Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Canton Union School District #66 - Canton, IL

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TITLE: Director
of Curriculum and Instruction

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. A master's
degree from an accredited college or university.

2. Valid teacher certification for either the
elementary or secondary level and administrative certification.

3. Advanced graduate work in education in the
areas of curriculum development, supervision, and/or instructional practices.

4. At least five years of successful experience
which may include teaching and should include experience as a department head
or in another combined teaching-supervisory position.

5. Practical experience in curriculum planning,
implementation, and evaluation, and successful supervisory experience will be
given preference.

6. Additional qualifications as the Superintendent
or Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO: Superintendent

SUPERVISES: Curriculum
and Instruction

JOB GOAL: To
promote leadership in the ongoing development and improvement of the entire
instructional program of the district.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides staff leadership to insure
understanding of and promote the educational objectives of the district, and
plans and administers programs of inservice educational activities for
instructional personnel.

2. Works with building principals in the improvement
of individual staff competencies. May observe teachers in their classrooms upon
request of principals, and offer insights for the enhancement of the
teaching-learning situation

3. Coordinates all formal efforts of the
professional staff in projects of curriculum improvement.

4. Assume responsibility for a comprehensive
program of staff development as identified in the District and School
Improvement Plans. Has oversight of the state mandated trainings for all staff.

5. Coordinates all summer curriculum and
instructional projects.

6. Works with principals and teachers
committees in organizing and coordinating grade level and departmental
meetings, in order to effect horizontal and vertical continuity and
articulation of the instructional program throughout the district.

7. Plans and presents a series of meetings each
year for the express purpose of interpreting the educational program to the
Board, to parent groups, and to other interested patrons of the district.

8. Directs creation of and edits for
publication all curriculum guides and materials prepared by and to be
distributed among the instructional staff.

9. Secures
and distributes instructional resources such as media, sample textbooks, and
curriculum guides from other districts, and the like.

10. Coordinates the selection of textbooks for
the district through use of faculty committees and building principals.

11. Keeps abreast of and interprets for the
staff current research in the area of curriculum development.

12. Establishes a program for the ongoing
evaluation of instruction and curriculum.

13. Assists in the development and coordination
of the sections of the budget that pertain to curriculum and instruction.

14. Assumes responsibility for reviewing and
evaluating student progress using results of district-wide testing programs.

15. Leads the district in an ongoing program of
improving, developing, and evaluating testing instruments and measures. Has
oversight of state testing materials distribution.

16. Investigates and pursues appropriate
federal, state, or private grants.

17. Oversees the following state and federal
grant programs: Title I, Title II, 21 st
Century Grant, and Race to the Top Grants. These grants are to be written after
the annual School Improvement Grant is finalized by the Board of Education in
April of each year and must reflect the goals and priorities identified in the
School Improvement plans.

18. Assists in the recruitment, screening,
hiring, training, and assigning of instructional personnel.

19. Interprets the present curriculum and
proposed curriculum changes to the Board, the administration, the staff, and
the general public.

20. Coordinate all state reform materials
dealing with curriculum and instruction.

21. Attends meetings of the Board of Education.

22. Performs such other tasks and assumes such
other responsibilities as may from time to time be assigned by the
superintendent.

Administers the Title I
program, including the application, needs assessment, inservice, and evaluation.

Oversight of mentoring
and Induction programs.

Oversight of staff
certification and qualifications.

Oversight of district
ELL.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve
month contract. Salary and other
benefits as established by the Board of Education.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job
will be evaluated annually by the Superintendent.

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