provide models of effective teaching strategies to instructional staff; participate in the development, implementation, and maintenance of Maryland’s College and Career Readiness Standards in technical subjects; manage complex change to align curriculum, instruction, and assessment to ensure students are learning at high levels; evaluate job performance of team leaders, teachers, and teacher aides; assist in the development and implementation of IEPs; assist in the assessment of staff needs and providing staff development; participate in the coordination of class scheduling, course development and teacher assignments; ensure MSD’s CTE program continues to align with Maryland’s CTE goals and strategic plan, as well as to stay up to date with ever the ever evolving economy, workforce trends, and technological innovations; supervise MSD’s Work to Learn Program and Transition Team; participate in the CTE building renovation planning, and coordinate temporary relocation of the CTE program during the renovation;  participate in the maintenance of Bilingual Education concepts throughout the School; direct and assist in management of student behavior; participate in the review of applications, interview of applicants, and submitting recommendations for hire of new faculty members and professional staff; and assume other responsibilities as designated by the Principal.


Education: A Master's Degree in the Education of Deaf students, Education of Deaf students with additional disabilities, or related field required.  Maryland State Department of Education Administrator I required (or the ability to obtain in a specific time).

Experience: A minimum of three years of successful classroom teaching experience with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students is required.  Understanding of basic behavior principles and school wide behavior programs and interventions required. Fluency in American Sign Language and written English, and knowledge of Deaf community required.  Superior interpersonal and active listening skills required.


Experience in administration/supervision preferred.  Experience in leadership activities that involve organizing, planning, directing, and monitoring resources preferred. Experience teaching Career and Technology courses at the middle school or high school level preferred. Knowledge of educational strategies for Deaf students with additional needs preferred.


Must be proficient in American Sign Language and written English.  Knowledge of Deaf community required.


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

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.


Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview.  As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.



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.