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||Sun Prairie Area School District
||Sun Prairie, WI United States
Director of Secondary Teaching, Learning & Equity|
SUN PRAIRIE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
JOB TITLE: Director of Secondary Teaching, Learning and Equity
DEPARTMENT: Teaching, Learning and Equity
LOCATION: District Support Center
REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for the Continuous Improvement of
Teaching, Learning & Equity DATE: January 2020
Provides equity focused, racially conscious instructional leadership and support to the school principals and instructional leaders as they develop and advance curriculum and instructional services in the schools, through program evaluation and curriculum development focused on improved academic outcomes for all 6-12 students.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
A. Possesses the desire, knowledge, and ability to collaboratively lead district transformation at the secondary level.
B. Develops and maintains professional working relationships with staff, families, administrators, Board members, and the public to promote student learning.
C. Works closely and collaboratively with other district-level directors to accomplish strategic goals.
D. Leads the initiative to implement instructional best practice, delivery systems, and formative assessments that maximize student growth.
a. Provides coordination and direction for the curriculum steering committees.
b. Conducts on-going evaluation of instructional models and materials, based upon student performance data.
c. Prioritizes the selection of culturally relevant materials and instructional models.
d. Identifies, selects and oversees implementation of specific curriculum models and materials.
E. Identifies and provides leadership on systems of continuous improvement based on data and progress monitoring.
F. Manages curriculum budgets related to 6-12 resources, programs and services.
G. Evaluates secondary level principals as assigned.
H. Engages and leads staff in employing a multi-leveled system of support and problem-solving model at the district, building, classroom, and individual student levels.
I. Provides leadership for the learning of all students; specifically supervises AVID Program, Advanced Learner Program (K-12), EL Program (K-12), Secondary Instructional Coaches, and School-to-Work Coordinator.
J. Other duties as assigned.
As assigned in accordance with the districtís polices and applicable laws.
Qualifications & Requirements
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to eligible individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Advanced degree (Masterís or higher) in educational leadership, curriculum and instruction, or a related field and licensure or ability to obtain DPI licensure in an administrative category. Some training in and/or experience with closing the opportunity gap, racially conscious leadership, quality improvement methodology and experience with continuous improvement with schools. Preference given to candidates with teaching experience at the secondary level and previous district level administrative experience.
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Excellent communication and facilitation skills, both verbal and written as demonstrated by the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all stakeholder groups.
Ability to work effectively with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals or plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to provide proactive leadership and positively motivate others toward change. Ability to create and lead effective professional development facilitating groups with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Ability to use technology to accomplish job responsibilities that may include basic knowledge of e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
ANALYTICAL AND REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical and diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment, interacting effectively with multiple schools and departmental cultures. Highly organized, possessing a sense of urgency for improvements and comfortable challenging the status quo. Ability to direct others, deal with people, and influence people in their opinions, attitudes, and judgments. Ability to work effectively with people who express conflicting opinions. Ability to perform a variety of duties with frequent change in task, and working conditions. Ability to make judgments, and decisions by solving problems, making evaluations, or reaching conclusions. Performing effectively in high stress situations.
PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Some driving is necessary. Occasionally, yet essential to this position, the individual must meet deadlines with severe time constraints, interacting with the public and other workers. The position requires the employee to work irregular or extended hours, and meet multiple demands from several people.
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 environment is usually moderate to quiet.
Must possess and maintain or be eligible to obtain a Director of Instruction License from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Shall complete a physical examination as required by Wisconsin Statute 118.25.
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