REPORTS TO: Coordinator, Language Arts - Secondary DEFINITION: Provides support in the design, development, and implementation of curriculum for secondary English language arts for Grades 6 to 12 that aligns with Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Maryland State Common Core Standards. Ensures that all initiatives support the systemwide goals identified in the Blueprint for Progress and the Baltimore County Public Schools’ (BCPS) Master Plan. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Ensures that the secondary English language arts program addresses and supports the systemwide goals and priorities identified in the Blueprint for Progress and the Master Plan. Revises curriculum, instructional techniques, and support to schools to facilitate meeting those goals.
Provides leadership in the design and development of the curriculum for English language arts for Grades 6 to 12 that aligns with the Maryland State Common Core Standards, is research-based and reflects best practices, state-of-the-art knowledge of lesson and unit planning, student-learning styles, direct instruction, diverse and ongoing assessment, critical thinking, brain research, and multiple intelligences. Supports the development of embedded, short-cycle assessments, benchmark assessments, and final exams for secondary English language arts that are integrated and aligned to the Maryland State Common Core Standards. Assists in the identification and recommendation of prevention, acceleration, intervention, and enrichment opportunities for all secondary students in English language arts. Identifies English language arts curriculum for secondary summer school programs.
Supports the development of a list of approved textbooks, instructional materials, technologies, and software for secondary English language arts. Provides daily, consistent, ongoing support to secondary schools to guide the implementation of the English language arts curriculum. Supports opportunities for teachers to obtain and maintain highly qualified status in secondary English language arts. Maintains collaborative relationships with other curricular offices to facilitate a cohesive English language arts program, pre-kindergarten to Grade 12.
Maintains collaborative relationships with MSDE, community agencies, institutions of higher learning, and other leaders in secondary English language arts that benefit schools and support system priorities. Supports the development of appropriate BCPS’ policies and procedures for secondary English language arts. Provides parents, guardians, and community stakeholder groups with information and strategies that can be implemented with children to enhance student learning. Collaborates and coordinates with the Department of Professional Development for the delivery of professional development for the Office of Secondary English Language Arts.
Supports the evaluation of the performance and professional growth and development of personnel within secondary English language arts, including support to school-based administrators in the appraisal process. Assists in the development and administration of operating, capital, and other budgets, and assists in monitoring business operations to ensure the efficient and effective use of resources. Assists with planning, budgeting, and controlling department expenditures and grants. Performs additional duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Training and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in a field directly related to the assignment; plus three years of progressively responsible leadership/management experience in reading education. Minimum of five years of successful teaching or related experience is required. Licenses and Certificates: Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate with an Administrator I endorsement is required. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the principles and practices of secondary instruction in English/language arts.
Knowledge of curriculum development and implementation. Technology competency. Knowledge of and skill in the use of database, internet, spreadsheet, word processing, and related applications. Knowledge of and skill in data analysis.
Demonstration of outstanding oral and written communications skills. Demonstration of strong leadership, management, and human relations skills. Ability to properly maintain confidential information. PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The work of this class is generally sedentary and performed in an office and school environment.
Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers, and occasional limited physical activities. This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees. FLSA STATUS: Exempt Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System.
SALARY: $80,342-$108,068The Board of Education of Baltimore County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic.
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