Friday, October 17, 2014

Ryan Named CHCCS Principal of the Year

Darlene Ryan, principal at Glenwood Elementary, was named the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools' Principal of the Year at a surprise announcement this morning at her school.

"Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is very fortunate to have such an outstanding leader working with teachers and students at Glenwood Elementary School," said Superintendent Thomas A. Forcella.

Ryan has been the principal at Glenwood since 2010, having served as its assistant principal for the previous two years.

Ryan first joined CHCCS in 1986 for three years as an elementary physical education teacher before returning in 2004 as its math and science coordinator and served in that position for four years.

Ryan began her career in education as a health/PE teacher in Chatham County Schools, but throughout the years, she has taught elementary, middle and high school students.  She has also taught middle school science and social studies before becoming a science curriculum resource teacher in Chatham.

She has served as the President of the North Carolina Science Leadership Association and as the Director of District 5 for the North Carolina Science Teacher Association (NCSLA).

In 1996, Ryan was named North Chatham Elementary School Teacher of the Year and in 1999, she was named Technology and Learning North Carolina Teacher of the Year.  She earned the Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching from UNC-CH in 2002.  Ryan also received the NCSLA Herman Gatling Award for Outstanding Science Education Leadership in 2009.

Ryan holds a bachelor of arts in education, a master of education and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ryan will represent the district for the Wells Fargo Principal of the Year program. 

An emotional Darlene Ryan after the announcement

Glenwood Staff and CHCCS Administrators applaud Principal Ryan

Dr. Darlene Ryan, principal, Glenwood Elementary


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Monday, October 6, 2014

Nyree Sullivan to Lead Title I

Nyree Sullivan will be transitioning into a new position. She currently serves as the Elementary English Language Arts Coordinator K-6 and will be assuming a new role as the district's new Director of Title I. Nyree has been a valuable asset to the district's English Language Arts program and to the Instructional Services Division (ISD). Her hard work is greatly appreciated, and we look to her leadership in this new role.

Along with her many skills, Nyree brings her experience as a Title I Interventionist for grades 2-5, nine years teaching experience in a district wide Title I school in Indianapolis, and serving as a Director of Instruction for grades 6-8. In this role, she managed the Title I budget, purchased materials and used data to drive decisions about students served by Title I funds.

Please join us in congratulating Nyree on her new role in ISD!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Featured job: Coordinator, Exceptional Children’s Program


TITLE:                       Coordinator Exceptional Children’s Program


QUALIFICATIONS:

1. NC licensure in an area of special education
2. Master's degree in special education, school administration, curriculum and    instruction or related area
3. Prior successful experience in exceptional children’s programming
4. Such alternatives to the above as the Board would find appropriate and acceptable

REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Exceptional Children & Student Services.

JOB GOAL:   To ensure the effectiveness of the education program provided to exceptional children through the delivery of curriculum and instruction in system level classrooms.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assists the Executive Director of EC with monitoring the implementation of exceptional children’s programs.
  2. Performs classroom walkthroughs and observations in order to assess effectiveness of exceptional children’s instructional programming.
  3. Facilitates and supports short and long-range goals and objectives to improve the system-wide program of instruction for exceptional children.
  4. Ensures compliance of programs with federal, state, and local regulations
  5. Provides technical assistance to improve instruction and curriculum alignment for the NC Standard Course of Study and Extended Content Standards.
  6. Provides support to Exceptional Children’s and regular education teachers in modifying instructional practices for staff and administrators related to curriculum, instruction, EC processes, procedures, and IEP implementation.
  7. Assists in developing and implementing paraprofessional training modules.
  8. Schedules and supports Exceptional Children cluster group meetings.
  9. Participates in divisional leadership staff meetings and planning sessions.
  10. Assists with supervision of EC itinerant staff and related services providers as requested by principals and/or the Executive Director of ECSS.
  11. Supports principals in evaluation of Exceptional Children Staff.
  12. Plans district-wide events such as EC Parents Nights.
  13. Attends and/or facilitates IEP meetings as appropriate.
  14. Maintains a current knowledge of the current laws, regulations, policies, and procedures governing programs and services for students with disabilities.
  15. Performs other appropriate duties as assigned.
  16. Provides support to new system level teachers and other new staff members.

To apply: 

1) complete the NC online application 
2) send an email with a cover letter and resume to: administrationemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us with subject line "Coordinator, EC Programs"

 
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Featured Jobs: EC Resource Teacher

EC Resource Teacher

Fully-licensed teachers in the Pre K-12 EC System Level assignment area are eligible for a one-time $1,500.00 signing bonus.

Previous experience in an EC collaborative or inclusion setting preferred.

District - Site: MCDOUGLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Position Type: Licensed
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Term: 10 month
Continuing or Temporary: Continuing
Position Available Date: 9/22/2014
Level of Benefits: Full
Salary Range: NC teacher salary + 12% supplement
Minimum Degree Level: Bachelor's degree

Licensure in EC general curriculum required. HIGHLY QUALFIED status required.

-Click here to complete the North Carolina teacher application.
-Choose "Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools" as a desired location.
-In addition, send your resume and cover letter to the following email addresses with "EC Resource Teacher" in the subject line of the email.
1) exceptionedemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us
2) mcdouglemsjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us
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Featured Jobs: EC Resource Teacher - Autism Support Specialist

EC Resource Teacher - Autism Support Specialist


Fully-licensed teachers in the Pre K-12 EC System Level assignment area are eligible for a one-time $1500.00 signing bonus.

Expertise and experience in working with students with autism. Expert collaborative and communciation skills needed to coach, train, and support teachers, related service providers, teacher assistants and other staff members who work with students with autism. Excellent communication skills required to facilitate discussions with school and district staff, parents and outside agencies and to develop plans (IEP, 504, RtI and FBA/BIP) for students with autism and those who may benefit from similar strategies. Background in TEACCH and ABA strategies preferred.

District - Site: EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT
Position Type: Licensed
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Term: 10 month
Continuing or Temporary: Continuing
Position Available Date: 8/15/2014
Level of Benefits: Full
Salary Range: NC teacher salary + 12% supplement
Minimum Degree Level: Bachelor's degree

Licensure in EC general or adapted curriculum required. HIGHLY QUALIFIED status required. This is an itinerant assignment for a specialist who will serve students with autism at various school sites.

Click here to complete the North Carolina teacher application.
Choose "Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools" as a desired location.
In addition, send your resume and cover letter to: exceptionaledemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us with "ASD Specialist Itinerant" in the subject line of the email.
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Featured Jobs: Gifted Specialists

Gifted Specialists

Two positions available. Previous experience as an AG teacher preferred. Previous experience as a middle grades language arts, math, science, or social studies teacher preferred.

Sites : MCDOUGLE MIDDLE SCHOOL and PHILLIPS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Position Type: Licensed
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Term: 10 month
Continuing or Temporary: Continuing
Position Available Date: 8/15/2014
Level of Benefits: Full
Salary Range: NC teacher salary + 12% local supplement
Minimum Degree Level: Bachelor's degree

Licensure in AG required. Dual licensure in AG and a middle grades content area preferred. HIGHLY QUALIFIED status required.

Click here to complete the NC teacher application.
Choose "Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools" as a desired location.
In addition to the online application, candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to two email addresses:

For MCDOUGLE MIDDLE SCHOOL:
1) secondaryemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us
2) mcdouglemsjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us
3) List "Gifted Education Specialist" in the subject line of the message

For PHILLIPS MIDDLE SCHOOL:
1) secondaryemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us
2) phillipsmsjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us
3) List "Gifted Education Specialist" in the subject line of the message
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Featured Jobs: Instructional Technology Facilitator

Instructional Technology Facilitator 

Previous experience as a Technology Specialist in an elementary school preferred. Expert knowledge of contemporary instructional technology trends and issues. Experience in developing instructional materials for adult learners and presenting staff development both live and online.

Site : GLENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Position Type: Licensed
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Term: 11 month
Continuing or Temporary: Continuing
Position Available Date: 10/16/2014
Level of Benefits: Full
Salary Range: NC teacher salary + 12% local supplement
Minimum Degree Level: Bachelor's degree

Licensure in Instructional Technology required. The Tech. Sp. provides training and support to faculty and staff on technology integration and the NC computer/technology skills curriculum.

Click here to complete the NC teacher application.
Choose "Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools" as a desired location.
In addition to the online application, candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to two email addresses:
1) elementaryemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us
2) glenwoodesjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us
3) List "Technology Specialist" in the subject line of the message
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Featured Jobs: English/Language Arts Coach Grades 3-5

English/Language Arts Coach Grades 3-5

Minimum of 5 years classroom teaching experience. Expert knowledge of K-5 language arts curriculum.Expert level of collaboration skills. Previous experience as an instructional coach, PLC leader, or other leadership role preferred.

District - Site: EPHESUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Position Type: Licensed
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Term: 10 month
Continuing or Temporary: Continuing
Position Available Date: 9/5/2014
Level of Benefits: Full
Salary Range: NC teacher salary + 12% supplement
Minimum Degree Level: Bachelor's degree


Licensure in elementary education and/or K-12 reading required.  Highly Qualified status required. Serves as a coach/resource for 3rd-5th grade teachers regarding core issues of literacy lesson design and reflection.

Click here to complete the North Carolina teacher application. Choose "Chapel Hill-Carrboro
City Schools" as a desired location. In addition, send your resume and cover letter to the
following email addresses with "ELA Coach" in the subject line of the email.
1) ephesusesjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us
2) elementaryemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us
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Monday, September 22, 2014

McDougle MS Wins National Healthy Schools Award

McDougle Middle School was one of 25 schools in North Carolina recognized with a 2014 National Healthy Schools Award, earning a Bronze Award.  Schools won the award for transforming their environments into healthier places.  Across the nation, 250 schools were recognized at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's 2014 Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on September 13.

To earn the National Healthy Schools Award, the schools improved nutrition and wellness services and physical activity programs to meet or exceed stringent standards set by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program.

The Healthy Schools Program provides schools guidance, professional development, access to national experts and evidence-based resources and tools to help them create and sustain healthy school environments.

Schools are eligible for Bronze, Silver or Gold National Healthy Schools Awards based on their level of achievement.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation was founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation.


For more information about North Carolina schools, click here.

Pictured: Representatives from the North Carolina Schools
(McDougle MS representative was School Nurse Connie Riddle, second from right)


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CHCCS College Fair Scheduled for Sept. 23

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools are hosting a joint college fair on Tuesday, September 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Dean Smith Center on the campus of UNC.

More than 100 colleges, universities, community colleges and technical schools will be represented at the event.  To see a complete listing, click here.

The event is free, and while it is geared towards juniors and seniors, any high school student is welcome to attend.

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