Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership (Elementary), the position is responsible for directing the development, implementation and coordination of curriculum, instructional programs and professional learning at the elementary level.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Supervise the division-wide elementary instructional program.
- Collaborate with the Director for Secondary Curriculum and Instruction to ensure all instructional initiatives are aligned K-12.
- Lead and provide direction for the division’s literacy program.
- Supervise, provide guidance and collaborate with the coordinator of gifted education.
- Manage the Title I Federal Grant and oversee implementation of all associated programs/personnel.
- Coordinate curriculum and assessment development, implementation and revision.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of instructional methods and recommend revisions as needed.
- Provide regular, school-based instructional supervision to ensure alignment of the written, taught and assessed curriculum.
- Supervise and provide guidance in the selection of program textbooks and instructional materials.
- Recommend expansion or elimination of courses and programs as necessary.
- Coordinate division-wide elementary education activities which also includes summer programs.
- Provide guidance regarding the content of online course development
- Participate in instructional audits and academic reviews.
- Collaborate with the Department of Human Resources to interview and recommend candidates to fill instructional coordinator positions; interview and recommend qualified candidates for instructional positions, as requested.
- Collaborate with coordinators to prepare and supervise program budgets.
- Supervise the ordering, inventory, and distribution of materials and equipment for the elementary instructional program.
- Supervise and provide guidance to the instructional coordinator/specialists/coaches who are assisting teachers in the improvement of instructional delivery, planning and performance.
- Serve as the content specialist/resource/advisor to teachers, principals and central office personnel.
- Coordinate meetings with teachers, administrators and other central office personnel to disseminate information regarding current developments and teaching practices in the field.
- Work collaboratively with instructional coordinators and specialists to develop and conduct division-wide professional development for instructional staff.
- Oversee the development, implementation, communication and monitoring of professional development for all elementary instructional personnel.
- Collaborate with the Director for Elementary Curriculum and Instruction to implement the yearly professional development plan for the school division including a detailed timeline and communication plan, as well as management of the online professional development system.
- Represent the school division in educational projects and initiatives at the local, regional, state and national levels.
- Serve as the central office contact and liaison with parents and the community regarding the division’s elementary instructional program.
- Model the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Master's Degree in Educational Administration or Curriculum and Instruction and a professional license with endorsements in Administration and Supervision Pre-K-12 is required; a doctoral degree is preferred.
- Extensive administrative, leadership and educational experience.
- Considerable knowledge of curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional learning.
- Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of: school administration; policies and regulations governing the school division for local, state and federal entities; school division objectives, procedures, and organization; school personnel and administrative practices, procedures, and methods; principles and methods for curriculum and training design; teaching and instruction for individuals and groups; the measurement of training effects; and effective leadership practices.
- Extensive experience and knowledge in the implementation of effective literacy initiatives.
- Ability to demonstrate excellent oral and written communications skills and establish and maintain effective working relationships with school officials, administrators, teachers, staff and associates.
Supervises elementary content coordinators (English, Math and Social Studies), Coordinator of Gifted Education, Coordinator of Fine Arts, and personnel associated with the Title I Federal Grant.
Performs duties under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership (Elementary) who provides guidance and direction.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, and handling, pushing, and pulling.