This position is responsible for providing effective leadership for the implementation of the program for gifted students. Responsibilities include research based program development, effective professional development to enhance instructional practices, collaboration across curricular departments and program monitoring.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Establish annual goals and objectives that support the strategic plan.
- Oversee the testing and identification of students eligible for gifted services.
- Set goals, objectives, and exit standards; and identify strategies appropriate for implementing the Visions curriculum.
- Coordinate curriculum review to ensure appropriate rigor and differentiation to meet the unique needs of gifted learners.
- Plan and lead professional development reflecting current pedagogy that will further enhance the instructional abilities of staff.
- Develop a budget to support division goals as they relate to the Visions program.
- Procure and disseminate materials and resources to the appropriate personnel in each school.
- Meet with parent and community groups to discuss and share ideas concerning the Visions program.
- Serve as liaison regarding gifted services with appropriate personnel in the Virginia Department of Education and local school divisions.
- Participate in local, state and national professional organizations related to gifted services.
- Work closely with content coordinators to embed different instructional strategies to meet the needs of gifted learning students.
- Visit schools, observe classrooms and provide feedback to teachers to support improvement of instructional practice.
- Serve as a resource to principals and teachers regarding the Visions program.
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school administration; comprehensive knowledge of area specialty; ability to develop and present ideas effectively, orally, and in written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school principals, associates and the general public. Endorsed in gifted education. Master’s degree in education administration and considerable teaching experience. Certification in Supervision and Administration. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Performs duties under the supervision of the Senior Director for Student Services.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Highly diverse and complex duties. Must have high tolerance for change and the ability to work on several projects and assignments concurrently. Strong interpersonal skills required in working with diverse groups. Must have initiative and assume responsibility for working productively with minimal supervision.
Must have the ability to sit for extended periods of time in a busy office environment; exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer terminal; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds.