Regional Assistant Superintendent

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Office School Performance - Annapolis Middle School
May 17, 2018
Jun 02, 2018
Full Time

Position Summary

Is this position exempt from overtime pay?


Responsible for the direct supervision and evaluation of school-based principals. Responsible for implementing the district's mission in the assigned region, and improving student achievement within the region. Provides leadership coaching, professional development, and support to school-based administrators. Responsible for directing and assisting principals and other school-based administrators with all aspects of teaching and learning. Through the Eliminating All Gaps lens of structures, culture, and leadership; provides supervision of the general operation of schools with a focus on improved student performance and building professional capacity of faculty and staff. Spends majority of time in schools coaching principals and other school-based administrators for the purpose of developing and refining the skills needed to drive continuous improvement in teaching and learning. Expected to be highly visible in the communities of the assigned region and to participate in community organizations, community functions, and extra-curricular activities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


1. Serves as a member of the Superintendent's executive leadership team.

2. Provides direct technical and instructional support to principals and school-based administrators. Supervises the work of school principals, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures and standards; advises and assists subordinates, as necessary, resolving problems as situations arise. Collaborates with and directs the work of the Director of School Performance.

3. Participates in budget decisions at the regional level. Oversees expenditures for assigned schools as well as for all County schools; Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and ethical practices related to oversight of budgets Maintains an aligned K-12 instructional program that addresses state, local, and federal requirements to ensure academic achievement.

4. Assists and supervises principals with developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating a plan for continuous school improvement with a focus on accelerating academic achievement for every learner and eliminating all academic and behavioral gaps in alignment with the district Strategic Plan goals and compliance with local, state, and federal policies and regulations.

5. Effectively plans, develops, and facilitates high quality, data-driven professional development for principals and aspiring leaders. Develops a plan for continuous professional learning for self, principals, and aspiring leaders based on assessed need; researched-based best practices; trends in educational technology; curriculum, instruction and assessment; and innovative practices in teaching and learning.

6. Advises, interprets, and communicates policy/regulations, budget, school/district goals and priorities for principals, teachers, community, and other district employees. Establishes and monitors systems of accountability for job performance, community involvement, adherence to ethical practices, and compliance to local federal and state policy/regulations for principals and other school-based administrators.

7. Uses school and district data to assist with planning, monitoring, and evaluating the performance of principals, teachers, and students for the purpose of achieving continuous improvement in all aspects of teaching and learning with a focus on accelerating academic achievement for every learner and eliminating all academic and behavioral gaps.

8. Monitors school progress through feedback from students, teachers, principals, directors, superintendents, the Board of Education, business leaders, consultants and parents. Receives suggestions, advice and general feedback on the operations of schools; helps ensure an open line of communication across the school system hierarchy, bringing insight from all levels to incorporate in policy and decision making.

9. Demonstrates highly efficient time management and actively seeks ways to minimize disruption to school schedules and principal's calendars by utilizing time in schools to engage and coach principals, other school-based administrators, and teachers in their natural setting; thus minimizing meetings and time outside of classrooms and schools.

10. Actively participates in professional learning centered on improving principal effectiveness and student achievement (analyzing student performance data; observing classroom teaching and learning; understanding the shifts in reading, mathematics, and literacy; conducting principal/administrator and teacher evaluations).

11. Assists the Associate Superintendent for School Performance with prioritizing the work, professional development needs, staffing needs, and resource allocation for the Office of School Performance. Assists and leads the process for recruiting, hiring, retaining, and promoting highly effective administrators and teaching staff in collaboration with Human Resources.

12. Assists principals and other school-based administrators with building and maintaining positive school culture, especially during periods of change and increasing accountability.

13. Provides leadership in organizational excellence by coaching principals in establishing and bringing to fruition the vision of the school in alignment with strategic planning, building leadership capacity, employee commitment and competence, performance expectations and measures, change management and implementation, and the alignment of budgets and expenditures to division priorities.

14. Provides leadership, direction, and active participation via delivery of professional development, analysis of school/district data, and in all principals' meetings.

15. Monitors education research, trends, and developments to support development and evaluation of school staff and school improvement efforts. Keeps current on national trends in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, the usage of data to improve instruction.

16. Serves as a liaison and provides support with community and other stakeholders to address curricular needs, interests, and concerns. Publicly responds to concerns of the Community regarding schools; coordinates with community agencies to address the problems and needs of schools and their students. Assists principal and school staff with developing and maintaining positive and collaborative community interactions.

17. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


· Master's degree from an accredited college or university in educational administration, supervision, or curriculum and instruction.


· Five (5) years of progressively responsible leadership/management experience in a public educational setting required.

· At least two (2) years of successful experience as a school principal is highly recommended

· A combination of successful and progressively responsible leadership roles equivalent to four (4) years is required.

· Experience with educational accountability measures including federal educational reform efforts, and state and local assessments, knowledge of systemic organizational thinking, organizational leadership, and change management.

· Experience working in a highly collaborative environment where teamwork, creative problem solving, and self-motivation are necessary for success.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Knowledge of current trends and research in school leadership, data analysis, professional development delivery models, eliminating academic and behavioral achievement gaps

· Exceptional writing, editing, and oral communication skills.

· Ability to work independently, prioritize work, and complete work in a timely and accurate manner.

· Ability to deal effectively with students, teachers, administrators, support staff, central office staff, parents and the public.

· Demonstrates strong leadership and management qualities and the ability to set priorities and supervise the work of others.

· Ability to employ business technology tools as required of all AACPS employees, e.g. E-mail, obtaining relevant AACPS employee information through the AACPS intranet, employing the electronic benefits enrollment tool and any other electronic tools implemented in the future.


· Meeting the requirements for a certificate as an Administrator II and Superintendent is preferred.

· A Maryland advanced professional teaching certificate is preferred.

· Possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license and have daily access to a car.

Career Ladder Requirements

· N/A

Physical Requirements

· As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.


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