Sacramento City Unified seeks a principal to lead Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School to provide students with an outstanding education, rich with relevant academic, application and leadership experiences – using healthcare through Career and Technical Education (CTE) as a theme.
Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School is a Linked Learning Certified small innovative high school in the Sacramento City Unified School District. The school opened in 2005 with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation and the California Endowment. The school moved into a new 17 million dollar facility in 2006. The school curriculum is centered on the implementation of a national health sciences curriculum across all of the core and elective classes. Teachers are not only experts in their content area but they receive specialized training to teach using project-based units that integrate healthcare topics with Common Core State Standards. Students at Health Professions access an education that sets the bar high for coursework and goes beyond the content areas to bring in real life career centered learning that connects them to their classrooms. This integrated curriculum combines academics and the health sciences that solidifies learning and engages students by demonstrating real life applications through the use of healthcare issues, practices and processes. In addition to learning about the importance of high academic and behavioral achievement, students also have numerous opportunities to work side-by-side with healthcare professionals and visit healthcare settings through career explorations, internships, and job-site tours. These experiences provide insight into available careers, work expectations, and educational requirements. In order to achieve these goals the school partners with regional health care providers and post-secondary partners like UC Davis Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and Sacramento City College Allied Health Department, just to name a few. Students interact with professionals that are currently active in health care fields to understand professional expectations and gain experience in the field. The school has a strong Dual Enrollment partnership with Los Rios Community College District to engage students in completing college courses before they graduate from high school and has also created a CNA pathway so that students can gain certification upon graduation from Health Professions.
The Health Professions student body of 220 students reflects approximately 47.6% of its students are Hispanic/Latino, 19.8% African American and 11.6% Asian. Additionally, 72.6% of its students are from socio-economically disadvantaged households, 12.5% are English Learners, and 14.4% receive Special Education services.
Health Professions new principal will need to address areas of concern surrounding low performance in English Language Arts and Mathematics across several student groups, as well as Additional Targeted Supports and Intervention for African American Students and Students with Disabilities.
Requirements / Qualifications
Credential: Possession of a standard administration credential or a credential of equivalent authorization issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is required.
Education: A bachelor's degree from an approved institution is required. Advanced degrees are preferred.
Experience: A minimum of five years of certificated experience in public or private schools is required, and preference will be given for additional elementary/middle school teaching experience, administrative, or supervisorial experience at the elementary/middle school level.
For full consideration please include the following documents:
Letter of Introduction
Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 letters dated within 1 year of the application deadline)
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