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Job Title: Director of Literacy Reports to: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dept/Campus: Curriculum and Instruction/Administration Building Wage/Hour Status: Exempt Pay Grade: 105 Days Per Year: 226 Primary Purpose: Direct district programs in PK-12 Literacy to provide leadership and vision for teaching and learning. Collaborate with district staff and external professionals to analyze and improve existing educational opportunities for learners and district staff in literacy. Assist in coordination of specific functions of the district , work as a team member with district curriculum staff, and create and support systems of transformation that further the learning organization. Qualifications: Education/Certification: * Valid Texas Teacher Certification in Language Arts * Master's Degree in Reading, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, or related field * GT and ESL Supplemental Certification Preferred * College Board/IB Training Preferred Special Knowledge/Skills: * Ability to evaluate and direct district wide programs for improvement in learner performance * Knowledge of curriculum development including how to write, align, and implement a sound curriculum * Ability to analyze data and act on the data * Knowledge of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in PK-12 English Language Arts * Knowledge of pedagogical strategies and instructional materials for English Language Arts and Languages other than English education * Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills * Manage budget aligned with vision and goals * Understanding of backwards design, constructivism, and learner driven inquiry * Understanding of RtI and needed supports for administrators and educators Experience: * Minimum of five years teaching experience in a related field * Minimum of three years experience in an instructional leadership role * Designing and facilitating professional learning coordinated with need Major Responsibilities and Duties: Instructional Strategies * Lead the curriculum development, implementation, review, evaluation, and continuous improvement process for the district English Language Arts and Languages other than English Program * Develop and implement a program plan for continuous improvement * Interpret and implement local, state, and national policies which impact English Language Arts teaching and learning * Assist in the recruiting and interviewing of prospective educators * Conduct and document classroom visits to provide feedback, reflection, support, and program evaluation * Build capacity with educators and admininstrators as co-leaders of the instructional program * Lead materials adoption committees and make committee recommendations to the Board of Trustees * Monitor district resources and maintain an up to date list of resources provided by the district to be used in content instruction * Use digital technologies effectively to communicate and model technology use in learning Student Growth and Development * Support campus admininstrators as instructional leaders in the design and implementation of campus plans to improve learner performance in English Language Arts * Lead the development of instructional design that provides relevant experiences to engage learners and encourage risk-taking, flexibility, and creativity * Assist educators and administrators in their understanding of the English Language Arts TEKS to assist educators in analyzing, diagnosing, and improving learner performance in English Language Arts * Design and deliver professional learning to promote effective instruction to ensure successful program implementation in the classroom * Support educators through professional learning related to developing and using learner-centered authentic formative and summative assessments to inform instruction and meet the needs of all learners * Support administrators and educators in the design of classroom systems for maximization of instructional minutes Classroom Management and Organizatioin * Ensures Support in classroom management to optimize the teaching learning process Communication * Articulate English Language Arts Program Plan and curriculum to educators, administrators, and parents * Articulate the district's mission, instructional philosophy, planning structure, and implementation pedagogy * Work closely with educators and administrators in creating an open, cooperative atmosphere for effective communication and feedback Personal Qualities * Sets an example of strong work ethic, integrity, service, and socially acceptable behavior in the areas of appearance, correct usage of speech, and manners * Demonstrates an abundance mentality * Operates with a growth mindset * Maintains professionalism * Utilizes strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills Professional Growth and Development * Remain current in English Language Arts and LOTE curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional learning best practices through attendance and/or leadership at state and/or national conferences * Actively participate in local, regional, state, and/or national organizations * Seek professional learning opportunities to support professional goals and program plans Other * Serve as a campus liaison * All other duties as assigned Supervisory Responsibilities: None Equipment Used: Laptops, iPads, Tablets, Desktop Computers Working Conditions: Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Maintain emotional control under stress; frequent district-wide travel and occasional statewide; occasional prolonged and irregular hours.Posted by StartWire

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