Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning, and Leading


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The Canton Public Schools is seeking an exceptional and dynamic candidate to serve as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Leading for the upcoming school year beginning in July 2024.  The Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Leading will join a vibrant and supportive team that places a high priority on collaboration, creativity, flexibility, and commitment to the goals of the District and to our students, families and staff.

The Canton Public Schools are an inclusive community for all students and staff and serve over 3,100 students in grades PreK-12 and our 18-22 programming.  The Canton Public Schools are elevating the educational experience for our students by cultivating a school culture and climate that promotes academic growth and social emotional learning for every student, and ensures high quality teaching and learning through the purposeful design of rigorous and equitable student experiences.

We are eager to find the next member of our team who collaborates with other educators to create the conditions necessary so that every child experiences the true joy of learning, the excitement of achievement, areas of passion, and an authentic sense of belonging in their school.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Superintendent, leads the education division in the planning, development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of instructional programs for all students; serves as a contributing member of Superintendent’s Central Office and Cabinet; provides decisive, dynamic leadership and supervision of curriculum and instruction, state and federal categorical programs, educator evaluation, program evaluation, and staff development; fosters continuous school improvement in academic content standards and assessment, teaching and learning, professional development, parent engagement, and governance and funding; ensures compliance with policies, practices and procedures; supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.


  • Provides leadership and oversight in conjunction with the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, in the development of effective educational programs by coordinating the development, implementation and evaluation of appropriate curricular programs as initiated by staff, administration, citizens/parents, school committee or mandated by the state or Federal government.
    Demonstrated knowledge and skills of facilitative leadership grounded in respect for all and the value of differing perspectives.
    Supports the implementation of the district’s strategic plan, mission, vision, values and goals.
    Articulates to professional staff, parents, and the community at large the goals and objectives of the schools.
    Oversees enrollment, residency and student registration.
    Uses data to assess the effectiveness of instruction and to review recommendations and concerns of building principals, coordinators, other members of the Superintendent’s Cabinet and other relevant interest groups.
    Coordinates long-range curricular and budgetary planning for the elementary and secondary schools.
    Coordinates continuous study of the development and needs of the school system and reports findings to the superintendent.
    Provides leadership in the review and evaluation of instructional methods and programs and recommends such policy changes and improvements as needed.
    Leads and facilitates the District’s Professional Learning Council.  Coordinates the development and scheduling of all professional learning.
    Leads, facilitates and/or supports District and school-school based meetings and professional learning communities such as Cabinet, Teaching and Learning, Educator Evaluators, Core Equity, etc.
    Leads the facilitation for the District’s work in equity, inclusion and belonging.
    Approve requests for attendance at professional meetings and conferences for teachers, administrative assistants, and educational support personnel.
    Approve requests for attendance at and reimbursement to courses for college/university credit to be paid for teachers, administrative assistants and educational support personnel per the appropriate contract language.
    Participates in the preparation of budgets in the area of teaching and learning including curricula materials, professional learning, etc.
    Write grant proposals and supervise the implementation of such grants which support system-wide needs and goals within assigned areas of responsibility. Also, assist, encourage, and promote such grant writing by all staff in appropriate areas.
    Provide oversight to ensure compliance with the state’s accountability system and administrative oversight for various state and federal grants related to instruction to include but not limited to Title I, Title IIA, etc.
    Oversees and supports summer programming; including but not limited to Canton Academy..
    Responsible for mentoring and induction programming as required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
    Working with District leadership, leads and facilitates New Educator Orientation and Substitute Orientation
    Responsible for the hiring and oversight of substitute and student teachers.
    Works in conjunction with the Director of Student Services to revise and update the Student Handbook annually.
    Provides support and guidance to building school leadership in areas of teaching, learning and leading.
    Supports building Principals in the development and implementation of annual School Improvement Plans.
    Acts as the first point of contact of appeals, where appropriate
    Works with District leadership in the development of the District calendar.
    In conjunction with the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and the Director of Student Services, implements an effective Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) model.
    Attends Canton School Committee meetings and other appropriate committee meetings and prepares such reports as may be requested by the Superintendent.
    Serves in the absence of the Superintendent, when designated by the Superintendent, as the chief administrative officer of the schools.
    Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may from time to time be assigned by the Superintendent.


  • Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in educational administration, a background in curriculum/instruction and supervision. Graduate work beyond the Master’s degree preferred
    A valid Massachusetts Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent license or proof of eligibility
    A combination of at least ten (10) years of successful experience in teaching and/or school leadership
    Ability to work as a member of a highly functioning team.
    Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    Well-organized with excellent leadership abilities
    Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills
    Working knowledge of relevant technologies: internet and email systems; word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software; and educational software
    Employment-based on successful completion of CORI and fingerprinting background
    Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the school department may find appropriate and acceptable.

Reports to:  Superintendent of Schools

Supervises: Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Work Year: Full Year

Compensation Package: Very competitive salary with comparable districts

If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to reach out to the below contact for this position to discuss your application.

Posting will close on Wednesday May 8th.

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