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Chief Turnaround Officer (Georgia State Board of Education)

National Association of State Boards of Education | Atlanta GA 30334 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 07/31/2017

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Position Title:  Chief Turnaround Officer

 

Reports to:  Georgia State Board of Education

 

Position Summary:

 

Directs the overall management and oversight of a system of supports and assistance for selected lowest performing schools in the state identified as in the greatest need of assistance.  Coordinates efforts with the State School Superintendent and the school improvement division of the Department of Education as well as the Office of Student Achievement to identify all state resources and support.  In addition, builds school level leadership capabilities in selected lowest performing schools in cooperation with agencies and organizations with experience and capacity in leadership development.  Identifies best practices for school turnaround and methods to share information with local school systems and schools in the state.  Works collaboratively with the State School Superintendent and staff on lowest performing school improvement in a manner that pursues and allows maximum flexibility under the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.  Finally, communicates activities to legislative, state agencies, and constituent audiences on a regular basis.

 

Job Duties:

 

1.  In conjunction with the Department of Education and the Office of Student Achievement, shall annually identify the lowest-performing schools that are deemed to be in the greatest need of assistance based on a list of turnaround eligible schools prepared annually by the Office of Student Achievement.  If the CTO, after consulting with the State School Superintendent and DOE Staff, determines that the capacity and resources available are insufficient to serve all schools on the list, the CTO may select a subset of schools based on a set of factors listed in Code Section 20-14-45, including any factors deemed appropriate by the CTO.  The CTO shall work with local boards of education to amend any performance contract or enter into an intervention contract with the State Board to receive assistance.  The CTO shall approve the school improvement plan of each school identified that specifically addresses the academic insufficiencies and provide ongoing input and assistance to the local school system during the implementation of each plan.

 

2.  Recommend to the state board, after consulting with the State School Superintendent, individuals experienced in turning around schools that have similar needs and characteristics as those schools selected as the lowest performing schools to serve as turnaround coaches. These turnaround coaches will serve as the assigned state site liaison in the school improvement process.

 

3.  With input from the Education Turnaround Advisory Committee, annually establish a list of third-party specialists, including auditors and consultants, to assist schools and local school systems in conducting comprehensive on-site evaluations of schools to determine the root causes of low performance and lack of progress, to assist schools and local school systems in the implementation of intensive school improvement plans, or to provide any of the necessary support services as specified in the engagement letter or contract.

 

4.  Identify resources, including the establishment of a resource list of evidence-based strategies and integrated student services, and consult with regional educational service agencies (RESA) to determine specific expertise and resources available at each such RESA directly relating to school turnaround.  In addition, coordinate with the school improvement division within the DOE and coordinate and work with the State School Superintendent and the Office of Student Achievement to identify all state resources and supports available to the lowest-performing schools in the greatest need of assistance.

 

5.  After three years of intensive school improvement plan implementation, if a school is not improving, the CTO shall determine what interventions, if any, shall be required according to Code section 20-14-49, including any other interventions or requirements deemed appropriate by the CTO and the SBOE in accordance with the amended or intervention contract.

 

6.  The CTO shall prepare a written biannual update on the status of each school that is under a contract amendment or intervention contract for the Chairpersons of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Education and Youth Committee and the Education Turnaround Advisory Committee.  In addition, the CTO will meet annually with the Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chairpersons of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Education and Youth Committee, the State School Superintendent and Education Turnaround Advisory Council to present findings of the detailed annual report.

 

7.  Build school level leadership capabilities in cooperation with agencies and organizations that have experience and capacity and provide leadership development opportunities for principals and other school level leaders in turnaround eligible schools.

 

8.  Identify best practices for school turnaround, and those practices that are not successful in improving student outcomes, and share such information with local school systems and schools in the state.

 

9.  Approve the submission of requests for grant funds to the Office of Student Achievement from schools under a contract amendment or intervention with a demonstrated financial need.

 

10.  Other duties as required or as directed by the State Board of Education.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Education

 

Experience:  Extensive personal experience in turning around low-performing schools, including expertise in turnaround strategies, curriculum, instruction, and teacher and principal effectiveness.  Held the position of at least principal or a higher administrative position in a public school system for a minimum of five years with demonstrated skills in school management, budget, finance, federal and state programs, funding sources, and talent management.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Education:  Postgraduate degree in Education, prefer Master’s or Doctoral degree in Education or Business Administration

 

Experience:  Extensive personal experience working with students living in poverty

 

How to Apply:

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to nasbesearch@nasbe.org by August 18, 2017.

 

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Location Atlanta, GA, United States
Categories Deputy/Assistant Superintendent
Organization Type DOE/Government
Teaching field Other
Experience Years 5 yrs

Location Maptop

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