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30 EDUCATION WEEK AUGUST 28, 2013 n n RECRUITMENT MARKETPLACE TO ADVERTISE (888) 329-2373 Toms River Regional School District, NJ Serving 16,600 K-12 Students in 18 Schools SUPERINTENDENT SUPERINTENDENT The Toms River Regional Board of Education seeks an experienced leader who will engage the schools and residents of this New Jersey regional community of over 100,000 residents in raising student achievement while continuing the strong traditions of the District. It is required that the next superintendent has significant Central Office experience or the equivalent. Also necessary are the skills to build upon the strengths of this accomplished and progressive district, one of the largest in the state, and to lead efforts for continuous improvement. Successful candidates must have a track record of strong leadership. Experience as a superintendent in a large school district is strongly preferred. Toms River welcomes talented leaders to become an important part of this diverse community located on the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay, seventy miles from New York City and fifty-five miles from Philadelphia. Screening and interviews will occur in September 2013. Candidates must have, or be eligible for, New Jersey Certification. For additional information and to apply online, please visit 5600 N. River Rd. | Rosemont, IL 60018 | 847.318.0072 | An Equal Opportunity Employer PRINCIPALS/ HEAD OF SCHOOL Head of School July 1, 2014 Watkinson School, established in 1881 and Hartford’s oldest independent school, enrolls 260 students in grades 6-12, and has a small boarding and day post-graduate program. Its 40-acre campus lies on the border of Hartford and West Hartford and is immediately adjacent to the University of Hartford. The student-teacher ratio is 6:1, the average class size is 14, and the student body is 23% students of color. A committed faculty of 44 (30 with advanced degrees) supports and challenges each student. PRINCIPALS/ HEAD OF SCHOOL American International School Vienna, Austria Seeks a Head of School Effective August 2014 The American International School Vienna in Austria (AIS) is a world-class international, PreK-12, coeducational, day school. The school serves some 750 students from 60 countries, and English is the language of instruction. AIS seeks an experienced administrator with outstanding leadership skills. U.S. Citizenship required. For more information regarding this position and the application process please go to: AdministrativeView.aspx?ID=944 Additional information about the school can be found at Watkinson’s mission – “to develop in our students the power to shape their lives and the world around them” – guides every decision the school makes, demanding a high degree of respect and awareness for each individual. This mission has attracted learners from many places along the educational spectrum: those whose learning style is not well served by larger, less personal schools to high achieving students who value the extraordinary opportunities to pursue their own individual talents and interests. This diverse student body draws faculty, staff, and administrators who care deeply about deliberate, authentic, evolving education. The school’s three signature programs – Creative Arts, Global Studies, and Learning Skills – offer all students the chance to work at an advanced level. The use of exhibitions and mastery projects is an outgrowth of its work as a Lead School of the Coalition of Essential Schools. An advisory system connects five to seven students with their adult advisor in daily meetings. Its 19 interscholastic athletic teams are part of the Hudson Valley Athletic League and the New England Prep School Athletic Council. Watkinson’s annual operating budget for FY14 is $9.2 million. Financial aid was allocated as 25% of gross tuition revenues in FY13, and serves more than 40% of the student body. The endowment is $4.4 million. Since 1999, the school completed two major campaigns: one for the Wilson Carriage Barn, the art and math building; the second for Vision 2010 which combined fundraising for endowment and the Solarium, an energy neutral Center for Science and Global Citizenship. Currently, there is fundraising underway for the redesign of the dining room. EDUCATION WEEK'S AUDIENCE IS YOUR SOURCE FOR TOP TALENT Put Education Week's audience to work for you! Winning strategies for your recruitment efforts include: • 24/7 Web-based print and online ad placement at • Cross-posting to from your Web site or Applicant Tracking System • Special bulk pricing for cost-effective recruitment throughout the school year • E-mail blasts and banner ads to fill your hiring pools and promote your job fairs • (888) 329-2373 Positions Available High School Biology Teacher (Baltimore, MD) sought by The SEED School of Maryland. Teaches biology subjects to secondary school students in a public boarding school. Develops biology curriculum for 10th grade students. Requires Bachelor's Degree in Biology; 5 years experience as a Science (Biology) Teacher & MSDE Active Advance Professional Teaching Certificate (Biology 7-12). Send application & résumé to Alexandre Koutta, HR Mgr, 200 Font Hill Ave., Baltimore, MD 21223; akoutta@ With a dedicated faculty, targeted admission process, loyal alumni, engaged and visionary trustees, and supportive parents and students, Watkinson has created a distinctive culture where respect for differences is the foundation of strong community. Watkinson School is poised for continued success and ready to build upon its reputation as one of the most inventive independent schools in New England. Gregory Floyd and Nancy Stearns Gregory Floyd and Associates P.O. Box 399, 58 Portland Road Kennebunk, ME 04043-0399 Application deadline is October 11, 2013. Watkinson School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Head of School For July 2014 Sheffield, Massachusetts Pro Vita Non Pro Schola Discimus, “Learning – not just for school, but for life.” Established in 1907, Berkshire School is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school that prepares 391 ninth through twelfth graders and post-graduates for a global future. Berkshire is guided by its mission: “Rooted in an inspiring setting, Berkshire School instills the highest standards of character and citizenship and a commitment to academic, artistic, and athletic excellence. Our community fosters diversity, a dedication to environmental stewardship, and an enduring love for learning.” The 400-acre campus is nestled at the base of Mount Everett in Sheffield, Massachusetts within 90 minutes of Hartford and Albany and two-and-a-half hours to New York City and Boston. Its student body represents 32 states and 28 countries with 27% identified as students of color and 18% international. There are 87 administrative and teaching faculty with 61% holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 12 with the student to faculty ratio 5:1. At the heart of Berkshire’s academic program is a rigorous and comprehensive college preparatory curriculum that fosters critical thinking, problem solving and intellectual curiosity across all disciplines. Among the 146 courses are 17 A.P. offerings with pioneering programs such as Advanced Math/Science Research, Advanced Humanities Research, Sustainable Resource Management, the Ritt Kellogg Mountain Program, the Barbara Kenefick Center for Learning and Pro Vita Winter Session. Nearly 90% of the Class of 2013 earned acceptances to Barron’s Profile of American Colleges’ “Most Competitive” and “Highly Competitive” colleges and universities. Berkshire’s commitment to state-of-the-art facilities includes a new fine arts center, which opened in 2013 and increased the area devoted to the arts by 256%; a 48,000-square-foot, LEED Gold-certified math and science center which opened in 2012; a 117,000-square-foot athletic facility and an 8-acre solar field which provides 48% of the school's energy needs and earned Berkshire national recognition for its efforts in environmental conservation. In 2013, Berkshire School was named a Green Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, one of only 64 schools in the nation to be so honored and one of only ten private schools to earn the prestigious distinction. The school’s operating budget is $21 million with an endowment presently valued at $112 million and a plant value of $190 million. The Annual Fund generates over $2.5 million annually. Committed to a diverse student body, Berkshire awards $4.4 million in financial aid annually with an average grant of $40,574 per student. The school is governed by a dedicated 30-member board of trustees, nearly all of whom are alumni or Berkshire parents past or present, passionate about advancing the school’s mission while investing in its future. Candidates should send a letter of interest, a current résumé, a statement of educational philosophy, and the names of five professional references to: Gregory Floyd and Hope Prockop Gregory Floyd and Associates P.O. Box 399, 58 Portland Road Kennebunk, ME 04043-0399 Application deadline: September 27, 2013 Berkshire School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - August 28, 2013

Education Week - August 28, 2013
Waiver States Under Scrutiny
Common Core: A Puzzle to Public
DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fla. Virtual School Faces Hard Times
Stacked Deck Seen in Growth of PBIS
This Week
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Most Students Aren’t Ready for College, ACT Data Show
For Rural Teachers, Mentoring Support Is Just a Click Away
Philadelphia Gears to Open Schools After Aid Reprieve
Blogs of the Week
INDUSTRY & INNOVATION: New Sites Designed to Help Choose Best Ed-Tech Tools
DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Museums, Researchers Shifting To Online Science Ed. Outreach
Common Core Grinds Along Amid Michigan Debate
‘Course Choice’ Venture Gets Started in Louisiana
Policy Brief
PAULA STACEY: The Best Education Diet? Real Food, Prepared Well
LINDA DIAMOND: The Cure for Common-Core Syndrome
CAROL LACH: What Really Matters In Education: Compassion
TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
JAMES H. NEHRING: Think Education Is Like Medicine? Think Again

Education Week - August 28, 2013