The Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Technology reports to the Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services and is responsible for the secondary instruction initiatives of the district.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Coordinates the District’s initiatives regarding implementing the Strategic Plan goals at the secondary level.
2. Administers and leads 21<SUP>st</SUP> Century Teaching and Learning efforts at the secondary level.
3. Ensures the design and implementation of inquiry based instruction at the secondary level.
4. Administers the district’s secondary curriculum and evaluates policy to ensure that educational programs, courses of study, and methods and materials for instruction are based upon appropriate student needs and are consistent with federal law as well as state board of education goals, policies, and laws.
5. Provides leadership in the identification of secondary instructional needs as determined by education research, district planning, and Michigan Department of Education rules and regulations; initiates appropriate activities to meet those needs.
6. Provides leadership and assists building and central office administration in interpreting the secondary instructional program to parents and the general public.
7. Co-chairs the district’s Educational Programs Leadership Council.
8. Develops and coordinates district instructional technology at the secondary level.
9. Development and coordination of general education grants through the consolidated grant system and other available grant opportunities.
10. Directs the district secondary assessment program to assure alignment with district, state, and national standards and benchmarks, as well as, assuring the best placement of students.
11. Designs and supervises the secondary summer school program.
12. Directs secondary staff development projects and efforts.
13. Develops a plan for and the purchasing of secondary instructional materials.
14. Management of the information technology system and the overall review of the district data base for student information and state reporting requirements.
15. Plans and assists building and central office administrators in conducting staff development activities based upon building and/or department needs.
16. Represents the district on various regional, state, and national committees, councils and organizations involved in instructional development and/or evaluation with emphasis on NCA, Education Yes!, and NCLB requirements.
17. Assures alignment of secondary curriculum, instruction and assessment with the district’s elementary programs.
18. Performs other job-related duties as requested by the deputy superintendent.
The individual selected for this assignment will be the one who offers the best combination of qualities in accordance with the following standards and requirements:
- Master’s degree, or greater, with training in school administration including qualifications for a Michigan administrator’s certificate.
- Three or more years of demonstrated successful experience as a secondary school administrator.
- Proven multiyear record of affecting innovative and lasting change in instructional programs that highlight progressive leadership.
- Evidence of leadership that actively and professionally challenges the status quo.
- Training and experience in supervision, curriculum design and implementation of secondary teaching practices.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current best practices and research in the field of curriculum and instruction.
- Ability to effectively manage time and fiscal resources.
- Evidence of ability to provide quality leadership through:
excellent communication skills
a conceptual understanding of human growth and development, learning theories and teaching methodologies;
clear understanding of the role of assessment in student progress and student responsibilities;
skill in creating a positive, open, enthusiastic and well-organized teaching and learning environment;
skill in fostering the continued growth of staff members;
skill and sensitivity in working with all members of a diverse school and community; and
a commitment to community education concepts.
9. Evidence of involvement in professional organizations.
10. The district encourages and welcomes candidates with proven leadership experience that may differ from the qualifications listed above.
(Please note that the interviewing committee and/or the superintendent have the right to further define qualifications.)
SALARY RANGE AND FRINGE BENEFITS:
An attractive and competitive salary and benefits package is available. Salary range for the 2012-2013 school year is $116,941 to $136,294 annually. A comprehensive fringe benefits package, including insurances, vacation, and sick leave is included. The work year is 261 days.
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Interested candidates should submit a LETTER OF APPLICATION, CURRENT RESUME, LETTERS OF REFERENCE, TRANSCRIPTS (applicant copy is acceptable), AND COPY OF TEACHING CERTIFICATE BY: May 31 , 2012 to:
Dr. M. Jon Dean
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Educational Development
Grosse Pointe Public School System
389 St. Clair
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
Phone (313) 432-3020
The successful candidate must meet the State standard for a clear criminal history and provide mandated fingerprint clearance.