JobID 3459 : Chief Academic Officer (#2023876)

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Summary:  Manage the academic and instructional functions of the District under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools to ensure that all students achieve success after graduation.
Job Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership and supervision to the following District departments:  District Schools, Teaching and Learning, Related Services, Partner District Programs, and College/Career Readiness
  2. Provide leadership and supervision to the District’s instructional programs
  3. Provide leadership and supervision in the development of curricula, policies, and practices that maximize achievement for all students
  4. Review and approve the District’s Program of Studies according to State and local policies related to high school credit, graduation, and the total instructional program
  5. Set priorities and meaningful measureable goals, for all District instructional programs
  6. Lead instructional staff in decision-making processes that ensure implementation of supports and services to students and staff
  7. Ensure that District-wide teaching and learning goals, strategic objectives, initiatives, strategies, and priorities are fully implemented
  8. Foster a work environment that is student-centered, results-oriented, and focused on instructional improvement and increased achievement for every child
  9. Provide leadership, direction, and support to principals, directors, and building and leadership teams to coordinate, align, and collaboratively implement research-based programs that result in high student achievement
  10. Ensure that the District provides a professional development program for administrators and their staff that results in improved instruction and supports for students, and yields high student achievement.
  11. Ensures that the District staff use an effective data-based decision model aimed at improving student performance for the development of curriculum, instruction, and professional development for all staff
  12. Facilitate the analysis of student performance data to identify and address instructional program needs
  13. Ensure that District instructional programs operate with a lens of cultural proficiency, sensitivity, and equity to meet the needs of students
  14. Provide updates and presentations to the Board of Education on instructional programs and student achievement
  15. Collaborate with the Superintendent and other members of the District Cabinet and District Leadership team to ensure a focus of all District resources and supports on student achievement
  16. Ensure compliance of instructional programs with State and Federal requirements
  17. Provide leadership to District programs to meet or exceed all internal and external accountability measures
  18. Attend District functions
  19. Attend and represent the District at County or area meetings of Superintendents or other school offices
  20. Serve as District liaison to DESE and US. Department of Education regarding accountability and all other topics affecting the District
Education and/or Experience:
  • Graduate degree with focus on curriculum, instruction or educational leadership.  Doctoral Degree preferred.
  • Missouri Certification as a Special Education Administrator (Director) and as a K-8, K-12, or 9-12 Principal
  • Experience as a school-level and District-level administrator
  • Five years management experience in curriculum/instruction
  • Knowledge of and experience working within State and Federal accountability models
(Please see attached job description for additional information)
Interested applicants must apply online:

The District does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious preference, marital status, disability, national origin, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law.  Employees of the District are required to comply with the provisions of the Title VII of The Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments.

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Special School District of St. Louis County

12110 CLAYTON RD, TOWN & COUNTRY, MO 63131-2516
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$91,794 (USD)

State Average: $11,368 (USD)

% ELL Students

State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 13.59

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 227