Adult Education Lead Teacher
Under the supervision of the Coordinator II - Adult Education and Credit Recovery Programs, the Adult Education Lead Teacher supervises Adult Education Teachers and evaluates instructional programs for adult learners in DPS. The Lead Teacher will work with the Adult Education professional staff to enhance and improve the learning opportunities for all adults enrolled in GED classes.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: In addition to performing the duties of an Adult Education Teacher, the Adult Education Lead Teacher will:
Plan instruction, which includes appropriate objectives, learning activities, and assessments, to meet the diverse needs and ability levels of adult learners
Administer and direct programs funded through various state and federal sources
Support the development of GED curriculum to align with new College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education
Work with community groups and DPS personnel to interpret programs, elicit community and volunteer support, and coordinate support resources for learners
Determine program needs, monitor data and assessments, collaborate and coordinate with adult education teachers to review curriculum
In collaboration with the Director II - Professional Learning, plan and coordinate professional development programming and spearhead professional learning experiences for adult education staff
Serve as GED lead examiner and works with adult education and high school staff to administer both the GED Official Practice Test and the GED exam to adult learners and high school GED candidates
Develop and implement marketing plans for recruiting new adult learners and GED examinees
Operate within the guidelines, rules, and regulations of the State Board of Education, Regional Adult Education goals and objectives, division-wide policies and procedures, and local curricula requirements for adult learners
Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must possess the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must possess excellent organizational, planning, and human relations skills. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with adult learners, specialists, program managers, school administration, and business/community partner agencies. Individual must possess knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment appropriate for instructing adult learners in obtaining a GED, Career Readiness Certificate, and Digital Literacy credentials. Must demonstrate a commitment and ability to serve a diverse community, including low-income families and English language learners. Self-motivated and able to work at a standalone satellite site. Ability to manage and maintain a professional classroom, providing instruction to adult participants whose basic skills are below the twelfth grade level. Possess working skills in the use of technology to deliver distance education instruction, communicate via e-mail and teach basic computer skills to the adult learner.