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2020-2021 Vacancies
Adaptive Physical Education Teacher-  must have NYS Certification. 
Please email your resume and cover letter to
The New York Institute for Special Education is seeking an outstanding educational leader to assume the role of Principal.

The current opportunity is for the Principal of the programs for students who are blind or visually impaired approximately 150 students) and students with behavioral disabilities (approximately 10 students).  The program for students who are blind or have visual impairments provides high quality educational experiences that assist the students in being independent.  From adaptive physical education, to technology labs, and through Regents classes and New York State examinations, students have opportunities that help them face the challenges of the global world.  In addition to the core academic classes, students receive instruction in art, music, and daily living and social skills.  Students also participate in career and vocational classes to develop skills necessary for college or employment.  The goal of the program for students with behavioral disabilities is to develop appropriate coping strategies while working on learning deficits.

  • A well-respected special educator with experience teaching the blind and visually impaired who possesses knowledge of students with emotional disabilities and who, preferably, has administrative experience at the departmental or building level.
  • A proven instructional leader who will maintain a safe and healthy school environment that is conducive to learning and is focused on growing the rigorous and appropriate curriculum in place for all students at all grade levels. 
  • An educator who is familiar with the administration of state and federal regulations related to students with disabilities and who will assure that activities required for student evaluations, annual reviews, triennial re-evaluations and Individualized Education Plan implementation occurs accurately and in a timely manner.
  • A leader of teachers who will ensure the appropriate level of well-qualified and trained staff by effecting systems for hiring, orienting, training, supervising and evaluating all personnel, and then will provide individual and school wide professional development opportunities, as necessary.
  • A visionary leader and superior collaborator with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills who will not only develop and implement annual staff and program improvement goals supported by strategic implementation strategies, but also will work with parents and partner agencies to improve opportunities for all students. 


The Principal will be provided with a regionally competitive salary and benefits package, which may include on campus housing.  Candidates must possess or be eligible for New York State certification as a Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired and as a School Administrator/Supervisor (SAS) or a School Building Leader (SBL).  Teachers certified to teach the Blind and Visually impaired who are willing to work toward administrative certification will be considered.


Online applications will be accepted until May 30, 2020 at  Applicants are advised to click on “Current Searches”, then the link to  In addition to completing the basic application, applicants are requested to upload a current resume and a cover letter, the latter which describes how their educational background and professional experiences meet the position specifications included in this letter.  The anticipated start date is on or about September 1, 2020.