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Director of Secondary Learning
Summary
Title:Director of Secondary Learning
ID:1355
Department:Administration
Location:Central Administration
Description

Primary Purpose:

Evaluate and provide leadership for the overall secondary instructional program.  Responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Curriculum and Instruction Department, which includes curriculum, delivery of instruction, and staff development.  Provide leadership to ensure high standards of instructional service. Provides supervision of secondary campus leaders.

 

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Master’s degree in education administration or appropriate subject area

Principal or Mid-Management certification (preferred)

TTESS & TPESS Certified Appraiser

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness

Ability to manage budget and personnel

Ability to coordinate district function

Ability to implement policy and procedures

Ability to interpret data

Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

 

Experience:

Three years experience as a classroom teacher

Five years experience in instructional leadership roles

Five years experience as a secondary principal (preferred)

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional and Program Management

  1. Direct instructional and curriculum services to meet students’ needs.
  2. Plan, implement, and evaluate instructional programs with teachers and principals, including learning objectives, instructional strategies, and assessment techniques.
  3. Apply research and data to improve the content, sequence, and outcomes of the teaching-learning process.
  4. Work with appropriate staff to develop, maintain, and revise curriculum documents based on systematic review and analysis.
  5. Involve instructional staff in evaluating and selecting instructional materials to meet student learning needs.
  6. Ensure the use of technology in the teaching-learning process.
  7. Plan the necessary time, resources, and materials to support accomplishment of education goals.
  8. Ensure that district goals and objectives are developed using collaborative processes and problem-solving techniques when appropriate.
  9. Participate in the district-level decision-making process to establish and review the district’s goals and objectives and major classroom instructional programs of the district.
  10. Actively support the efforts of others to achieve district goals and objectives and campus performance objectives (academic excellence indicators).
  11. Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to examine curriculum and instruction program effectiveness.
  12. Secure consultants, specialists, and other community resources to assist principals and instructional staff in attaining objectives.
  13. Plan and provide effective staff development activities that incorporate the mission of the district, program evaluation outcomes, and input from teachers and others.
  14. Facilitate the review, development and revision of all core subject area programs and related curriculum documents and materials, including curriculum guides, course outlines, and teaching plans.
  15. Working collaboratively with campus principals, coordinate the ordering and use of instructional aids and materials.
  16. Develop and maintain an instructional resource library for staff use, and disseminate current research best practices and significant changes from state and federal agencies as warranted.
  17. Working collaboratively with campus principals, interpret testing data to identify and target areas of improvement in student achievement.
  18. Coordinate instructional planning with all relevant Directors and Coordinators.

Principal Oversight

  1. Supervise, oversee, and evaluate principals.
  2. Provide principals with support and training to ensure they are instructional leaders. 
  3. Approve campus master schedules.

Policy, Reports, and Law      

  1. Implement the policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in curriculum and instruction area.
  2. Compile, maintain, and present all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.

Budget

  1. Administer the curriculum and instruction budget and ensure that programs are cost effective and funds are managed prudently.
  2. Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs.

Personnel Management

  1. Evaluate job performance of employees to ensure effectiveness.
  2. Assist with recruitment, selection, and training of personnel and make sound recommendations relative to personnel placement, assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal. Assist with the implementation of the designated teacher and principal appraisal system.
  3. Serve as mentor/coach to campus leaders.
  4. Interview, select, and orient new staff.  Be involved in decisions related to personnel assigned to campus.

Communication

  1. Provide for effective two-way communication with principals, teachers, staff, parents, and community.
  2. Demonstrate skill in conflict resolution with administrators, parents, teachers, staff, and community.
  3. Monitor professional research and disseminate ideas and information to other professionals.

Community Relations

  1. Articulate the district’s mission, instructional philosophy, and curriculum implementation strategies to the community and solicit its support in realizing district’s mission.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of district-community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs.
  3. Demonstrate use of appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise and evaluate the performance of learning specialists and support staff in the curriculum department as well as campus principals.

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Frequent districtwide and occasional statewide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours.

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