The Norwalk Public Schools is conducting a search for the full-time (12-month) position of Chief Academic Officer at Norwalk Public Schools. The ideal candidate will possess extensive experiences working in a public school district in an administrative position within curriculum and/or instruction or a related area. The highly qualified candidate can demonstrate:
Excellent leadership skills
Successful engagement with boards of education, administrators, staff, families and the community;
Effective strategic planning for improving and maintaining high academic performance and creating academic equity for all students;
All qualified applicants, including candidates of color, culturally, and linguistically diverse backgrounds and candidates with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. Application review is ongoing and the position will remain open until filled.
Under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools, the Chief Academic Officer will provide vision, leadership, and direction for the District’s academic programs including; instruction, assessment and curriculum development, and develop focus plans for improving student achievement while narrowing the disparities between the highest and lowest performing students. The Chief Academic Officer will provide oversight for the implementation of the District’s PreK-12 curricula, and deliver highly effective academic programs and services ensuring a culture of high expectations in which every student has equitable access to high quality and culturally relevant instruction.
Superintendent of Schools
SUPERVISES AND EVALUATES
Curriculum Department Staff Other building administrators and staff as necessary
Serve as the District’s leader in curriculum, instruction, and professional development
Provide oversight for the development and quality implementation of curriculum across the District
Provide direction for strategic planning and systemic implementation of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development
Provide oversight and development of school improvement strategies, programs and plans
Review and track progress on school performance and student achievement objectives and academic excellence indicators to assure effective deployment of improvement strategies; direct implementation of revised or new strategies as required.
Determine and implement the District’s academic priorities; ensure that curricula are aligned to state and national standards
Provide oversight for the effective administration of all district assessments including data collection, analysis and generation of reports as required; review assessment tools and analyze performance for effectiveness in improving student achievement.
Develop and reinforce strategic leadership programs that deliver highly effective site-based administrators and academic teaching and learning programs of distinction
Ensure equitable access to high-quality professional learning to all educators
Ensure that the district uses the Connecticut Standards for Professional Learning to provide sessions throughout educators’ career continuum that is relevant, individual and collaborative, aimed at positive academic and non-academic outcomes
Develop, support and manage in collaboration with the Superintendent, other administrators and the Norwalk Board of Education the annual budgeting and planning process for curriculum and instruction including, textbooks/instructional materials, technology, and professional development
Support the principals and teaching staff in correlating state-mandated testing to daily/annual instruction
Provide direction for the improvement of student achievement system-wide; develops, organizes and implements models of technical assistance for schools with lower student achievement
Conduct special projects as requested; makes presentations to the community
Cultivate effective partnerships with racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse families and educators
Assume leadership role on the Superintendent’s Senior Management Team to assist with long-range strategic planning, developing system-wide plans, policies, and activities
Perform various duties as assigned by the Superintendent
NORWALK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of the Norwalk Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, economic status, age, disability, or genetic information in employment or educational programs and activities
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