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bulletMerle Sidener Gifted Academy bulletQuest Academy
bulletThe Grayson School  

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy (Indianapolis, IN)

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy 359 is seeking an elementary principal.

Job Number 4600108174


The mission of the Indianapolis Public Schools is to prepare and empower all students for life.


IPS will be the flagship in innovative urban education, preparing all students to be successful in the global economy.


The Principal at Merle Sidener Academy for High Ability assumes basic responsibility for providing effective leadership in the organization, administration and supervision of the educational program of an elementary school within the school system.


Curriculum and Instruction Responsibilities

bulletProvide leadership and support for 2nd through 8th grade education efforts to develop, implement, evaluate and monitor gifted and talented education curriculum.
bulletPossess considerable knowledge of current research, theory, principles and practices within the Gifted and Talented Education area with an emphasis on research based interventions including the Response to Intervention (RTI) model, continuous educational improvement, professional development, and program administration.
bulletNurtures creativity in all its aspects of thinking, feeling, intuiting, and expressing talent through products.
bulletAbility to access, retrieve, evaluate, disseminate best educational practices based upon scientific research, and databases using electronic networks.
bulletProvides the necessary leadership to ensure school success as measured by the IPS and Indiana standards for accountability.
bulletDevelops and implements a school-wide evaluation program that consists of varied methods of assessment.
bulletSupervises all activities and programs that are outgrowths of the school's curriculum.
bulletHas knowledge and understanding of the cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics, needs, and problems found in gifted students as a result of their atypical mental development.
bulletWork in conjunction with classroom teachers to provide instruction in higher level thinking skills and problem solving skills for all students' positive outlook and "do whatever it takes" attitude, high ideals and be able to motivate and manage a team of teachers.

Management Responsibilities

bulletFosters a school climate, which ensures school-based decision making.
bulletProvides and facilitates an organized educational environment.
bulletMaintains accurate and up-to-date records and submits required reports promptly.
bulletDevelops and implements a school schedule that meets both the elementary and secondary level of instructional needs.
bulletPrograms classes within established guides to meet student needs
bulletSupervises all professional, paraprofessional, administrative, and non-professional personnel attached to the school.
bulletSupervises and evaluates the school's extracurricular program.
bulletServe as a member of the school team which is made up of the principal and classroom teacher, communicating frequently and regularly with parents of the gifted students.
bulletWork in conjunction with classroom teachers to provide instruction in higher level thinking skills and problem solving skills for all students' positive outlook and "do whatever it takes" attitude, high ideals and be able to motivate and manage a team of teachers.
bulletEngage parents and community members in the educational process and create an environment, in which community resources support student learning and achievement.
bulletServe as a positive force in establishing and sustaining a collaborative environment to promote learning and achievement of students through regular observation and monitoring of teachers

Communication and Community Engagement Responsibilities

bulletAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of professionals, to communicate effectively with others using verbal and written skills.
bulletMaintains active relationships with students and parents.
bulletEstablishes and maintains strong and favorable relationships with local community groups and individuals.
bulletCommunicates skillfully with students, staff members, and central office personnel concerning problems and progress in the school.
bulletCreate an environment in which the gifted can use their strengths, explore their personal and interpersonal development, risk new areas of thought and action and feel challenged.
bulletEncourage in gifted learners a sense of social awareness and commitment to humanity and to their environment, and a respect for the worth and dignity of others.
bulletEstablishes and maintains favorable relationships with local community groups and individuals to foster understanding and solicit support for overall school objectives and programs; to interpret Board policies and administrative directives; and to discuss and resolve individual student problems.

Other Responsibilities:

bulletExcellent oral and written communication skills
bulletKeeps the superintendent informed of the school's activities and problems.
bulletAssumes other duties or responsibilities as directed.


Administrative Degree Required;

A minimum of three (3) years teaching experience and experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity;

Must have a Gifted & Talented Endorsement;

Must possess successful experiences working with a diverse population of students and faculty;

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid Indiana Administration and Supervision LicenseóElementary and Secondary Level (K-12)

For more information and to apply, visit Indiana Public Schools or contact Candace Huehls

Posted May 3, 2016. 

Quest Academy (Palatine IL)

Quest Academy is accepting applications for the positions of Lower School Head and Middle School Head for the 2016-2017 school year. These are 12-month positions beginning July 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted until filled. Click the link below for job descriptions. The best candidates will have experience teaching in private schools and in administration. A minimum of a bachelorís degree is required, but a masterís degree in a related field is preferred. To apply, please send your resume along with the application found above to donna.halverson@questacademy.org. No phone calls please.

Quest Academy is currently accepting applications for a Lower School science teacher to start in the 2016-2017 school year. The best candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelorís Degree in science and at least two yearsí experience in classroom teaching. This person will have a strong passion for the subject and an energetic and enthusiastic attitude for teaching. Job responsibilities include planning all lessons in accordance with Quest curriculum guidelines and maintaining that curriculum, communicating with parents, collaborating with other teachers, maintaining student records, using Positive Discipline guidelines for managing classroom, attending in-services and faculty meetings, and providing supervision as assigned. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. To apply, please send application (found above), resume, and a letter explaining your educational philosophy to donna.halverson@questacademy.org. No phone calls please.

Visit Quest Academy Employment Opportunities for more details.

Posted March 1, 2016. 

The Grayson School (Newtown Square, PA)

The Grayson School (www.TheGraysonSchool.org)
This is a unique opportunity to join us in our inaugural year as the first school specifically designed to meet the needs of gifted students in Pennsylvania. You will have a chance to join on the ground floor of an up-and-coming school working toward becoming the exemplar for gifted education in the state, while helping to grow our institution through the upcoming years. We are looking for individuals who excel at flexible and creative thinking; who see themselves as learners rather than lecturers; who have excellent content mastery as well as solid teaching experience; who are enthusiastic, highly motivated, committed, and eager to join a community passionate about supporting gifted children. You will be expected to plan and implement teaching a mixed-age, ability-grouped class of no more than 8 students while providing a safe and effective learning environment. Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students. Fulfill duties, responsibilities, and commitments as outlined in the faculty handbook.

All positions available have the following minimum requirements:

bulletUp to date (less than 1 year old) clearances (Federal Criminal History, PA State Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance)
bulletTeaching Certificate- either Pennsylvania teaching certification K-6, or private academic certificate K-8.
bulletSensitivity and awareness to meeting the social and emotional characteristics of gifted children.
bulletCreate a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.

Preferred Requirements:

bulletSpecial Education certification
bulletAdvanced degree in Education
bulletExperience with gifted students

Extended Long Term Substitute Co-Teacher Position

Job Description:
Work with lead teacher and collaborate, implement, and plan for an ability grouped class for 4th-6th grades of no more than 8:1 student to teacher ratio, while providing students with a safe and effective learning environment. Collaborate in the design and implementation of an integrated curriculum, project based learning, and an accelerated curriculum. Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students. Keep careful records and use them to write accurate, comprehensive student reports. Participate in all aspects of the program including parent/family collaboration activities, community connections and events, department meetings and activities, professional development, and contribute to student groups.


bulletCommitment to diversity and collegiality
bulletCommitment to ongoing Professional Development and continuing education.
bulletStrong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate clearly in written form.
bulletFamiliarity and comfort with new technologies

Part-Time Coding Teacher: 3-5 hrs/wkly, M-F 8:25-9:30 am


bulletStrong skills in several coding languages including Java, JavaScript, C++
bulletFamiliarity and comfort with Microsoft

Substitute Teacher


bulletEngage and motivate a classroom of multi-aged ability-grouped students with a student to teacher ratio of no more than 8 students to 1 teacher.
bulletImplement provided lesson plans for the day including an integrated curriculum, project-based learning, and an accelerated curriculum.

Be able to be available on call as needed

Lunch/Recess Aide: 7.5 hrs/week, M-F

bulletMonitor and supervise students to ensure safety and well-being of students, and adherence to school rules.

Extended Day Care: 15 hrs./week M-F 3-6pm

bulletImplement interested and engaging programs for students in a safe and nurturing environment.
bulletMonitor and supervise students to ensure safety and well-being of students, and adherence to school rules.

Applicants for all positions should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, list of references, and clearances to:

Aviva Moore
Director of Operations and Development
The Grayson School

Posted December 12, 2015. 


Last updated December 01, 2020

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