Interim Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Innovation: Natick Public Schools

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Public School District

One year Interim appointment starting 7/1/21 and ending 6/30/22.

The application portal here, will be active on 6/1/21

Under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools, the Assistant Superintendent for TL&I is responsible for providing leadership to the system for the designing, planning, development and evaluation of the district curriculum and instructional programs.  The Assistant Superintendent works closely with the Superintendent on policy development and planning for improvement in overall effectiveness of the Natick School District programs, services and personnel. The Assistant Superintendent for TL&I is responsible for the school district in the absence of the Superintendent of Schools.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Figure out how to improve student achievement and make it happen.
Plan and evaluate curriculum including assessment and development, instructional materials, grant proposals, curriculum implementation and staff training; interpret state and local policies related to the total instructional program.
Ensure all curriculum is aligned to the Common Core and/or State Standards
Help with the development of assessments and learning experiences that demonstrate mastery of our profile of a graduate expectations.
Be part of the team that decides which technology can be implemented to improve classroom instruction.
Responsible for embedding 21st century skills, project-based learning, personalized instruction, and the 4 Cs/Profile of a Graduate into our curriculum.
Particular expertise in elementary literacy curriculum and balanced literacy pedagogy desirable.
Provide ongoing training and support to principals and to school staff members in such areas as curriculum, instructional strategies and technology.
Support district office and school based staff in implementation of the K-12 instructional program to ensure delivery of an educationally sound instructional program.
Make presentations and interpret the instructional program to the professional staff, the school committee and community groups.
Participate in the district budget preparation process and manage fiscal resources to support district instructional goals.
Support principals and other school administrators in supervision and evaluation of teachers to ensure that the delivery of instruction is consistent with the curriculum framework and district performance standards.
Participate in the hiring process as appropriate, to ensure employment and promotion of the most highly qualified candidates.
Oversee, along with the Director of HR, the new educator induction and mentoring program
Raise the district profile using all media including online, public forums, and community events.
Coordinate home education programs.
Coordinate Title I, Title IIA,  Kindergarten and other state and federal grants
Represent the district at local, regional and state meetings to keep the district current, to analyze trends and to make decisions that will improve district services.
Develop, supervise and monitor summer curriculum workshops and programs.
Prepare system guides, reports, memos, and directives to staff and reports to parents to clarify and communicate school district information.
Function as an educational leader on the central office team to define roles and expectations for staff, and administer changes which result from district, state or school committee decisions.
Attend all school committee meetings.  The requirements of the job necessitate frequent, weekend and night work.
Perform related duties as required.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Director of Digital Learning

Director of Health & Physical Education

Director of Fine and Performing Arts

Teachers on Special Assignments

Literacy/Math Specialists and interventionists in cooperation with principals.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Masters degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in curriculum development and educational administration.

Experience in curriculum and staff development and in planning for the implementation of educational accountability goals. Experience with technology implementation.

Meet Massachusetts Department of Education license requirements for Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of the instruction programs of the Natick School District and state and national curriculum standards (Common Core), thorough knowledge of educational theory and recent technological advances in instructional programs nationally.

Excellent conceptual, analytical, organizational and management skills.  Skill in interpreting technology trends that will impact the teaching and learning process.  Excellent oral and written communications and human relations skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is reasonably quiet.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interviews and reference check.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

This job description is subject to change in a manner consistent with law by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time twelve-month work year. Individual employment contract.

EVALUATED BY:

Superintendent of Schools

Natick Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, physical and intellectual differences, immigration status, or homeless status.

To apply for this job please visit natickps.org.

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