Supervisor of Professional Learning Job Description

Job | Posted 14 days ago


Supervisor of Professional Learning

General Definition and Conditions of Work

Performs professional and administrative work in the planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating of professional development programs.  Does related work as required.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief Academic Officer.  Limited supervision is exercised over area teachers, paraprofessional and support staff in conjunction with building Principals.

Essential Functions

Coordinates the needs, planning, development, presentation, and the evaluation of comprehensive professional learning programs for all employees of the school division to include the annual new teacher orientation, pre-service week, and on-going division-wide Professional Learning Plan. 

  • Leads the development of the school division’s Professional Learning Plan.

  • Researches and implements new programs and professional learning opportunities that align with the division’s strategic plan and strategic initiatives.

  • Coordinates with department heads and school administrators to support their professional learning needs.

  • Develops and manages the division professional learning budget.

  • Oversees professional learning grants to include the Title II federal grant and state grants.

  • Organizes and facilitates New Teacher Orientation and districtwide pre-service activities.

  • Organizes, develops and facilitates New Teacher Induction programs (Including TARGET Year 1 and 2 & Mentoring Programs for New Teachers).

  • Coordinates with the Technology Support Department for the development of professional learning in instructional technology such as the Google Suite.

  • Maintains the Office of Professional Learning website.

  • Updates and supports implementation of VDOE aligned professional learning guidelines and policies.

  • Attends Teaching and Learning Leadership meetings and supports instructional department initiatives.

  • Serves as the System Administrator for Frontline Professional Growth system, Gale Virtual Professional Library and Planbook teacher lesson planning platform.

  • Organizes, develops and/or facilitates a variety of Instructional Staff Professional Learning (Districtwide Pre-service Days, Administrative Retreat, Mentor Training, Coaches Academy, Summer PD Series). 

  • Oversees approval process for all district professional learning activity applications and ensures points are issued according to guidelines.

  • Supports and monitors the evaluation cycle processes in Frontline and trains school/SAO leaders

  • Evaluates school professional development planning and provides support/guidance to school administrators regarding their initiatives.

  • Assesses the success of various professional learning initiatives by collecting and analyzing success criteria data, preparing related reports, and recommending improvements. 

  • Assigns cooperating teachers/counselors/administrators to field-based experiences

  • Coordinates with higher education partners to offer/confirm tuition discounts

  • Seeks grant opportunities to further the division’s professional learning initiatives.

  • Supervises and supports the Instructional Design Coach.

Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal, Superintendent and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
             Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of professional learning and evaluation of professional learning programs.  Some knowledge of the principles and practices of education applicable to Licensure requirements; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials,employees and the general public.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Work in standard office and school building environments.

Use standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copier and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travel to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Qualifications Profile
  • Must hold the Postgraduate Professional License and be eligible for an endorsement in Administration and Supervision.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in education and considerable experience with professional development. Master’s degree preferred.


  • Must have at least three years of successful experience as a classroom teacher.

Terms of Employment

Contract:           12 Months Employment 
                          Salary Range:  $57,809 to $87,919 (Grade 31)
  • Benefits:            Employer Portion Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Sick Leave and Annual Leave

FLSA Status:       Exempt

Thank you for your interest in Suffolk Public Schools. We look forward to receiving your application.

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

100 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,497 (USD)

State Average: $11,724 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801