CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Rhode Island School for the Deaf ( learn more )

Providence, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3614482
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : September 20, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES – Assistant Principal K-5/Curriculum and Instruction K-12
The Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Principal shall lead the faculty in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the delivery of all instructional services (K-12), in order to develop an optimum learning climate for the unique needs of our students. The role is one whose primary concern is the improvement of learning opportunities through the provision of instructional leadership and coaching. Will also serve as leader of K-5 classrooms and must have knowledge and experience in elementary school philosophy and best practices. Ability to manage a positive school climate where students and faculty are held to high standards and also feel valued and listened to.
The Curriculum and Instructional Specialist will serve as the educational supervisor and is also responsible for advising the Director of the RI School for the Deaf in developing new curriculum or improving existing curriculum, collecting data on student outcomes, conducting research and making recommendations, working with teachers to implement strategies and best practices for the education of deaf and hard of hearing students, evaluating existing materials and methods used, and assessing data and coaching teachers for more effective student learning.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Works collaboratively with the school community to develop and maintain a shared school vision and uses that vision to guide decision-making about the instructional program.
•Provides leadership with current curricular trends and instructional practices, addressing the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students across a variety of settings.
•Supports the teachers’ efforts to implement the curriculum in alignment with state standards.
•Recognizes, models, and promotes effective teaching strategies that enable students to apply what they learn to real world experiences.
•Uses data effectively to monitor, assess and revise academic direction and goals.
•Maintains open communication with the school community and effectively conveys high expectations for student learning.
•Assists in providing opportunities and support for collaboration, the exchange of ideas, experimentation with innovative teaching and ongoing school improvement.
•Conducts frequent classroom visits and periodic observations, provides regular and helpful
feedback to faculty and staff, and suggests models of effective teaching.
•Fosters a caring and continually improving environment for faculty and students, one in which high expectations and high standards for student achievements are emphasized.
•Plans for and assesses the overall impact of professional development activities on the improvement of teaching and student learning.
•Conducts meetings, keeps records and submits reports (written and oral).
•Coordinates and monitors student interns and substitute teachers.
•Models ethical behavior at both the school and community level and communicates to others the School’s expectations of ethical behavior.
•Applies and enforces policies and procedures consistently, wisely and compassionately.
•Fosters the integration of students into mainstream society while valuing diversity.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 100,000 to $ 115,000 Per Year
  • Job Category : Administrator > Curriculum
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Rhode Island School for the Deaf 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.

    Job Requirements

    • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Advanced degree in Deaf Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Special Education, Education
      Leadership, or related area
      • Fluency in ASL (ASLPI Level: Intermediate+ or higher) and in written English
      •A minimum of four (4) years classroom instruction experience as a Teacher
      •A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience, two of which must have been experience in a school or educational program serving deaf students
      •Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in the school’s
      mission and goals
      •Credentials that allow for candidate to receive RI educator certification
      • Knowledge of state and federal laws related to special education and the IEP process
      •Previous experience: read, analyze, and interpret academic standards and assessment data, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions that improve student outcomes
      •Experience with planning well for all students, regardless of academic ability, learning style, or communication choice
      •Strong and effective interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff, and stakeholders

      The candidate must be able to demonstrate:
      •Leadership in working collaboratively with students, staff, parents, and the general public
      • Understanding of classroom practices appropriate to a bilingual, bimodal educational environment
      •Familiarity with the Common Core State Standards and knowledge of student assessment and performance improvement tools
      • Ability to apply best practices and current standards-based educational approaches associated with successful students who are deaf or hard of hearing
      •Significant knowledge of curriculum development, current trends in educational practices with students who are deaf or hard of hearing
      •Knowledge of how to collect, interpret and use data, both qualitative and quantitative, to plan for student instruction
      •Ability to provide supervision to teachers; to respond to and deliver positive and effective coaching and direct feedback
      •Ability to use and support the effective use of classroom technology
      •A history of documented improvements in outcomes for students
      •Ability to make decisions appropriate to the needs of the school population
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Helen Edwards , Staff Assistant - HR and Operations
    • One Corliss Park
    • Providence, Rhode Island 02908

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