Friday, January 30, 2015

Featured Jobs: Instructional Technology Faclitator

Instructional Technology Facilitator

Sites : GLENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL and CARRBORO HIGH 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
Minimum Experience: Previous experience in providing technology support services in an educational setting. Expert knowledge of contemporary instructional technology skills and issues. Experience in developing instructional materials for adult learners and presenting staff development both live and online.

GLENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Special Conditions:  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

CARRBORO HIGH SCHOOL
Special Conditions:  K-12 teaching licensure required. MA degree in instructional technology preferred. The Technology Sp. provides training and support to faculty on technology integration & 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) secondaryemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us
2) carrborohsjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us
List "Technology Specialist" in the subject line of the message.
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Feature Jobs: Gifted Specialist

Gifted Specialist

Previous experience as an AG teacher preferred. Previous experience at the middle school level preferred. Training or experience in collaborative teaching settings preferred.

Site : CULBRETH MIDDLE SCHOOL

Position Type: Licensed
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Term: 10 month
Continuing or Temporary: Continuing
Position Available Date: 2/2/2016
Level of Benefits: Full
Salary Range: NC teacher salary + 12% local supplement
Minimum Degree Level: Bachelor's degree


Licensure in Academically Gifted required. Additional licensure in a middle grades core content area (language arts, science, math, social studies) preferred.


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
2) culbrethmsjobs@chccs.k12.nc.us

List "Gifted Education Specialist" in the subject line of the message.
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Featured Jobs: Middle School - CTE Teacher

CTE Teacher – Business Education Teacher

Position Type: Licensed
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Term: 10 month
Continuing or Temporary: Continuing
Position Available Date: 1/20/2015
Level of Benefits: Full
Salary Range: NC teacher salary + 12% local supplement
Minimum Degree Level: Bachelor's degree

Minimum Experience: 
Previous experience as a CTE teacher at the middle grades level preferred.

Special Conditions: 
Licensure in CTE: Business Education required.

Vacancy at:
McDougle Middle School: Click here to complete the NC teacher application. 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 "CTE Teacher" in the subject line of the message.
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Featured Jobs: EC Resource - EC Occupational Course of Study


EC Resource - EC Occupational Course of Study

District - Site: CHAPEL HILL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Position Type: Licensed
Full-Time/Part-Time:  Full-Time
Term: 10 month
Continuing or Temporary: Continuing
Position Available Date: 2/2/2015
Level of Benefits:  Full
Salary Range:  NC teacher salary + 12% supplement
Minimum Degree Level:  Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience: 
Previous experience in a high school EC assignment preferred. Previous experience in an OCS class preferred.

Special Conditions:
Licensure in EC General Curriculum required. Additional secondary content licensure in math, English, science or social studies preferred. HIGHLY QUALIFIED status required.

Vacancy at : CHAPEL HILL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Click here by completing the NC classified 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 "EC OCS teacher" in the subject line of the message.
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Featured Jobs: EC Resource - Autism Support Specialist

EC Resource - Autism Support Specialist

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

Minimum Experience: 
Expertise and experience in working with students with autism. Expert collaborative and communication 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.

Special Conditions: 
Licensure in EC general or adapted curriculum required. HIGHLY QUALIFIED status required.

Vacancy at:
This is an itinerant assignment for a specialist who will serve students with autism at various school sites.

Click here by completing the NC classified 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) exceptionaledemployment@chccs.k12.nc.us and List "ASD Specialist Itinerant" in the subject line of the message.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Register Now for Community Schools Summer Camp

Register now for the Community Schools Summer Camp!!

Summer camps are full-day, fun-themed camps for elementary-aged children that run from June 22July 31.

For more details, visit the After School/Summer Camp web page. Additionally, feel free to contact the Community Schools Office at 919-967-8211 x28266.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Reflections Art Contest Honorees Announced

The PTA Council recently announced the results of this years Reflections art contest. All of the district honorees listed below have been forwarded to the North Carolina PTA in consideration of state level honors. Our community is full of talented and accomplished young artists, and we are proud of every student who participated in this year's competition.

This year’s district level honorees are:

Primary (K-2) Visual Arts
1st Place - Mia Perrin, Carrboro Elementary
2nd Place - Owen Kornstein, Morris Grove Elementary

Primary (K-2) Literature
1st Place - Isabel Gomez, Ephesus Elementary

Intermediate (3-5) Visual Arts
1st Place - Isabelle Gershon, Seawell Elementary
2nd Place - Alice Karakachian, Ephesus Elementary
3rd Place - Jackson Miller, Carrboro Elementary
Honorable Mention - Emmaline Phillips, Seawell Elementary
Honorable Mention - Gerui Zhang, Ephesus Elementary

Intermediate (3-5) Literature
1st Place - Ellie Crews, Carrboro Elementary
2nd Place - Schuyler Tolbert, Morris Grove Elementary
3rd Place - Laurel Feren, Morris Grove Elementary

Intermediate (3-5) Music Composition
1st Place - Andrew Volpe, Seawell Elementary

Middle School Visual Arts
1st Place - Matteo Santillo, Phillips Middle School
2nd Place - Jasmine Insaard, Phillips Middle School
3rd Place - Talia Felgenhauer, Phillips Middle School

High School Dance
1st Place - Jenny Liu, East Chapel Hill High

Please join the PTA Council in celebrating this year’s honorees.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Saussy Sworn In As New Board Member

David Saussy was sworn in as the newest member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education on Thursday, December 18. He was appointed by the Board at the December 4 meeting.

David's family was able to join him for this historic event. Chief District Court Judge Joseph Buckner presided.


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Friday, December 12, 2014

CHCCS Dedicates Culbreth MS Science Wing

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools cut the ribbon on its newest building - the Science Building at Culbreth Middle School.

The new wing, whose groundbreaking was December 19, 2013, adds an additional 14,700 square feet on to the school.  Every student will be able to use its six classrooms/labs, three science preparation rooms, and a large, light-filled commons area to accommodate joint lectures and experiments.  The construction also included a rain garden and a greenhouse to facilitate outdoor learning.

All of the classrooms are wired for video and audio and the commons space has access to Apple TV, which links the room to the teachers' computers to enhance instruction.

The new Science Building is LEED certified at the Silver Level.  In addition to the new facility, the project included a 4,000 square-foot renovation of former classroom space into a new administrative suite for the school.  This allows the school to be more secure with the front office in the front of the building.  Several classrooms that have no windows were renovated with tubular skylights -  "Solatubes" - that provide a great deal of natural light into classrooms.  Approximately 80 percent of the construction waste was recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill.  The project also includes a permeable sidewalk and bamboo flooring.

Another feature of the commons area is a wall with whiteboard paint, which allows presenters to write wherever they want, up to nine feet.

An outdoor feature of the project is the "grandstand," located just off the outdoor patio.  It is designed to be used as a teaching tool where students can sit and listen to a presenter.  There is also a bioretention cell that is designed to get very wet when it rains, allowing the water to seep into the soil and plants and then dry out completely.

The new greenhouse is available to all Culbreth staff, as well as being used for a variety of science projects.

The day's program began with Beverly Rudolph, Culbreth principal, welcoming everyone.  An 8x5 foot flag was donated by Woodmen of the World to fly over the new building, and they also donated flags for each classroom.  Also speaking were:  Tony Srithai, science coordinator; Bernadette Pelissier, vice chair, Orange County Board of Commissioners (BOCC); Andrew Davidson, vice chair, Board of Education; and Tom Forcella, superintendent.

Earlier that day, the Board of Education voted to dedicate the Science Building in honor of retired BOCC member, Alice Gordon.  They voted on a resolution to honor Gordon for:
  • serving the citizens of Orange County for 24 years as a County Commissioner;
  • being a champion of excellent public schools that provide quality education for all the county's students;
  • proposing, forming and chairing the county-wide group of elected officials who crafted the Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (SAPFO) to plan for future needs; and
  • for being an advocate for the renovation and maintenance of older schools.


The dedication of the Science Building in her honor was a surprise to Gordon that afternoon.  After Forcella read the resolution, Gordon was given a standing ovation and asked to address those in attendance.  In January, the school will establish a formal plaque to Gordon in her honor.

For more pictures from the event, visit the district's Facebook page.




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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Four New Administrators

Please join us in welcoming four new administrators to our team. 


John Brown, Jr., Assistant Principal, Chapel Hill High School

Mr. John Brown, Jr. comes to the CHCCS district with an undergraduate degree from NC A&T State University in physics. He continued his education at UNC-Greensboro receiving his Masters in School Administration. Currently, Mr. Brown is in the process of finishing his Ed.D., Educational Leadership, from UNC-G. Mr. Brown has experience as a physics teacher, curriculum facilitator, assistant principal, and principal. All of his educational experience is from Greensboro, NC.  


Kelli Briggs, ELA/SS Coordinator (K-6)

Ms. Briggs joins the CHCCS system after previously serving in the role of K-5 Literacy Specialist in Guilford County Schools.  She has experience as an elementary school teacher and curriculum facilitator. Ms. Briggs received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Elon College. She went on to receive her Masters in Educational Research and Methodology from UNC-Greensboro. Currently, Ms. Briggs is enrolled in the Ed.D., Educational Leadership, program at High Point University. 


Michele Leykum, Exceptional Childrens System Level Coordinator
Ms. Leykum is returning to the CHCCS system after spending some time in other districts. Her most recent assignment was with NCDPI where she served as an Autism consultant. Prior to that, Ms. Leykum was an Autism support teacher in the CHCCS system. She was a residential coordinator in Raleigh with the Autism Society of NC and also served as an Autism teacher at Brentwood Elementary School. Ms. Leykum received her undergraduate degree in Clinical Science from Ithaca College in New York. She continued her education and received a Masters in Special Education/Elementary Education from Hofstra University. Ms. Leykum also has an Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Long Island University.


Brenda Whiteman, Arts Coordinator

Dr. Brenda Whiteman has been hired as the new Arts Coordinator for the CHCCS district. She received her undergraduate degree in Middle Grades Education from the University of Georgia. She continued her education at UGA where she received her Masters in Music Education. From there, Dr. Whiteman received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas. Dr. Whiteman has K-8 experience teaching music, math, science and language arts. She has served as a Teaching Assistant Professor at both UNC-Wilmington and NC State University. She also spent three years as the A+ Arts Education Specialist in the K-12 Curriculum and Instruction Division at NCDPI. 

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