Assistant Superintendent for Student Services and K-5 Instruction

Monday, August 13, 2018
West Ottawa Public Schools
Position Details: 

Essential Functions, Scope:

  • In keeping with authority granted at the administrative level, responsible for development, organization and administration of pupil services programs, and the supervision of instruction for elementary, grades K-5.

Training/Education Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in administration/leadership, supervision, special education or equivalent from an accredited institution.


  • Supervision of instruction for grades K-5 for all district elementary schools.
  • Provide leadership to teachers and others engaged in special education instruction and support services.
  • Responsible for development of appropriate courses/programs.
  • Coordinate special education programs and elementary instruction with principals, department heads and teachers as appropriate.
  • Responsible for all fiscal reports, applications and program evaluations.
  • Interpret and implement state and federal regulations governing special education.
  • Actively seek additional funding sources for supplemental programs for elementary and special education programs.
  • Responsible for establishment of policies and procedures regarding the referral, evaluation, placement and reevaluation of special education students.
  • Coordinate the K-5 gifted/talented programs, including completion of funding applications and final reports.
  • Assist in providing resource materials for teachers of academically able students and facilitate staff development activities.
  • Facilitate student enrollment in G/T programs outside the district when appropriate (e.g. PATH).
  • Coordinate local gifted/talented student activities in cooperation with state and national programs when appropriate (e.g. Odyssey of the Mind, Midwest Talent Search, etc.).
  • Coordinate K-5 guidance and counseling programs; convene regularly scheduled meetings; assist in development of new counseling/guidance programs as funding becomes available; advocate for new programs as appropriate.
  • Assist district administrators with standardized test administration; i.e. M-STEP and other district approved tests; disseminate test results as appropriate; assist with disaggregation of data for district and by building.
  • Work cooperatively with other district administrators regarding student assessment techniques.

Plan to upload a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation.  Cover letters may be addressed to Mr. Thomas K. Martin, Superintendent of Schools.