Other Vacancy Opportunities 


John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center 
East Hartford Connecticut 

Principal Vacancy

 CREC's John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center in East Hartford seeks a dynamic principal to lead a growing therapeutic school program in East Hartford. Polaris serves students K-21 with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Experienced professional with a demonstrated history of providing leadership, supervision and support to staff and students in alternative settings.

The successful candidate will continue to lead a strong academic and therapeutic program that infuses educational, behavioral and emotional supports into the daily schedule. The principal will work closely with colleagues and districts to ensure high quality, individualized programming that is consistent with the school’s overall mission, vision, values and goals.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and direction for overall therapeutic programming
  • Foster strong collaborative relationships with local education agencies and community partners to ensure the best outcomes for students
  • Facilitate PPT meetings and provide oversight and guidance around reports and PPT documents written by staff
  • Ensure an effective intake process that responds to district and student needs in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Understand multi-tiered systems of support and how to adapt systems to an alternative environment.
  • Plan and facilitate a professional learning community including oversight and planning of professional development
  • Provide leadership and direction in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment including oversight of effective instructional practices
  • Interview, select and orient new faculty
  • Supervise and evaluate faculty and staff including classroom observation, professional dialogue, and defining expectations for faculty performance with regard to instructional strategies, classroom management and communication with parents
  • Create schedules and manage daily operations of the program
  • Manage school budget and allocate school resources appropriately
  • Compile and maintain all reports, records and other documents required, including accurate and timely reports
  • Plan an oversee an extended school year program that meets the needs of the student population and districts
  • Develop and follow clearly articulated plans for daily operations and implementation of student services, including support services, discipline management and crisis intervention


  • CT Educational Leadership certification (092), with at least 4 years in an administrative role preferred
  • Experience working within an alternative program with the targeted population
  • Knowledge of Special Education protocols and experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with social, emotional and behavioral challenges that impact academic functioning.
  • Experience supervising and evaluating certified and non-certified staff.
  • Minority and bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Ability and eagerness to champion the therapeutic day school model, building upon the current foundation to further enhance student achievement
  • Belief that all students can learn at high levels
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, values and goals of CREC

 Excellent salary and benefits package.

 Please apply online at www.crec.org



NHSBA Superintendent Search


Gilmanton School District
P.O. Box 309
Gilmanton, NH 03237-0309


John Fauci                                                                              Telephone: (603) 267-9097

Superintendent of Schools                                                      Fax:           (603) 267-9498

 Superintendent of Gilmanton School (SAU #79)

 The Gilmanton School District (GSD) is a single-district SAU that serves over 550 students in a single K-8 school and through an Area Agreement to Gilford High School. The Superintendent, in conjunction with the Gilmanton School Board consisting of five elected officials, keep the will of the community ever present as decisions concerning the schools are made.

 It is the mission of the GSD to lead its community partners in continuously creating an environment that promotes excellence in education and supports every member in reaching full potential and achieving success.

 The Gilmanton School District seeks a part-time Superintendent to serve the GSD starting July 1, 2020. Please provide the GSD with the appropriate credentials to be considered for the position, including the following: a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) and/or Doctorate; five or more years of experience as a school principal and/or district level administrator, preferably in K-8 environments; and Superintendent certification or eligibility for certification in NH. 

Critical Competencies:

  • Focus on students and learning
  • Building trust and credibility within community
  • Clear and proactive communication with various stakeholder groups
  • Collaboration and distributive leadership
  • Culture and climate management
  • Planning, organization, coordination, and time management

 Application Requirements:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Three current (six months or less) letters of reference
  • Transcripts
  • Certifications
  • Three separate, two-page statements of philosophy of each of the following: education, leadership, and management.

 Applications are due by January 15, 2020. For more information about our district, please visit our website at https://www.sau79.org/. A job description for the Superintendent of Gilmanton School District is available upon request. Questions? Please contact: Michelle Heyman, School Board Vice Chair mheyman@sau79.org


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