Sunday, August 17, 2014

Board to Meet in Closed Session - August 18

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education will meet in a special closed session on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. to discuss personnel matters.
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Friday, August 15, 2014

Crystal Epps to Lead Scroggs Elementary

Crystal Epps
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is pleased to announce Crystal Epps as the new principal of Scroggs Elementary.

Ms. Epps has served as an assistant principal in our school district at Frank Porter Graham Elementary and Rashkis Elementary. Prior to that she was a classroom teacher at Ephesus Elementary and Morris Grove Elementary. She also taught at Efland Cheeks Elementary in Efland, North Carolina, Newlin Elementary in Burlington, North Carolina, and Public School 153 in the Bronx, New York.

She is very excited to get started and to meet all of her new Scroggs Frogs.


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Monday, August 4, 2014

Northside Elementary - NC's First LEED Platinum Elementary School

Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill, NC has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDTM) Platinum certification with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The three-story, 100,000-square-foot school opened in fall of 2013 and represents the first LEED Platinum elementary school in North Carolina. 

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools partnered with Moseley Architects to design a new school to support 585 students. Located in the heart of the Northside neighborhood, the site was originally home to the all African-American Orange County Training School. Since 1924 this site has functioned as a site of education, and the school’s design embraces the rich history of the community and the alumni. A display along the lower level corridor shows a timeline for the students to appreciate the history of the site, as well as a large display case that houses the school’s original cornerstone.

“We are thrilled to learn of Northside Elementary’s LEED Platinum designation,” said Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Superintendent Tom Forcella. “Moseley Architects, and the entire planning team, worked extremely hard to create such an amazing learning facility. It will benefit our students and our community for decades to come.”

The design integrates many sustainable features, and embodies a truly sustainable approach to a small site. The district’s Policy 9040 for high performance design criteria set the stage for the school to pursue LEED Gold. However, through a collaborative effort between the design team and the school district, that goal was surpassed, while still remaining on schedule and within budget.

The design incorporates a garden roof area connected to the adjacent science classroom, a comprehensive stormwater management plan that includes an underground rainwater cistern that supplies water to the toilet fixtures and cooling tower, pervious pavers, porous playground surfaces, carefully designed windows, tubular skylights, and light shelves to both maximize daylight in classrooms and reduce the energy spent for lighting.
                                                             
The building also places a special emphasis on functioning as a teaching tool for the students, staff and community. Early in the design process, the idea of using the school building to actively support the curriculum was discussed with key staff members. Through continued staff input and a healthy collaboration, this idea was not only realized but expanded. Discreetly placed interior and exterior signage provides brief descriptions of several sustainable design features utilized at Northside. Each sign directs the reader to the school’s Building Dashboard for more information concerning the building’s sustainable features, which provides media center book suggestions and internet websites where the subject can be explored further.  The school’s teachers also collaborate with one another on integrating these features into customized lesson plans and project-based learning efforts.

Jim Copeland, managing principal for the project with Moseley Architects is proud of what Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools achieved.

“I am particularly pleased that our team was able to achieve their vision,” said Copeland. “Northside Elementary is one of only 20 LEED Platinum public schools in the entire country, and one of only four elementary schools.”

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Featured Jobs: High School Math Teacher

High School MATH Teacher Vacancies
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

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

+Fully-licensed HIGH SCHOOL MATH teachers are eligible for a one-time $1500.00 bonus.

Minimum Degree Level: Bachelor's degree


MATH TEACHER

Candidates must be licensed or be eligible to be licensed in 9-12 math. Candidates must be designated as HIGHLY QUALIFIED in high school math. Previous experience as a high school math teacher preferred.

Vacancies at:
Carrboro High School: 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) secondaryemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us and 2) carrborohsjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us List “Math Teacher" in the subject line of the message.


Chapel Hill High School: 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) secondaryemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us and 2) chhsjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us List "HS math teacher" in the subject line of the message.
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Featured Jobs: High School Science Teacher

High School SCIENCE TEACHER Vacancies
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

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

+Fully-licensed HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE teachers are eligible for a one-time $1500.00 bonus.

Minimum Degree Level: Bachelor's degree

SCIENCE TEACHER

Candidates must be licensed or be eligible to be licensed in 9-12 comprehensive science. Candidates must be designated as HIGHLY QUALIFIED in high school comprehensive science.

Vacancies at:
Carrboro High School: Two vacancies exist at CHS. Candidates must be licensed or be eligible to be licensed in 9-12 comprehensive science. Candidates must be designated as HIGHLY QUALIFIED in high school comprehensive science. Previous experience in high school science preferred. Various Chemistry and Biology courses to be taught.
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) secondaryemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us and 2) carrborohsjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us.
List "Science Teacher" in the subject line of the message.

Chapel Hill High School: Three full-time vacancies and one part-time vacancies exist at CHHS. Licensure in comprehensive science required. HIGHLY QUALIFIED status required. This teaching assignment includes earth science, chemistry, and AP Environmental Science. Previous experience in high school science preferred. Previous Advanced Placement training preferred. Assignment includes 1) earth science/environmental classes, 2) AP Physics classes and chemistry, 3) chemistry and physics classes and the part-time assignment includes earth science/environmental classes and physical science.
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) secondaryemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us and 2) echhsjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us.
List "Science Teacher" in the subject line of the message.
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Featured Jobs: CTE Teacher

CTE Teacher Vacancies
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

Computer Engineering Teacher
Previous teaching and/or work experience in computer engineering. COMPTIA A+ credential preferred. This is a part-time assignment for 60% employment. Courses include 3 sections of Computer Engineering. Licensure in CTE Trade & Industrial area 74096 - Computer & Engineering Technology required.

PLTW Engineering Teacher
Previous experience as Project Lead the Way - Engineering Teacher or previous work experience as an engineer preferred. Licensure in Technology Education, Mathematics, or Science. Two week training course required prior to start of 2014-15 school year.

(2) Vacancies at:
Chapel Hill High School
To Apply: Click here complete the online NC teacher application. Choose "Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools" as a desired location. In addition to the online application, candidates should send a cover letter and resume to two email addresses:
1- chhsjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us
2- secondaryemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us.
List "CTE - Computer Engineering Teacher" in the subject line of the message.

To Apply: Click here complete the online NC teacher application. Choose "Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools" as a desired location. In addition to the online application, candidates should send a cover letter and resume to two email addresses:
1- chhsjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us
2- secondaryemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us.
List "CTE - Engineering teacher " in the subject line of the message.
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Featured Jobs: EC System-Level Teacher

Exceptional Children System-Level Teacher

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

Minimum Degree Level: Bachelor's degree


EC System-Level Teacher
Licensure in EC-adapted curriculum required. HIGHLY QUALIFIED status required. This teacher will work with elementary school students within a cross-categorical self-contained classroom setting. Previous experience serving students with mild/moderate developmental disabilities including austism. Knowledge of Adapted Curriculum and Extended Common Core Standards required. Collaboration with staff specialists (TA's, art & music therapists, related service providers, APE teachers, etc.) required.

Vacancy at:
McDougle Elementary School: Previous experience in an elementary school preferred. Click here to complete NC teacher application. Choose "Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools" as a desired location. Click here to apply for the EC Resource Teacher vacancy at McDougle Elementary School. In addition to the online application, candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to two email addresses: 1) mcdougleesjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us and 2) exceptionaledemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us. List EC System-Level Teacher" in the subject line of the message.
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Featured Jobs: Middle School Math Coach

MATH COACH VACANCY
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

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

MATH COACH

Candidate must have minimum of 5 years teaching experience in middle grades math. Previous experience as a curriculum coach, PLC leader, or other leadership role preferred. Licensure and HIGHLY QUALIFIED status in 6-8 math. Expert knowledge of 6-12 math curriculum. Expert level of collaboration skills. Excellent understanding of characteristics of adult learners.

Vacancy at:
McDougle Middle School: Click here to complete the NC teacher application. Click here to apply for this position with "Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
In addition to the online application, candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to two email addresses:
1) secondaryemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us
2) mcdouglemsjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us
List "Math Coach" in the subject line of the message.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

New Principal for Phillips Middle School

Rydell Harrison
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has hired a new principal for Phillips Middle School.

Rydell Harrison joins the district from Guilford County Schools, where he is currently the principal at Hairston Middle School in Greensboro.

Harrison started out as a music teacher in New Jersey, and has 17 years in education. He has also served as a middle school assistant principal and an elementary school principal in Guilford County prior to his current position at Hairston Middle in 2011.

Harrison holds a bachelor of arts degree in Education from Rutgers State University, a master of arts degree in Theology from Duke University and a master of arts degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

"We are thrilled to welcome Rydell Harrison to our Leadership Team," said Superintendent Thomas A. Forcella.  "His passion for the work of educating all children at high levels was visible throughout a very rigorous selection process."

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Featured Jobs: English/Language Arts Teacher

English/Language Arts Teacher

Previous experience as a high school English teacher preferred. Candidates must have English license required and be Highly Qualified.

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

Chapel Hill Senior High School: Two positions are currently available. Click here Apply online by completing 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) secondaryemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us and 2) chhsjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us
2) List "English Teacher" in the subject line of the message.
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