We want your input!
The BSD community is cordially invited to weigh in the on the hiring process for open and anticipated principal positions within Burlington School District. We have created a survey looking for feedback on each of the specific positions and will look to hold community sessions with the candidates for the positions.
Please see below for more information on the search… JOIN THE JOURNEY!
Open and Anticipated Elementary Principal Positions
Process: There are currently three elementary principal positions that are either open or anticipated to be open. These positions are at Champlain Elementary, Integrated Arts Academy, and the Sustainability Academy. The school district is taking a proactive approach to hiring these positions, and we are moving forward preparing for the possibility that all three positions will be open and will need to be filled for the upcoming school year.
A Search Advisory Team (SAT) comprised of representatives from various roles within the District and each of the three schools will lead a combined search for these positions. The team will review application materials and conduct interviews with qualified candidates, and will select some of these candidates to move onto the next round of the process: Staff and Community Forums. After the forums, the SAT will reconvene and present a final list of candidates for consideration to the Superintendent. Final hiring decisions and assignments are ultimately made by the Superintendent, who then assumes the greatest amount of accountability to the performance of these new hires.
Surveys: One of the easiest and most helpful ways you can be involved in this process is to complete our “Principal Profile” survey. These profiles are designed to learn what you think are the specific needs at each school. Our Search Advisory Team will review each response and use what is learned to craft questions for both the interview and community forum portions of the process.
Please take this survey today to help us understand your thoughts on the Champlain community’s needs.
Please take this survey today to help us understand your thoughts on the IAA community’s needs.
Please take this survey today to help us understand your thoughts on the SA community’s needs.
Community and Staff Input Forums: Candidates will share more about who they are, their teaching and administrative philosophies, and why they want to work in Burlington School District. In addition, candidates will have a chance to answer questions submitted through the Principal Profile surveys and will participate in a meet and greet with refreshments provided by Burlington School Food Project. Interpretation services and childcare will be available.
March 28, 2019
Hunt Middle School
Teachers/Staff: 3:30-4:30 PM
Parents and Community Members: 6:00 PM (Tentatively scheduled for Hunt Auditorium)
Burlington High School
Candidate Update: Please read Superintendent Obeng’s update the BHS principal search and candidate list.
Community Input Session:
Teachers/Staff: 3:30-4:30 PM (cafeteria)
Parents and community members: 6:00 PM (auditorium)
Meet the Candidate
Noel L. Green
East coast native Noel L. Green has been an educator for 23 years and life-long learner. A graduate of Grinnell College in 1994 with a degree in Political Science, Mr. Green began his career in education in the Adams County 12 school district in Colorado as a district diversity counselor. He began teaching a year later in the same district where he taught History, Government, and Economics. He also holds a Masters Degree of Education from Johns Hopkins University.
In 2000, Mr. Green had an opportunity to work as a writer/researcher for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition headed by Reverend Jesse Jackson in New York City from 2000-2001. Mr. Green in this role helped maintain the New York office website, organize the annual New York Wall Street Conference, and did economic research for the organization. This opportunity allowed him to see first-hand, the inner workings of a civil rights organization.
One year removed from teaching, Mr. Green returned to the classroom for his longest-tenured position to date. He joined St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in southern California as a middle school Social Studies teacher and athletics coach. In year two, Mr. Green was honored with the “Ten Teachers that Make a Difference” award from Orange County Family magazine. After four years in that role, Mr. Green moved to the school’s high school division and continued teaching Social Studies, but also obtained his first leadership role as the 11th grade Dean.
After spending a total of 6 years at St. Margaret’s, Mr. Green obtained his first full-time administrative role as the Dean of Students at Glenelg Country School in Howard County Maryland. In this role, Mr. Green was second in charge of the day to day management of the High School.
The Dean of Student position at Glenelg Country School prepared Mr. Green to take on his first principal role as part of Baltimore City Public Schools. In his second year as the principal of the Baltimore Freedom Academy High School, Mr. Green guided the school to an increase in test scores in two of three state-test categories and a significant decrease in the overall suspension rate.
Before coming to Burlington Vermont Mr. Green was Director of Athletics at St. Mary’s IB World School in Aliso Viejo, Ca. In these four years, he worked to develop and successfully grow the Athletics program, while working as part of the school’s leadership team.
Mr. Green’s current position is interim Principal at Burlington High School after serving the previous two years as assistant principal. In this role, Mr. Green was the co-creator of the schools extensive work-plan and also helped to significantly reduce the rate of out of school suspensions. His work has also included the successful re-envisioning of the Student Support Center and hiring quality instructional staff.