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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3161752
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 21, 2019

Job Description

Title: Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum


Supervisor: Assistant Superintendent/Superintendent


Department: Division of Teaching and Learning


Wage/Hour Status: Exempt


Terms: 240 days over 12 months


Classification: Certified 


Reports to: Assistant Superintendent/Superintendent


Evaluate and provide leadership for the overall instructional program (PreK - 5th grade) of the district; responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Curriculum and Instruction Department, which includes curriculum, staff development, testing and evaluation, alternative and special programs, technology, assessments, and gifted and talented services, I.B., STEM, and other programmatic areas.


  •  Master’s degree in Education Administration or Curriculum and Instruction (preferred) 
  •  Oklahoma certification in Elementary Administration 
  •  Certified (TLE/McRel) appraiser

Special Knowledge/Skills:

 Thorough knowledge of curriculum and instruction
 Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness
 Ability to manage budget and personnel
 Ability to coordinate district functions
 Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
 Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills


Three years successful experience as a classroom teacher
Three to five years of experience in instructional leadership roles, required
Three to five years of successful experience as an elementary administrator, required

Instruction and Program Management
1. Serve as a member of the Instructional Resource Team and participate in the strategic
planning process
2. Direct instructional and curriculum services to meet students’ needs
3. Plan, implement and evaluate instructional programs with teachers, principals, and district-level instructional staff, including learning objectives, instructional strategies, and assessment techniques
4. Apply research and district data to improve the content, sequence, and results of the
teaching-learning process
5. Work with appropriate staff to develop, maintain, and revise curriculum documents based
on systematic review and analysis
6. Involve instructional staff in evaluating and selecting instructional materials to meet student
learning needs
7. Facilitate the use of technology in the teaching-learning process
8. Plan the necessary time, resources, and materials to support the accomplishment of
educational goals
9. Participate in the district-level decision-making process to establish and review the district’s
goals and objectives and major classroom instructional programs of the district
10. Actively support the efforts of others to achieve district goals and objectives and the
campus performance objectives
11. Provide leadership in causing the instructional goals of the school district to be met in
assigned area
12. Obtain and use evaluative findings, including student achievement data, to examine
curriculum and instructional program effectiveness
13. Secure consultants, specialists, and other community resources for principals and
supervise instructional staff to assist in attaining objectives
14. Provide effective staff development activities that incorporate the mission of the district,
program evaluation outcomes, and input from teachers and others

Policy, Reports, and Law
15. Develop administrative procedures and regulations to manage and implement policies
established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy
in the curriculum and instruction area
16. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and all other documents required
17. Administer the curriculum and instruction budget and ensure that programs are cost-effective and funds are managed prudently

18. Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs

Personnel Management
19. Review, and revise job descriptions in the curriculum and instruction department
20. Evaluate the job performance of employees to ensure effectiveness
21. Assist with recruitment, selection, and training of personnel and make sound
recommendations relative to personnel placement, assignment, retention, discipline, and
22. Assist with the implementation of the designated teacher appraisal system
23. Effectively communicate the district’s policies, goals and guidelines to principals
24. Provide for two-way communication with principals, teachers, staff, parents, and community
25. Demonstrate skill in conflict resolution with administrators, parents, teachers, staff and
26. Monitor professional research and disseminate ideas and information to other professionals

Community Relations
27. Articulate the district’s mission, instructional philosophy, and curriculum implementation
strategies to the community and solicit its support in realizing the district’s mission
28. Demonstrate awareness of district-community needs and initiate activities to meet those
29. Demonstrate the use of appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and
parent involvement

Professional Growth and Development
30. Pursue professional development through reading, attending conferences, and being
involved with related agencies or organization

31. Comply with district policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations
32. Adhere to the district’s safety policies and procedures
33. Maintain confidentiality in the conduct of district business
34. Must be able to perform the essential functions of walking and interacting with students
and/or district employees in the specific worksite assigned (classroom or office setting)
35. Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
36. Other duties as assigned

Supervise and evaluate the performance of instructional supervisors and support staff in the
Curriculum and Instruction Department as assigned; monitor staff and report as necessary to assure overall accountability

Copier, personal computer and appropriate software, typewriter, printer, calculator, fax
machine and audio-visual equipment


Mental Demands:
Reading, ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); maintain emotional control
under stress; coordinate district-wide curriculum functions; interpret policy, procedures, and

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Frequent standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, pulling, pushing, lifting, carrying;
moving small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom
equipment; repetitive hand motions; prolonged use of computer terminal possible;
occasional district-wide travel; occasional state-wide travel; frequent prolonged and
irregular hours; possible biological exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases;
specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral
vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the
board’s policy on evaluation of administrative personnel.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not
an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required. This job description is not an
employment agreement or contract. The administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at
any time without notice.




  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Curriculum
    Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Contact Information

    • Lonetta Spraque
    • PO Box 970
    • Sand Springs, Oklahoma 74063

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