Title II Math Specialist (#233042)

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Under the direction of the Chief Academic Officer, and the Director of Middle and High School Programs, the Title II Math Specialist is responsible for planning and implementing a sound, systemic program of staff development that will strengthen employee's knowledge and skills relative to increasing student learning and achievement for grades 6-12. Assists the Chief Academic Officer, and the Director of Middle and High School Programs in developing, recommending, and administering all phases of the division’s staff development program

Plans and implements a staff development program, to include the following:

keeping current with VDOE Instructional resources and to support teachers and administrators with curriculum alignment (taught and assessed)

incorporating and modeling best-practices into the instructional model

generating improvement in math instruction and math achievement by conducting on-site, on-going math-related professional development

assisting teachers in analyzing student performance data for tiered and differentiated instruction

supporting school-wide progress monitoring

distributing assessment data to the teaching staff in a usable, organized, and electronic format

delivering Professional Development (PD) to teachers at regular intervals and attend PD, as appropriate

modeling integration of math strategies and best practices

conducting periodic staff development needs assessments

updating and enhancing the division’s comprehensive staff development plan

developing for each semester a program of staff development offerings and communicating these opportunities to employees

conducting and/or facilitating staff development workshops and seminars

teaching classes for DPS employees for college credit, if eligible to do so

conducting site visits to observe employee transfer of training into practice

modeling best practices in classroom instruction

ensuring that the division has a pool of employees who are thoroughly trained in various division-adopted programs of emphasis, such as Standards of Learning (SOL)

recommending staff development programs and activities to the Chief Academic Officer and the Director of Middle and High School Programs for approval

assuring that all staff development practices are in accordance with state and federal law and board policy

administering an efficient system of staff development record keeping, to include creating and maintaining computerized records regarding all training activities conducted and/or provided by the Department of Instruction

managing the information systems related to staff development, to include working with the Department of Information Systems Technology (through the Chief Academic Officer and the Director of Middle and High School Programs) to recommend changes or improvements to current systems

developing and continually updating staff development communications, diversifying these communications to appeal to targeted audiences

distributing staff development communications in a timely and appropriately-targeted fashion

counseling the Chief Academic Officer, and the Director of Middle and High School Programs on staff development-related issues

initiating studies on issues related to staff development and making recommendations in these areas to the Chief Academic Officer, and the Director of Middle and High School Programs and/or carrying out studies directed by the Chief Academic Officer and the Director of Middle and High School Programs.

Math Specialist Endorsement with at least three years of successful classroom teaching experience in which the teaching of mathematics was an important responsibility.

strong preparation and background in mathematics content, instructional strategies, and school leadership. Successful implementation with guided mathematics.

support a commitment to every student learning mathematics.

possess a deep understanding of the mathematics that teachers teach, including a core knowledge base of concepts and procedures within the discipline of mathematics that incorporates the following strands: number systems and operations; geometry and measurement; statistics and probability; and, functions and algebra.

focus on a thorough development of basic mathematical ideas and skills, with an emphasis on understanding the sequential nature of mathematics and the mathematical structures inherent in the content strands.

display careful reasoning and an understanding of the connections among mathematical concepts and procedures in solving problems.

possess an understanding of and the ability to use the five processes: becoming a mathematical problem solver; reasoning mathematically; making mathematical connections; and, using mathematical representations.

possess the ability to use and interpret meaningful measures of student's kills and understandings in math.

evaluate students' work and students' thinking and use this to inform instruction.

support the use of technology to improve teaching and learning mathematics.

demonstrate the ability to collaborate with teachers through co-teaching, mentoring, and coaching.

demonstrate the ability to identify teachers' individual professional development needs, and individualize staff development efforts to include both formal and job-embedded professional learning experiences.

Proficient in technology.

exceptional communication skills.

excellent organizational and planning skills.

working with principals, faculties, and staffs in individual schools and departments to ensure that staff development goals and needs are met through carefully planned and implemented continuous improvement stratagem

serving as resource for site-based staff development

ability to relate easily to teachers and administrators

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Danville Public Schools

341 Main Street Suite 100, Danville, VA 24541
 
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Amount per Student

$10,979 (USD)

State Average: $11,724 (USD)

% ELL Students

3%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.14

State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students

15%

State Average: 13%

FTE

950

State Average: 801