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DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION & ASSESSMENT


Leicester Public Schools
Leicester, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 2870280 Application Deadline: December 22, 2017
Posted: November 27, 2017 Starting Date: July 1, 2018

Job Description
QUALIFICATIONS: The Director shall have completed relevant graduate study with at
least five years of successful employment experience in education, including teaching,
supervision, and administration. The Director shall be certified as an Administrator by the
Commonwealth and possess successful experience in areas such as curriculum
development, supervision, grant writing, technology integration, and professional
development.

REPORTS TO: Superintendent/designee

JOB GOAL: The Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment is a member of the
Superintendent’s leadership team and leads the curriculum and instructional improvement
efforts of the district. Within this capacity, the Director plans professional development,
administers Federal grants, seeks alternative funding for district projects, and administers
other special projects as directed by the Superintendent.

PERFORMANCE EVALUTION: The Director shall be evaluated annually using the
evaluation instrument approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education for central
office administrators. As part of this process the Director, in conjunction with the
Superintendent, shall develop annual job goals that become part of the criteria used for
evaluation.

REPRESENTATION STATUS: Independent employment contract with District.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Director is a member of the Superintendent's executive staff. As a member of the
Executive Staff, he/she shall provide leadership for the School District, inform the
Superintendent of changes in trends, laws, rules, or regulations in his/her area of expertise,
represent the Superintendent as appropriate at official school functions, and provide
reports to the Superintendent of his/her activities as requested. The Director shall conduct
his/her duties in full compliance with applicable federal and state law and local ordinance
and shall uphold all policies and procedures promulgated by the School Committee and/or
the Superintendent.

In carrying out these responsibilities, the Curriculum Director shall:

1. Organize and direct the development of an articulated K-12 curriculum, insuring
that the curriculum is aligned state frameworks and common core standards, with
effective curriculum scaffolding between and amongst grade levels.

2. Create, direct, and support the efforts of educators in their review of the existing
curriculum and work in creating a documented K-12 curriculum and serving as a
consultant to principals and teachers on all phases of the instructional program with
a focus on coordinating the educational program among schools within the district;

3. Provide technical assistance and resources required to support curriculum and
professional development. Directs curriculum studies in all subject areas with
classroom teachers and others as appropriate and makes recommendations to the
Superintendent pertaining to new, revised, or changes in content or delivery systems
of the curriculum.

4. Coordinate the writing, implementation and evaluation of grants and special projects
to include the development of such projects that are possible through state or federal
legislation, local or cooperative partnerships, and/or grants;

5. Coordinate and make recommendations in support of the K-12 alignment for
professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators;

6. Keep abreast of new developments in curriculum, instruction, and management
through readings, conferences, and other means of gathering training and knowledge
and disseminate information to member of the administrative, instructional, and
support staff including conducting staff development seminars and lessons for the
benefit of district;

7. Assist principals in developing instructional budgets including instructional
materials and provisions for teaching and learning programs;

8. Conduct other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Superintendent,
including attending School Committee meetings and subcommittee meetings as
requested or required by the Superintendent; and, any other executive staff function
required by the Superintendent.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Leicester 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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Marilyn Tencza, Superintendent
    1078 Main St.
    Leicester, Massachusetts 01524
    Phone: 508-892-7040
    Email: tenczam@lpsma.net