Rockland Public Schools
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
The Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction (Assistant Superintendent) is responsible for all things related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development. He or she provides focused and knowledgeable leadership in the development and implementation of the school system’s curricular programs, the ongoing assessment of those programs, the professional development of all faculty, and the promotion of high standards as well as student growth and achievement. The Assistant Superintendent oversees work in curriculum, instruction, assessment, teacher evaluation, grant proposal writing, and administration, mentoring, instructional technology, and professional development. The Assistant Superintendent reports to the Superintendent of Schools and supervises and acts as a primary evaluator for building principals and district instructional coaches.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Acts as the Superintendent in the absence of the Superintendent;
Works with department heads, district instructional coaches, building lead teachers and the building principals to maintain high-quality PreK-12 instructional programs including district curriculum, instructional resource procurement, and student assessment programs;
Monitors Department of Secondary Education (DESE) instructional and curricular requirements and needs within the system, ensures internal compliance with changes to curriculum frameworks;
Provides leadership for the development, review, and implementation of all curriculum. Supervises and evaluates staff in assigned curricular areas and utilizes assessment data to evaluate program effectiveness and student achievement;
Assists in the development and operation of the annual budget; especially curriculum-related and professional development operating budget lines;
Oversee’s district-wide faculty and staff professional development (PD) including chairing the PD Committee, work cooperatively with building principals to plan, coordinate and provide professional development;
Coordinates all in-service programs and workshops at the administrative and teaching levels;
Responsible for district educator evaluation and supporting staff responsible for conducting educator evaluation.
Oversees the planning and implementation of the New Teacher Orientation Program, and works with principals to sustain the Teacher Induction Program;
Prepares and presents reports to parents, staff, the Superintendent, and School Committee, as requested;
Serves as primary school system spokesperson (with Superintendent) for the reporting out of all systemic assessment results including state-mandated programs such as MCAS;
Oversees all state, federal, and private grants related to assigned curricular areas, including coordination of Title I, Title IIA, Title III, and Title IV programs;
Remains abreast of developments and innovations in the field by reading current and cogent literature, attending professional society and association meetings and conferences, and discussing relevant issues with others in the field;
Acts as Title IX Officer for student complaints;
Oversee and coordinate all things related to English Language Learners (ELL).
Assumes other duties and responsibilities as required by the Superintendent.
To be considered qualified for this position, candidates must have the following:
Licensed as an Assistant Superintendent/Superintendent by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education;
Master’s Degree in Administration or Education;
A thorough understanding of the teaching and learning process, assessment, technology, and standards-based accountability;
An ability to articulate a clear vision of the role and importance of all components of the education system in preparing students to productively live in a global society;
Experience in the area of PreK-12 curriculum, instruction, and assessment, including the supervision and evaluation of staff, staff development, and program implementation and evaluation;
Excellent communication skills; outstanding writing and editing skills a must;
A proven ability to work collaboratively and build partnerships within the schools and the community;
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and in conformity with state licensure requirements.
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