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Director of Language Arts and Literacy - Language Arts Office

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License and Certification Qualifications: Must hold or be eligible for a valid Georgia Educator's Certificate in Educational Leadership and/or Support Personnel License issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Education Qualifications: Master's degree in related field required. Specialist or doctorate degree in related field preferred.

Experience Qualifications: Five years of successful teaching experience with two years in an instructional leadership role required. Instructional and leadership experience in the area of language arts and local administrative experience preferred.

Skills Qualifications: Strong leadership skills; ability to develop, lead, and supervise grades 6-12 language arts curriculum and instructional program including a K-12 vertical progression to achieve the district's mission, vision, and goals; ability to plan a comprehensive and integrated professional development program for language arts which supports the direction of the district; ability to coordinate language arts program with other curricular and instructional programs; ability to lead others in the pursuit of district's mission, vision, and goals as related to curriculum and instruction; effective teamwork and collaborative skills for coordination of the language arts program with other curricular and instructional programs; proficiency in technology applications for effective and efficient communication and distribution of curriculum and instruction resources; ability to project and generate positive attitudes; and ability to work successfully with colleagues.

Primary Responsibilities: Direct the development, revision, implementation, and continuous quality improvement of a comprehensive and cohesive grades 6 -12 program including K-12 vertical progression in language arts in the context of all Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum in Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS).

1. Oversee the review and development of the AKS curriculum in program area through extensive stakeholder engagement.
a. Implement a process for continuous improvement of the language arts AKS based on student achievement data, benchmarks for excellence, and stakeholder feedback.
b. Provide for continuity and alignment of grades 6-12 language arts AKS including K-12 vertical progress.
c. Assure alignment of the language arts AKS with state curriculum, standardized assessment measures, and other external exemplars as appropriate.

2. Lead the development and implementation of long-term goals and plans designed to meet the instructional needs of the students, teachers, and/or teacher leaders of GCPS.
a. Evaluate and identify best instructional practices and programs for achievement of language arts AKS.
b. Facilitate instruction of the language arts AKS through work with teachers, department chairs, school administrators, central office administrators, and other staff as appropriate.

3. Direct a high-performing, growth-oriented team in support of the initiatives, priorities, and goals of the department, division, and district.
a. Train, support, supervise, and evaluate personnel in the Language Arts Office, including Language Arts Instructional Coaches, Literacy Instructional Specialists, the program assistant for the Office of Language Arts.

4. Provide subject matter expertise on district-wide initiatives including, but not limited to, cross-functional action teams, cross-divisional/cross-departmental efforts, professional learning, and resource development/acquisition.
a. Coordinate with the Accountability and Assessment Office to identify, develop, and maintain appropriate systems for monitoring student achievement of the language arts AKS.
b. Lead a process for evaluating and selecting resources, textbooks, software, and other instructional materials to support instruction of the language arts AKS.
c. Provide and maintain appropriate resources to schools and teachers for best instructional strategies (i.e. interventions, extensions, and instructional plans).

5. Lead district efforts to improve student achievement via professional learning, curriculum support, programmatic support, and partnerships with internal/external stakeholders.
a. Develop, implement, and lead a highly effective professional development program in grades 6-12 language arts for teachers and administrators, based on district goals, data, research, and stakeholder feedback
b. Identify and evaluate current research, content knowledge, and trends in language arts and communicate to internal and external audiences as appropriate.
c. Provide support to local school administrators in the development and delivery of appropriate professional development opportunities in language arts.

6. Develop and manage the program area’s annual operating budget in a fiscally responsible manner that supports the initiatives, priorities and goals of the department, division, and district.
a. Prepare budgetary requests and recommendations for the language arts program for annual budget development.
b. Direct the budget for the language arts program.
c. Review and propose policies and procedures related to the language arts program.

7. Utilize multiple data sources and continuous quality improvement efforts to drive program area decisions and support related to curriculum and instruction.
a. Plan for continuous improvement through development of the Operational Management Plan (OMP).
b. Monitor program area progress through data-driven evaluation.

8. Plan and lead in collaboration with other curriculum departments to develop clear and coherent support for local schools that strategically aligns to the vision and mission for teaching and learning throughout the district.

9. Cultivate partnerships with local, state, and national leaders in the field (including business and community representatives, Institutions of Higher Education, etc.) to ensure the continued growth of the department.

10. Conduct multiple projects concurrently, both independently and as a member of a collaborative team.

11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or reach. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

May 03, 2022. Gwinnett County Public Schools Jobs from GA Job Source

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