Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development

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Westport, CT    Westport Community Schools
1 month ago   

Westport Community Schools

REPORTS:

Superintendent of Schools SUPERVISES: Induction / Mentor Coordinator JOB GOAL: To provide the instructional and curricular leadership that creates, implements, maintains, and enhances excellence, scholarship, creativity, and achievement for all students.

May act as the Superintendent in the absence of the Superintendent .

PERFORMANCE:

1.

Articulate , coordinate, implement and evaluate curriculum in Grades PK 12 that is rigorous and engaging and designed to meet or exceed State and Federal guidelines.2.

Provide instructional leadership across all District programs and content areas and ensure that instructional methods and materials are up-to-date, research-based, and consistent among and between all grade levels.3.

Lead and administer District , State , and Federal testing and assessment programs, including but not limited to the MCAS exams, so that important and critical student performance data can be used to improve instruction and student achievement.4.

Working in collaboration with the Superintendent , establish a vision for professional growth of all District employees and work collaboratively with staff at all levels to plan and implement a high quality, ongoing system of professional development and training activities that will enhance staff knowledge and skills for the benefit of our students.5.

Create a robust and exciting teacher recruitment, induction, and retention program that includes outreach strategies to area colleges and universities, an academy for new teachers, a year-long mentoring partnership between new and master teachers, and a process for ongoing access of new teachers to proven best practices across the District .6.

Conduct research, write grants, and oversee the Districts various grant programs that are designed to further the mission and vision of the Westport Community Schools by providing resources to enhance and supplement services to our students and their families.7.

Act as the Districts compliance officer with regard to current or future mandates from the State or Federal government, including curriculum, instruction, and student testing.8.

Provide leadership of the Districts instructional technology initiatives that focus on the integration of technology as a tool of teaching and learning.9.

Supervise the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and teaching models for English Language Learners .10.

Interpret , disseminate, and keep the community well informed on matters of curriculum and instruction on a continual basis through frequent meetings with District staff, parents, school support organizations, and the public at large.11.

Attend meetings and run committees as requested by the Superintendent .12.

Serve as the chief administrator of the District in the absence of the Superintendent .13.

Complete other duties as assigned by the Superintendent .




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