Position Purpose Provides leadership, guidance, and support to the district staff and ensures the District develops and maintains the highest quality of curriculum and instruction that lead to all students being prepared for success in college, career, and community leadership.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Develop, clearly articulate, and implement a compelling vision for the district’s curriculum and instruction for each content area by grade level to ensure rigorous and standards-aligned curriculum, instruction, and instructional supports in every classroom, for every student.
Develop, implement, and monitor short- and long-range goals and objectives in support of an overall strategic plan for curriculum, instruction, and professional learning.
Plan, implement, and evaluate instructional programs including learning objectives, instructional strategies, and assessment techniques.
Ensure the efficient and effective delivery of educational and support services through day-to-day coordination and supervision of all curriculum, instruction, and professional learning functions.
Create conditions that enable all educators to provide rigorous, authentic, and personalized experiences for all students, particularly historically underserved populations.
Improve teaching and learning by overseeing a comprehensive professional learning program that provides relevant training and development opportunities for school administrators, teachers, and other educational staff. Create opportunities for teachers to reflect on their practice while engaging in the systemic improvement of practice over time in every classroom.
Ensure that initiatives are coordinated and integrate both academic content and instructional strategies (e.g. Universal Design for Learning, culturally and linguistically relevant pedagogy).
Ensure that all curriculum is aligned with TEKS and STAAR objectives. Work with appropriate staff to develop, revise, and maintain curriculum documents based on systematic review and analysis.
Provide leadership in monitoring and reviewing test data and using findings to develop district and campus plans and instructional strategies to ensure high levels of achievement for all student groups.
Develop and implement rigorous and inclusive programming for special programs, including but not limited to: Special Education, Career and Technical Education, ESL/Bilingual Education, Fine Arts, Early Learning and all content subject areas.
Build and lead a highly effective, innovative Academics Division team that is assessed on its ability to continually improve instructional practices.
Develop, organize, and implement models of technical assistance for schools with low student achievement; and models of continuous improvement for schools with average-to-high student achievement.
Collaborate with schools to develop instructional programs and implement reform models designed to improve achievement of all students; develop a two-way feedback loop from school sites to the Chief Academic Officer/Academics Division.
Ensure the use of appropriate technology in the teaching and learning process. Collaborate with Technology Senior Officer to approve the selection, deployment, and evaluation of new technologies and software for all campuses.
Strategically manage and allocate division resources (money, people, time, etc.) aligned to students’ needs. Collaborate with Superintendent’s leadership team to allocate necessary resources to meet the operational, academic, extra-curricular, and support service needs of each school.
Interface with governmental agencies, business, civic, and employee organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the District’s educational initiatives
Ensures staff follows established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting, climbing, and operating tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.
Corrects unsafe conditions in work area and promptly reports any conditions that are not immediately correctable to appropriate authorities.
Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates professional and administrative staff, and makes recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
Personal Work Relationships
All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork. Responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.
Other Duties as Assigned
Performs all job related duties as assigned and in accordance to the Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of assessment and accountability systems, and data collection, management, and analysis.
Knowledge of current theory, research, and best practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Knowledge of special populations, particularly with regard to current national research and best practices.
Skill in aligning curriculum instruction and assessment to standards, implementing academic programs, and leading/facilitating effective collaboration among departments.
Skill in building highly functional instructional leadership teams, and implementing instructional programs effective in improving student academic outcomes.
Skill in program design, implementation, and management.
Skill in applying leadership skills and managing a large staff and budget.
Skill in coordinating, planning, organizing, and facilitating staff development.
Skill in monitoring/assessing the performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Skill in public relations, organizational development, communications, and interpersonal relations.
Skill in written and oral communication skills including ability to interact with and influence all levels of central office and campus staff as well as parents.
Skill in professional development program design and implementation.
Ability to merge divergent views and expectations into a long-range vision for students, District staff, and the community.
Ability to use technology in an administrative and educational setting.
Ability to provide instructional leadership, engage in creative problem solving, and contribute to effective team building.
Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, parents, and members of the community.
Ability to use software to create spreadsheets, databases, and word processing.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals.
Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds).
Environment: Works in an office setting; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours.
Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Education: Master's degree from accredited college or university in educational administration, educational leadership, or curriculum and instruction.
Certification/License: Valid Texas Mid-Management or Principal Certification, or eligible to obtain certification.
Experience: 10 years’ progressively responsible experience in school district administration including leadership experience at the campus level and within central administration, and including experience one or more of the following areas:
Working with colleges and universities to align curricula and expectations.
Developing curriculum, curriculum alignment, curriculum standards, and assessments.
Planning, developing, and implementing educational policies and programs.
Leading classroom research and curriculum development/design.
Improving access and equity for all students.
Improving academic outcomes, and eliminating disparities in achievement, opportunities, and services for students.
Improving student achievement and student growth at all grade levels.
Internal Number: 3786
Preparing ALL students for success in college, career, and community leadership.
With more than 86,000 students in 83 elementary schools, 29 middle schools and 6th grade centers, 18 high schools and 16 other campuses, Fort Worth ISD enjoys a diverse student population and strong community partnerships. Under the leadership of the superintendent and the Board of Education, the District is undergoing a series of initiatives that will redesign, transform, and revitalize Fort Worth ISD Schools.
Our Mission is "Preparing all students for success in college, career, and community leadership"