Announcements for Principal Vacancies Show Big Salaries, Big Requirements

Noah Wallace, Farmington High School principals will be well paid as they shoulder development of staff, curriculum.

The Farmington Public School district has posted vacancy announcements for principal positions of both Noah Wallace Elementary School and Farmington High School. Dr. Diane Cloud and Dr. Timothy Breslin, principals of the respective schools, recently announced their intent to retire at the end of this school year. 

The Farmington High School principal position requires candidates to possess or be eligible for Connecticut certification in Intermediate Administration, have “strong curriculum background and deep knowledge of student-centered instructional practices.” In addition, the announcement says the district is looking for “a dynamic educational leader.”

The position requires previous experience as a principal or school leader. The salary range is listed as $137,563 — $148,829, with a fringe benefit package including a stipend of $2,000 for Ph.D./Ed.D. and $3,900 matching annuity. Applications are being accepted until February 19, 2013. The starting date is July 1, 2013. 

The principal position at Noah Wallace requires similar qualifications, with an emphasis on teacher evaluation, supervision and staff development as well as “the ability to evaluate and develop curriculum and make instructional improvements.”

The principal is also responsible for preparing and administrating the school budget and spurring teacher improvement through professional development.

The listed salary range is $123,332 —$136,377, with competitive fringe benefit package including a stipend of $2,000 for Ph.D./Ed.D. and $3,900 matching annuity.

To read the vacancy announcements, visit fpsct.org.


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