Deputy Chief of Teaching and Learning
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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States, serving over 350,000 students in more than 600 schools and employing nearly 36,000 people, most of them teachers. CPS has set ambitious goals to ensure that every student, in every school and every neighborhood, has access to a world-class learning experience that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life. In order to fulfill this mission we make three commitments to our students, their families and all Chicagoans: academic progress, financial stability and integrity. Six core principles are embedded within these commitments – student centered, whole child, equity, academic excellence, community partnership, and continuous learning.
The Deputy Chief of Teaching & Learning will support the Chief Officer of Teaching & Learning (T&L) in establishing a holistic, research-based strategy for school support. The Deputy Chief will manage the Resource Hub, the District’s new model for improving network and central office responsiveness and accountability. Additionally, the Deputy Chief will provide leadership support for other T&L initiatives, including implementation of the PK-12 Curriculum System, facilitation of continuous improvement cycles at the individual, program and department levels, development of directors as leaders through formalized goal setting and alignment/convergence of work across academic departments.
The ideal candidate for the Deputy Chief of T&L will understand and understand how to effectively navigate the complex, fast-paced environment of CPS.
The core responsibilities of the Deputy Chief of Teaching & Learning include:
- Implementation and continuous improvement of the Resource Hub, to affect significant, trackable improvement in teacher performance and student achievement.
In order to be successful and achieve the above responsibilities, the Deputy Chief of Teaching & Learning must possess the following qualifications:
Type of Education Required:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Education or related field is required
EdD or Ph.D. in related field is strongly preferred
Type of Experience and Number of Years:
Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience within a complex educational organization is required
Minimum of 3 years of school leadership experience is required, preferably experience as a principal
Demonstrated experience in teaching; designing and building curriculum; developing assessments and analyzing student performance data
Experience developing differentiated instructional strategies that address achievement gaps and creating, organizing, and leading professional learning experiences for teacher leaders
Experience in professional project management is preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to assist the Chief of T&L in articulating a vision, setting high standards, and effectively guiding schools and principals in the realization of those expectations
- Knowledge of operations, budget/finance, management and organizational development
As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), employees are required to live within the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicago within six months of his or her CPS hire date and maintain residency throughout their employment with the district.
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