Director - Mathematics - Elementary Schools
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 mathematics and local administrative experience preferred
Strong leadership skills; ability to develop, lead, and supervise a K-5 mathematics 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 mathematics which supports the direction of the district; ability to coordinate mathematics 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 mathematics 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 K-5 program including K-12 vertical progression in mathematics 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 the mathematics program area through extensive stakeholder engagement.
a. Implement a process for continuous improvement of the mathematics AKS based on student achievement data, benchmarks for excellence, and customer feedback.
b. Provide for continuity and alignment of the K-5 mathematics AKS including K-12 vertical progress.
c. Assure alignment of the mathematics 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 Gwinnett County Public Schools.
a. Evaluate and identify best instructional practices and programs for achievement of mathematics AKS.
b. Coordinate with the Accountability and Assessment Department to identify, develop, and maintain appropriate systems for monitoring student achievement of the mathematics AKS.
c. Provide and maintain appropriate resources to schools and teachers for best instructional strategies (i.e. interventions, extensions, and instructional plans).
d. Facilitate instruction of the mathematics 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. Communicate district, department, and program direction.
b. Communicate the mission, vision, and goals of the district as related to the mathematics program to various internal and external audiences.
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. In collaboration with the Science Office, plan, facilitate, and lead a highly effective Gwinnett Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
b. Plan, facilitate, and lead the effective implementation of the GCPS Summer Math Institute.
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 K-5 mathematics for teachers and administrators, based on district goals, data, research, and stakeholder feedback.
b. Identify and evaluate current research, content knowledge, and trends in mathematics 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 mathematics.
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 mathematics program for annual budget development.
b. Manage the budget for the mathematics program.
7. Utilize multiple data sources and continuous quality improvement efforts to drive program area decisions and support related to curriculum and instruction.
a. Review and propose policies and procedures related to the mathematics program.
b. Plan for continuous improvement through development of the Operational Management Plan (OMP).
c. 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.
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.