Applicant Screening Process
Applicants will likely notice that job postings at Avon School often require multiple certifications–we are a small school and staff often serve multiple instructional rolls.
It is not uncommon for Avon School to receive and review several hundred applicant packets for a posted position! Consider developing your Letter of Interest in a way that will not only grab attention but will offer a glimpse into what you can offer to our school – make an impression.
Understanding the screening process from the perspective of the school organization will help you focus on the importance of carefully reviewing submitted artifacts (cover letter, resume, transcripts, certifications, letters of recommendation, etc.). Please follow directions carefully and review your submission for errors and omissions. It may at first sound silly, but candidates must be able to follow the job posting directions, possess the proper certification, and submit proofread submissions. If any of these elements are incomplete or off target, the candidate will not be elevated to actual screening.
Viable applicants may advance through multiple screening rounds when, in addition to meeting the posting requirements, are able to demonstrate direct experience, expertise, and training as it relates to the job posting. The process includes multiple layers and a high level of complexity because of how important the decision is to our organization. Our students deserve only the best and the investment of district time and resources into a new staff member must result in the advancement of high-quality learning environments. We want our team to continue to be comprised of collaborative problem solvers who can recognize and respond to the various needs of our learners. All staff must be reflective, honest, and have the ability to independently establish realistic professional goals and plans of action to achieve them. Avon School will only hire staff who are philosophically congruent with our vision and mission and who are committed to continuous growth.
If you believe you have what it will take to be a high value contributing member of this learning community, will bring interesting texture (intelligence, experience, varied background, unique talent, etc.), and understand the value of professional collaboration in order to best engage and accelerate student learning - we want you to apply!