This position functions as the Principal of Michigan School for the Deaf.  It has the complete responsibility over the academic and vocational programs for students who are Deaf orHard of Hearing. The position coordinates the educational programs for the school. The position handles the day-to-day activities of running the academic school. The Principal generates and carries out policy, addresses student behavior, coordinates, conducts, and implements Individualized Educational Program (IEP) team meetings for students attending MSD, and oversees teaching and services staff.  The position works the full calendar year.

Position Description (Download PDF reader)Required Education and Experience

Education – Possession of a master’s degree in a field of education.

Experience – Two years of professional experience as a certified teacher.Alternate Education and ExperienceAdditional Requirements and Information

Please provide a writing sample as directed and upload your letter to this application.Write a letter to the parents of the students attending the Michigan School for the Deaf. Please include information related to the following.

  1. Brief introduction of yourself
  2. Your vision for their school
  3. Your philosophy regarding Bi-lingual education
  4. The role parents play in the school and in their child’s education
  5. What is your vision of how the school and residential dorm coordinate with each other in support of furthering children’s academic education and language skills

The Department of Education will not hire and employ individuals in state operated schools who have been convicted of a “listed offense” pursuant to Public Acts 129, 130, 131, and 138 of the Public Acts of 2005, the “School Safety Legislation.” The “listed offenses” are defined in Section 2 of Public Act 295 of the Public Acts of 1994, the Sex Offenders Registration Act. View the classification specification at PDF reader)

Must be proficient in American Sign Language and written English.

The Michigan State Employees Retirement System (MSERS) is separate from the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS). If you are currently a MPSERS retiree, there should be no impact to your MPSERS pension due to employment with the Michigan Department of Education. If you are currently eligible for a MPSERS retirement benefit and become the successful candidate for this position, you should contact the Office of Retirement Services (ORS) to determine any impact if you elect to immediately begin receiving your MPSERS retirement benefit.

Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions.  Unsupported responses may not be considered further.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis



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