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Northwell School of Health Sciences, New High School Opening September 2025

New York City Public Schools (NYCPS) and Northwell Health are partnering on the launch of “Northwell School of Health Sciences,'' a FutureReadyNYC career-connected learning high school that will help prepare students for well-paying careers in healthcare, addressing local needs in this industry. The mission of the new school will be to fully integrate healthcare career knowledge and job training with a well-rounded and high-quality high school experience, graduating students with the skills, networks, and training needed to continue their education and put them on a path to long-term economic security. The school in Woodside, Queens, slated to open in the fall of 2025 as a career-connected learning  school (applying for NYSED CTE approval by 2029) serving 900 students at scale with priority to Queens residents/students, is part of a first-of-its-kind $250 million initiative led by Bloomberg Philanthropies that is connecting health care and education systems to create new CTE high schools in 10 urban and rural communities throughout the country.

Northwell School of Health Sciences will offer robust academic programming, specialized health care classes, work-based learning, and the opportunity to earn industry-valued credentials and certifications for students who enroll as well as those at other nearby high schools who participate in the school’s “hub” model.  The pathways offered include nursing, diagnostic medicine (including lab technician & technologists), physical therapy, and behavioral health (including social work). These pathways were selected as they are aligned with substantial projected workforce needs, responsive to student interest, and provide a clear path to economic security and mobility for students. This initiative will provide students with an opportunity to gain direct work experience and access to jobs within Northwell, the largest private employer in New York State, and other local healthcare systems, immediately following graduation. 

This school will be both a model and a laboratory for career connected learning at its best. Through deep partnerships with post-secondary institutions, students will each have the opportunity to earn pathway-aligned early college credits and credentials. Through partnership with Northwell Health, students will have access to an unprecedented depth of work-based learning. For the first time, a pathway-specific advising curriculum and a continued advising model, supporting students beyond graduation, will be developed specifically for students in this school but built to scale across the city. Students will also receive immediate tuition reimbursement via Northwell Health if they decide to work there after graduation, and we’ll co-develop shared teacher models to strengthen this school and the city at large. 

We are seeking an experienced, dynamic and visionary school leader to spearhead the launch of this groundbreaking school. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work alongside these instrumental partners, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Northwell Health, to build something that has never been done before at this scale. From industry expertise to co-planning curriculum and work-based learning experiences, to donor support that brings you into a national network of new healthcare-focused schools, you are uniquely positioned to innovate and transform the lives of young New Yorkers.   If you are passionate about shaping the future of healthcare education for high school students and are excited about the opportunity to lead a new school, we encourage you to review the below responsibilities and required qualifications and apply for the position of school leader for the Northwell School of Health Sciences. Join us in preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals for success in this dynamic field.


Educational Leadership:

  • Develop and communicate a clear vision for the Northwell School of Health Sciences that inspires and motivates all stakeholders
  • Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive educational plan that aligns with the FutureReadyNYC framework, focusing on healthcare-related career pathways.
  • Foster a culture of excellence in teaching and learning, promoting 21st-century skills, career readiness, financial literacy, and digital literacy among students.
  • Deeply integrate equity mindset and practices at every level of the school planning process to ensure that all students have access to the opportunities provided by this school.

Curriculum Development and Pathway Planning:

  • Serve as an instructional leader prioritizing quality instruction, bringing this vision to life through deep knowledge on curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and skills – interpersonal, planning, observation, research, and evaluation.
  • Lead curriculum development efforts, ensuring that instructional content is relevant, aligned with industry standards, and provides opportunities for advanced coursework and early college credits.
  • Collaborate with Northwell's Workforce Readiness team and higher education partners to develop an engaging and rigorous sequence of instruction, integrated with early postsecondary opportunities, work-based learning experiences and personalized advising.
  • In partnership with the NYC Public Schools Office of Student Pathways, ensure alignment with developing New York State Education Department CTE-certified pathways so that all students graduate with a CTE-endorsed diploma.
  • Lead innovations in pedagogy, program planning and scheduling to showcase rigor and deliver on reimagined learning and earning opportunities.
  • Organize career exploration programming in partnership with NYCPS/School Leadership for students.

Partnership with Northwell Health and Bloomberg Philanthropies and Post-Secondary Partners:

  • Actively foster deep partnership with Northwell Health, including co-development of school programming, curriculum, and innovative offerings at an unprecedented scale.
  • Work closely with Northwell Health to ensure that school programming remains built on the skills needed in the labor market, and that students graduate prepared for a career in the healthcare industry.
  • Coordinate clinical internships and relevant credentials for students, ensuring they are job-ready upon graduation.
  • Collaborate with Northwell Health's team to integrate healthcare expertise into the school's curriculum.
  • Develop and implement governance structures around the partnership including a Northwell School of Health Sciences Advisory Board.
  • Arrange trips to Northwell sites for students.
  • Oversee paid project-based learning and internships for eligible students at Northwell sites.
  • Develop deep partnerships with post-secondary institutions, ensuring access to pathway-aligned early college credits, developing clear pathways for students into institutions to continue their education, and offering market-aligned credentials to students.
  • Support regular grant reporting to Bloomberg Philanthropies, as organized by the Fund for Public Schools (FPS).

Staffing and Resource Management:

  • Recruit and lead a dedicated team of educators and support staff.
  • Manage resources effectively, including Northwell's in-kind contributions, to support the school's mission.
  • Oversee the regular collection and analysis of data, student stories, and information to inform the strategic direction of the school, grant reporting and broader accountability measures.
  • Collaborate with clinical and administrative experts to inform and design the school's innovative programs.

Community Engagement and Hub Development:

  • Establish the school as a hub for students, teachers and the community, providing access to state-of-the-art technology and hosting events related to healthcare education.
  • Develop formal partnerships with a group of other high schools to access and benefit from the school’s facilities and programming model.
  • Leverage relationships with local colleges and universities to develop articulation agreements and set up degree acceleration pathways for students.  

Student and Family Engagement:

  • Develop and execute family recruitment and local stakeholder engagement strategy to raise awareness about the new school and encourage students to apply, by fostering deep understanding of the possibilities this school will unlock for students, both directly after their high school graduation as well as throughout their careers and continued education.
  • Build ongoing family engagement strategies to ensure guardians’ awareness and support of student participation in unique aspects of career-connected learning, including flexible schedules, direct worksite interactions, and completion of forms required, as well as meaningful opportunities for input and collaboration through formal and informal parent leadership structures, and overall community engagement.


  • Applicants must possess a valid New York State certificate in School Administration/Supervision (SAS), School District Administrator (SDA) or in School Building Leadership (SBL) and must be in the Principals’ Pool.
  • Master's degree in education or a related field.
  • Proven leadership experience in education, preferably in high school administration.
  • Knowledge of healthcare industry trends and career pathways.
  • Strong understanding of career-connected learning and curriculum development.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Deep belief in the power of partnerships and experience integrating partners in the fabric of a school.
  • Understanding, or willingness to learn and excitement about, the basics of the healthcare industry.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in education. 
If interested, please send cover letter and resume to

Appointment to the principal position is subsequently subject to selection through the Chancellor’s C30 Process

Posting close date: July 31, 2024


Bronx STEAM Center

About NYC Public Schools: NYC Public Schools is the largest school district in the United States, serving over 800,000 students across all five boroughs. We are dedicated to providing an equitable and high-quality education to every student, ensuring they are well-prepared for college, careers, and beyond. Our commitment to innovation, diversity, and inclusion is at the core of everything we do.  

Position Summary: The Principal of the Bronx STEAM Center will play a pivotal role in providing innovative educational leadership to a cutting-edge facility dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education, with an initial focus on healthcare and technology. The STEAM Center model expands access to career-connected learning through project-based learning in a real-world, industry-embedded environment. The Bronx STEAM Center will ultimately serve up to 1,000 11th and 12 grade students across 6-8 Bronx partner high schools through shared instruction. This position requires a dynamic and visionary leader who will create a stimulating and collaborative learning environment that prepares students with the technical, professional, and financial skills to create their own futures. The Principal will have a unique opportunity to shape the future of education in the Bronx and contribute to the growth and development of students across New York City.  


Educational Leadership:

  • Provide visionary leadership in the development and implementation of a comprehensive educational program that aligns with STEAM principles.
  • Foster a culture of high expectations, equity, and continuous improvement among students and staff.
  • Develop and communicate a clear vision for the Bronx STEAM Center that inspires and motivates stakeholders. 

 Curriculum Development: 

  • Collaborate with teachers and instructional leaders to design and implement a rigorous and innovative STEAM-focused curriculum.
  • Ensure curriculum alignment with state and city educational standards.
  • Integrate technology and real-world applications into the curriculum. 

 Staff Development and Management: 

  • Recruit, hire, and retain highly qualified educators and support staff.
  • Provide ongoing professional development opportunities to enhance teaching practices and promote a growth mindset among staff.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide constructive feedback to foster growth. 

Student Success: 

  • Implement data-driven strategies to monitor and improve student achievement, attendance, and behavior.
  • Promote a positive and inclusive school culture that values diversity and student well-being.
  • Develop strategies to support the diverse needs of all students, including those with special needs and English Language Learners. 

Community Engagement: 

  • Build strong partnerships with parents, guardians, and community organizations to create a supportive and collaborative school environment.
  • Act as a liaison between the school and the community, advocating for the needs of students and families. 

Budget and Resource Management: 

  • Develop and manage the school budget to allocate resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Oversee the procurement of educational materials, technology, and facilities maintenance. 

Compliance and Accountability: 

  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and city regulations and mandates.
  • Maintain accurate records and reports as required by the NYC Department of Education. 


  • A Master's degree in education or a related field
  • A valid New York State certificate in School Administration/Supervision (SAS), School District Administrator (SDA) or in School Building Leadership (SBL), and must be in the Principals’ Pool.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in educational leadership, with a strong background in STEAM education.
  • Proven track record of improving student achievement and fostering a positive school culture.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of current educational trends, research, and best practices.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders. 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following materials: 

  • A cover letter expressing your interest and qualifications for the position.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Three professional references, including contact information.

NYC Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in its hiring process. 

Join us in making a difference in the lives of New York City's students and shaping the future of education. We look forward to receiving your application and exploring the possibility of having you lead the Bronx STEAM Center to new heights! 

Appointment to the principal position is subject to selection through the Chancellor’s C30 Process. 

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to 

Posting close date: July 31, 2024