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Assistant Superintendent - Teaching & Learning

Canby School District

This position is to start July 1, 2021.

Position Title: Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Classification: Administrator
Work Year: 235
Reports to: Superintendent

Position Summary:

Direct the development, implementation, and evaluation of the district’s K-12 curriculum, instruction, assessment, evaluation, and staff development. Plan and lead administrator and instructional staff development focused on ensuring instructional staff have the instructional skills, materials, and background knowledge to increase student achievement and ensure a culture of high expectation which provides every student with equitable access to high quality and culturally relevant instruction. Be visible in the district’s schools, providing innovative, visionary leadership, and oversight of staff development, curriculum and achievement at all levels. Responsible for supervision and evaluation of assigned principals. Serves as the acting Superintendent in their absence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Operations:
Provide leadership in defining and implementing an instructional framework that supports the learning of all students, with a focus on historically underserved and leads to equitable student outcomes.
Collaborate, support and lead building and department administrators in assuring high quality curriculum, instruction and assessment(CIA).
Provide leadership for the development of a comprehensive professional development program for all instructional staff, including ongoing administrative professional development and support in enhancing instructional practices. The professional development program is fiscally responsible and ensures increased probability that teachers and administrators will change their practice. Work closely with administrators, teachers, instructional coaches and other departments to identify best practices and to improve instructional practice.
Direct the articulation of curriculum across the K-12 spectrum. Review district instructional and curricular programs for cultural responsiveness. Collaborate with other relevant stakeholders to continually improve the inclusivity of instructional methods and curriculum.
Oversees organizational management in all assigned areas, including supervising and evaluating assigned administrators/principals.
Ensure the development of effective instructional support methods, including instructional coaching. Work with administrators, teachers, and instructional coaches in selecting, developing, and aligning curriculum consistent with state academic standards and district philosophy and goals.
Lead the development of the District Improvement Plan and support the School Improvement Plans (SIPs). Provide leadership and consultation to schools on the development and implementation of their SIPs. Responsible for developing, communicating and implementing State wide mandated initiatives.
Establish a system of data collection and analysis that provides for continuous assessment of instructional program effectiveness and/or changing needs. Conducts a comprehensive assessment review of all programs to determine their level of effectiveness and contribution to the mission of the district and to identify problem areas, areas of high success, and areas in needs of change. Prepares structured presentations to the Superintendent and Board, and other relevant stakeholders to share the program evaluation results.
Provide leadership in supporting school administrative teams to analyze data to inform best practice and develop systemic responses to improve academic and social growth forall students.

Serve as a member of the district leadership team, including:
Working with the leadership team to problem-solve all major areas of school concern and to plan, short-term and long-term, for school success.
Listening and responding to problems/concerns identified by teachers, students, parents and community and being thoughtful in designing solutions.
Recruiting and assigning
Evaluating the need for, developing, and delivering staff training.
Fostering effective teaming and collaboration within the staff and with other instructional staff.
Creating effective communications with staff to ensure that all staff is timelyand effectively informed of department policies, issues, guidance, and operational requirements and
Creating an environment in which staff can provide open and candid feedback and suggestions. Working closely with staff to resolve conflict and collaborativelywork together to seek solutions and
Participating in the performance evaluation of staff to include intervention when performance fails to meet

Customer Service and Communication: Assist in creating a customer service culture that ensures the operational program is responsive and sensitive to the needs of students, administrators and school staff. Assist in creating a welcoming environment and providing flexibility to respond to the needs of customers. Assist in preparing school and parent communications. Respond to school and parent

Accounting and Budgeting: Participate in department budget preparation and in assuring that the department operates in conformance with the approved budget and financialcontrol requirements.

Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

Successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse
Possess or ability to obtain Oregon administrative
Minimum of five (5) years successful educational leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual in Spanish.
Successful experience as a Principal.
Experience in teaching and learning and knowledge of current research on most effective instructional strategies.
Knowledge of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong current knowledge of K-12 curriculum, assessment, and programevaluation techniques and core instructional practices, including intervention and support programs.
Demonstrated excellence in classroom literacy practice and a deep understanding of literacy theory for the purpose of modeling best practices in literacy and improving student achievement levels.
Knowledge of culturally responsive methods and procedures for use in classroom instruction.
Skill in staff professional development assessment, strategies and
Skill in developing and maintaining relationships with a diverse
Effective oral and written communications; strong analytical ability, and the ability to prepare efficient and effective studies and
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively.
Ability to organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated supervisory ability in observing, evaluating, and developing teachers and support staff.
In addition to salary, district pays the employee's 6% contribution to PERS

Canby School District is an equal opportunity employer and educator. It is the policy of the Canby School District Board of Education and School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, age or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Human Resources Office at the Canby School District Office, 503-266-7861.
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