Coordinator II - Advanced Learning

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Employment Type
Full-time
Start Date
Immediately
Position Areas
State Education Agency

Description

Under the direction of the Director of Curriculum, the Coordinator II - Advanced Learning administers programs and coordinates services for gifted students, International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment (DE), Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID), and Honors programs. Also serves as liaison to Piedmont Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (Governor’s School).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Administers gifted programs for screening, referral, identification, and placement of gifted students in cooperation with the school, student services, and administrative personnel to ensure equitable practices and policies; responsible for coordination of IB, AP, DE, AVID and Honors programs

Implements procedures and processes to identify gifted students at all grade levels division-wide using various assessments

Evaluates the effectiveness of instructional methods for gifted students and recommends revisions as needed

Provides regular, school-based instructional support to ensure alignment of written and taught curriculum for gifted programs

Acts as liaison with appropriate groups including the Gifted Education Advisory Council and agencies for fostering communication, understanding, and maintaining a public awareness of school division services to gifted students -- IB, AP, DE, AVID and Honors

Coordinates meetings with specialists, teachers, administrators, and Central Office personnel to disseminate information regarding current developments and teaching practices in the field that affords equity and diversity within gifted and advanced academics

Conducts research on trends and best practices in various K-12 educational and gifted programs and educational equity

Assists teachers in the improvement of instructional delivery and performance

Provides input on the expansion or elimination of courses and programs as necessary

Facilitates the development, revision, and monitoring of the division's gifted plan per state regulations

Arranges learning opportunities for other audiences to provide information on the identification of gifted students and details strategies for meeting the unique academic, social, and emotional needs of gifted students, including the unique challenges, experiences, and the needs of gifted students of color

Designs, supervises, and assists others in placement procedures and initial and ongoing assessment of gifted students' progress in academic growth in cooperation with school and administrative personnel

Assists with developing and administering budgets for various gifted program segments and reviews expenditures

Evaluates staff to adhere to the school division's gifted plan, policies, and procedures

Maintains data with assistance from Director III - Assessment and State Reporting gifted students' enrollment and distribution of students within the school division in adherence to DPS policies, including disproportionality and underrepresented student groups and other selected information on gifted students

Provides leadership in curriculum development to maintain program standards, including advanced content, original research or production, problem finding and solving, and higher-level thinking that leads to the generation of products, focus on issues, themes, and ideas within and across areas of study

Coordinate Parent Advisory meetings and ensure effective parent communication for all advanced learning programs

Provides information to gifted students' parents regarding the school division and supports efforts to involve parents in their children's education

Administers the Governor's School application process

Represents gifted students in division-wide planning and policy-making (such as admissions policy, strategic planning, evaluation policy, professional learning, and minority achievement)

Responds to local and state agencies to provide information regarding gifted students and school division services provided for them

Reviews legislation, regulations, and policies at the state and division level to assess the impact on the gifted student population and recommend reaction, appropriate procedures for implementation, and incorporates state and division policies and recommendations for dismantling systemic racism and academic disproportionality

Develops and implements new models of identification and support to address the disproportionality of underrepresented populations

Provides regular communication to the Danville School Board and other internal and external stakeholders via presentations, written correspondence, newsletters, and division-wide communication outlets

Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Curriculum and/or the Chief Academic Officer

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Proven success record as a teacher, administrator, or supervisor. Experience in curriculum and instruction, special education, gifted education, or related field(s), such as administration and supervision. Ability to identify problems and apply problem-solving techniques. Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, manage, monitor, and assess programs. Ability to effectively manage assignments and meet critical deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with teachers, principals, parents, division-level administrators, boards, and community agencies. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

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Danville Public Schools

341 Main Street, Suite 100 P.O. Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543
 

At the following locations

Danville Public Schools

341 Main Street, Suite 100 P.O. Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,979

State Average: $11,724

% 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