• Director of Teaching, Learning and Professional Development

    Posted: 09/12/2022

    Full Job Description
    POSITION: Director of Teaching, Learning and Professional DevelopmentGENERAL DUTIES: Provides assistance and recommendations to the Superintendent in developing, directing, monitoring and/or coordinating activities and professional development programs/opportunities relating to curriculum, instruction, and assessment that meet the needs of a very diverse learning community; as well as in utilizing state and federal funding opportunities to as great an advantage as possible to benefit the educational excellence of the district while supporting building principals and district directors.The Newport Public Schools is seeking a candidate that works well with adult learners and reflects the diversity, values, and work ethic to move the schools, staff, and students in the areas of teaching, learning, and student achievement. The candidate should be self-motivated, independent thinker, work well with a variety of stakeholders, and persistent for reaching goals and achieving success.REPORTS TO: Superintendent of SchoolsQUALIFICATIONS: 1.Masters Degree or higher in Administration/Educational leadership or life experiences leading high demand work environment with a history of success required2. Hold or be eligible for Rhode Island certification in curriculum and/or leadership role preferred. Related educational certifications and leadership experience in coordinating successful school reform efforts, leadership outside the school environment and work will also be considered and a bonus.3.

    Ten (10) years of successful experience as a teacher, administrator and/or program coordinator preferred. A minimum of three (3) years of experience in an educationally related position of leadership recommended.4. Demonstrated knowledge of, and an ability to use, technology (Google Suite and/or Office) and multiple data points for analysis purposes as it relates to job responsibilities and communication.5. Experience with working with a variety of stakeholders using teacher observation data to create customized professional development that will support teachers in growth areas aligned to student standards not mastered.6.

    Familiarity of state and federal funding opportunities preferred.7. Experience using power standards, scope and sequence in curriculum development preferred.8. Demonstrated ability to perform the responsibilities below as evidenced by course work, educational/work experience, school/business-level involvement and/or system wide professional activities, other successful leadership roles outside the educational field that are transferable, and the interview process.9. Demonstrated and concerted effort to challenge negative attitudes or practices and ensure that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, are respected in the school.10.

    Experience working with unions and or experience in working with teacher contracts and the law. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Advises the Superintendent and assists all principals and directors in all matters and budgetary impacts relating to teaching, learning, and professional development; for teachers, staff, and administrators2. Works to enable the district to continually upgrade and improve its effectiveness in meeting the educational needs of the students, staff, and administration; using reporting tools that track effectiveness and improvements3. Serves as the point person and is responsible for the Consolidated Resource Plan (CRP) its submission and content and overseeing designated Title programs.4.

    Works with principals, directors, staff, teachers. SIT and PTOs regarding school improvement initiatives, curriculum, instruction, and assessment ensuring constructive communication and providing support service and resource information required to communicate clearly and effectively the work; while maintaining an ongoing evaluation of program effectiveness and recommends adjustments and changes as necessary within the framework of grant projects; reported out each year on/by February 1 with a final report due July 1 of the same year.5. Works with principals and directors to ensure that the teacher evaluation system is implemented and completed each year.6. Coordinates and supervises the selection and ordering of textbooks, technology, instructional materials, and software for teaching staff working with the principals, directors, and staff.7.

    Facilitates articulation of teaching and learning progress and methods through meetings, on-site observations, analysis of data, meeting with instructional leaders, and coordinates with the school principals and central office personnel staffing next steps to move forward with measurable goals and objectives for programs and hiring.8. Coordinates Newport Public Schools Teacher of the Year, School Golden Apple Awards, New Teacher Orientation Day, Mentoring Program, and professional development opportunities in partnership with the Teachers Association of Newport.9. Coordinates the development and implementation of the districts professional development plan; the assignment of student teachers districts wide; home-schooling; guidance programs; the implementation of the state, national and district assessment program.10. Oversees, writes, monitors, and does follow up reporting for the district regarding all grant proposals for federal, state, RIDE, and private donors and foundations.11.

    Attends Board meetings and other meetings as the Superintendent delegates.12.Performs all other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve-month position; salary range is $105,000.00 to $126,000.00; based upon qualifications and experience; benefits as established for all administrative positions. Previous salary will be taken into consideration.EVALUATION: In accordance with School Committee Policy on evaluation of professional personnelAPPLICATION: Applicants apply through www.schoolspring.comApplicants are not to approach members of the Newport School Committee. Individual contact between applicants and School Committee members may constitute grounds for disqualifying an application.AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERNewport Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

    Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Interested parties may apply here.

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