The district employs about 500 teachers, 70 teaching assistants and 25 administrators at its five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, Central Avenue Learning Center and District Office. The Teachers/Teaching Assistants/Administrators portion of the Human Resources Department web page provides a variety of resources for these staff members such as the teacher mentoring program, employee contracts, SCTA forms, inservice and professional development, child care leave and more.
Greater Capital Region Teachers Center Now Part of SCSD
The Greater Capital Region Teachers Center recently moved their offices from Questar III BOCES to the South Colonie Central School District (SCSD). The center director, program specialist and clerical support person are now employees of the SCSD. The program is 100 percent grant funded and does not rely on district funding to operate.
Teaching, Teaching Assistant, Administrative and Other Job Opportunities
To apply for Teaching, Teaching Assistant, Administration and other professional job openings, please use the OLAS Jobs web site. Possible openings for the following positions will be advertised on OLAS: superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, supervisors, teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, speech pathologists, intervention counselors, and other specialized positions.
You may submit your application, resume and cover letter (include professional aspirations and philosophy of education plus special experience, training and interests) on the OLAS web site as a general applicant or for a specific job posting. Please check the OLAS web site periodically as this will be our primary source for administrative/instructional job advertising.
South Colonie Paper Application for Teachers/Teaching Assistants/Administrators (pdf)
Supplemental Compensation Rates Chart (Coordinators, Summer School, etc) (pdf)
The Beginning Teacher Mentoring Program
Research indicates that 30 percent of new teachers leave the profession during their first three years of service. Citing studies that demonstrate mentoring can foster a successful first year for a teacher, the New York State Education Department requires each school district to have a mentoring program in place. South Colonie was one of the early pioneers of this initiative establishing an active teacher mentoring program many years ago. For more information on the program, click here.
Child Care Action Form (pdf)