In collaboration with the Division of School Improvement Grants and School Turnaround support members, including Regional Educational Services Agencies (RESAs), Educational Technology Centers (ETCs), Georgia Learning Resource System (GLRS) and/or other agencies as needed, supervises and provides onsite district effectiveness services to identified districts. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: guiding district leaders in developing and sustaining a leadership team that is focused on continuous improvement in order to increase student achievement; guiding district leaders and district level staff with the development of structures and processes that support standards-based, job-embedded, results-driven professional learning; guiding district leaders in creating and sustaining a culture of data-driven decision making; guiding district leadership in creating district improvement plans that are action plans with measurable goals; guiding district leadership school leaders to implement the CCGPS within standards-based classrooms; and monitor the implementation of the CCGPS within standards-based classrooms; facilitating district leadership in development, implementation, and continuous monitoring of a formalized system of data-driven intervention(s); guiding district leaders to support school in developing and/or sustaining the school improvement process; guiding district leadership (through observation, modeling and feedback) in best practices that will directly lead to increased academic achievement for individual students; guiding district leaders in interventions to monitor student discipline and improve student and teacher attendance; guiding district leaders in the development of action plans; supervising staff working with district effectiveness; performing other such duties as assigned by the Director of School Improvement; maintaining records (electronic and hard copy) of services provided to assigned school(s) using formats required by the Division of School Improvement; participating in GaDOE activities; and fulfilling other GaDOE responsibilities as required. Note: Some travel is required for this position.
Master’s degree in education or education administration and three years of full-time experience in a leadership role in a school, school system, Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), or state education agency. Must hold Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification. Note: Must submit documentation of required certification with resume and cover letter or with application.
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, posses one or more of the following:
• Education Specialist or higher degree
• Experience at the central office level with a focus on instruction
• Experience at the secondary level (middle and/or high school)
• Highly effective interpersonal and group communications skills
• Strong knowledge base of best practices in leadership and standards-based instruction
• Demonstrated success in team building and the school improvement process
• Experience in data analysis and the organization and implementation of major school initiatives
• Experience in working with adult learners
• Strong work ethic, self-directed, and self-motivated
• Knowledge of state and federal guidelines, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Pay grade 19 – Annual salary range $52,172.55 (minimum) to $91,137.94 (maximum). Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training and work experience, and available funding. Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance, annual/sick leave, and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement.