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MSD School Administrator - Assistant Principal (CTE Department)

Recruitment #23-009016-0001


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.

This is a twelve month position in the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department of the Frederick Campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf.


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

Main Purpose of Job

To lead and grow MSD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program; provide progressive education, leadership, and supervision of staff and students of the CTE program in partnership with the High School and Transition Programs and Services.


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 changes to align curriculum, instruction, and assessment to ensure students are learning at high levels;

Participate in the maintenance of Bilingual Education concepts throughout the School;

Evaluate job performance of team leaders, teachers, and teacher aides;

Assist in the development and implementation of IEPs and participate in IEP meetings;

Assist in the assessment of staff needs and providing staff development;

Participate in the coordination of class scheduling, course development, and teacher assignments;

Participate in the review of applications, interview applicants, and submit recommendations for hire of new CTE staff to fill multiple new positions that will populate MSD’s growing CTE program;

Align all program growth with Maryland’s Blueprint to meet College and Career Ready Standards, Maryland State Diploma, and Career & Technical Education pathway, as well as to stay up to date with the ever evolving economy, labor market, and technological innovations for which students must be prepared;

Direct and assist in management of student behavior;

Create and post positions, develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community partners to further student learning and trade experience;

Participate in renovation and construction meetings for the Veditz building where the Career & Technical Education program is located;

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.

Experience: A minimum of three years of successful classroom teaching experience with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students is required.

Maryland State Department of Education Administrator I Certification required (or the ability to obtain in a specific time).  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 Technical courses at the middle school or high school level preferred.

Knowledge of educational strategies for Deaf students with additional needs preferred.

Experience in developing community-based opportunities. 


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 with their application.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



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.  A copy of your college transcripts must accompany your application.  The preferred method to receive transcripts and additional information is for them to be uploaded.  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.

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