Early Learning Center Principal

The Early Learning Center (ELC) Principal is responsible for working with children and families to provide a quality education and ensure the health and safety of all children. 

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Position:                Early Learning Center Principal   
Division:                Curriculum and Instruction               
Supervisor:           Superintendent/CEO or designee
Position Type:      10-month position + ESY - Benefit Eligible
Salary Range:       $80,000 - $120,000
FLSA Status:          Exempt  
CFR:                        215                        

Under the direction of the Superintendent/CEO or designee, the Early Learning Center (ELC) Principal is responsible for working with children and families to provide a quality education and ensure the health and safety of all children.  The ELC Principal utilizes well-established guidelines, including curriculum development and assessment and short-and long-range planning, to support the Ready To Learn (RTL) and Preschool programs.  The ELC Principal promotes a program that is language accessible for all and supports children and their families on a positive journey toward learning, understanding, and using ASL.
  • Supervises and evaluates all RTL and Preschool teachers and instructional assistants                                      
  • Evaluates all aspects of programs and services and provides ongoing evaluation
  • Maintains accurate documents and tracks language growth and development
  • Assists in the development and implementation of a performance-based system for measuring and assessing skills and knowledge of the early childhood students and the use of curriculum.  Regularly communicates results to the Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Team (CIAT), families, and PPS Director
  • Coordinates the Deaf Mentoring Program
  • Collaborates with the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Department
  • Collects assessment data and utilizes data to set students up for success
  • Uses Bilingual techniques to promote critical thinking skills, literacy development, and social emotional growth through play-based collaborative learning
  • Participates in Family Conferences throughout the year
  • Maintains ongoing contact with students’ families 
  • Develops relationships with district representatives of Committees on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE)
  • Collaborates with the Lexington Hearing & Speech Center’s Program Director
  • Participates in outreach and collaborative efforts with Cochlear Implant centers and clinics
  • Builds rapport with Early Intervention (EI) coordinators throughout NYC and beyond
  • Partners with Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program coordinators in NYC and beyond
  •  Other duties as assigned 
  • Collaborative leadership skills
  •  Computer literacy with knowledge of database management
  •  ASL proficiency
  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Deaf Education or related field
  • New York State Teaching Certification
  • School Building Leadership (SBL) certification or the ability to obtain certification
  • 5 years of teaching experience in an educational setting
  • Administrative experience in a school program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students
  • Required clearances include medical clearance, fingerprinted by the NYC Board of Education, and SCR and SEL clearance
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times
September 2023
Until filled
Human Resources, 718.350.3027
HRDept@lexnyc.org or 718-350-3027 (Please indicate “Early Learning Center Principal ” in subject line)