Northern Lehigh School District

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1201 Shadow Oaks Lane
Slatington, PA 18080


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Business Description

The mission of the Northern Lehigh School District community is to create a challenging and supportive environment dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of all learners.

We believe: All students can learn and succeed; Positive attitude and self-esteem enhance the learning process; Learning is a lifelong process; Education has the responsibility to meet each learner's needs; The educational system has a role as a support center for student and community social services; Student achievement and motivation are enhanced by a quality learning environment; Multicultural awareness is an integral part of a student's education; The community and education systems are interdependent; Ongoing staff development is essential to quality learning; and Communications skills are essential to success.

Our Vision
In our vision of the Northern Lehigh School District, parents, school, and community will work together to achieve quality education goals and remain accountable to all learners. As we instill a love of learning as a lifelong pursuit for each individual, we will strive for a renewed sense of community pride and involvement. Education will take place in a safe environment where learning is fun. State-of-the-art technology and a broadened curriculum will provide a wide range of academic and extracurricular activities. We will encourage success for each learner by providing a system of alternative strategies for instruction and assessment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed

• Team-working skills
• A passion for helping children learn
• A desire to continuously learn more

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-Oversight of all district operations including teaching and learning, business functions, facilities management, and community relations.
-Six years of satisfactory school experience, of which at least three must be in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
-Holds a Superintendent Letter of Eligibility

-NLSD Salary Range: $150,000 - $180,000 per year

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-Plan and lead district-wide operations in areas such as curriculum and instruction, professional development, instructional technology, and federal programs.
-Experience as a building level administrator is common but not always required.

NLSD Salary Range: $107,000 - $145,000 per year

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- Lead a school of students, teachers, and support staff. Meet the needs of students in the areas of academics, social, and behavioral growth.
-Has three years of relevant professional experience.
-Completed a Pennsylvania-approved, graduate-level principal certification program that includes an internship/practicum or an equivalent out-of-state program.

-NLSD Salary Range: $105,000 - $140,000 per year.

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-Educate students in your certification area as well as collaborate with other educators, families, and the community to prepare students to be college and/or career ready.
-Hold a valid teacher certification

NLSD Salary Range: $51,000 - $90,000 per year

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-High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and be accepted into a college or university with an accredited teacher certification program.
-Graduate from accredited teacher preparation program with bachelor’s degree
-Those with a bachelor’s degree who have completed a teacher preparation program can apply for state teaching certificate
-Once an individual obtains a teaching certificate, they are eligible to obtain a position as a teacher within their certification area.
-PA Certification Areas: