Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction, Innovation, & Programming

Friday, April 6, 2018
Lakewood Public Schools
Position Details: 


School District Administrative Position Description



Position Title:              Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction, Innovation, & Programming

Department:                Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Innovation, & Programming

Reports to:                  Superintendent

Prepared by:                Director of Finance & Operations

Adopted:                     September, 2017





Develop, oversee and manage day-to-day operations of educational programs and services for the district.  Plan, develop and implement functions related to curriculum, instruction and staff development.   Use leadership, supervisory and administrative skills to provide sound educational programs for students.  Responsible for implementing best practices in order to increase student achievement and achieve the goals set out in the district’s strategic plan. Oversee daily operations of the special education department, services, and supports. Coordinated with IISD regional special education director



The following statement of duties and responsibilities is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties, responsibilities, and frequency may vary.


  • Work with Building Principals to manage “Title I” and “At Risk” programs; maintain district title and grant consolidated application
  • Gathers and compiles data needed for preparing internal/external reports; prepares such local, state, and federal reports, and grants; maintains statistical records as directed.
  • Provide leadership in planning and conducting curriculum studies including special programs for new courses, funding, staffing requirements, and curriculum impact.
  • Oversee the selection of textbooks and provide guidance concerning textbook and other instructional material purchases.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of instructional and student support programs.
  • Oversee professional development activities for the district, may include P.D. for new staff.
  • Ensure a staff development program, which addresses curriculum needs.
  • Monitor Accreditation processes.
  • Coordinate and monitor the district school improvement process.
  • Assist the Business Office in formulating and administering the budget in the areas of curriculum and instruction, Title and At-Risk, special education, and technology as it relates to instructional purposes.
  • Provide leadership for the District Reproductive Health Committee.
  • Provide leadership for the District Curriculum Council.
  • Leads the work of the Technology Advisory Committee.
  • In consultation with the Director of Technology, Director of Maintenance, and Director of Finance & Operations, and the District’s Technology Advisory Committee, maintains a functional and sustainable funding plan for electronic student learning devices in each school building.
  • Facilitates PBIS/MTSS/Title/Tier/At-Risk efforts either directly or by proxy.
  • Work through building level administrators in maintaining a district-wide K-12 testing and evaluation program with student outcomes being an integral measurement.
  • Attend appropriate conferences, workshops and seminars and represent the school district on local, regional and state curriculum committees.
  • Prepare reports and materials to provide administrative staff and the Board of Education with information relative to the instructional program.
  • Implement/enhance communication networks to enhance delivery, implementation, operation and evaluation of the instructional program.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining a consistent, vertically aligned philosophy of elementary and secondary education.
  • Work with staff in the implementation of the curriculum to obtain the developmental goals and student outcomes in the various K-12 curriculum areas.
  • Work with Business Office to complete and file all processes for Federal and State education programs including but not limited to all Title, At-Risk, and grant applications.
  • Attend special events held to recognize student achievement, and school sponsored activities.
  • Draft/Implement policy as needed.
  • Coordinate State testing programs for district, i.e. M-STEP, MME.
  • Coordinate and/or provide support for focal testing programs, i.e. STAR, NWEA, etc.
  • Oversee instructional initiatives so that they are sustained.
  • Oversee all student support programs
  • Oversee and manage daily, local special education programming
  • Coordinate with IISD regional special education director.
  • Coordinate with IISD personnel.
  • Coordinate teaching and learning coaches.  Coach teachers when appropriate.
  • Oversee and maintain teacher evaluation systems in conjunction with the superintendent’s office.
  • Assist on human resource projects as directed (resolving issues, for example).
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the superintendent.



  • Directly supervises principals, assistant principals and directors in all areas of the district curriculum, instruction, technology, and special education and student support programming or as assigned by the superintendent.   Directly supervises administrative assistant and/or teachers on special assignment (MTSS, RtI, Title and At-Risk funded programs for example).  Indirectly supervises all teachers in all areas of the district curriculum and its preparation, development, and execution.  Responsibilities include goal planning, perpetuation of district vision and mission, assigning and directing work, training employees, and addressing complaints and resolving problems.






  • Master’s Degree, Curriculum or Educational Administration preferred.
  • Valid teaching certificate with at least five (5) years of classroom experience preferred.
  • Previous administrative experience preferred.
  • Experience with Federal programs preferred.
  • Experience with data and assessment preferred.
  • Experience with special education programming, management, law, etc. preferred.



  • Valid Driver’s license at all times.
  • Possess valid administrative certificate.
  • Possess valid teaching certificate.
  • Possess, or be in the process of possessing valid certification required for this position as set by superintendent or local, state, or federal requirements as it relates to the duties set forth herein.



  • In-depth knowledge of content and pedagogy in instruction.
  • Strong skills in the areas of public relations, curriculum, facilitation, management, decision making, collaboration, and organization.
  • Possess a high level of interpersonal skills such as discretion, courtesy, integrity and flexibility to interact effectively and positively with administrators, peers, students, constituent districts, and the general public.
  • Ability to be sensitive to and demonstrate respect for a diverse population.
  • Ability to handle and maintain sensitive and confidential information in appropriate manner in all aspects of the position.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work independently and cooperatively producing quality work in a timely manner.
  • Ability to maintain a clean, neat, and orderly self-appearance at all times.
  • Ability to maintain a reliable attendance record.
  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and comprehend general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations, and policy in order to plan and perform job duties.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints from students, parents, staff, regulatory agencies and/or community members.
  • Possess excellent English written and oral communication skills, especially in regards to vocabulary and grammar.
  • Ability to utilize technology as a tool and resource.
  • Oral and written fluency in second language may be preferred.
  • Ability and self-motivated, to learn, understand, and maintain a general knowledge of district policies and procedures.
  • Ability to explain department and district procedures and processes to parents and staff when necessary, including evaluation models, testing results, State Schools Report Card, and other district related processes.
  • Must be able to transport between school buildings, districts and cities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and/or community members.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
  • Must be familiar with school law and able to work with law enforcement personnel.
  • Proactive in problem solving.



  • Ability to talk or hear, stand, walk, or sit for extended periods with ability to occasionally reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 
  • Ability to use hands, fingers with high level of dexterity.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds with ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to drive and enter/exit personal vehicle frequently.
  • Overall good vision, with or without corrective lenses.
  • Overall good health.



  • Frequent interaction with staff, children, parents, vendors, and other community members and/or organizations.
  • Occasional duties to be performed outside in a variety of Michigan weather conditions.
  • Occasional exposure to dust, cleaning chemicals, pollens, and other common airborne irritants.
  • Noise level is usually low to moderate and normal for an executive office environment, may be loud.



The information described above is representative of that which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  The individuals currently holding this position perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.