Published On: June 7, 2023Categories: Jobs

Job Details:

Job Title: Principal

Organization/School: Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description: Principal
The Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (GACTC) is seeking an exceptional educational leader to join our dynamic team as the Principal. GACTC is a growing institution dedicated to providing high-quality career and technical education to students from our eight member school districts. We are committed to preparing our students for success in the workforce and higher education through the delivery of 25 unique educational programs with industry-aligned curricula. Our estimated enrollment for the 2023-2024 school years is over 1,100 students.

As Principal of the GACTC, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of career and technical education in our community. You will have the opportunity to lead a dedicated team of educators, collaborate with industry partners, and foster an environment of academic excellence and innovation. The ideal candidate will be a dedicated leader who is passionate about student success and possesses a solid understanding of career and technical education.

Provide leadership to develop and implement the school’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.

Lead, mentor, and evaluate a team of talented teachers and staff members to ensure instructional excellence and student achievement.

Lead curriculum implementation initiatives that support teachers in translating educational objectives into comprehensive learning plans.

Lead the new faculty induction program to ensure new faculty receive comprehensive orientation, mentorship, and professional development opportunities as they navigate the unique challenges and opportunities within career and technical education.

Support efforts to implement student discipline practices that create a system of rules, strategies, and actions that lead to a safe and orderly learning environment, promote positive behavior, address misconduct, and support the overall well-being and development of students.

Foster positive relationships with students, parents, and the community to promote a supportive and engaging learning environment.

Stay abreast of current trends, best practices, and regulations in career and technical education to ensure compliance and continuous improvement.

This 12-month, Act 93 position with competitive salary and benefit package requires the following qualifications:

Pennsylvania K-12 Principal or Supervisor of CTE certification and Pennsylvania Career and Technical Administrative Director Certification preferred.

Minimum of three years of experience in educational leadership, preferably in a career and technical education setting preferred.

Strong knowledge of career and technical education programs

Proven track record of effective instructional leadership, staff supervision, and implementing data-driven strategies to improve student outcomes.

Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills.

Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships with students, parents, staff, and community stakeholders.

Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.



Start Date: When Possible

Application Deadline: 06/30/2023

Application URL:

How to Apply: For the required application procedure, please visit .

Employment is contingent upon background checks, health exams/drug testing, and other documentation. Note that clearances are not required upon submission of initial application.

Please submit applications by June 30, 2023.

Contact Information:

Danielle Mehalick
Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

1500 Fourth Avenue

Altoona, PA 16602

(814) 946-8459

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